10 Rare Dave Grohl Songs Everyone Should Hear

By: 01.14.14

6. “Milk”

Not to be confused with “Milk It,” “Milk” comes from Grohl’s demo that labels passed around following the death of Kurt Cobain. He was a free agent and could join any band he wanted, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who asked him to become a permanent member; he declined, and became the one-man Foo Fighters.

7. “How Do You Do?”

You’d be forgiven if you don’t recall the 1997 crime-and-dark-comedy caper, Touch, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard (that’s good) and starring Skeet Ulrich and Tom Arnold (that’s bad). The film would be completely lost to history, were it not for its killer soundtrack, composed and performed by Late!, a.ka. Grohl.

8. “Good God Miss Molly”

Speaking of terrible movies with great soundtracks: BACKBEAT. Not one of Stephen Dorff’s finest moments, but it IS notable for its music, courtesy of the Backbeat Band, a supergroup made up of the Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Gumball’s Don Fleming, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and, of course, Dave Grohl. Here he is accompanying Dulli on “Good God Miss Molly.”

9. “Damn You Damn Everyone”

“Damn You Damn Everyone” was never recorded by the Foo Fighters; hell, it may not have even been played in a studio. There exists only one version of the song: a live take from 1998. Damn.

10. “With Arms Wide Open”

When in doubt, make fun of Creed.

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