Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl: ‘Glastonbury petition is only fuelling Kanye West’s fire’ – watch

Drummer Taylor Hawkins also reveals he's a neighbour of the rapper in NME interview

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Foo Fighters have hailed Kanye West‘s forthcoming headline slot at Glastonbury this weekend, comparing the rapper with hip-hop veterans Public Enemy.

In a video interview with the NME which you can watch above, frontman Dave Grohl also said the recent petition against the rapper, which attracted over 133,000 votes, will only help West’s cause.

“I don’t know that much about Kanye’s music but right now Kanye vs Glastonbury is about as close to that old-school [Public Enemy] vibe as you’re going to get,” he added.

“I don’t know who the dude is that started the petition but I think every one of those votes is only fuelling Kanye’s fucking fire and it could be the greatest show of all time.”

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Drummer Taylor Hawkins also revealed that he is a neighbour of the rapper.

“He lives pretty close to me, strangely enough,” he said. “Before he bought a house [in the neighbourhood] he was apparently looking at it and this estate agent told me that he was showing him the house and he looks round and says, ‘Is this place secure? Can anybody get in or out?’ And then right at that time I came flying down the hill [on my bike] into the neighbourhood.”

Hawkins said that West complained at first but backtracked when he realised that he was the drummer from the Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters recently cancelled their Glastonbury headline slot this Friday (June 26) after Grohl broke his leg at a gig in Sweden.

The band will be replaced by Florence And The Machine, who were previously booked to perform immediately before the group.

Following the news, Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has stated that she would “love” for Foo Fighters to headline the event in the future following their recent cancellation.