Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently said he saw Billie Ellish a great hope for the future of rock, especially for his daughters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea seemed to echo these sentiments in a new Instagram post.
“Nothing better than daughters who love Billie Eilish @wherearetheavocados.”
Flea also wrote on Instagram, “So sad to hear about Ranking Roger leaving us. I saw him perform with the English Beat and I was absolutely gone in the rhythm and the melody. 💔💔💔 what a great performer and singer. Loved his ‘Tears of a Clown’ so much and of course ‘Mirror in the ‘Bathroom. ‘ he took time to talk with me when I was a teenager and I felt like I was at the center of the universe. The rhcp opened up for general public on our first tour too. ahh man Rest In Peace Roger. He was a true rocker.”
17-year old singer Billie Ellish was shocked by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently boldly stating that she is one of the reasons he has hope for rock and roll still being alive and having a bright future.
Eilish told Radio X that she was still gobsmacked by the comparison to Nirvana’s explosion, saying: “Can you even believe that? I can’t even believe that.”
“Are you kidding? He said rock isn’t dead because of me. Dude, I grew up on that shit. Like, huh? Rock, I can’t. Also Dave is such a sweetheart, and his daughters, I love them. His daughters, of course they’re good, because he’s their fucking Dad.”
“I was like 2 years old when [Nirvana] was a thing. Having an older brother, he always was into stuff, then I was into the same thing right after.”
It was reported that Grohl said at Pollstar Live last month, “My daughters are obsessed with Billy Eilish. And what I’m seeing happening with my daughters is the same revolution that happened to me at their age.
“They’re becoming themselves through her music. She totally connects to them. So we went to go see her play… and the connection that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991.”
“I would call that rock n roll. When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, I’m like…shit man….rock n roll is not even close to being dead…”
Grohl later clarified his reported statement on Twitter.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 14, 2019