Dave Grohl Never Considered Foo Fighters ‘Cool’ and He’s Fine With It
Foo Fighters may be successful, they may be popular, but are they cool? During a recent chat with host Whitney Cummings on the "Good for You" podcast, Dave Grohl seemed to have a certain perspective on how his band is viewed and he's okay with it.
“We’re not cool," says Grohl, later revealing, "I think that the reason why we’re still here is because we do kind of disconnect ourselves from the popular stuff that’s going on, but also because, what the fuck do we care? Like honestly, I just want to fucking play music.”
The singer goes on to cop to being a "dad rock" band, albeit while taking the moniker quite literal. “You know the whole dad rock thing? We’re totally so dad rock,” said Grohl, who later added, “First of all, we are all dads, and you’re right, we’re a rock band… Look, I’m 50 years old, I have fucking grey hair. I don't need validation, but I have never considered our band cool and I like that.”
Regardless of what you may call them, Foo Fighters are definitely a dedicated bunch of musicians. The band is currently working on their tenth studio album since their 1995 self-titled debut.
Speaking recently about the new album, drummer Taylor Hawkins told us, “We’re in such the fetal stages at this point, it’s hard to say what the direction of that thing would be, but we’re definitely chugging along and Dave [Grohl]’s certainly got a lot of fucking ideas, that’s all I can say,” before going on to call Grohl a "fucking creative god."
"He never stops, and he’s just got such conviction and faith in whatever he is working on. There’s never any second guessing with Dave, and I really respect that about him," added Hawkins.
Hear more of Grohl's chat with Whitney Cummings below.
Hear Dave Grohl on Whitney Cummings' "Good for You" Podcast
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