Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.On Wednesday night, Dave Grohl brought his mother Virginia Grohl with him to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Mrs. Grohl is promoting her book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.
Host Stephen Colbert razzed Dave throughout the segment, showing an early picture of him and reading from his 6th grade report card. He also pointed out that Dave brings his mother to a lot of his performances, to which he replied, “She’s perfectly comfortable on the road, though. You know, I give her a laminate, and play a gig, and come back to the dressing room and she’s having a beer with Green Day.”
Colbert then asked his mother, “At what point did it occur to you that he might be a rock star?”
She answered, “Well, I didn’t know he was going to be a rock star. I knew he was going to be a musician. I knew really early he was going to be an entertainer.”
Colbert asked how she coped with the death of Kurt Cobain. She replied, “It was such a dark, sad time. And David came home after that, so we all sort of had to regroup. And, yes, we talked a lot. We’ve always talked. We’ve always been able to say everything to each other. But that was a particularly sort of incredible time.”
After the segment, Dave sat in with musical guests, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and performed “Santiago” from their new album So It Is, with house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:30 on CBS.
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