Foo Fighters singer and guitarist Dave Grohl explained in an interview with BBC Radio the reason why his biggest fear is to be stuck in an elevator. He recalled when got stuck inside one in New Zealand.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl explains his biggest fear:
“I’m not a claustrophobic type, but for whatever reason, there’s something about being stuck in an elevator. Once in New Zealand, I did get stuck in an elevator. We were staying in this hotel, I was on like the 40th floor. I packed all my bags and I was rolling them into the elevator, the record company had given me this bottle of wine that had a Foo Fighters label on it or something like that. I got out of the elevator, I hit ‘down,’ the elevator went down about three floors and just stopped.
“And I’m like, ‘Geez, open up!’ I kept hitting ‘lobby, lobby, lobby,’ and nothing’s happening. Then I’m hitting ‘door open, door open, door open’ – nothing’s happening. I’m flipping out, so I hit the little telephone button and they’re like front desk. I said, ‘Hey, I’m stuck in your elevator on like the 38th floor.’
“And they’re like, ‘We’re so sorry, we’ll have someone up there right away,’ and I immediately started to panic. I looked at this bottle of wine, it had a screw top on it, and I ripped this bottle – it was 11 o’clock in the morning – I ripped this bottle of wine open and just downed half the bottle. And as I’m guzzling the wine, the elevator starts moving.”
What’s your biggest extravagance?
“Well, for a while there, it was private planes. [Laughs] It’s still going, let’s just say. Every now and then, I mean, come on, you got to get from point A to point B, and you got to get there fast. I would say probably private planes, like, it goes from that to a really nice barbecue, I’m not like throwing like high-top shoes and jewelry and stuff around, I don’t do that. I have a pickup truck – I have a Toyota truck.”