Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl has shared the first edition of his newly launched Instagram account called "Dave's True Stories."
The premiere story is about a 4th of July fireworks display that went horribly wrong, with Grohl writing that he thought he was setting off a harmless little rocket on his mom's street but instead accidentally detonated “two giant balls of flame the size of comets (that) shot at least a hundred feet in the air.”
The tale recalls a pair of events tied to Grohl setting up his basement 606 studio in Alexandria, Virginia, ahead of recording 1999's There Is Nothing Left To Lose with Foo Fighters.
The story takes Grohl on a road trip to Nashville to secure a recording console for his new place, and how a small firework he purchased along the way ended up giving his mom's neighborhood a "baptism of boom" that resulted in “lawnchairs flying. Grandmas running. Children screaming.”
Foo Fighters were recently forced to axe their upcoming North American van tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.