Dave Grohl 11/22/19

Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl had a simple description for his band’s music during an interview with the Good For You podcast. Grohl pushed back when host Whitney Cummings called the Foo Fighters “cool,” saying, “You know the whole dad rock thing? We’re totally dad rock.”

Grohl took his explanation one step further, saying, “First of all, we are all dads, and you’re right, we’re a rock band . . . Look, I’m 50 years old, I have f**king gray hair. But you know, the thing is, I have never considered our band cool, and I like that.”

The former Nirvana drummer added that he thought one reason for the band’s longevity was that it’s never been trendy. He explained, “We’ve just never been hip or cool; we just really haven’t. 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 f**k do we care? I just want to f**king play music.”

Grohl admitted to us a while back that he finds the Foos’ continuing success after 25 years mystifying: [“I don’t know what it is, but it just keeps on getting better, you know. And as it all sort of grows and changes, we look at each other every time something happens, like a Grammy nomination or a big show selling out, we look at each other and we’re like, ‘Can you believe that? Isn’t that nuts?’ ‘Cause we don’t feel any different, you know.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . different, you know.)

Foo Fighters are currently working on their 10th studio album. The follow-up to 2017’s Concrete And Gold is expected out sometime in 2020. In the meantime, fans can check out a collection of newly digitalized B-sides, demos and live recordings that the band has released over the course of the past year.

Story source: Billboard


  • Dave Grohl called Foo Fighters “dad rock” in a new interview.
  • He says that the band has never been “cool” or “hip.”
  • Grohl attributes the band’s success to never being “hip” but staying outside of whatever is trendy.