Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl does not want his music featured on Glee, nor does he appreciate bands being made to feel bad about this choice.
In a recent interview, Grohl dropped f-bombs on the Fox hit and its creator, Ryan Murphy, leaving absolutely no doubt about his feelings on either.
It’s unclear what prompted his rant, but Grohl was likely inspired by Kings of Leon and Slash and their un-Glee-ful decisions to turn down the show.
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f–king Glee,” he said. “Then the guy who created Glee is offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f–king show. F–k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.”
That about sums it up. But he wasn’t even close to done.
“The Glee guy, what a f–king jerk,” Grohl adds. “Slash was first. He wanted to do Guns N’ Roses. Slash is like ‘I f–king hate musicals. It’s worse than Grease.'”
“Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up 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, they’re snotty little a$$holes …'”
“It’s just like, ‘Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee.’ Me included.”
Bandmate Taylor Hawkins concurred, adding “Yeah, f–k that s–t.”
Glee covers of hit pop tracks have resulted in some huge sales, but there remains a faction of the industry that isn’t what you’d call enamored with it.
Before a legitimate war of words erupted, Kings of Leon passed politely at first, citing a policy not to sell songs for use in TV series and advertisements.
As for Slash, Murphy said: “Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.”
What do you think? Does Grohl have a point?