Grohl: I play guitar like a drummer

Fresh from talking drums in this month´s monster Rhythm interview, Dave Grohl has revealed that drumming is on his mind even when he´s playing guitar.

He told our sister publication Guitarist that he takes a drum-orientated stance when it comes to strapping on a six string.

Grohl said: “I like to play guitar like a drummer. When I look at a guitar I almost look at it like a drum set where your low E string is the kick drum, your A and D are the snare and so when you're writing riffs I use the lower notes as kick and snare and the higher notes as cymbals."

The full interview is in issue 325 of Guitarist.

To read the Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures star´s only dedicated drum interview, pick up the March issue of Rhythm.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.