can't believe he is still rocking a music career after two decades - and is proud to be competing with Adele
in the Grammy awards.
"It feels great to be the guy with gray hair in his beard who is still invited to these things,
" Grohl told Billboard
. "Twenty years ago, I never thought I'd even have a career in music this long.
The 43-year-old Foo Fighters
frontman feels like the last year has been the best of his career. "Wasting Light
" has sold over 663,000 copies since its release in early 2011, and has been nominated for an album of the year Grammy. It will compete with releases by Lady Gaga
, Bruno Mars
, and inevitably, Adele
"I'm glad that we're with Adele in the same category. It means we've done something right,
" he said. "She's made an incredible record, and she's an incredibly talented artist, so maybe it is true that the cream actually rises to the top.
Grohl hints that the Foo Fighters performance will feature an unlikely collaboration, but keeps his lips sealed as to who it might be with.
"There has to be some common connection between the artists collaborating [in a Grammy performance], but it has to be somewhat adventurous and unexpected. To be honest, how many (expletive) rock bands are on the show this year? Yeah, so they're not gonna put us with another rock band.
The band have been nominated for a total of six Grammy awards, giving the band a solid chance of taking at least one home - but Grohl won't prepare a speech, whatever the certainty.
"I never plan what I'm going to say when I get up on stage,
" he admits. "My father was a speechwriter, and my mother was a public speaking teacher, and one thing that I've learned in life is that you never want to read a speech. You just want to go up and give it.
Meanwhile, Grohl is preparing a side-project to document the history behind Sound City Studios where Nirvana
". It will include collaborations with Corey Taylor and others who passed through the studio in its heyday.
Foo Fighters will begin writing a followup to "Wasting Light" this year.