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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Grohl hits out at 'lazy' bands

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl has criticised "lazy" bands who tour just one record.

The Foo Fighters frontman told NME that he didn't like bands revisiting old albums on their anniversary.

"I don't like it when a band's tour is just to play one past record. I f***ing hate that," he said.

"I don't like it when bands do that. It's presumptuous. It's lazy."

And he added: "Going in and re-recording an album, just to p*** everyone off? I think that's a sh***y idea! I don't get why people do that."

Dave said he considered re-recording Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album with his bandmates to mark its 20th birthday - but was talked out of the idea by drummer Taylor Hawkins.

"At one point I thought, 'You know what would be really funny? To re-record the first Foo Fighters record as the band we are now' - 'cos the first record isn't the Foo Fighters, it's just me.

"'So what if, for the 20th anniversary, we went in and re-recorded the first record - same songs, same arrangements, in sequence - but as the Foo Fighters 2014?

"Taylor was like... 'That's the worst idea ever!'."

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