Dave Grohl bonds with daughter over Beatles
Dave Grohl bonded with his daughter over Beatles vinyl records.
The Foo Fighters frontman was thrilled when his nine-year-old daughter Violet started listening to The Fab Four's music but her first experience of their songs was via a tablet computer.
As a gift, Grohl bought Violet the band's albums on original vinyl and watched in delight as she listened to them for hours on end.
He said: "She had 'Yellow Submarine' on her iPad, so I came home one day with the Beatles vinyl box set. Violet was like, 'Daddy, what is that?' I said, 'They're records!' I pulled them out and her eyes widened. She was like, 'I can hold music!'
"I got the record player and taught her how to do it. An hour later, I walked in and she was sitting on her floor with all the record covers around her. She was reading the lyrics and listening to 'Let It Be', the same way I used to do it. It was an incredible bonding experience."
Grohl - who has three daughters, Violet, Harper, six, and eight-month-old Ophelia, with his wife Jennifer Youngblood - spent much of his childhood listening to records and has revealed there was one particular track that "changed" his life.
Speaking to PEOPLE, he revealed: "We didn't have a lot of money; my mother was a public school teacher. On the weekends, she would bring home a record player from the school and we would listen to it. I'd go to the local record store and buy music. I'd earn money mowing lawns and then buy music with it. My first record was a K-Tel collection called '20 Original Hits' by the Original Stars. It had people like KC and the Sunshine Band on it. But there was one song called 'Frankenstein' by The Edgar Winter Group. It's an instrumental, and it was amazing. It really changed my life. I listened to it, and suddenly I was seeing music, not just hearing it. The record became my prized possession."