Dave Grohl, at 14 Years Old, Sent Adorable Fan Mail to “Hero” Ian MacKaye …

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Dave Grohl’s brilliant fan mail to punk legend Ian Mackaye from when he was 14 resurfaces.

At age 14, the Foo Fighters frontman and former drummer of Nirvana sent a letter to one of his music idols, rocker Ian MacKaye, then the frontman of popular hardcore punk band Minor Threat. Instead, an unabashed 14-year-old Grohl was more interested in finding out if punk legend Ian Mackaye could give him a leg up into the music industry, judging by a letter the Fugazi singer apparently unearthed this week.A fan letter written by then-14-year-old Dave Grohl has surfaced, showing that even as a teen, the former Nirvana and Foo Fighters star knew he had a future in rock & roll, Huffington Post is reporting. The note begins with a reference to “good thrash” and continues: “So, I was wondering if you could give me some numbers of people to get in touch with. Virginia time, presumably the hours between when Grohl got home from school and when his mom disconnected his phone privileges for the night) is not clear.

Grohl, now 46, shared a photo of part of his fan mail on Foo Fighters’ Instagram page this week, saying, “Look what my hero Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! It appears a 14-year-old Dave Grohl once penned a slap-shod letter to Minor Threat (and, later, Fugazi) frontman, Ian MacKaye – a letter which McKaye decided to keep (nawww!), and which he has just unearthed for the world to behold. One night while touring with the D.C. punk band Scream, Grohl met up with Buzz Osbourne of The Melvins who thought the drummer might be a good match for this up and coming Seattle band you may have heard of called Nirvana. In fact, according to Huffington Post, that’s just how MacKaye rolls: the former Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman is known for his devotion to his fans.

Reddit users shared some of their experiences with MacKaye. “gnomemania: My friend emailed Ian MacKaye to interview him for a research paper in college about 15 years ago (and other people, Jello Biafra is one I remember). That’s a great dude right there.” “Shiftlock0: He apparently keeps every fan letter ever written to him, and the only way he could have found this one from Grohl was if he was re-reading them, now some 30+ years later.

The 32-year-old royal made his comments to delegates of England’s Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup, at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. William is the president of the FA. “There seems to be a huge disconnect between the sense of fair play that guides those playing and supporting the game and the allegations of corruption that have long lingered around the management of the sport internationally,” William said. King is a legend, an icon, a musical giant, a world class entertainer,” he said. “But to those of you seated before me, he is family and for that reason, we and the world extend our deepest sympathy to you.” Democratic U.S. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, a friend of King, read out a letter from President Barack Obama, identical to a White House statement he had issued on the day of the musician’s death, and from former President Bill Clinton. “The blues has lost its king and America has lost a legend,” he quoted Obama as saying. “There’s going to be one killer blues session in Heaven tonight.” King was touted not only for his music, but for his ability to bring people together.

In his letter, Clinton praised his “simple human kindness and bright-eyed smile he shared with all of us.” He had said in a previous statement that King was “a brilliant blues guitarist and a kind, good man.” The musician, who as a teenager, had a job picking cotton, lived in the area at a time of racial segregation. In 1980, a white radio DJ helped bring King back to play a concert, which then spurred an annual series of “homecoming” shows for decades, which many residents said helped erode racial barriers, The New York Times said. Weeks ago, several of his children had challenged his longtime business manager over guardianship, claiming he was being abused while in hospice care, and were denied.

An attorney for King’s estate had told reporters that the daughters’ allegations are “ridiculous.” “At this point, we don’t have evidence that these allegations of foul play will be substantiated,” Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told NBC News this week. “However, we are taking them very seriously and will be conducting a thorough investigation.

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