The BBC has shared a trailer for its upcoming new documentary highlighting Dave Grohl.

In the Reel Stories documentary, hosted by Dermot O’Leary, the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer looks back on his career as an unlikely hard rock hitmaker through behind-the-scenes clips, music videos and live footage.

Grohl admits that the whole thing was “a really emotional experience,” with a lot more ups and downs than he would have signed up for.

“Over the years, we’ve had serious ups and downs,” he says.

“We’ve been through deaths and divorces, we’ve been through Wembley Stadiums and playing at the White House. We’ve had a lot of incredible experiences but I would never wish any of it away – well, maybe some of it! – because I just love to do it.”


O’Leary said filming the show was a blast. He called Grohl “one of the funniest, smartest and kindest people in the music industry, and his story of being in two of the world’s greatest bands is fascinating. We had a great chat!”

Grohl’s extended press tour is supporting Foo Fighters latest studio album, Medicine at Midnight, the band’s 10th album overall. Grohl did a similar audio/visual career retrospective along with his Foo Fighters bandmates in November, celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary.

In addition to the hubbub surrounding a new album, Foo Fighters are also in the running for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. It would be Grohl’s second Rock Hall induction — the first one being as a member of Nirvana in 2014.