The lead singer of the Foo Fighters happens to be an X-Files ‘Mega fan’ (his words!) and this week marked the 20th anniversary of Grohl’s appearance on the show as a background extra (the episode is called “Pusher”).
In case you’re curious to know, Grohl’s scene appears in the FBI building, just as the villain sneaks in.
Grohl is literally just walking in the background (with his then-wife, Jennifer Youngblood). Blink and you’ll miss it…
In an interview on the BBC back in 2014 that had Dave Grohl sitting next to his on-screen crush Gillian Anderson, Dave said, “I was obsessed with The X-Files. ”
*Dave turns to Gillian*: “I don’t want to scare you, but I was an obsessive fan.”
But the obsession doesn’t end there.
In a later interview with BBC Radio 1, Dave further discussed his recent meeting with Anderson.
Dave says, “Gillian was the one person who I was like, ‘We’re gonna get married. One of these days, she and I will finally meet and this will finally happen. So last night, I was just sitting next to her like, *whispers* ‘It’s Gillian Anderson, Oh, my God.’ I don’t even know what I said or how I answered the questions; I was just looking at her like, ‘She’s so beautiful.'”
To further his connection to the show, back in 1998 Dave and his Foo Fighters bandmates re-recorded the Colour and the Shape track “Walking After You” for The X-Files: The Album.
Take a listen.