Watch Dave Grohl in Fake Ad for Coffee-Addiction Drug

grohl Watch Dave Grohl in Fake Ad for Coffee-Addiction Drug

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have released a fake commercial for a drug that helps victims of coffee addiction. In the ad, Grohl speaks up for FreshPotix – which carries the slogan “It Works (Kinda)” – after explaining how the disease affected him personally.

“Ten years ago I was in the grip of a debilitating caffeine addiction,” he says. “My ability to maintain personal relationships and solid bowel movements were compromised by crippling sleep deprivation and noxious coffee breath. As the bean took over, I found myself doing anything for a fix.” A voiceover warns that side effects include “violent fits of rage toward left-handed people, extra toe, urge to found your own colony, bald ass, CyrusVirus – your voice changes to that of Billy Ray or Miley.”

You can watch the video below.

The practical joke went as far as launching a FreshPotix website that leads to a page on the Foo Fighters’ site where fans can purchase a pen with the drug logo printed on its side that lights up when activated. The spoof started in a 2010 video t**led “Fresh Pots” that showed Grohl’s Them Crooked Vultures bandmates discussing how much coffee the drummer consumed. You can see that video below, too.

He later revealed it wasn’t entirely a joke, and that he was once hospitalized after drinking too much coffee. “I was doing Vultures stuff at night, Foo Fighters stuff during the day and I had a newborn at home, so I was sleeping two-three hours a night on an air mattress in a guest bedroom,” he said. “And yeah, I had too much coffee, I started to get chest pains, so I went to the hospital and they told me to stop drinking the coffee.”