Don’t expect Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to be driving Down Under anytime soon.Grohl had his Australian driving privileges suspended for three months and was fined $400 for driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped by police on January 23 following a concert in the Gold Coast. Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters are currently in Australia to take part in the annual Big Day Out music festival, playing alongside such acts as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182, Nine Inch Nails, and Beth Orton. According to the Press Association, the singer-songwriter was pulled over on his moped as he was traveling from the Parkland Showgrounds, where the Big Day Out’s Gold Coast show was being held, to the band’s hotel room at the Surfers Paradise Marriott near Brisbane. Grohl submitted to a breathalyzer test at the scene, and allegedly registered above the legal limit. He was subsequently taken into custody at the Southport Watchhouse, and
later posted bail. Grohl appeared before a Southport Magistrates Court today and was informed of both his fine and that his driving permit in Australia had been revoked. The Foo Fighters are still expected to perform at the last two shows of this year’s Big Day Out Festival, scheduled for Adelaide on February 4 and Perth on February 6. The band will also kick off a joint U.S. tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on March 24 in Minneapolis.