Dave Grohl Reveals Foo Fighters & Major Band Have Saved Rock: ‘It’s Alive & Well’


Gene Simmons can rest easy, as rock is no longer dead according to Dave Grohl. Grohl told BBC that Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age have made it ‘alive and well.’ Alternative Nation transcribed Grohl’s comments.

“It was great because we were one block away from Queens of the Stone Age while they were making their record. So every day, we would sneak over to each other’s studios and steal donuts and coffee. We were listening to each other’s records just like, rock and roll is alive and well. These two records honestly, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters should join forces and just take over the world right now.”

Foo Fighters will release their new album Concrete and Gold on September 15th. Queens of the Stone Age are set to release their seventh album Villains on August 25th and will play London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin in November. Queens have a string of shows in Australia in July, before heading off to North America in September and October.”

Radio X’s Gordon Smart asked the frontman if any surprise appearances might be on the cards. Homme replied: “Well I love surprises and one of the greatest ways to learn to make a secret is to learn to keep one.”

“But wouldn’t it be amazing if we just turned up at some festival, wouldn’t that would be crazy?”

Dave Grohl hinted in this new BBC interview that it is a possibility that Queens of the Stone Age will join Foo Fighters as a surprise at Glastonbury. “We’ll see what happens.”

Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age will perform together at Cal Jam in October.