Dave Grohl's Mom Was Afraid Madonna Would 'Snatch Him Up' When He Became Famous

April 24, 2017

In her new book, "From Cradle To Stage," Virginia Grohl (mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl) documents what it was like raising one of today's biggest rock stars, as well as interviewing the mothers of other famous musicians like Dr. DrePharrell and Amy Winehouse.

In an interview with The Guardian, Virginia reveals one of her biggest fears she had when her son achieved worldwide fame drumming in Nirvana. "I did worry about women," she said. "I don't know how to tell you this, it's so embarrassing, but my biggest fear was that Madonna would snatch him up."

Grohl also described her feelings when she first heard the news that Dave's bandmate Kurt Cobain committed suicide. "Somebody came in to tell me, and of course the kids were reacting,” she said. “It was shocking but I wasn’t surprised. Things were so bad and there had been a couple of other times."

“I was worried about David … losing a friend in such a horrible way, and losing a career. [But she never thought Dave] would be destroyed by it. He’s such a positive person, and he has good stuff pouring out of him.”

Watch Dave and his mom discuss exposing him to new music at the LA Times Festival of Books in the video below!

(source: NME)