Former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith has been in the news recently for heavily criticizing Dave Grohl, and claiming he played a role in Sunny Day Real Estate never releasing their fifth album, though he later clarified his statement with additional reasoning, while still throwing shade at Grohl. This new story has led to Foo Fighters fans resurfacing an interview that Goldsmith did on The Trap Set with Joe Wong in 2016 that was not circulated at all in the press at the time.
Alternative Nation transcribed his comments about former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmate Dan Hoerner.
“He is the most manipulative sociopathic I have ever met in my life, that’s the truth.”
“That’s the real problem that I’ve had in life, I didn’t have any defense, or I wasn’t adequately prepared to deal with sociopaths. It’s been a real problem.”
“Dude, I feel embarrassed to say that it was hard for me to actually accept for a long time, I was in high school when I first really had to really come to grips that someone who loved you and cares about you, is supposed to be your friend, will lie to you and deceive you, and look at you in the face and tell you that they’re not doing anything of the sort. To me, it’s behavior that is so far removed from anything that I could even fathom, it’s not on the table. It doesn’t exist for me, that kind of thing, I don’t understand it. I didn’t understand how someone else could do that, and I had to learn some hard lessons man, and was very vulnerable when it came to dealing with people who were sociopaths, who will essentially stab you in the back, while giving you a hug.”