Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Still Going Strong

The Foo Fighters may have just released their Greatest Hits, but that doesn't mean the band is calling it quits any time soon.

Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Still Going Strong
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The Foo Fighters may have just released their Greatest Hits, but that doesn't mean the band is calling it quits any time soon. "I look at it now like it's the end of chapter one, this is the first 15 years," Grohl tells Time.com in a video interview. "I think we'll be back sooner than people would imagine." Grohl, though, admits that he never expected the Foo Fighters to last this long. "The first album was a fluke it wasn't meant to be a career," the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. Grohl, who was answering Time readers' questions, says that his favorite Foo Fighters song is "Aurora" from their 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose. "I love that song because of what it represents to me. It was the first time Taylor [Hawkins] and Nate [Mendel] and I really connected in the songwriting process," he says. "Whenever we play that song live it doesn't matter if we're playing a club to 500 people or a stadium with 90 000 people when I begin the intro, people go ape shit." A couple of the readers' questions focused on Grohl's family and how having two daughters has changed his career. "The band is not the most important thing in my life," he says. "My kids are." On the same token, he says parenthood is terrifying. "I've got two daughters that are gonna grow up with a rock musician as a father, here in Los Angeles," he says. "Two beautiful girls in the Valley. I'm fucked, man. I'm shit out of luck. I don't know what to do. I gotta move." Thanks for the report to Rolling Stone.com.

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    Obie
    DonJulio wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project...
    good cuz the foo fighters suck. if the foo fighters didnt make another album i wouldnt do anything. if them crooked vultures kept releasing albums i would buy all of them.
    dpdogg
    DonJulio wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project...
    its just that fact that ultimate-guitar is ignorant. and dave grohl is still the coolest guy in rock music by far.
    RazorTheAwesome
    I think Grohl should move down to San Diego, its not to far from LA with none of the hassles and perfect weather. lol, I am basically advertising my home city to him. But seriously, it would be a good move.
    Msu_Man04
    Obie wrote: DonJulio wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project... good cuz the foo fighters suck. if the foo fighters didnt make another album i wouldnt do anything. if them crooked vultures kept releasing albums i would buy all of them.
    Foos > Vultures. Foos are fu cking amazing.
    dobby240
    RazorTheAwesome wrote: I think Grohl should move down to San Diego, its not to far from LA with none of the hassles and perfect weather. like grohl's got time to go on the internet just for this site xD i were him id be busy tryin to bash somthing out on drums lol lol, I am basically advertising my home city to him. But seriously, it would be a good move.
    ihavenoname93
    why did they refer to him as 'the them crooked vultures drummer'? seems a little odd when theyre talking specifically about the foo fighters
    jsurf06
    roby j wrote: Indication they'll back soon a code for a festival headline slot next year?!?! Reading please!!! Dream headline line-up: FOOS MUSE BIFFY
    +1
    Mr_Dobolina
    Zeppelin Addict wrote: Joe4/4/1992 wrote: 'now i'm complete and my cock you shall suck!' haha class film your class is not one i want to be part of :s
    Lol although I'd be inclined to agree with you, that is a Pick of Destiny quote which Dave Grohl helped write.
    Ingsoc
    I like Them Crooked Vultures better than Foo Fighters sadly...so I don't know if this is good news really. Kind of like Maynard when he did APC.
    DualReaver
    LOLOLOL
    Msu_Man04 wrote: Obie wrote: DonJulio wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project... good cuz the foo fighters suck. if the foo fighters didnt make another album i wouldnt do anything. if them crooked vultures kept releasing albums i would buy all of them. Foos > Vultures. Foos are ****ing amazing.
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    Bluesrocker5150
    kgesme21 wrote: Pengu1n wrote: There's a misquote in the article. When he was talking about everyone going apeshit to an intro he was talking about All My Life, not Aurora. I was going to say that sounded weird, seeing as they don't play Aurora live much anymore. Still a great song though.
    they played it in Birmingham, AL last tour. It was pretty great
    PunkKid_19
    nailsarecruel wrote: After readine Metallica termed "the Enter Sandman hitmakers" and Nirvana "the Smells Like Teen Spirits hitmakers" I'd have to say I'm pretty desensitized to such things now.
    AND reffering to RHCP as the "Under the Bridge hitmakers"
    Stone Agean
    The last what, 2 or 3 Foos albums have been pretty average. A few decent songs each, entirely raped by over the top production. I love Dave, and will buy practically anything he releases, but c'mon....write something of substance. Rock the **** out again.Hopefully Dave, Taylor and Nates experience away from the band will help the band's creativity. TiNLTL always gave me a poppy Sunny Day vibe, and now that Nates back with SDRE ...possible return to that sound?
    RazorAlex93
    KurdtStaley wrote: shwilly wrote: There's very little room on my iPod for the big radio-friendly bans, but if the songs are good I'm in: that's how I feel about the Police, the Beatles and, yes, the Foos. However, it wouldn't harm 'em if they took a more '94-'04 Pearl Jam-ish approach when recording their albums because a lot of these songs are fantastic but they just sound so poppy you automatically feel like changing the channel or skipping to the next song on your playlist... ...cause that's what I usually do, you could call it a reflex of some sorts I guess you're so hcore dude.
    hahaha my thoughts exactly :o
    ApeOfJustice
    KurdtStaley wrote: shwilly wrote: There's very little room on my iPod for the big radio-friendly bans, but if the songs are good I'm in: that's how I feel about the Police, the Beatles and, yes, the Foos. However, it wouldn't harm 'em if they took a more '94-'04 Pearl Jam-ish approach when recording their albums because a lot of these songs are fantastic but they just sound so poppy you automatically feel like changing the channel or skipping to the next song on your playlist... ...cause that's what I usually do, you could call it a reflex of some sorts I guess you're so hcore dude.
    haha
    foosrule
    To say Them Crooked Vultures are "better" at this point is ridiculous. Foos have several albums out and a long career as a band, while Them Crooked Vultures have one... so you can say you prefer one or the other but to say one is better is ignorant. You cant compare a bands ability to recover from a bad album, or the amount of hits they produce after one album. Furthermore...DURDURDUR
    TheAbsentOne
    I'm watching Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny as I read the first few comments. And it's the rock off between the Devil (Dave Grohl) and Tenacious D. Amazing and funny all at the same. On a serious note.. Foo Fighters are a really decent band and Grohl should never leave them behind even if he does a lot more with Them Crooked Vultures. Foo Fighters have become a classic band that will never be forgotten. You're the man Dave.
    Oyface
    Joe4/4/1992 wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p 'now i'm complete and my cock you shall suck!' haha
    This world will be mine, and you're first in line. You brought me the pick and now you shall both die! Haha, i love that movie
    Scum_PunkRocker
    The end of the article shows what a wise human Dave is! Glad to hear Foo Fighters will be doing another tour eventually!
    Zeppelin Addict
    Joe4/4/1992 wrote: 'now i'm complete and my cock you shall suck!' haha class film
    your class is not one i want to be part of :s daves a great man kudos for being good about his kids. id prefer him being TCV drummer father then the Foos.. im feelin vultures over foos anyday
    Ben Baczenas
    Great musician, great father, class-act all together. One of the funniest mother f*ckers in rock! I hate how UG called him the TCV drummer... He's still the Foo's front man to us all!
    KurdtStaley
    shwilly wrote: There's very little room on my iPod for the big radio-friendly bans, but if the songs are good I'm in: that's how I feel about the Police, the Beatles and, yes, the Foos. However, it wouldn't harm 'em if they took a more '94-'04 Pearl Jam-ish approach when recording their albums because a lot of these songs are fantastic but they just sound so poppy you automatically feel like changing the channel or skipping to the next song on your playlist... ...cause that's what I usually do, you could call it a reflex of some sorts I guess
    you're so hcore dude.
    nailsarecruel
    DonJulio wrote: frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says. anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project...
    After readine Metallica termed "the Enter Sandman hitmakers" and Nirvana "the Smells Like Teen Spirits hitmakers" I'd have to say I'm pretty desensitized to such things now.
    roby j
    Indication they'll back soon a code for a festival headline slot next year?!?! Reading please!!! Dream headline line-up: FOOS MUSE BIFFY
    phoenix_crush
    The fact he cares about his kids that much shows that hes a great guy as well as musician
    shwilly
    There's very little room on my iPod for the big radio-friendly bans, but if the songs are good I'm in: that's how I feel about the Police, the Beatles and, yes, the Foos. However, it wouldn't harm 'em if they took a more '94-'04 Pearl Jam-ish approach when recording their albums because a lot of these songs are fantastic but they just sound so poppy you automatically feel like changing the channel or skipping to the next song on your playlist... ...cause that's what I usually do, you could call it a reflex of some sorts I guess
    DonJulio
    frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p
    the Them Crooked Vultures drummer says.
    anyone else here finding that weird? it sounds like now the foos are his side project...
    Joe4/4/1992
    frankv wrote: Yes you are ****ed, shit out of luck. :p
    'now i'm complete and my cock you shall suck!' haha class film good to hear the Foo's will be back soon(ish). Daves an awesome songwriter and he always seems like such a geniunely nice guy
    AaronianKenrod
    i think it's actually pretty cool that they said 'the them crooked vultures drummer says', it's like people are accepting grohl as the machine he is
    dcdrums
    Aurora is a ****ing kickass tune off their "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" album, first Foos LP I ever owned. Keep doin' what you do, Dave.