Dave Grohl faces off against Animal from The Muppets in ‘the ultimate drum off’ – watch

'What's that? A Bell?' - Grohl

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl – who has drumming previous that includes Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Garbage and Nine Inch Nails – has taken on Animal from The Muppets in a ‘drum off’.

Featuring at the close of episode 9 of The Muppets, ‘Going Going Gonzo’, the clip sees Grohl and Animal give each other a few cheeky verbals, bash their kit and eventually scatter their drums across the stage area. Videos have emerged following the first premiere of the show in Canada. The episode also features Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing a duet with Miss Piggy.

Blink-182‘s Travis Barker has also taken on Animal, when the two faced off on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2012, the same day The Muppets picked up a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

News of Grohl’s battle came out a couple of weeks ago, with Grohl billed as a ‘nemesis’ for Animal, after he ‘took his place’ in the 2011 film The Moopets.

Watch the drum off video via Facebook, below:

IT’S ON! – THE ULTIMATE DRUM OFF – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl vs…

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Posted by Musicology Online on Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Jim Henson’s much-loved kids show returned in September, with a new ‘contemporary, documentary-style show’ airing on US network ABC.

The new Muppets series is being steered by Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, and Bob Kushell, formerly an executive producer on 3rd Rock From The Sun. Prady is a longtime Muppets writer who scripted the 1990 TV special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.

Foo Fighters, meanwhile, released a new, free-to-download EP entitled ‘St Cecilia’ last week, dedicating the end-of-world-tour EP to victims of the Paris tragedy,

This project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…” Grohl wrote. “There is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.”

“To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.”