Billie Eilish has responded to Dave Grohl’s recent comments which saw the rock icon comparing the up-and-coming musician’s influence to that to Nirvana.
Back in February, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl took part in an interview with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. During this interview, the pair discussed a number of topics, including who he feels is leading the charge for rock music today.
Initially, “lazy paraphrasing” saw Dave Grohl’s original comments liken Billie Eilish’s music to that of Nirvana’s, though Grohl later released a transcript of his quotes in order to clarify his phrasing.
“My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish,” Grohl explained in February. “And what I’m seeing happening with my daughters is the same thing that happened to me at their age.”
“My daughters are listening to Billie Eilish and they’re becoming themselves through her music. She totally connects to them. So we went to go see her play at the Wiltren, and that connection that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991. The people in the audience know every word.”
Now, the 17-year-old Billie Ellish has responded to Grohl’s comments, excitedly addressing them in an interview with Radio X.
“I can’t even believe that,” Eilish explained. “Are you kidding? He said rock isn’t dead because of me. Dude, I grew up on that shit. Huh? Rock? Like, I can’t.”
“Dave is such a sweetheart and his daughters, I love them. And he’s so good, of course they’re good, because he’s, fucking, their dad.”
When asked about whether she had seen the Foo Fighters live, Eilish explained that she had not, but noted her older brother’s love of rock music helped introduce her into many of the rock icons of the era.
“I feel like you hit your rock phase and then it doesn’t really go away,” Eilish explained.“I’m still listening to My Chem[ical Romance], Green Day, Nirvana and Foo Fighters.”
In related news, Billie Eilish’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, is set to be released at the end of the month.
In support of this new release, Eilish is set to hit up Australia next month for Groovin The Moo, along with a number of sideshow dates.
Check out Billie Eilish’s ‘when the party’s over’:
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep Australian Tour
Tuesday, April 30th
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
Friday, May 30th
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
Tuesday, May 7th
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
Friday, May 10th
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA (18+)
(*Minors allowed with a legal guardian)
Friday, 26th April
Adelaide Showground, Wayville, SA
Saturday, 27th April
Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
Sunday, 28th April
Exhibition Park, Canberra, ACT
Saturday, 4th May
Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday, 5th May
Murray Sports Complex, Townsville, QLD
Saturday, 11th May
Hay Park, Bunbury, WA
Groovin The Moo 2019
A$AP Twelvyy (USA)
Billie Eilish (USA)
Just A Gent
Rejjie Snow (Ireland)
Sofi Tukker (USA)
Tickets available from the Groovin The Moo website