Dave Grohl to auction instruments for children’s charity

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Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl has teamed up with Reverb for a special charity auction.

Grohl will sell brand new instruments that mirror the ones he used on his solo Play project to raise funds that will go towards organisations that encourage children to create music.

Play was released in August this year (opens in new tab) and saw Grohl play every instrument on the 23-minute track, with his seven individual takes spliced together to create the final song.

Speaking to Reverb (opens in new tab) about the auction, Grohl says: “Seeing my own kids start to play music and take lessons brings me back to the time when I was their age, chipping away at it and learning from my mistakes. 

“Even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out.

“It’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve what you’ve learned. 

“It’s a lifelong obsession, but at the end of the day – just like any kid – the reward is just to play.”

The auction will get under way on October 9 and run through October 21, with fans able to bid on items by DW Drums, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Ludwig, Masters Of Maple and Zildjian. Each piece has been autographed by Grohl.

For more, visit the Reverb website (opens in new tab), while a video explaining the auction can be watched below.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.