That's Enough Already, Dave Grohl

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Lately, Grohl seems to be fixated on sucking at the teat of Paul McCartney. But if you're going to cling like a baby rhesus monkey to somebody, it might as well be the only living Beatle. (Shut up; nobody counts Ringo.) Still, Grohl seems to have been a barnacle on Sir Paul's nards ever since they got together to make a Sound City song. They've played together many times since then and just a few days ago, Grohl performed "Hey Bulldog" in that Grammys tribute to the Beatles. (Shit, Grohl could even pass for George Harrison at this point.)

Despite his many ass-kissing obligations, Grohl always seems to find a way to give back, too. His counterprotests of Westboro Baptist Church, participation in charity/awareness events and the small ways that he always seems to try to give back to fans do not go entirely unnoticed -- but sometimes it's hard to see these beautiful little gestures through the absolute blizzard of Grohl appearances.

So is Dave Grohl good? Yeah, he's fucking great. And if he is our new cultural king, then we should welcome him -- we could do much worse. But right now he's like the ex that won't stop texting you. You feel smothered. You wanna be like, "Dude, if you would just get up out of my business, like, ever, I would like you so much more." So go away, Dave Grohl. But don't stay gone forever, just enough to make us miss you. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we'll be ready to love you again later, but for right now you just need to get up out of my face for a while, OK?

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84 comments
Bruce Matlock
Bruce Matlock

It's a lame article. I don't see how it was misunderstood... but I am tired of seeing it.

Eric McIntosh
Eric McIntosh

Maybe this will be a trend for 2014. Substitute the endless "Best Of" list "So Far" or "Year End" for just talking about things or people you like but are tired of seeing? #LoveUniqueVisits but #HateComments

Rocky Bridges Chura
Rocky Bridges Chura

Lighten up people......the guy loves Dave and is just citing the obvious. Preadolescent between the lines.....he's a huge fan of Dave and is right about everything he wrote, kudos!

Rocky Bridges Chura
Rocky Bridges Chura

Loved that! It was right on the money and yes we all still love Dave!

Dan Blake
Dan Blake

If you don't want to heat what we think you're in the wrong business. Maybe instead of us lightening up maybe you should get better at what you do

Joan Reeves
Joan Reeves

He's a renaissance man, get over it. I'll lighten up my newsfeed of RFT.

Craig Mitchell
Craig Mitchell

I just commented about how much I don't like this guy or his writing. I deleted it. What's the point? At the very least, RFT, would you please stop bombarding us with his sneering face? Perhaps a new picture with every new article?

Ed Steele
Ed Steele

+1 for the use of the word vitriol

Dustin Estes
Dustin Estes

I look forward to the countless Buzzfeed lists in the near future. Thanks.

Amber Davis
Amber Davis

I feel good not clicking on this link. Because I know this is just a ploy to get views on this useless article.

southcityresident
southcityresident

Jaime Lees, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Chad Cognac
Chad Cognac

Well regardless of how you feel, get ready for 30 more years of dave.

Mary Griffiths
Mary Griffiths

Look at what this bag of musical experts think of your satire! I enjoyed the article. Keep it up, RFT!

Bill Hazzard
Bill Hazzard

Tired of seeing Grohl all the time... Good guy, but go away now...

Tammy Pendino
Tammy Pendino

RFT? Why are you guys deleting people comments on here? How rude!

John Winston Powell
John Winston Powell

I thought it was well written and funny with all the citations of Grohl's omnipresence--but we need Grohl's witness. Can't get enough of Dave Grohl.

Dan Blake
Dan Blake

If you have a problem with Dave grohl you're an assbag. I didn't even like nirvana but I love Dave grohl for his contributions to music, his respect for music and the history of it, and most importantly his willingness to give everything to accomplish what he wants. This article or whatever the fuck it is was stupid and pointless.

bob196
bob196

an article slamming a huge talent making the most of his life....Jamie writes it

Kimberly Hughes
Kimberly Hughes

OK, Dave Grohl is an amazing man and musician and I enjoy listening to anything and everything he does and collaborates on. Also, I just have to bring this up, her comment on Ringo Starr is totally wrong. Because Ringo is still living and he was a Beatle, so yes he counts and should not be forgotten. And I feel every true Beatles fan feels the same way.

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

Nice guy, good musician, always positive, good insight, down to earth, consistently making music. Now tell me why you're gonna hate on Dave Grohl at the same time you're employing nice guy, good musician, always positive, good insight, down to earth, consistently making music Andrew W.K?

B.j. Rust
B.j. Rust

In a time where terrible music reigns, he is just trying to inspire REAL musicians, not flash in the pan hipsters posers. I hope he continues to show up on everything you mentioned, because then there is a reason to watch!

Guy Favazza
Guy Favazza

Agree RFT. Now he's just trying too damn hard.

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen

Well, since rock is dead and Grohl is the only remaining of his kind, they're gonna trot him out from time to time...or all the time.

Tracy Hudson
Tracy Hudson

I don't get this at all. Of all people, it doesn't even matter that it's Dave grohl. The dude is an upright person--an actual decent human being worthy of being a role model, AND he's a celebrity. Why is it worth the time to criticise him for doing what it is that he loves and is his career if it's such a great example for future musicians to aspire to? I don't think Paul McCartney has ever slowed down in his career either. Why does anyone really need to criticise anybody for that matter? If someone doesn't like something, why take your time to go out of your way to dedicate time to the thing you don't like? Probably the funniest part of this whole article is that it basically is perpetrating the very thing that it's criticizing. I get the whole "I need a dichotomy" thing, but really, in a world where there's nickleback, twerking, and stupid boys pissing in mop buckets because they think they're above everyone, I welcome Grohl with open arms as the Thomas Jefferson of the modern music scene. The guy worked for it. When he's ready to take a break, I'm sure he'll know.

Jade Ivy
Jade Ivy

Dave Grohl didn't go to prom with you. Get over it

Sherry Fleming DeBell
Sherry Fleming DeBell

Dave is where he is BECAUSE he is EVERYTHING you said in your article.......he is a REAL musician! talented as F**** and I wish there was MORE of him, hes real, he's not a sell out, he just loves rock and roll and so LAY OFF MY BOY!!!!! He kicks ass in everything he does!

Andrew Bohler
Andrew Bohler

Funny that people still read Riverfront Times. They die years ago before Ryan Wasoba, professionally.

Mike Levin
Mike Levin

Reposting it doesn't make the article any less incoherent and irrelevant

Rob May
Rob May

Really bad attitudes emanating from RFT music writers as of recent

Lynn Pevey
Lynn Pevey

Karma smacked you on the @ss for that one, eh? o.O I'm not surprised and you shouldn't be either. Now leave Dave alone and quit yer bitchin' :P lol

David Peterson
David Peterson

Just because your at all the partys doesnt mean your the life of the party he's a parasite

Eric Lachmiller
Eric Lachmiller

Grohl's popularity with the media comes from being about the only guy out there with classic rock cred that isn't eligible for Social Security.

justinlpoole
justinlpoole

Nirvana is the most overrated band in the history of Music 

jmatthewn
jmatthewn

Your criticism is that you have nothing to criticize? I've come to expect snarky hipster-laden (i.e. self-righteous, cooler-than-thou) commentary from the RFT, but it usually contains at least one valid critical remark and/or a dash of humor. This is just sad.

Courtney Cronin
Courtney Cronin

This is something a 14 year old music snob who is too cool to swim in the mainstream would write.

Mike Bach
Mike Bach

Sweet. More RFT clickbait. Just what I was hoping for.

William Wiser
William Wiser

Why don't you guys cry about some other shitty band like Mumford and son or imagine dragons. Dave is an icon.

DG3000
DG3000

I see alot of dave grohl dick riders. Half of these people are too old to be reading this article are too musically shielded to have an opinion that should be taken seriously. Regardless you're allowed to have an opinion. Lucky us

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