February 9, 2007 12:13

Foo Fighters react to Prince cover

Dave Grohl and co thrilled by Superbowl 'Best Of You' cover

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Foo Fighters have reacted to Prince’s cover of ’Best Of You’ at the Superbowl XL halftime show on Sunday (February 4).

The Foo Fighters have covered the Prince song ’Darling Nikki’ and the Prince-penned ’Drive Me Wild’ as B-sides.

Drummer Taylor Hawkins said: “Dude, I have no idea why he did it, but I’d love to find out. I mean, the thought went through my head that maybe he was doing it as a sort of ‘Fuck you’ to us, or maybe he really likes the song.

“Either way, it was pretty amazing to have a guy like Prince covering one of our songs - and actually doing it better than we did.”

Speaking about Prince’s reaction to the Foo Fighters cover ’Darling Nikki’ he said: “We wanted to put it out here in the States, but Prince wouldn’t let us. I heard that he didn’t like our version. Or maybe he didn’t like us doing it.”

Dave (Grohl loved ‘Darling Nikki’ because it was really funky. And so we just recorded our version in my garage, and somehow it ended up getting played on the radio - which was weird, because we just did it as a sort of joke.”

Hawkins said that the band were beginning to work on the follow up to 2005’s ’In Your Honour’, he told MTV News: “We’re just getting started on a new album, just demoing and stuff right now.”

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