By Olivia Devereux-evans for Mailonline
7:48 PM Feb 28, 2023, Update 8:05 PM Feb 28, 2023
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl helped the homeless by hosting a barbecue for them at a Los Angeles charity last week.
Dave brought a meat smoker and overnight kit to The Hope Mission in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
He made ribs, pork, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw and beans for the meal, spending a total of 16 hours preparing the food and then letting the meat rest.
While he busied himself fully involved in preparing the food, he was able to sleep for a few hours in between.
According to TMZ, he handled all the expenses himself and made sure the kitchen was perfect for the homeless.
The star’s culinary delights fed a total of 500 people, including 450 homeless people.
It comes after Dave opened up about his hearing loss in 2022 and the impact it has had on him after four decades of rocking.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the Everlong star confessed he was “fuckin’ deaf” and had relied on lip reading for 20 years.
“I haven’t had them tested in a long time – I mean, I know what they’re going to say,” he told Stern after being asked why he doesn’t use in-ear headphones. -auricular. “You have auditory tinnitus in your left ear, more than in your right ear.”
The two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee added that his “left ear is a little worse than my right” from all those years of playing drums and having his snare drum and audio monitor right to his left.
Many performers have turned to in-ear monitors to help level out volume and frequencies, but Grohl insists he “takes it (him) off the sound of natural atmosphere” while playing a concert.
‘I want to hear the audience like, in front of me and I want to turn around so I can hear (drummer) Taylor (Hawkins) right there and go over here and hear (guitarist) Pat (Smear), and go over here and hear (guitarist) ) Chris (Shiflett) and stuff like that,” he explained of his experience with his Foo Fighters bandmates, adding, “It just messes up your spatial understanding of where you are on stage. .
Although he admitted to resorting to lip-reading for the better part of two decades, it has proven harder to do since mask-wearing became a norm in the wake of the COVID pandemic. -19.
“If you were sitting next to me right here at dinner, I wouldn’t understand the fucking word you were saying to me, the whole time. There’s no way,” he told Stern.
“In a crowded restaurant, it’s worse. That’s the worst thing about this pandemic shit, it’s like people are wearing masks. I’ve been lip reading for about 20 years… I’m a rock musician. I’m fucking deaf, I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Tinnitus, which Grohl believes to be in the left ear, is most commonly described as ringing in one or both ears, even in the absence of external sound, depending on the Mayo Clinic.
It is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a problem with the circulatory system.
Despite Grohl’s difficulties understanding people in normal conversations, he maintained that he was still able to hear “the smallest little things” while recording music in the studio and mixing albums.
“My ears are always tuned to certain frequencies, and if I hear something that’s slightly out of tune, or a cymbal that’s not bright enough or something, in the mix, I can fucking hear the minutiae of everything we did to this song, I really can,” he confessed.
He also minimized the extent of damage to his ears by having the same audio mixer for his stage performances since his days with Nirvana in the early 1990s.
‘I’ve had the same type of monitor mixing my monitors for 31 years. I mean the guy; it’s in my head,” Grohl said. “And even though I don’t use in-ear monitors, the sound on stage for me is perfect because it’s the same guy.”
The Learn To Fly star went on to reveal that “it’s not like I’m on stage getting my ass kicked by loud stuff.” It sounds good. And I just don’t like in-ear stuff.