Dave Grohl responds to critics who say Foo Fighters never change their sound

He also reveals the secret to their survival

Dave Grohl has responded to criticism that Foo Fighters never change their sound – saying that he’s “never felt the need to chase something different”.

Across their nine albums over 23 years, the band have evolved but rarely strayed too far from their trademark arena rock sound. Now, Grohl has revealed that he’s only ever felt the inclination to stay true to the band.

“I’ve never felt the need to chase something else,” said Grohl told British Airways’ High Life Magazine. “And we get cursed for it: ‘Oh God, it’s another Foo Fighters record.’ Well, yeah! I don’t wanna make a reggae record.”

Elaborating on the key to their longevity, Grohl continued: “We are like brothers. It sounds trite but it’s true. Imagine being on a family trip for 20 years. That’s what it’s like being in the Foo Fighters.

He added: “You just have to steer the ship. As time passes it goes from being a dingy to a yacht.” Ever the cheeseball, he concludes that the music is what keeps Foos alive, man.

“There’s a quote, ‘The fish always starts thinking from the head.’ Well, if you’re the face on the cover of British Airways’ High Life magazine, you’d better be writing good songs for everybody.”

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Foo Fighters will be returning to the UK and Europe for a string of tour dates kicking off this month. Tickets are available here.

Their latest album ‘Concrete And Gold’ is out now.