Don’t count on hearing a Foo Fighters hit anytime soon on ‘Glee‘. Frontman Dave Grohl says that after watching 10 minutes of the show that it’s “not my thing,” adding “not everyone loves ‘Glee.’ Me included,” claiming that he and his bandmates are squarely in the corner of Kings of Leon and Slash. As in, 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,” Grohl told THR following the premiere of Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, the new Foo Fighters documentary which just made its South By Southwest debut.
Basically, their problem isn’t so much with the show – which they don’t like, but so what? – as it is with Murphy, who takes offense whenever someone doesn’t want their music being used. Grohl took a potshot at Murphy, saying that he 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.’”
Grohl isn’t the only Fighter who isn’t into the show – Drummer Taylor Hawkins feels the same as his bandmate, calling Murphy a ‘jerk’ He is particularly angry that Murphy criticized Kings of Leon and Slash for refusing to allow him to use their music. Murphy branded Kings of Leon “self-centred a*******” after they told him he couldn’t use their hit ‘Use Somebody‘ on his show. Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz also declined to license his band’s music to the show, making the remark that ‘Glee’ will be “forgotten in a few years.” Slash of Guns and Roses was the first to publicly turn down Murphy’s request, saying that he drew the line at the show because “’Glee’ is worse than ‘Grease’ and ‘Grease’ is bad enough.”
In the rock world, that would be called ‘selling out.’ After what Glee did to Thriller, they need to KO that show. The Ryan Murphy claws should be coming out soon.
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