Original Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith ripped Dave Grohl in a new Facebook post. Goldsmith played with Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel in Sunny Day Real Estate.
“Recently by way of objective ears I have been reminded of the fact that the greatest Sunny Day Real Estate record ever made remains silenced, abandoned and buried within the murkiest depths of David Grohls sock drawer. It’s both a shocking slap of reality and a swift kick in the balls. Gets harder to handle each time. Somehow someday – something has to be done.
The tragedy of it is literally manifesting into physical pain. It honestly feels like someone has taken a part of me as a human being and locked it in a closet. My wife looked at me this evening and said ‘I am starting to understand what’s been haunting you for the past 6 years because it’s starting to haunt me as well.’
This is not the first time I’ve had my voice taken from me. But now This music hasn’t just been taken away from me anymore – now it’s been taken away from my children. Unforgivable.”
Nate Mendel has disputed Goldsmith’s claims, telling Consequence of Sound that Grohl is not the reason for any material being unreleased. Mendel said, “There is no truth to this story.”
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