Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett discussed his old fake hotel name in a new interview on KLOS’ Jonesy’s Jukebox.
“I kind of did take a fake name for a little while. I actually did that, but that was just really confusing. Like when I joined Foo Fighters, our tour manager was like, ‘We’ve got to put you under a fake name, because you’ll get calls.’ I was like, ‘Alright, whatever.’ It was all new, so I would check in as Billy Brag, which would just confuse my friends. Then when I finally realized, I don’t need to do that, nobody has ever called my room.”
He discussed playing smaller venues in an interview with Spokesman.
“I’ve always done it. I’ve always had little side things. Even Foo Fighters, we just went to play in a little club in the middle of the English countryside,” Shiflett said. “It’s not something I ever got away from.”
“From age 14 to 30, those were the places I played and lived. It’s not foreign to me. It is a lot more nerve-wracking to be the guy center stage, leading the charge, and you’re in a little club and its half full, and you’re playing a set list of songs people don’t know. It’s very daunting. It’s a very different experience than playing a stadium with 80,000 people singing along to every word. But that is the thrill of it, too. I love that energy.”