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Grohl reveals childhood fan letter

Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl has revealed a fan letter he wrote to Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi in 1983, when he was 14 years old.

The young hopeful asked for help with getting his career rolling – and asked MacKaye to call him before his 10pm bedtime.

Grohl tweeted a section of the note and said: “Look what my hero Ian just found!”

The Foos are currently touring the UK in support of last year’s album Sonic Highways, with five shows remaining:

May 30: Slane Castle – with Hozier, Kaiser Chiefs, Ash, The Strypes

Jun 19: London Wembley Stadium – with Iggy Pop and Royal Blood

Jun 20: London Wembley Stadium – with Iggy Pop and Royal Blood

Jun 23: Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium – with Honeyblood and Royal Blood

Jun 26: Glastonbury festival

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.