Watch Dave Grohl present Jimmy Kimmel with a gruesome gift

Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live over the weekend, where he presented the chat show host with a gruesome gift.

It was Grohl’s first appearance on the ABC show since Halloween last year, when he hosted the show dressed as David Letterman (opens in new tab).

During that stint, he jammed with Alice Cooper on stage an was ‘decapitated’ using Alice’s onstage guillotine prop. And during the weekend show, Grohl gave Kimmel a black box… which contained his head from the theatrical performance.

Watch the video below.

Last week, Grohl announced a two-part documentary series called Play (opens in new tab). It'll be available to download on August 10 via Columbia and includes an original composition written, filmed and played on seven instruments by Grohl.

Part one is a narrated, behind-the-scenes film that focusses on the relationship Grohl has with his music, while part two contains the 23-minute, one-man performance of Play, which Grohl teased earlier this year (opens in new tab).

Grohl said: "Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening. 

"When I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. And 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 on what you’ve learned.”

Play will also be released on limited edition vinyl on September 28.

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.