Contact Us

Dave Grohl’s Daughter Was ‘Terrified’ by Donald Trump’s Election

Foo Fighters‘ frontman Dave Grohl says his daughter was left “terrified” over the future after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. Grohl has previously discussed how politics heavily influenced the lyrical content of latest album Concrete and Gold, saying that the current climate left him concerned about the situation his children will inherit, and adding that he felt like an “alien” in Trump’s world.

In a new interview, Grohl told Switzerland’s SRF3 (via Blabbermouth, video above), “I remember the night of the election, I had to sit down and have a talk with my daughter. She was terrified, man. I basically told her, ‘You can’t give up hope. You just have to fight the good fight. You have to stand up and represent the things that you actually believe in.’ That’s what everybody should do, but I think it’s hard for a kid to understand that.”

He also discussed his theory that criticisms of Trump from himself and other big-name artists was fueling increased determination of the president’s supporters. “I think that, for years, maybe they felt like the minority,” Grohl said. “Now, all of a sudden, there’s a voice that they can attach themselves to, and the more pushback they get from that, the stronger they feel, in a lot of ways. So all you can do is fight the good fight every day when you wake up – try to be a good person and treat everybody with respect.”

Concrete and Gold reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart after being released Sept. 15, featuring a guest appearance by Justin Timberlake, among others.

Foo Fighters Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness

Next: Everything You Need to Know about 'Concrete and Gold'

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Alt 101.5 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!