Foo Fighters ‘Less Popular’ Than Metallica?


Dave Grohl discussed Foo Fighters playing Live Earth with Metallica at London’s Wembley Stadium in a new BBC interview.

“I imagined we’d be first on the bill because we were the least popular of any of the bands,” says Dave. ​“I got there and looked at the schedule and we were on after Metallica, after Genesis, after Pussycat Dolls!

“They only give you 25 minutes onstage so we looked at each other like, ​‘Okay, let’s do that thing that Queen did at Live Aid, just play the songs that people know.’ ”

He also discussed Biffy Clyro, YUNGBLUD, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Royal Blood and Zara Larsson coming together under the banner of the Live Lounge All Stars to cover Foo Fighters’ Times Like These.

“I was blown away. They started sending me the vocal takes, and I thought, ​‘Oh my god, these people can sing.’ In our version we sound like Motörhead in a pub down the street, now I’m hearing all of this and it’s amazing. The funny thing is I watched with my daughter who is a fan of all these people and I’m like Gandalf The Grey,” he laughed.