Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was interviewed by Dermot O’Leary on a new episode of Reel Stories.
Kerrang recapped some of the interview. In the ’90s, Chris Evans’ TFI Friday (not Captain America) was one of the must-watch shows for music fans. Over the years everyone from Slipknot to Napalm Death to Metallica performed on the Channel 4 staple, but when the Foos took to the stage they ended up being kicked off the show.
“They wanted us to play one song, we wanted to play this other song, big miscommunication,” says Dave with a smile. “And I [thought], ‘Okay, I’m going to get up front of the mic and say nothing but ‘f**k, f**k, f**k’ the whole entire time.’ ”
“We did the performance and were escorted out by security, [middle] fingers flying, it was insane.”
Dave Grohl is usually beloved by television shows like Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel, even guest hosting Kimmel himself, so it’s sad to see he was disrespected by such a major TV program! They likely wouldn’t do it now, as he is soon to be a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in his early 50’s, quite the accomplishment for the Foo Fighters legend!