August 28, 2012 12:28

Justice: 'We'd only work with Dave Grohl if he used an alias'

French electronic duo fancy collaborating with Foos' man – but only if he uses another name

Justice: 'We'd only work with Dave Grohl if he used an alias'

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Justice have admitted they would like to work with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl – but only if he used an alias.

The French electronic duo, who released their last studio album 'Audio, Video, Disco' in October last year, told Digital Spy that they are hesitant to work with star-name artists as they believe it would divert attention away from their music.

With both Justice and Foo Fighters recently sharing a bill at Reading And Leeds Festivals, the band's Xavier de Rosnay said: "We don't normally do that type of thing, only for the reason that the enterprise calls for collaborations and not the inverse.

"We think you should know what you are going to do and if you need someone like Dave Grohl – which seems unlikely for us, although we love him – it would work in that sense." He then went on to say:

For Justice, we like to do things in an more low-key way and I think if we were to work with Dave Grohl we'd make it really discreet and make him use another name.


De Rosnay – who, along with bandmate Gaspard Auge, insisted earlier this year that the duo have no plans to produce any more remixes in the future, despite making their name by reworking tracks from the likes of Klaxons and MGMT – added: "Just because it sucks, especially when you're doing music, just to have a list of tracks that all have features. It dissolves everything and you lose the focus on what is important about the track."

Justice headlined the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading on Sunday evening (August 26), while Foo Fighters topped the bill on the festival's Main Stage. For the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands from Wednesday (August 29) or available digitally.

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