Dave Grohl says his 14-year-old daughter Violet made him "love The Misfits"

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Thursday, 25 March 2021, 8:53AM

Dave Grohl grew up on punk rock music, but he admittedly was never a fan of the Misfits' horror-punk sound. That is, until his teenage daughter Violet changed his mind.

“You have to be a certain type of person to fall in love with and connect to punk rock music. I think it has more to do with your heart and your head than it does your ear in a way. So my daughter was born with that same heart and that same head as I was,” the Foo Fighters frontman explained during an interview with Danish YouTube channel Tiny TV.

“When she was young, and she had great taste in music, she would listen to Stevie Wonder, she would listen to The Zombies, The Beatles, things like that. But then she’s discovering music on her own like she discovered the Misfits,” he continued. “Now when I was young I never really liked the Misfits. I loved all these other hardcore punk rock bands but I never really liked the Misfits, and I don’t know why. So my daughter starts listening to the Misfits and now she’s turning me on to the Misfits. She’s 14 years old. She’s like, ‘No, no, no Dad, you have to listen to this. So now I love the Misfits. My daughter made me love the Misfits.”

“It’s funny being a father and watching this next generation of kids discover music but also how they do it and why they do it," he pensively concluded. "So if my daughter listens to crazy subversive punk rock music, I don’t think it’s because she thinks it sounds cool, I think it’s because she thinks it feels cool.”

Earlier this month, Grohl revealed that Violet is the person he likes jamming with the most. The teenager also provided back up vocals on the Foos' latest album, Medicine at Midnight.

Elsewhere in the interview, Grohl recalled meeting AC/DC for the first time and discussed his drum battle with wunderkid Nandi Bushell.

Watch the full interview above.

This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission