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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Appears In New Superbowl Ads For Crown Royal, Credits Pantera For Introducing Him To The Whiskey


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Foo Fighters vocalist/guitarist Dave Grohl appears as the spokesperson for Canadian whiskey brand Crown Royal in the company’s new Superbowl commercial. The series of ads finds Grohl extoling the various achievements and contributions Canada has given to the world.

As part of his ad gig, Grohl took to the stage for a four-song acoustic set at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ this past Friday, February 10th. That private performance was put on by Crown Royal and served as a benefit for CreatiVets and Packages From Home.

Grohl performed acoustic renditions of the Foo Fighters‘ “Times Like These“, “My Hero“, “Best Of You” and “Everlong” during his time onstage. Amid that performance, he also elaborated on his introduction to Crown Royal, crediting Texan groove metal legends Pantera for that.

Footage of that has been shared by the Pantera camp below. Grohl said from the stage:

“If you’re wondering why I’m here. I’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with Crown Royal. This goes back a long, long time. I’m talking, like, late ’90s, maybe mid-’90s. We went and we hung out with this band called Pantera a long time [ago.] If you’ve ever had a night with Pantera, you won’t remember it. But Pantera loved the Crown Royal. And they got us hooked on that Crown Royal.

It got to the point where we started getting the Crown Royal backstage. Then it got to the point where we started bringing that fucking Crown Royal on the stage with us. Then it got to the point where our audience knew that we loved Crown Royal loved so much, that our fans actually fucking made a cape of the purple bags and sent it to us. So when we were… that record — our fourth record — has the song ‘All My Life‘ and a bunch of shit on it. I was wearing that fucking cape while we were mixing that record. Prized possession.”

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