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Watch Dave Grohl Perform After Mom Embarrasses Him on Colbert

By: Maura O'Malley

April 27, 2017

Last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Dave Grohl stopped by with his mom, Virginia Grohl, in support of her book tour. In her book, From Cradle to Stage, she interviews other rock stars’ moms, but last night, Colbert turned the interview around and asked Dave and Virginia the questions.

Covering serious topics like Kurt Cobain’s death to more uplifting ones like Virginia being on tour with Dave (and sharing beers with Green Day), this interview is amazing. There are embarrassing props (like an old picture of Dave as well as his 6th grade report card) and hilarious stories (like the time he thought he pulled off a successful sneak-out in his mom’s Ford Fiesta, only to find it rolling down the street after he got back inside). Definitely worth a watch!

And of course, what would a rock-star interview be without a rocking performance? Dave joined Preservation Hall Jazz Band (as well as the show’s house band) to perform their new song, “Santiago.”