Dave Grohl Says Fatherhood 'Changed Everything'

02/01/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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In a recent installment of TIME magazine’s ’10 Questions’ column, Foo Fighters frontman and founder Dave Grohl said that becoming a father has left an indelible mark on his approach to making music. Most notably, of course, is the lifestyle change since welcoming Violet Maye, 3 ½, and Harper Willow, 9 months.

“I used to tour nine months out of the year,” he notes. “Now I don’t like being away from my kids for more than 12 days.”

“It’s changed everything that I do,” Dave, 41, continues.

“When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It’s inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting.”

Violet and Harper are Dave’s children with wife Jordyn Blum Grohl, whom he married in 2003. The Foo Fighters Greatest Hits album is available now.

Source: TIME

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shirese on

I think he has two of the cutest daughters in Hollywood.

Forever Moore on

Love this man…so talented, funny and sexy!

eva on

I didn’t know he had another daughter.2 little girls!how sweet =)

Mia on

Love Dave 🙂

I think it’s cute how the majority of the “big” rockstars from the 90’s all have daughters HAHA. (With the exception of all the other Foos having sons!)

Dave Grohl-2 daughters
Eddie Vedder-2 daughters
Chris Cornell-2 daughters (1 son)
Kurt Cobain-1 daughter
Josh Homme-1 daughter

Bumbles on

Oh, I LOVE Dave Grohl and especially the fact he speaks so openly about his feelings for his wife and children.

Jodie on


Funny you should mention Eddie Vedder: As I was reading this, I was wondering if he and Dave are friends because Eddie’s youngest daughter (born I believe in late 2008) is named Harper Moon. My personal preference is Harper Moon over Harper Willow, just because it flows a lot better.

Regardless, I know both Harpers are going to be GORGEOUS – they’ve both got HOT daddies and model mamas! 🙂

Mia on

Also fun fact, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, and Josh Homme all have daughters around the same age. Around the age of 4/5.

I know Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder are best friends, and Dave Grohl and Josh Homme have been friends for years. And Dave Grohl is probably friendly with both Cornell and Vedder since his days with Nirvana (and the “Seattle Camp”), so that is really cute.


Chris Cornell-daughter Toni born in Sept. 2004
Eddie Vedder-daughter Olivia, born in June 2004.
Josh Homme-daughter, Camille, born January 2006
Dave Grohl, daughter, Violet, born April 2006.

cécile on

I’m so glad to hear about him and his family.
He’s always been one of my favourite musicians.

Lou on

aaah i love him! 🙂 we need new Grohl pics please CBB!!

Melitabella on

LOVE this man…what a good heart he has.

Jessica on

Nice story. However, I find it amusing that he says he now can’t be away from his children for more than 12 days. I bet his wife would say she couldn’t be away from her children for more than ONE day. I know I couldn’t be away from my daughter for that long; I’m excited when I pick her up at 5 at daycare each day!

Mia on

He has to work + touring for years at a time is what he does–I’m sure he hates being away from them for a day–but he has a job to do too.