Dave Grohl recently told his bandmate Taylor Hawkins that he had written the stupidest song of all time, according to Hawkins in a new O.C. Register interview.
The song is called “Bob Quit His Job,” an upbeat, straight-up rock track that Hawkins said Foo frontman Dave Grohl called “The stupidest song I ever heard … but it’s catchy.”
“It’s about my old neighbor,” Hawkins said with a laugh. “At the very end of it, too, that’s Paul Stanley from KISS. We took some of his live banter from KISS shows off of the Internet and stuck it in there. I asked him, like, ‘Hey, I put your banter in the song to make it sound like a live KISS album or something, can I do that?’ He was like, ‘Hell yeah, go for it.’”
Hawkins discussed his new solo project in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview.
“I like to put a little signpost in the road in between every Foo Fighters project,” Hawkins tells EW. “I don’t know why, I just have to do it. I have to get that itch to write songs out of my system.”
He also revealed that he borrowed Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways concept for his project.
“I’ve written so many songs that mean a lot of different things, but that don’t really mean anything,” he reflects. But, to an extent, watching Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl draw on regional personas for the songs on Sonic Highways sparked a similar urge in Hawkins: “You can really write a song about anything, if you try hard enough.”