GROHL: THIS IS AWESOME

And he's also confused by sudden appearance of posters insisting Foo Fighters new album will appear this autumn...

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has said the idea of playing tonight’s (August 24) headlining slot at Reading was “awesome.”

Speaking to NME.COM ahead of the show, the former Nirvana drummer, who has toured a number of festivals this summer drumming for Queens Of The Stone Age, also declared himself confused by a rash of posters at summer events that have insisted the Foo Fighters would definitely release a new album this autumn.

“There were rumours that we were breaking up,” he said. “There were rumours that the album wasn’t going to be released and then we showed up at T In The Park and [those posters] were everywhere. To me they’re kind of funny.

“Most people aren’t used to members of bands being musicians, they’re used to this one product. They look at bands as teams rather than individual musicians. There’s nothing wrong with musicians jumping from band to band because at the end of the day you’re a musician, that’s the best thing about being a musician you can play it with a lot of different bands. I think that me just switching over to play drums with another band may have caught people off guard, but it’s not that big of a deal.”

Asked which he preferred, Grohl said:

“I mean imagine – coming up and headling the Reading festival as a frontman, that’s pretty awesome. But sitting back and playing drums with a band like Queens of The Stone Age, that’s just as cool, so it’s the best of both worlds. You’re all the way in the front or all the way in the back. I’d hate to be caught somewhere in the middle.”

Grohl would not be drawn on the mooted Nirvana Greatest Hits album, supposed due this autumn saying simply “We’re stuck in the middle of a lawsuit righht now, so I can’t talk about it.”