Although they’ve constantly sold out stadiums, moved millions of records and have won over the adoration of music fans for over 20 years, the Foo Fighters have attracted their fair share of naysayers.
In a recent interview with British Airways’ ‘High Life’ magazine, according to Alternative Nation, Grohl clapped back at Foo Fighters haters who claim the band are ‘stale’ and ‘tired’. In the interview, Grohl discussed how critics have criticised the band for sticking to the same sound over the years.
Grohl described that he’s “never felt the need to chase anything else”, in regards to his passion for rock music. He acknowledged that the band often get “cursed” for maintaining their core sound, which Grohl noted that he sees no issue in.
“And we get cursed for it: ‘Oh God, it’s another Foo Fighters record.’ Well, yeah! I don’t wanna make a reggae record.”
During the interview, Grohl discussed how the band have managed to survive over time, saying that its the fact that they treat each other like “brothers” that aids their relationship as a band.
“We are like brothers,” he says of the Foos today. “It sounds trite but it’s true. Imagine being on a family trip for 20 years. That’s what it’s like being in the Foo Fighters.”
“There’s a quote, ‘The fish always starts thinking from the head.’ Well, if you’re the face on the cover of British Airways’ High Life magazine, you’d better be writing good songs for everybody.”
Grohl also shared a story of the time he crashed a Nine Inch Nails recording session in LA during the early 90s, whilst they happened to be recording their iconic second album The Downward Spiral.
“In 1992 it was so hot in the Valley, and every day my friend and I would look for a place with a pool. One day, he goes, ‘Guess where we’re swimming? In the house of the Manson Family murders!’”