In a new NME interview, Foo Fighters called their recent experience doing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden “a little uncomfortable.”
The band made their debut appearance on the popular segment for Corden’s ‘Late Late Late Show‘ last month – where they belted out karaoke renditions of Foos classics ‘All My Life’, ‘Best Of You’, ‘Learn To Fly’ and recent single ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ from their new album ‘Concrete And Gold‘. The experience got tiresome after awhile for Foo Fighters unfortunately.
“By hour three in dude’s car it got less fun,” guitarist Pat Smear told NME. “It kinda went on. When we stopped at Guitar Centre, that felt like we were done, but it was like ‘this is halfway’.”
“It got less fun – it kinda went on”
Dave Grohl said that it was “a little uncomfortable”, but didn’t doubt that James Corden was a real music lover. However, he wasn’t too happy about being made to sing his own songs.
“Oh he definitely is [a music lover],” Grohl told NME. “And he’s a very nice guy. But y’know, I don’t mind singing my own songs at Glastonbury or The O2 but if I had to sing you a song right now I’d be too embarrassed.”
After Smear said that “singing other people’s songs would have been easier”, Grohl added: “I could do that all day. We did The Ramones, and Rick Astley, but they didn’t use it. I don’t know why.”
Linkin Park’s Carpool Karaoke, filmed six days before Chester Bennington’s death, will air next week with the approval of Chester’s widow Talinda.
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) October 5, 2017