Dave Grohl Reveals What Grunge Ripped Off


Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was interviewed with Taylor Hawkins on Sammy Hagar’s Rock N’ Roll Road Trip. Hagar asked what genre Grohl and Hawkins like better between metal and grunge. Grohl seemed to think that grunge took an awful lot from metal when it comes to its sound.

Hawkins said he preferred metal.

Grohl said, “I mean I’m not entirely sure what grunge is, because I feel like a lot of it is metal.”

Hagar told him, “You are grunge my friend, you invented this shit!”

Grohl responded, “That’s just my face.”

Grohl discussed rock’s future in a new Rolling Stone interview.

“The band is such a huge part of our lives, but not the only part of our lives. So, when we’re out here doing it, we’re focused on what we have to do every night. I don’t think anyone’s really taken the grand scheme into consideration. In fact, okay, I mean I know I have to be down in the lobby in 45 minutes. So, I gotta pack my bag, I gotta take a shower, I gotta get down to the bus, I gotta go over to the gig, and then I gotta read a setlist, then I have to have a Coors Light, get up on stage and play for three hours, then I have to walk off stage and eat a piece of pizza and get in my bunk.

Like, that’s all I’m focused on right now. [laughs] And there’s so many great rock and roll bands that I feel have the same opportunity that we had. The path isn’t overgrown. There are bands that can still do it. I mean, don’t you imagine that at some point the Arctic Monkeys will be doing the same thing? I bet they will. I was just texting with a friend of mine from Cage the Elephant. I would imagine at some point, they’ll be in the same position.”