Dave Grohl Announces New Foo Fighters Member


Dave Grohl confirmed in a new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that longtime keyboardist Rami Jaffee is now an official member of Foo Fighters.

Grohl said, “You know, it’s just so easy when the 5 of us, 6 of us now, get together.”

Lowe asked, “That’s official by the way?”

Grohl responded, “”Who, Rami? Rami’s been in for 14 years or something, it’s been awhile.”

Lowe said, “I know but I saw him in the photo, it makes a difference, 6 now.”

Grohl added, “He’s such a big part of the band too. He’s amazing, if you’ve ever hung out with him, he’s the sweetest guy in the world. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.”

“He’s amazing, but when we get together and play, it sounds the way it sounds. Of course I grew up loving and listening to artists that would constantly evolve, like Bowie, so many bands that would sort of weave their way through their career, going right and left.”

“It’s strange when I hear the song ‘Run’ when we started playing it for people some people said it wasn’t like us and some said it did. I think it sounds exactly like us. Every record we go into make we go in thinking we’re gonna make ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ or ‘The White Album’ but at the end of the day we end up with a Foo Fighters record there’s nothing we can do.”

He added: “I don’t think I’m a Beatle or John Lennon I don’t think I’m a great songwriter. I have to write something and play it for someone and say ‘Is that ok?’ I kinda second guess everything we do.”

“I assume everyone I know doesn’t like my band. My friends, family, it’s not required. You don’t have to like the Foo Fighters.”