Even Dave Grohl sought out advice once on how to break into rock and roll music. On Thursday (May 29th), the Foo Fighters frontman posted at Twitter a letter he wrote when he was just 14 years old to underground punk legend Ian MacKaye of the band Fugazi. In the letter, Grohl asks MacKaye if he can connect Grohl with anyone who can help pursue his dream of playing rock music, adding his phone number and even the hours during which MacKaye can call him.
Grohl wrote on Twitter about the 32-year-old letter, “Look what my hero Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha!”
Grohl, who grew up in Virginia, has long cited the Washington D.C. punk rock scene as a formative influence on him.
His first professional band, Scream, emerged out of the D.C. scene.
Foo Fighters released an EP called Songs From The Laundry Room last month for Record Store Day. The disc features early Foo Fighters demos that Grohl recorded before the band’s first album.
Foo Fighters begin a massive North American tour in Washington D.C. on July 4th — the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Foos album.