Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently voiced his opinion on the old debate of whether or not rock music is dead. During a recent interview with The Independent’s Leonie Cooper, he named a few stars who he believes to be upholding the spirit of the rock genre. Recently, Dave Grohl made claims about Foo Fighters breakup.
Dave Grohl opens up on the present scenario of rock music
Dave Grohl & the Foo Fighters are quite popular among the fans. They recently released a horror movie “Studio 666” which may not be doing great at the box office, but the demand for Foo Fighters and their music is still very much there.
In the movie, Jeff Garlin’s character goes on to say how “Rock ‘n’ Roll, it hasn’t been relevant for a long time” – a statement whose negative delivery probably shocked the fans.
However, the rock genre may not be making the headlines as much as it used to and Grohl argues how the rock ‘n’ roll attitude is very much present in some of the most popular young artists of current-day, with one artist, in particular, carrying on the spirit of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana:
“I can understand how it’s a different game nowadays for younger bands. There are a lot of great young bands that are f***ing killing it and have devoted fan bases. They might not be as popular as Nicki Minaj, but honestly, when I see f***ing Billie Eilish, that’s rock’n’roll to me. She started a revolution and took over the world.”
Additionally, it’s not just in the likes of Billie Eilish who carry the future of rock according to Grohl, as he also names an up-and-coming band (with decidedly more rock-sounding music) he’s very excited about – the British indie-rocking duo Wet Leg:
“Wet Leg is about to take over America. I do dig them. A friend of mine turned me on to them about six or seven months ago and I couldn’t get the song out of my head. Sometimes we’ll hang out at a friend’s house and just dance until four o’clock in the morning, and we’ll play ‘Chaise Longue’ on repeat, like over and over and over and over and over again.”