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Sunday 21 September 2014

Dave Grohl turned down TV parts

Dave Grohl has claimed he turned down film and TV roles

Dave Grohl has claimed he has turned down several film and TV roles.

The Foo Fighters frontman revealed he was a "professional" actor as a child - and one of his first roles was playing a former US president's daughter.

"I've been offered tons of parts in TV shows and movies over the years. Have only done a few - not really my thing, though," he said.

He added: "I was actually a 'professional' actor when I was about 11 or 12 years old. I belonged to a theatre company, and I performed as President Carter's daughter, Amy, at a Washington DC political event.

"I think I made 120 bucks. 12 years old, doing drag for money, and I went straight to a Kmart and bought a skeet shooting gun. True story. That's Virginia!"

Dave was speaking as Foo Fighters revealed they would be playing two dates in the UK next year. The band will perform at the Milton Keynes Bowl on July 2 and July 3 2011.

Asked how UK fans differed to their American counterparts, Dave joked: "One drives to the gig on the left side of the road, the other on the right."

He said of his favourite UK venues: "I think it used to be the London Astoria. I have lots of fond memories of that joint. From way back in the Nirvana days, to the time I introduced Tenacious D at their first UK gig, to the last time the Foos played there."

"I've done some pretty questionable things in those back hallways," he teased.

:: Foo Fighters fans can register for priority tickets for the Milton Keynes gigs by texting FOO to 2020 from a mobile on the O2 network. They can also go to www.o2priority.co.uk/foo.

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