Foo Fighters Member Betrayed By Bandmate: ‘He Didn’t Defend Me To Dave Grohl’


Former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith has been in the news recently for heavily criticizing Dave Grohl, and claiming he played a role in Sunny Day Real Estate never releasing their fifth album, though he later clarified his statement with additional reasoning, while still throwing shade at Grohl. This new story has led to Foo Fighters fans resurfacing an interview that Goldsmith did on The Trap Set with Joe Wong in 2016 that was not circulated at all in the press at the time.

Alternative Nation transcribed his comments about feeling that bassist Nate Mendel had gone back on their agreement to be in Foo Fighters as a ‘team.’

“Nate and I had a rule where we were basically a team. We were basically together, or not at all. We were either going to be doing this together, or not at all, we’re a package deal. That was kind of like our thing, we were brothers. That’s true man, if he would have gotten kicked out, I would have split, I absolutely would have split, I would have gone with him. When push came to shoved, of course I didn’t say, ‘You have to quit!’ But not only did he not hold up to that end of the deal, which I didn’t expect him to, but he didn’t try to defend me. He didn’t try to defend me on every level.”

Wong said that it seems like William has forgiven him.

Goldsmith responded, “Yeah, Nate just has a different approach towards things. When good people don’t do anything, bad people get to do whatever the fuck they want.”

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