Foo Fighters frontman talks up possibility of him staging his own event every year
Dave Grohl has said that he should have his own music festival.
The Foo Fighters frontman revealed his dream in a discussion with the media in London on Wednesday (November 12) that NME was in attendance at. Speaking about rumours that his band will headline Glastonbury, talk turned to the possibility of Grohl helming his own event.
“You know what? We’re already kinda doing our own thing,” Grohl said. “The 4th July next year is the 20th anniversary of our first record coming out. So years ago I thought ‘You know what I wanna do, I wanna play the stadium in the town I grew up.’ I thought ‘RFK Stadium in Washington D.C’ That’s where we need to celebrate our 20th anniversary on the 4th of July’.”
“That date was the day the first record came out [in 1995] so we put together this insane bill like Buddy Guy and LL cool J, and Joan Jett and Trombone Shorty and there’s fucking fireworks and I’m leading a motorcycle rally into the stadium. The whole thing is just completely insane and so we put the whole thing together and it sold like 40,000 tickets in a day or whatever and I thought, ‘Fuck, I should I should have my own festival and have it every year.'”
Foo Fighters are current favourites to headline Glastonbury 2015, with William Hill recently cutting the band’s odds from 14/1 outsiders to 8/11 favourites.
The band recently announced plans for a 2015 tour of the UK, set to take place in May and June of next year, with a open window to appear at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury, which will take place June 24-28, 2015. They will play Sunderland Stadium Of Light on May 25, Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on May 27, London’s Wembley Stadium on June 19 and 20 and Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium on June 23. Tickets go on pre-sale November 19 and on general sale at 10am on November 21.
Meanwhile, drummer Taylor Hawkins has revealed that he thinks new album ‘Sonic Highways’ is as close to being perfect as the band could have possibly made it.
Speaking to NME about the album, which was released on November 10, in the video below, Hawkins says: “We like the way our band sounds, naturally. I want drums to sound like drums, as opposed to a drum machine. We kept it as humanly perfect as possible but nothing more. It’s as perfect as we can be, which is not perfect.”
See below to watch now.