"It’s badass. We’re doing something that nobody knows about, it’s fucking rad."
Look for cameos from Eddie Vedder and Perry Farrell in this promo video for Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins' side project Chevy Metal.
Dave Grohl joined the Zac Brown Band for their new song “Day for the Dead” on the CMAs last night. Grohl reportedly is producing the group’s next album.
Foo Fighters ad for their December shows in Mexico, featuring a cameo from a motorcycle-riding TV icon.
I wrote [‘Marigold’] on the four-track machine at the house. [Kurt] was in his room. I didn’t want to wake him. So I would record things, whispering quietly into a microphone. I was recording the vocal harmony to the chorus of that song, and the door opened. He goes, ‘What’s that?’ ‘It’s just this thing I wrote.’ ‘Let me hear it.’ We sat there and played it a few times. I would do the high harmony, he would do the low harmony. It’s funny writing songs with other people. I’ve never done that. I write songs [for Foo Fighters] and then the band plays them with me. But sitting face to face with someone, that’s another trip. I don’t know if he had ever done that either. It was like an uncomfortable blind date. ‘Oh, you sing too? Let’s harmonize together.’ I was kind of shy back then too.
Playing Nirvana songs [live today]? I think that’s different for [Dave and Krist] than it is for me. I know Nirvana’s a strange thing. It means a lot of things to a lot of people. I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it. Yeah, why the fuck wouldn’t we play Nirvana songs?! That’s my attitude. I get it, y’know, but I don’t know… for me it’s like, ‘Why wouldn’t we?’
After Kurt died, that summer, I went to see Lollapalooza in Detroit. Nobody ever recognized me back then, and I was sitting in this massive amphitheater waiting for the next band to go on, in the middle of 30,000 people, and ‘All Apologies’ came over the PA. The entire audience started singing along, and I started crying because it wasn’t that long ago that we had lost Kurt and that album had such an emotional impact on me.
I mean, my band’s great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that’s greater.
From the EMP Museum Facebook page: We had a pretty cool guest stop by the museum today. Here’s a photo of Dave Grohl with our curator of the Nirvana exhibit, Jacob McMurray. Dave checked out the exhibit and said he liked it. Today was a good day.