In a new SRF 3 interview, Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins discussed Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose fronting AC/DC. The interviewer said he thinks Foo Fighters are a better live act today than AC/DC.
Grohl said, “I saw that band on their last tour.”
He then joked, “Interview’s over! What the fuck is that? It’s AC/DC man.”
Hawkins said, “It’s like saying we’re better looking than Brad Pitt, it just doesn’t happen.”
Grohl added, “Just not true! It’s impossible to be better looking than Brad Pitt!”
The interviewer then said, “I saw them with Axl Rose singing.”
Grohl responded, “I did too, and I thought Axl did a really good job, because he could get up there and sing a lot of the songs that Bon Scott used to sing.”
Hawkins added, “I think last year was the return of Axl Rose.”
In a new interview with BBC Breakfast, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that Prince Harry once came to visit him in the hospital – bearing gifts.
“When I had [my 2015 leg surgery] here in London, he was actually one of the first people to come visit me afterwards,” Grohl said. “And he brought me a little pillow to put my iPad on while I was in recovery.”
Gushed Grohl, “He is the sweetest… He’s a very great guy.”
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins also shared a fun anecdote about the group’s relationship with the royal, revealing an encounter they had ahead of the 2014 Invictus Games.
“At first you meet him and you know, ‘It’s Prince Harry. Wow, I’ve seen you on a lot of magazines in America,’ ” said Hawkins. “…Then you start talking and you start just kind of a real talk and I’m just like, ‘Wow, I’m so jetlagged right now.’ And we were getting ready to walk on stage and I was tired and just so jetlagged.”
At that moment, Hawkins said Prince Harry slapped him across the face. “I was like, ‘What was that?’ ” shared Hawkins. “It was great, it was funny. I wore the slap with pride… He’s one of the boys.”