Former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith recently uploaded rare demoes from The Colour and the Shape featuring himself playing drums before Dave Grohl eventually re-recorded his parts, leading to Goldsmith quitting the band in 1997. He also uploaded a new demo called “Down Into The Depths” by his new band Assertion. Dave Grohl revealed who he ripped off on “Everlong” yesterday.
Assertion wrote in the description of the song, “William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft, Foo Fighters and Brawley Banks) on drums and vocals, Bryan Gorder (Slorder, Blind Guides, The Speans) on bass, Justin Tamminga (Pig Snout, Blind Guides, Dying Trades) on guitars and vocals. Recorded and mixed at the Goldsmith residence by Justin Tamminga. Follow us: Facebook – www.facebook.com/assertionband or @assertionband. Instagram – www.instagram.com/assertionband or @assertionband.”
Dave Grohl discussed Foo Fighters’ early lineup changes in a new Guardian interview.
“I hadn’t become a band leader yet. It was still this experiment. I had no idea what I was doing. I almost made that second record to prove the first one wasn’t a one-off.”
He added, “It was a f**king mess. I don’t believe in the idea that conflict breeds creative results, but oh man! That was a difficult time that made for some really good songs. Again I was on someone’s fucking couch in a sleeping bag. I was basically homeless but I was free.” Dave Grohl revealed why he was booed after a terrible Foo Fighters threat last week.