Dave Grohl Reveals New Grunge Saviors In 2020

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Dave Grohl has detailed a band that ‘brings him back’ to how he felt in the late 80’s and early 90’s listening to music from the formative years of the alternative and Grunge era. AlternativeNation.net transcribed his remarks from a SiriusXM interview. Foo Fighters just angered fans with their comeback show.

“There’s another band from Los Angeles called Kills Birds that made a record in our studio recently. They have a few records, but again, they’re a younger rock, sort of jagged, new wave cool punk band, with this amazing lead singer, whose music I really dig.

I know I enjoy it when it brings me back to the way I felt when I was listening to The Jesus Lizard, or when I was listening to Dinosaur Jr., or when I was listening to all of the bands I loved in the late 80’s and early 90’s. So there is like this resurgence of bands who are just kicking ass, and doing it in a weird way that no one has really done it before. That’s the stuff I really dig.”

Grohl told Planet Rock about Foo Fighters’ new album Medicine at Midnight, “I started thinking about the direction that we should take for the next record. And I looked at our back catalog, and I thought, okay, we’ve covered a lot of territory in 25 years. We’ve made acoustic albums; we’ve made noisy rock records; we’ve made sort of midtempo singalongs.

And you look back, and you can use it as reference, but you don’t necessarily wanna revisit these places that you’ve already been. And so of all the things that we’ve done, I thought the one album we haven’t made yet is sort of a groove-oriented party album. I mean, if you were to hear the rest of the record, a lot of it is rooted in these grooves that come from Sly and the Family Stone and disco and two-step shuffle sort of thing.

As a drummer, I always think about that as a foundation, because that can really create the aesthetic or the vibe of an album. So I thought, okay, a lot of our favorite rock and roll bands over the years have that one record that’s a rock and roll record that you can really dance to — whether it’s The Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ or David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ or a Power Station record; things like that. I thought, ‘We haven’t really done that yet.’ A lot of our albums are really driving and sometimes kind of morose and melancholy, introspective. I was, like, ‘Fuck that! Let’s have a party. Let’s make that record where you can bounce around.'” Dave Grohl has some surprising solo material in the works in addition to Foo Fighters’ new album.