Once upon a time, it was what you smoked that got you into trouble but in these cleaner living times, the simple act of smoking is enough to incur the wrath of the authorities. Likewise the refreshments of your average rock star. Where once Colombia’s biggest export outside of Shakira was the stimulant of choice, rock gods are now relying on the teeth grinding properties of caffeine.
Just ask Them Crooked Vultures drummer Dave Grohl.
His band mates — Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones — have posted a video detailing Grohl’s prodigious intake of the naughty bean in liquid form.
As well as offering a glimpse of the band hard at work on their next album — the follow-up to their eponymous 2009 debut — the video goes on to explain that, “Two weeks after this video was shot, Dave was rushed to doctor due to the onset of unwanted physical effects caused by too much caffeine. For reals. He was kind of a mess.
“Since then he has reduced his intake of the super delicious hot beverage to a healthier level.”
Them Crooked Vultures return to live action at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday (March 22) when they preform as part of Who singer Roger Daltrey’s series of Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.