Foo Fighter’s iconic frontman and former Nirvana star Dave Grohl was the latest interview guest of “The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show” this week.

Dave Grohl made a bold confession about Ronnie James Dio and admitted that Ronnie James Dio hardly affected his lyrical ability.

Dave Grohl also claimed that Dio’s ‘Holy Diver‘ is one of the best albums of all time.

Here is his statement:

“Well, ‘Holy Diver’ is one of the best fucking albums of all time. When I listen to records, I don’t just listen to the vocals; I don’t just listen to the drums — I listen to it as a whole. But an album like that, that’s kind of the perfect record. Vinny Appice’s playing on that fucking album is insane.

As a drummer, I listen to that record and it’s, like, I don’t know if it’s composition or if that shit was just coming off the top of his head, but as a drummer, that album is incredibly inspiring and influential. The simplicity of something like that. That’s one of the things I’ve always loved about Dio’s music — it’s not overly complicated or orchestrated; it’s a sum of a few very simple parts, and it’s powerful. And I fucking grew up with that shit.”

He continued:

“I remember being 13 or 14 years old and seeing ‘Stand Up And Shout’ live on ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ on Friday night. And it makes you want to become a musician. You see something like that and it’s so moving and inspiring that you’re, like, ‘Oh my God! That’s what I wanna do for the rest of my life.’ It did that to me.”

You can watch the interview below.

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