Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Foo Fighters removed from Emmy Awards lineup by Fox

Dave Grohl has revealed the Foo Fighters were removed from the lineup at the 67th Prime Time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

"We were supposed to play on the Emmys,” Grohl told TMZ, “and we were gonna play on the Emmys, and then they kicked us off."

The band later released a statement on the issue to Rolling Stone, saying, "The band and the Academy were extremely happy and excited to have Foo Fighters play as the first ever rock band on the Emmys. Fox then refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning Sonic Highways. That is why the band decided not to perform."

The documentary series won a pair of Emmys as part of the Creative Arts Emmys event on September 20, the day before the prime time television event.

The 8-episode project – which featured a behind the scenes look at the making of the group’s 2014 album of the same name – was honored for Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)

“Sonic Highways” was also nominated for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Informational Series.

See also:

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Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways wins pair of Emmy Awards
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