Dave Grohl: ‘Foo Fighters can split when we’ve released a single on Dischord Records’

Frontman recently unearthed a letter he wrote to label founder Ian Mackaye when he was 14

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Dave Grohl has said he wants Foo Fighters to release a single on iconic punk and hardcore label Dischord Records before they split up. Watch the interview above.

Dischord Records was set up by Ian Mackaye in 1980 and was home to band’s including Minor Threat and Fugazi. Earlier this week Mackaye shared a letter that Grohl wrote to him when he was just 14.

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Speaking to NME about the letter and his love for the label, Grohl gave more details about the story. “Ian sent me an email saying, ‘Look what i found cleaning out my attic’. It was this little letter that I sent him. I don’t know what the rest of the letter was. I think I was maybe 14 and I wrote Dischord Records a letter because I wanted someone to release my band’s demo tape, we were called Mission Impossible.”

The frontman concludes his anecdote by saying: “If the Foos could do a Dischord single, then we could break up. Done deal.”

Foo Fighters recently kicked off their UK and Ireland tour at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light with an epic, two and-a-half hour performance on May 25. Having also played in Manchester, the band will stop off in Ireland, London and Edinburgh before their Glastonbury Festival headline slot at the end of June.

Foo Fighters play:


London Wembley Stadium (June 19, 20)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (23)