With a mixture of awe and regret, Dave Grohl recalled on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live how he once jammed with Prince, one of his musical heroes – to an audience of zero.
The two musicians met in May 2011, during Prince’s 21-night concert residency at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. “Me and like 20 of my friends got a party bus and went down to the Forum, so we were hammered when we got there,” Grohl said.
Prince wanted to meet Grohl and bring him onstage for a jam, but the Foo Fighters frontman was too drunk to play. “Afterwards we met, and I said, ‘When do you want to jam, man?’” Grohl continued. “And he said, ‘How about Friday?’ I said, ‘OK.’ He said, ‘I’ll call you.’ So I waited all week with my phone, like, ‘Prince is gonna call! Prince is gonna call!’ And of course he never called. Someone said, ‘Just go down there.’ And I got down there to soundcheck, and there was no one there – it was an empty room. I walked out into the middle of the arena, and he sees me and goes, ‘What are you doing here?’ And I said, ‘Oh, I thought we were gonna…jam, Prince?’” MORE