Dave Grohl Assures Irish Fans Foo Fighters Are Not Getting Notions


Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has assured the band’s Irish support that the release of their horror-comedy Studio 666 has not given them notions.

Studio 666 hits Irish cinemas today. It was also made when the band were putting their Medicine At Midnight album together last year.

Grohl On “a bunch of drinks, set up some cameras, buy some fake blood and wind up a chainsaw”

However, their lead singer Dave Grohl was quick to dismiss the idea of the band developing notions or ideas above their station.

“You’d have to ask them what they think our intentions or expectations are for the film!”, Grohl said.

He continued, “I mean, listen, if you had the opportunity to gather a bunch of your friends, have a bunch of drinks, set up some cameras, buy some fake blood and wind up a chainsaw, you know, for a good time, then I think we’ve succeeded in that!”. 

“But, you know, we take the albums very seriously, we take the live shows very seriously”.

“And after 26 years, we’re basically looking for things to entertain ourselves. Whether it’s making a Bee Gees tribute record or a full-length feature horror film, we’re still having fun with it. Thank God!”. 

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“Nobody got it”

Speaking about Studio 666 with Grohl, Foos bassist Nate Mendal revealed that “nobody got it” when band members told family and friends that they were making a film.

“No matter how much you’d explain it!”, he said.

“‘I gotta go. I’m meeting up with the guys, we’re making a movie. Oh yeah? Like a video? Yeah, but’s like a full-length feature movie. Yeah, but so there’s, like, music in the last 20 minutes? No! We’re acting in a horror movie that’s going to last an hour and a half long! I don’t get it…'”. 

Dave Grohl then interjected, “It was like Halloween lasted for six weeks!”. 

“And it’s my favourite holiday, so why not?! We decided to take it there”, he added. “When you come up with these ridiculous ideas and they actually make it all the way to completion, the biggest reward is just having pulled it off. It’s, like, the accomplishment – whether it’s Ben-Hur or not!”. 

Grohl also echoed Nate Mendel’s sentiments, as he hopes that Irish music lovers will be able to catch Foo Fighters live.

“I mean, we have a [tour] schedule coming up – and it’s always growing. We’ve had so much fun coming over for the last 25/26 years that it’s not something we’d want to miss”, Grohl said.