Virginia Grohl, mother to Nirvana and Foo Fighters member Dave Grohl, seems like a genuinely hilarious person. In her interview with The Guardian about what it's like to be a mother whose son is on the road to stardom, Virginia reveals that one of her biggest fears was not only that her son was going to get involved with questionable women, but that he was going to get involved with Madonna.
Grohl says that the “bleak days” when young band members or singers “go from city to city with just enough money for hot dogs and Slurpees aren’t what mothers of the musician-adventurers fear”. It’s the “next step, the one where money and fame replace impoverished obscurity”. I ask her about Dave’s new-found celebrity back in the early 90s. “I did worry about women.” Then she laughs: “I don’t know how to tell you this, it’s so embarrassing, but my biggest fear was that Madonna would snatch him up.”
Virginia also touches on the topic of drugs, to which she says she doesn't really care about weed, and still might get into it herself one of these days!
As for drugs, she never minded about marijuana (“I’m the only person I know who hasn’t done it yet; I still might”). In any case, Dave gave up mushrooms and weed aged 20, and understood enough about his hyperactive tendencies never to try cocaine or heroin (“You see the way I drink coffee!” he has said. “It’d be all over!”).
So yeah, Virginia Grohl seems like a really cool mom. Check out the full piece here, which is quite a read, but absolutely worth it!