Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer criticises Foo Fighters for a ‘lack of danger’

Matt Sorum described Dave Grohl and co's live shows as predictable

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum has said that Foo Fighters lack “danger”, describing their live shows as predictable.

Sorum is currently touring with supergroup Kings Of Chaos, which features the likes of Duff McKagan and ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.

Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, Sorum compared Bach to Axl Rose, saying: “They’re both powerhouses. I think it’s a bit of a lost art form.”

He added: “A lot of the bands that are coming out now, you don’t really hear those kinds of powerful voices… You know, I see bands with lead singers who are really nice. Squeaky clean. And I really don’t feel I’m getting that wild, rock ‘n’ roll sensibility that I want.”

Sorum then turned his attention to Foo Fighters: “I love Dave Grohl, don’t get me wrong. But he’s a drummer who got out front with a guitar. Is there any danger in it? Not really.”

He continued: “If you go to a Foo Fighters show, you’re gonna see a band play their set, and everything is gonna go down nice, and he’ll thank the crowd, and everyone’s gonna go home and go ‘Wow, that was a really nice rock ‘n’ roll show’. Not everything went perfect in any of the bands I’ve been in, but I know one thing: People on their way home were going ‘Holy shit, what was that?'”


Sorum recently refused to comment on rumours that Guns N’ Roses’ classic line-up will reform. Slash has also declined to comment when asked about the reports.

Foo Fighters, meanwhile, have launched a new website which features a clock counting down to a mysterious, unexplained event.

Some fans have suggested that a second season of Sonic Highways might be coming, while others have opined that it may be the date that Dave Grohl’s leg cast is removed.