Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ commercial appeal: “I don’t know if we’ve ever felt cool”

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Do bands automatically lose good points after reaching a certain level of fame?

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has spoken out on the band’s commercial appeal, saying that he’s not sure he’s ever felt good.

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Speaking in a new interview, Grohl criticized and quickly received the band’s impression that they should not have made music after the dissolution of Nirvana.

“I don’t know if we’ve ever felt better,” Grohl told Rolling stone, discussing the idea that once a band reaches a certain level of fame they lose cool points.


He went on to say that during the band’s early years he felt like he was fighting the notion that the Fuze shouldn’t even exist, that it was somehow unfair to have another band after Nirvana.

“I was thinking, ‘This is inevitable: people wouldn’t want me to do this.’ and there Were People, even friends, that were pissed,” Grohl revealed. “And I just thought, ‘How dare they? I’m going to live life like this!’

He continued: “And then, I would sit in an interview, and they would say, ‘With all the crashing cymbals and distorted guitars and screams, did you intentionally want to sound like Nirvana?

Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden in June 2021. credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

As different musical trends prevailed during Foo Fighters’ careers, before rock fell out of favor with the mainstream, the band responded in different ways. When nu metal was at the top, Fuze released his sweetest album, 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose..

“And then, all of a sudden, everyone has thin ties and is listening to fucking Joy Division,” Grohl said. “Where do we fit into this? We don’t! We’re just fucking dudes who make funny rock videos. Whodaagonado?”


Last month, Foo Fighters announced a UK stadium show run for next summer. They will take to the stage in Manchester, Birmingham and London with rotating supporting acts like St Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Shame and more.

talking to Granthshala Regarding the return of the Foos to these shores, Dave Grohl said: “I’ve always loved playing stadiums in the UK.

“This is the first place we’ve built our own stadium after playing Live Earth’s advantage [at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2007] And then came back to Wembley for a few nights. That journey was our introduction to play in a big way. “

Meanwhile, on Sunday (September 12), the Foo Fighters performed several songs at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where they were also the recipients of the VMAs’ first Global Icon Award.

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