Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: 'We think we suck'

The frontman also added that 2011 was the best year of his whole life

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has said that he and his band think they "suck".

The frontman also said that Foo Fighters are a "really simple band" and that they still feel like the "five dorks" that they were when the band formed. Speaking to Billboard, Grohl said:

You have to understand, we're a really simple band. We think we suck and we try really hard to make good records and we practice. We don't feel like the biggest, best band in the world. We just feel like the same five dorks that were touring in a van 17 years ago, that hasn't changed.


Grohl went on to say that last year was the best year of his whole life. "It's been a good one, 2011 was very good to me,' he said. "I was at a New Year's Eve party and someone asked me how was my year, and I said I honestly think 2011 was the best year of my entire life, and I actually meant it."

The former Nirvana drummer also said that rock is currently "overlooked". He explained: "I don't think there's anything wrong with rock at all. It's overlooked. And right now, the current musical climate is not unlike it was back in 1991, right before Nirvana got popular."

He continued: "The late '80s was full of over-produced pop that kids had nothing to grab hold of – they had no way of connecting to this hair metal band singing about fucking strippers in a limousine on Sunset Boulevard. Who can relate to that? Then you had a bunch of formulaic pop songstress bullshit, and music was boring. And then a bunch of bands with dirty kids got on MTV and rock'n'roll became huge again. And I feel like that's about to happen. Something's got to give. It can't be song contests on television for the rest of our lives."

Foo Fighters recently confirmed they are planning to head into the studio to record a new album this year. The band only released their latest studio effort 'Wasting Light' in April 2011 but Grohl revealed on the band's official blog that he has already started compiling ideas for new songs.

The band have been nominated for six gongs including Album Of The Year for 'Wasting Light' at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which takes place on February 12 in Los Angeles.

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