Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is recording his latest album at home so that he can be close to his wife Jordyn and two daughters, Violet, 4, and Harper, 18 months.
He tells The Sun newspaper, “We have decided to record our new album at my house – in the garage actually. It’s working out really well. I can get the kids up in the morning. I love my kids. They’re hilarious. I can’t wait to get them up out of bed and get them going to school for the day.”
The 41-year-old rocker added, “Sometimes I do some housework, a bit of vacuuming and dusting, then in the week get them out for the day. Then I go down to my garage and go to work. We make some heavy music.
“But the good thing about making an album in the house is come 6.30 in the evening the kids are having dinner and I get to be there and give them baths and read them stories before they go to bed. Once they go to bed I can go back to the garage and keep on trucking.
“In 2011, believe me, we’re going to be on the road a lot, so I want to make sure I see them as much as possible before that.”
Picking a school for Violet is also a priority and he planned to impress the teachers.
He said, “Right after this interview we’re visiting a local preschool we want our daughter to go to. So I’ve got to take a shower and tidy up to assure them that I’m not like Alice Cooper or something like that.
“I have a short-hair wig I put on – I call it my business wig – and a tie. The whole look is great.”
In the meantime, he’s enthusiastic about making his music.
“The best part about it, when I’m sitting there laying down a guitar track, I’ve got one of my children tapping me on the shoulder saying, ‘Dad, you said you were gonna take me to the swings’.
“And then the other one’s tugging at my pants because she wants me to put her on top of the slide – and all this time we’re making the most rocking album of all time.”