50 Photos That Prove Dave Grohl Is Everyone’s Best Friend

  • 2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Party – Reception and Dinner

  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – Inside

  • SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” With Chelsea Handler Hosted By Dave Grohl On SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel

  • 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball – Inside

  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring L.A. Reid – Backstage

  • The 2003 Billboard Music Awards – Backstage and Audience

  • 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • 1993 MTV Video Music Awards

  • 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards – Cocktail Reception

  • Foo Fighters Visit fuse Studio

  • Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • CIROC Vodka At 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

  • 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards – Backstage & Audience

  • 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage and Audience

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  • MTV’s New Year’s Pajama Party 2003 – Show

  • 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – Inside

  • 2013 American Music Awards – Show

  • 2006 VH1 Rock Honors – Backstage

  • The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage and Audience

  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring L.A. Reid – Backstage

  • 1993 MTV Video Music Awards

  • KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006 – Night 1 – Backstage

  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • HBO, Starbucks and Chase Present “The Concert For Valor” – Backstage

  • Paul McCartney Performs In Concert At Safeco Field

  • Spike TV Presents 2003 GQ Men of the Year Awards – After Party

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

  • 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – Inside

  • 2005 MTV European Music Awards Lisbon – Backstage

  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage And Audience

  • 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – Inside

  • Variety Studio At 2013 Sundance Film Festival – Day 4 – Park City 2013

  • 2013 American Music Awards – Backstage And Audience

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  • KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006 – Night 1 – Backstage

  • 2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Party – Arrivals

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The victims Of Hurricane Sandy – Backstage And Audience

  • 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball – Inside

  • The 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Paul McCartney – Backstage And Audience

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  • 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards – Show

  • The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Salute To Icons Honoring David Geffen – Red Carpet

  • The 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Audience and Backstage

  • PANDORA Jewelry And Moto X Present ’American Hustle’ At cinema prive

Dave Grohl is a people person. If he’s not playing shows with the Foo Fighters, he’s taking selfies with Lance Bass and cracking jokes with Michael Cera. If he needs a new iPhone, he calls Apple CEO Tim Cook right before getting ready for the Grammys with John Mayer. Dave Grohl is everyone’s best friend, and we have the photos to prove it. From Rihanna to Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift to RuPaul, and even Barry Manilow—we’re celebrating Dave’s birthday by rounding up our favorite pics with his best celebrity buddies. Brace yourselves, because the dude seriously knows everybody.

In a vintage interview with the Foo Fighters and Matt Pinfield, Grohl’s geeky and playful personality explodes as the boys talk about Cream and other classic rock bands.  It’s moments like:

and:

that explain why everyone loves him.

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