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Dave Grohl interviewed Barack Obama on black day for America

Rocker Dave Grohl's hit TV documentary series Sonic Highways will end with an interview staged between the Foo Fighters rocker and President Barack Obama.

Grohl recorded the chat at the White House on what he claims was "a heavy day" for the leader, but he was thrilled when Obama agreed to extend their time together, and loosen up.


The Everlong singer, who first met Obama when he performed as part of a Paul McCartney tribute in 2010, tells Rolling Stone, "It was a heavy day for him. We were going back into Iraq. This was the last thing of his day... (but he) loosened his tie and got into it.


"I talked to him for a specific reason... I wanted to talk to Obama about America as a country where the opportunity to follow your dreams is real, from Buddy Guy and his guitar made from his screen porch to a kid from Springfield, Virginia, who winds up in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Grohl) to a kid from Hawaii becoming the first African-American president."


Grohl also interviewed musicians like Dr. John, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood for his new TV project, which serves as an educational overview of the musical history of U.S. cities like New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Seattle.