Friday, March 18, 2011

Foo Fighters say F-U to Glee

The Foo Fighters know what’s what.

At SXSW in Austin this week, the band debuted their new documentary, “Back And Forth,” as well as played a rocking live set.

The Foos hooked up with some media for interviews afterwards, and were asked the dreaded “Glee” question.

Bottom line: they want no part of the Ryan Murphy-helmed show.

"It's every band's right, you shouldn't have to do f---ing 'Glee,'" head Foo Dave Grohl told The Hollywood Reporter . "And then the guy who created 'Glee' is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his f---ing show… f--- that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do 'Glee.'"

You might be wondering, has Grohl ever actually watched the show? As it turns out, yes, he gave "Glee" a whirl. "I watched 10 minutes. It's not my thing," Grohl grizzled. But he doesn't have as much of a problem with the series as he does with its creator.

Recounting anti-"Glee" comments made by Slash earlier this year and subsequent retorts by Murphy, Grohl explained to drummer Taylor Hawkins: "The 'Glee' guy, what a f---ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns 'n' Roses and Slash is like, 'I hate f---ing musicals. It's worse than "Grease."' Then [Murphy's] like, 'Well, of course he'd say that, he's a washed up ol' rock star, that's what they f---ing do.' And then Kings of Leon say, 'No, we don't want to be on your show.' And then he's like, 'Snotty little assholes…' And it's just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves 'Glee.' Me included."

Said Hawkins: "Yeah, f--- that shit."

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See also:

David Bowie: live album from 50th birthday concert due in April
Foo Fighters: covers album due on Record Store Day
NEW VIDEO: Foo Fighters – ‘Rope’
VIDEO: Foo Fighters play secret UK club show
VIDEO: Foo Fighters & Roger Daltrey rock NME Awards