Dad rocker Dave Grohl

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 February 2010
Dave Grohl

Dad rocker Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl claims his songwriting has changed since he became a father to Violet, three, and nine-month-old Harper

Dave Grohl says fatherhood has changed the way he makes music.

The Foo Fighters frontman - who has two daughters, Violet, three, and nine-month-old Harper, with wife Jordyn - admits the songs he writes are a lot more emotional because he has a different outlook on life.

He said: "It's changed everything that I do. When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It's inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting."

The 41-year-old rocker also refuses to tour for long periods of time because he hates being away form his family.

He explained to Time magazine: "I used to tour nine months out of the year. Now I don't like being away from my kids for more than 12 days."

Although he loves being a dad, Dave has previously admitted Violet's birth had been the "scariest" moment of his life.

He said: "I went to the birth. I knew the science. I could've f***ing delivered the baby myself at that point. I'd desensitised myself by watching those stupid TV shows with the graphic birth.

"But I was nervous. It was a sketchy birth because her cord was around her neck and there were a couple of times when her heartbeat dropped. That's the most frightened I've ever been in my life."

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