WATCH: Dave and Virginia Grohl on ‘The Late Show’

Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, is in the middle of promoting her new book From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars and appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night for a funny and poignant interview alongside her son.

Myriad topics were covered from Virginia’s support of Dave dropping out of high school to pursue a career in music to Virginia coming out on tour, but the most intriguing topic discussed was how both mother and son coped after the sudden death of Kurt Cobain.

Dave Grohl's Mom Virginia Talks About Raising A Rockstar Child

'From Cradle To Stage' author Virginia Grohl joins her son to share some fascinating conversations she had with fellow mothers of rockstars, including Kurt Cobain's.

Of course, Dave can’t appear on a talk show and not play a little music. Right after the interview, Dave ran across the stage to jam with house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the visiting Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As expected, the performance is awesome. (Like we’d expect anything less.)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Performs 'Santiago' With Surpris

The famed New Orleans ensemble, sitting in with Jon Batiste & Stay Human for the evening, get a surprise visit from the Foo Fighters drummer when performing a song off their new album 'So It Is.'


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)