Watch Dave Grohl Share How He Wrote “Everlong”

Dave Grohl tracks the history of “Everlong” from breakup song, to iconic Foo Fighters anthem, to emotional acoustic performances.

I’m particularly fascinated by how he approached piecing together the initial riff – from “the Sonic Youth chord” to approaching guitar playing from a drummer’s perspective. Towards the end of his story, he remembers how performing a solo acoustic version of “Everlong” for the first time on Howard Stern’s show back in 1998 brought back the powerful emotions at the core of the track.