Happy 48th, Dave! Once again we’ve put together a little online birthday “book” so that some of your most loyal fans from all over the world can send you birthday greetings. A little over 100 entries this year from the U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, U.K., (just to name a few). Thank you to everyone that took the time to write, create, or film a greeting for Dave.
Enjoy, Dave. We love you…..and happiest of birthdays!
Episode Number 410 of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” will air on Tuesday, November 29th at 10:30pm Eastern Time (New York City) and this particular episode is entitled, “Hamilton” and features Dave Grohl in the episode.
From the Comedy Central website: “Hamilton” musical scribe Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis Aaron Burr and their infamous duel to the death. Featuring Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Hale, Bokeem Woodbine, David Wain and Dave Grohl.
I also wanted to let you know that we ARE going to have a birthday book for Dave for his 48th Birthday on January 14, 2017. The guidelines for submitting a birthday greeting areHERE. I believe that I have answered any & all questions that you might have when it comes to your greeting, but if not, feel free to e mail me:firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not gonna lie…this was a tough book to put together…was it worth it? Well of COURSE it was…it’s Dave…and it’s his birthday…and we all want to hug him and thank him for an incredible year. Dude broke his leg and kept going. I stubbed my toe last night and thought ‘so this is how it ends…’
I don’t want to spend too much time writing out a bunch of stuff here, because I know that you want to get to the book, but I do want to thank the 200+ people from all over the world that took time to create a birthday wish for Dave. It’s very thoughtful of you. I certainly appreciate it & I’m sure that Dave does too. It’s been a tough couple of weeks in the world of music…let’s make today a very HAPPY birthday for Dave. At any time today when you use Twitter make sure to add ‘#HappyBirthdayDaveGrohl’ when you ‘tweet’ and let’s get that trending world-wide.
I do want to mention that the book is completely visual this year. I required everyone that contributed to do so by using some sort of photo or art design etc.. I know that in some cases it was a pain in the ass for you computer-challenged folks, but I think when you see the book, you’ll understand what I was going for.
I like to think that I have Dave’s birthday cornered – and just when you get comfortable and think ‘yeah, NO ONE can top this’, some students in Ethiopia bust out singing‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for Dave’s birthdayand it’s all over the Internet and that’s all she wrote…. (make sure you watch the end!) So I will gladly celebrate their video… Ethiopia!!!!
So here we go… Dave’s Birthday Book for January 14, 2016. Happy Birthday, sweet Dave. You are loved beyond measure. Have an amazing day!
Click on the gift / balloons below to read the Birthday Book:
I thought I might change things up a bit this year. Usually I post the rules for Dave’s annual digital Birthday Book along with the link to submit your contributions. This year I’m sort of forcing you to read the rules for a few weeks before you’re even able to submit. This will give you time to get all of the answers to your questions and to think about what you want to create for Dave.
This is a yearly thing that we do for Dave and his birthday and it’s better and better each year. I ask you to think about the past year and what it has meant to you in regards to Dave / Foo Fighters. Think of the situation that he was put in – breaking his leg – and how he found a way to continue on with the tour. The last thing I want to hear from anyone is “I can’t think of anything to say.” That’s a shit excuse. It’s his birthday. Say Happy Birthday. He found a way to do something for you….now return the favor.
Please read the rules and follow them all. I have no problem returning an entry because it doesn’t follow the rules. If there’s any question at all – don’t hesitate to contact me via e mail (please don’t contact me via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
So here’s the link for the Birthday Book Rules for 2016. Dave will be 47 on January 14. Can’t wait to see what you guys and gals do this year! It’s always very creative and so much fun to read!
*Throws confetti in the air* It’s Dave’s Birthday! Everyone celebrate! Tweet that all over the world! #HappyBirthdayDaveGrohl
I know that everyone wants to get to the Birthday Book, but let me thank a few people first: Billy Chase & Kari Lueneberg for some of the graphic design on the birthday book. I really appreciate your help and willingness to step up and contribute! Thank you…! And also Kevin Pinell who is the husband of my best friend – is a Photoshop genius – and really doesn’t have a choice when I ask for Dave’s head on Miley Cyrus’ body. He just creates everything that I ask for and voila! Magic!!
Finally – thank you everyone who contributed and took the time out of your busy schedules to create, write, or film your greetings to Dave. We clocked in this year just around 225 entries…every one of them just as awesome as the next.Thank you!!
So Happy Birthday, Dave. We love you and appreciate you so much. I hope this little book gives you an idea of how much we adore you. Enjoy!!