Dave Grohl and his mother, Ginny, have taken part in an interview about the power of education with Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, who the Foo Fighters man is endorsing ahead of next week’s presidential election.
“I was raised by a school teacher, so I knew as a child how hard my mother worked, not just at the school, but within the community,” the former Nirvana drummer dotingly says about his mother at the start of the video. The future First Lady then floats the idea that “the teachers are the rockstars”, which was a point that Grohl is happy to agree with by saying “I have always felt that way!”
They then discuss the problems facing teachers in the U.S., “Teacher salaries are one thing,” Ginny states before adding, “That’s always been the case and nobody has listened for a long time. I taught in Northern Virginia and single parent raising kids, I couldn’t afford to live there on my pay. “And so I had to work two or three jobs all the same time.”
The Foo Fighters man then pours more praise upon his mother, stating, “Every morning I would wake up in our little house in Springfield, Virginia, and my mother was always ready to get us in the car and get us to school, knowing that she had a full day ahead of her with hundreds of children that relied on her to help them move forward in life and every night after dinner I would watch my mother at the desk in the living room. I watched my mother make plans to help other people my entire life.”
Grohl’s endorsement comes following The Beastie Boys recently sanctioning the use of their music for the very first time in an advertisement after they allowed the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to use one of their tracks in a commercial. ‘Sabotage’ features in a video which discusses how music venues in the States currently find themselves in a tricky predicament due to the pandemic which has left them with an unknown future.