Dave Grohl has had a busy summer, as he was recently filmed crying at a BBQ, and the Foo Fighters recently wrapped up a massive European tour. Foo Fighters fans have speculated if Rami Jaffee was still an official member of the band after his absence from recent photoshoots and the ‘Super Saturday Night’ video earlier this year, despite still participating in live performances, and it appears he is still the sixth Foo Fighters member, participating in a brand new summer 2019 Kerrang magazine photoshoot. Metallica recently revealed a touching Foo Fighters secret.
Grohl has revealed how Foo Fighters bandmates William Goldsmith and Pat Smear quitting the band in 1996 and 1997 respectively devastated him at the time, and how he was still inexperienced when it came to being a frontman around The Colour and the Shape era. Grohl has clarified that Goldsmith quit and wasn’t fired after he offered him to stay on as a touring drummer.
“I hadn’t become a band leader yet. It was still this experiment. I had no idea what I was doing. I almost made that second record to prove the first one wasn’t a one-off.”
He said about the departures and drama, “It was a f**king mess. I don’t believe in the idea that conflict breeds creative results, but oh man! That was a difficult time that made for some really good songs. Again I was on someone’s fucking couch in a sleeping bag. I was basically homeless but I was free.” You can read the full interview at the Guardian.
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett recently discussed his Gibson 1971 Les Paul Deluxe in a brand new Total Guitar Magazine interview.
“This was actually a Goldtop. It was a ’71 Goldtop that I bought a long time ago. The headstock was broken when I bought it, and I broke it another 10 times. I kept repairing it and breaking it and finally it broke so bad that I had to get a whole new neck. When I got it, it had been so bastardised. Someone had routed out the pickups and put in all these extra toggle switches, it was really fucked with and you could see all the shit that had been done to it.”
Dave Grohl recently revealed a brutal car accident. Shiflett added, “When I put the new neck on it I got it painted, and I kind of regret it now. But what I wanted it to be was like a Silverburst, but with blue instead of silver, which is what it is. But they didn’t really get the burst very well. It’s sort of blue, and then it’s black! There isn’t a lot of overlap. But every time I play it people go, ‘What the fuck is that?!’” You can read the interview on Music Radar.