In the latest edition of “Dave’s True Stories,” Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl recalled his failed trip to a strip club owned by Pantera‘s Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell.
In 1998, Foo Fighters were asked to play at Ozzfest after Pantera.
Grohl says he was terrified to follow the “heaviest, tightest, grooviest, most bada** metal band of all time,” but agreed to perform after being offered an undisclosed amount of money that he couldn’t refuse.
Following the performance, he partied with Darrell and Paul.
“Anyone who ever had the honor to hang out with Pantera knows that it was not for the faint of heart,” he wrote. “First of all, there was never a band more welcoming, more hospitable, more down to earth than Pantera. It didn’t matter who you are, what you did, where you were from, they would welcome you in, stuff a beer in your hand, a shot in your mouth, and make you laugh harder than you’ve ever laughed before (until you wound up barfing it all back up and having the most soul-crushing hanger of your life the next morning).”
Before parting ways, Vinnie gave Dave his business card and said, “Dude, next time you’re in Dallas, you gotta come by the clubhouse.”
Soon after, Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins took a cross-country road trip, making a detour through Dallas to hang with Pantera at The Clubhouse. Unfortunately, Grohl lost his wallet along the way and they were denied entry at the club because they didn’t have an ID on them.
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