Dave Grohl: Justin Bieber Brainwashed My Daughter

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that his daughter is a big fan of Justin Bieber.

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that his daughter is a big fan of Justin Bieber.

The singer said he admired the singer, who celebrated his 17th birthday on Tuesday (March 1), for his ability to gain such a vast fan base.

"My daughter Harper, who is not even two, can sing that 'Baby' song," he told the Daily Star.

"So whatever that dude did to brainwash the world with that crazy, music sh-t he does, God bless him, ya know."

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters are set to release their new album "Wasting Light" in April.

The band showcased songs from the album during several gigs in London last week, including a huge performance at Wembley Arena.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    DonJulio
    "My daughter Harper, who is not even two, can sing that 'Baby' song," he told the Daily Star.
    this seems to say a lot about the lyrical quality of the song...
    Iommianity
    I think I find the Bieber bashing more annoying than his music. there's nothing wrong with liking pop or being a pop star, and I say this in spite of my love for off putting kvlt metal and nerdy fusion. It seems like some people can't relate to others on any level but music.
    Garageking1479
    DonJulio wrote: "My daughter Harper, who is not even two, can sing that 'Baby' song," he told the Daily Star. this seems to say a lot about the lyrical quality of the song...
    +1
    Amuro Jay
    sherry07 wrote: Misleading title AGAIN, UG
    Misleading my ass. Dave said his daughter was a fan, said Bieber brainwashes people with his music, therefore, he implied Bieber brainwashed his daughter. Get off the bandwagon.
    Lion_Slicer
    Meh, she'll grow up. Not-even-2-year-olds don't have much in the way of real taste--they still think paint chips are a delicacy for example. She'll be exposed to no shortage of real awesome music in the coming years, considering her dad is 1) in every band and 2) probably God.
    mrxxbrownstone
    you guyz would be surprised with the talent bieber has i'm not a fan but the kid actually has talent. drums guitar piano does it all
    The Knox
    I had a hard time appreciating Justin Bieber until I heard him sing a bit without auto-tune. Surprising, the boy actually has a voice. Dave Grohl appreciating him is a good step in artists of different genres to respect one another. As soon as someone flings some bad remark about rap or hip hop, everyone goes nuts.
    nightruler666
    krypticguitar87 wrote: nightruler666 wrote: ljpfahey wrote: zpo83 wrote: why does everyone hate that kid so much? I think it's just because he's an intense example of a lot that is wrong with the business-orientated music industry. Plastic culture. And he's got such a punchable face. I mean, saying someone has a punchable face has been a saying for a long time, but it wasn't until he came along that I really discovered its true meaning. I imagine he's like a living stress ball/bobo doll. he can't sing, he's a wannabe gangbanger, he's can't write his own music and the only exception for a guy that has a girly voice is Michael Jackson and he's no Michael Jackson sorrry dude I don't really like him either but he can sing, at least in the classical sense and 90% of rock and metal artists are horrible singers in the classical sense so trying to use that as an example is bogus. also beiber is too easy to take a swing at, all of you who love being all "oh beiber sucks, he's such a wanna be" are just the bullies who make fun of the easy target. sorry to tell yall but it really isn't clever. no to mention even if hes a wanna be it doesn't matter because he still makes more money in one show than most of you make in a year so I highly doubt that anything you have to say bothers him, he can still bang anyone of your daughters ir susters ir whatever... just saying.
    I order to bang chicks he first has to hit puberty(if that ever happens)I guarante he going to end up wasted up like all teen idols and he's proves that teenage girls are idiots.
    nightruler666
    mrxxbrownstone wrote: you guyz would be surprised with the talent bieber has i'm not a fan but the kid actually has talent. drums guitar piano does it all
    anyone can play beginner guitar, drums, and piano. if he has all that talent then why isn't he using it?
    p_a_morgan
    Why are so many people taking the time to login and comment on UG articles when they seem to be fed up with the site? Most of UG's news is taken from other sites anyway. So, if you don't like UG's "misleading titles" go read them somewhere else. I wont deny that I dislike some of UG's ways of doing things, but if it's gets too bad, I'll just leave. Some of you people have no real opinions or will power. It's the internet, if you don't like it, don't look at it. As for the article, We should all respect Dave for not slamming Bieber like everyone else. Musicians should stick together..(I think I just called Bieber a musician. Oh well.) Dave doesn't seem like the type of guy to listen to Justin Bieber, but he supports music and he knows if he said "Bieber sucks" then it would cause a ton of controversy and that's the last thing we need these days.
    krypticguitar87
    nightruler666 wrote: krypticguitar87 wrote: nightruler666 wrote: ljpfahey wrote: zpo83 wrote: why does everyone hate that kid so much? I think it's just because he's an intense example of a lot that is wrong with the business-orientated music industry. Plastic culture. And he's got such a punchable face. I mean, saying someone has a punchable face has been a saying for a long time, but it wasn't until he came along that I really discovered its true meaning. I imagine he's like a living stress ball/bobo doll. he can't sing, he's a wannabe gangbanger, he's can't write his own music and the only exception for a guy that has a girly voice is Michael Jackson and he's no Michael Jackson sorrry dude I don't really like him either but he can sing, at least in the classical sense and 90% of rock and metal artists are horrible singers in the classical sense so trying to use that as an example is bogus. also beiber is too easy to take a swing at, all of you who love being all "oh beiber sucks, he's such a wanna be" are just the bullies who make fun of the easy target. sorry to tell yall but it really isn't clever. no to mention even if hes a wanna be it doesn't matter because he still makes more money in one show than most of you make in a year so I highly doubt that anything you have to say bothers him, he can still bang anyone of your daughters ir susters ir whatever... just saying. I order to bang chicks he first has to hit puberty(if that ever happens)I guarante he going to end up wasted up like all teen idols and he's proves that teenage girls are idiots.
    yep you proved my point that it is just too easy to take swings at beiber. and that no one seems to be able to be original or creative about it....
    GenerationKILL wrote: krypticguitar87 wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC... ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist. oddly enough the high school girls are into backstreet boys agina, I only know this cuz my little sister is in highschool.... Yeah, but JT was in NSYNC. Ask your sister. LOL! I'm just saying its SOOOOO easy to trash an ENTERTAINER like Justin Bieber...The kids' a hard worker, and has busted his ass to get where he is now, like I said, when I was 17 I was getting drunk in a park and being an idiot... I can respect this kid because I respect hard workers... I also respect Firemen, Construction Workers, Single moms and anyone else that busts their ass. That doesn't mean I am a FAN. I just have respect... And for the record, I find the 90 million annoying youtube comments about "uniting to save rock from Justin Bieber" and the endless parade of opinionated 17 year old metalheads MORE ANNOYING than him.
    i agree with you there, for me its like making fun of linkin park nickleback britney spears hanna montanna etc, it's just too easy and not really creative....
    nightruler666
    nightruler666 wrote: mrxxbrownstone wrote: you guyz would be surprised with the talent bieber has i'm not a fan but the kid actually has talent. drums guitar piano does it all anyone can play beginner guitar, drums, and piano. if he has all that talent then why isn't he using it?
    begi
    GenerationKILL wrote: krypticguitar87 wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC... ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist. oddly enough the high school girls are into backstreet boys agina, I only know this cuz my little sister is in highschool.... Yeah, but JT was in NSYNC. Ask your sister. LOL! I'm just saying its SOOOOO easy to trash an ENTERTAINER like Justin Bieber...The kids' a hard worker, and has busted his ass to get where he is now, like I said, when I was 17 I was getting drunk in a park and being an idiot... I can respect this kid because I respect hard workers... I also respect Firemen, Construction Workers, Single moms and anyone else that busts their ass. That doesn't mean I am a FAN. I just have respect... And for the record, I find the 90 million annoying youtube comments about "uniting to save rock from Justin Bieber" and the endless parade of opinionated 17 year old metalheads MORE ANNOYING than him.
    yea he's busting his ass to take someone else's beats and claim that it is his own and he busts his ass making cheesy lyrics. Fireman ,construction workers, single mom they bust their asses of not him
    GenerationKILL
    krypticguitar87 wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC... ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist. oddly enough the high school girls are into backstreet boys agina, I only know this cuz my little sister is in highschool....
    Yeah, but JT was in NSYNC. Ask your sister. LOL! I'm just saying its SOOOOO easy to trash an ENTERTAINER like Justin Bieber...The kids' a hard worker, and has busted his ass to get where he is now, like I said, when I was 17 I was getting drunk in a park and being an idiot... I can respect this kid because I respect hard workers... I also respect Firemen, Construction Workers, Single moms and anyone else that busts their ass. That doesn't mean I am a FAN. I just have respect... And for the record, I find the 90 million annoying youtube comments about "uniting to save rock from Justin Bieber" and the endless parade of opinionated 17 year old metalheads MORE ANNOYING than him.
    krypticguitar87
    nightruler666 wrote: nightruler666 wrote: mrxxbrownstone wrote: you guyz would be surprised with the talent bieber has i'm not a fan but the kid actually has talent. drums guitar piano does it all anyone can play beginner guitar, drums, and piano. if he has all that talent then why isn't he using it? begiGenerationKILL wrote: krypticguitar87 wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC... ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist. oddly enough the high school girls are into backstreet boys agina, I only know this cuz my little sister is in highschool.... Yeah, but JT was in NSYNC. Ask your sister. LOL! I'm just saying its SOOOOO easy to trash an ENTERTAINER like Justin Bieber...The kids' a hard worker, and has busted his ass to get where he is now, like I said, when I was 17 I was getting drunk in a park and being an idiot... I can respect this kid because I respect hard workers... I also respect Firemen, Construction Workers, Single moms and anyone else that busts their ass. That doesn't mean I am a FAN. I just have respect... And for the record, I find the 90 million annoying youtube comments about "uniting to save rock from Justin Bieber" and the endless parade of opinionated 17 year old metalheads MORE ANNOYING than him. yea he's busting his ass to take someone else's beats and claim that it is his own and he busts his ass making cheesy lyrics. Fireman ,construction workers, single mom they bust their asses of not him
    guess what rockers use other peoples stuff too, and there are plenty of cheesy lyrics in rock, have you heard bicycle by queen? I love that song but the lyrics are totally lame, not to mention almost anything by king diamond is as genericly cheesy as they come, sorry dude but you have argued points that could be argued against almost any artist...
    TokoBali
    moparhead wrote: McHizzie wrote: Ozzy - "Who the f*** is Justin Bieber?" now he knows...
    And then Ozzy went to do a commercial ad with Justin. Real rock 'n' roll \m/.
    DevilsDance76
    Lion_Slicer wrote: Meh, she'll grow up. Not-even-2-year-olds don't have much in the way of real taste--they still think paint chips are a delicacy for example. She'll be exposed to no shortage of real awesome music in the coming years, considering her dad is 1) in every band and 2) probably God.
    Lemmy is GOD!
    Whowill2
    Well theu mentioned beiber on a guitar/rock news place. What do we have left?
    Whowill2
    *they
    Whowill2 wrote: Well theu mentioned beiber on a guitar/rock news place. What do we have left?
    fenderarmy
    I was always looking forward to going to Stratford for the plays, but now I fear arriving to a massive swarm of tweens. Well, Camelot this year should be something! My music teacher is from Stratford, so it struck me and my friends a few days ago that he must be his father. Or something like that.
    kennmi
    My hatred for beiber lies in his fans, much like my hatred for twilight. If the fans werent so psychotic and obsessed, i would have no feeling one way or another. in fact, i wouldnt even know who the hell he was if i didnt see posts from pretty much every female i know saying "ive got the beiber fever". THAT is the reason for my hatred. My brother's hatred is even more justified. He has had the same hair style for 5 years now, and all of a sudden beiber comes out and everyone assumes that he is copying him. If you got called justin beiber every time you walked out of the house, youd have a undying hatred of the boy too.
    JohnnyChimpo241
    Johnneeey wrote: ??? You must know english is not my first language so Im a bit confused about this: God bless him, ya know No,I dont know.So what is Grohls point?
    hes just saying that whatever beiber is doing is working, and drawing people in, and good for him. really, the kid is talented. whether you like his music or not is a different topic all together. i like august burns red and a day to remember. little girls like justin beiber.
    Jon777
    UG, why do all your goddamn article titles have to be misleading?
    sludgegarden69
    Psh this isn't news, misleading headline, get off the bandwagon! I wish this article was a list of something so I could say, "This list is pointless! Where's _____?" Please people, we're on a MUSIC site. There's no groundbreaking news to be found here. And everything Dave Grohl says and does just makes me respect him more...he's gotta be the coolest man to ever make a living off of rock music.
    krypticguitar87
    nightruler666 wrote: ljpfahey wrote: zpo83 wrote: why does everyone hate that kid so much? I think it's just because he's an intense example of a lot that is wrong with the business-orientated music industry. Plastic culture. And he's got such a punchable face. I mean, saying someone has a punchable face has been a saying for a long time, but it wasn't until he came along that I really discovered its true meaning. I imagine he's like a living stress ball/bobo doll. he can't sing, he's a wannabe gangbanger, he's can't write his own music and the only exception for a guy that has a girly voice is Michael Jackson and he's no Michael Jackson
    sorrry dude I don't really like him either but he can sing, at least in the classical sense and 90% of rock and metal artists are horrible singers in the classical sense so trying to use that as an example is bogus. also beiber is too easy to take a swing at, all of you who love being all "oh beiber sucks, he's such a wanna be" are just the bullies who make fun of the easy target. sorry to tell yall but it really isn't clever. no to mention even if hes a wanna be it doesn't matter because he still makes more money in one show than most of you make in a year so I highly doubt that anything you have to say bothers him, he can still bang anyone of your daughters ir susters ir whatever... just saying.
    thebluechihua
    T3HM3T4L wrote: trogdor136 wrote: Justin Bieber taught himself how to play guitar, piano, trumpet and drums and how to sing in key. That's far more than most people and more than a lot of musicians nowadays. To not acknowledge that he is talented is kind of ignorant. He can do all that and still fails to make worthwhile music? Pretty sad.
    win!
    GenerationKILL
    This is why Dave Grohl is the nicest guy in Rock. He's heard of the Bieb' and doesn't have a bad thing to say about the kid. Nice going Dave, its so easy to trash someone like Justin Bieber, and the rest of the world is doing it just fine, its refreshing to see someone has something positive to say about that kid. I'm not a fan, but i can respect the hard work that kid does to have gotten him where he is, when i was 17 i was blowing shit up and getting drunk in a park.... Kudos to you sir!
    espChris93
    sherry07 wrote: Misleading title AGAIN, UG On topic, I don't think you count as a "big fan" if you're 2 years old, somehow.... "baby" happens to be one of the first words a baby usually learns, being easy to pronounce and shit
    Misleading title..... ? What do you want it to say? Some of you whiny snobs just want the entire article written as the headline. Besides Journalism 101 includes writing headlines that will sink people in, make them continue reading or click your link even if it has to be a little contorted, which this title isnt even contorted.
    krypticguitar87
    GenerationKILL wrote: ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC... ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist.
    oddly enough the high school girls are into backstreet boys agina, I only know this cuz my little sister is in highschool....
    DSG3002
    Pop elements will be banned in my family household when I have children.
    ultimatelefty
    ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC...
    kunkushin
    wow, the coolest thing I've heard to date about justin beiber is that dave grohl knows who he is.
    GenerationKILL
    ultimatelefty wrote: ... and then the day comes where Justin Biebers balls drop, I wonder whats gonna happen? But hes no different from past acts, the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC...
    ...Except Justin Timberlake turned into a rad solo artist.
    krypticguitar87
    DSG3002 wrote: Pop elements will be banned in my family household when I have children.
    sounds like youd be a great parent, well other than the fact that your kids will grow up to love pop. seriously, most parents that wouldn't allow their kids to listen to rock go t children who love rock, parents that didn't allow rap got kids that love rap... you see a pattern. all your going to do is create the next beiber....
    MurderJunkie93
    Bieber hating is stupid, hes just a dumb kid really, the real hate should be for people like Lady gaga who are actually grown and are of moderate intelligence, who do have at least some passion for music but put it aside for money and to generate more garbage music for the mtv zombies out there.
    The Shroom420
    A lot of two year olds can't even talk, never mind sing Dave Grohl just never heard someone like Justin Bieber before. He thought it was his two year old daughter singing, when it's just Justin Bieber's little girl voice
    fetjuel
    nightruler666 wrote: I order to bang chicks he first has to hit puberty(if that ever happens)I guarante he going to end up wasted up like all teen idols and he's proves that teenage girls are idiots.
    With a post full of misspellings and grammatical errors.. should you really be calling teenage girls "idiots"?
    imamusicadept
    jetfuel495 wrote: sherry07 wrote: Misleading title AGAIN, UG Misleading my ass. Dave said his daughter was a fan, said Bieber brainwashes people with his music, therefore, he implied Bieber brainwashed his daughter. Get off the bandwagon.
    hey jetfuel34545623465235, i don't think he said 'brainwashed' and meant it so literally as people are taking it when they only read the title. i got the same impression tbh, because in context it doesn't really add up... like i took it as his daughter was a teen/preteen who already was a bieber fanatic and delved into the whole 'i love bieber' scene, but no, she's almost two and can maybe sing the words to a song that she's heard a lot. i don't consider it brainwashing in the slightest if she doesn't even understand what words she's saying, and i don't think her dad is stupid enough to think so either.
    Ali-b912
    Tatersalad810 wrote: This is news? Really? This is news?
    Post Beiber, Incite rage of metalnerds. Beiber isn't that bad. Especially compared to the vast number of Disney musicians who skip the chain of 'doing your dues' entirely. He got picked up off youtube, which is probably the most you can really do in straightforward pop, unless you come by-way of urban or electronic music. And it's not like he's all over the radio and TV or anything. He just became the scapegoat for...well, damn near everything. If you do anything wrong people claim you like Justin Beiber as though it's a serious insult.
    illmental
    meh.. I took my 11 year old daughter to see his show last year 5th row seats (way cheaper than my nose bleed Metallica seats!) but any way.... I thought it was going to be the absolute worst time of my life, turns out he's not all that bad.. I mean by no means am I a fan lol and maybe it was just because my daughter was having the time of her life, but I've heard worse. He's there for the tween girl market and if it get's him by and they still love it.. then why would I bash it? Ever generation and genre has that one guy or girl (band) that sells more than the rest so everybody suddenly hates them. I remember back in the day when wearing an Ozzy shirt would get me called a devil worshiper, Today.. those same people that put him down and me down for listening to him, sing that sh*T at the bar lmao.. so to shorten this long rant, who cares? If you don't like it, ignore it... it won't be an issue if you don't bother with it! Get off the kids back, any of us in here would give a testicle to trade places with that little dude! But only a few will actually admit it.
    krakkrox
    Why does the rock world have to continually acknowledge (blank)? Lets forget (blank) ever was there and it'll go away that much sooner
    guitarsolo_17
    trogdor136 wrote: Justin Bieber taught himself how to play guitar, piano, trumpet and drums and how to sing in key. That's far more than most people and more than a lot of musicians nowadays. To not acknowledge that he is talented is kind of ignorant.
    I feel your point is good but nobody really teaches themself. There were resources. Just liking getting tabs off of UG is not teaching yourself.