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Dave Grohl Once Crashed Panic! At The Disco’s Dressing Room, And Inspired Their Pre-Stage Ritual

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 23 May 2019 at 11.34

Dave Grohl borrowed Panic! At The Disco's dressing room for a quiet moment of reprive, away from his partying bandmates.

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has made an appearance on the Your Mom's House Podcast, and he shared a whole lot of stories from the band's history.

Most notable, is the time that he met Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl though - who crashed the Panic! At The Disco dressing room for a moment of quiet reprive from his own bandmates.

"He’s such a badass. I met him once, and he was incredibly kind," Brendon shared about Dave Grohl.

"We played a festival one time, and I knew Foo Fighters were headlining. I’d just gone to the bus to collect something, and walked up to my dressing room and there’s a guy with long hair just sitting in my chair - just in our dressing room. And I was like ‘oh shit, I’m sorry-‘, then I saw it was Dave Grohl and was just like ‘uuuuh yikes’."

He continued "I didn’t even know what to say, I was like ‘do you want a beer or something? I don’t know what to do-‘ and he was like ‘No, sorry man, I’m using your room to finish this thing with our setlist, and my band is like raging in our dressing room’. And I was just like ‘oh yeah dude, that’s no worries’."

And from there, it was Dave and the Foo Fighters who inspired Panic! At The Disco's pre-show ritual, as Brendon explained "Then he invited us out on to stage, and the reason that we do a double shot before our show is because of Foo Fighters. Because they have a cart roll out, and they all make a double shot and they throw it back, and then go out on stage."

The rest is history! And Panic! At The Disco still do a double shot before stage to this day. Thanks, Dave Grohl!

Check out the whole (two and a half hour) podcast here - it's worth a listen.

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