Dave Grohl grew up in the punk and hardcore world, even playing in a punk band called Scream for a little while prior to Nirvana. Despite all that, Grohl credits his daughter Violet for getting him into the Misfits. In an interview with Tiny TV, Grohl said his daughter has great taste in music and pretty much pushed him into listening despite not liking the band when he was younger.
“You have to be a certain type of person to fall in love with and connect to punk rock music. I think it has more to do with your heart and your head than it does your ear in a way. So my daughter was born with that same heart and that same head as I was."
“When she was young, and she had great taste in music, she would listen to Stevie Wonder, she would listen to the Zombies, the Beatles, things like that. But then she discovering music on her own like she discovered the Misfits. Now when I was young I never really liked the Misfits.”
“I loved all these other hardcore punk rock bands but I never really liked the Misfits and I don’t know why. So my daughter starts listening to the Misfits and now she’s turning me on to the Misfits. She’s 14-years-old. She’s like, ‘No, no, no Dad, you have to listen to this. So now I love the Misfits. My daughter made me love the Misfits.”
“It’s funny being a father and watching this next generation of kids discover music but also how they do it and why they do it. So if my daughter listens to crazy subversive punk rock music, I don’t think it’s because she thinks it sounds cool, I think it’s because she thinks it feels cool.”