Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl: ‘I’m glad we’re competing with Adele at Grammys’

Rocker reckons being lumped in with '21' singer means they're 'doing something right'

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl has said he’s glad he’s competing with Adele at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards (February 12).

Although Adele and Grohl’s band will go head-to-head in six different categories including the Best Album gong, the frontman told The AP that he was honoured to be vying for awards with the ’21’ songstress.

He said:

I’m glad that we’re with Adele in the same category. It means we’ve done something right. I think she gives us all hope. She’s made an incredible record, and she’s an incredibly talented artist, so maybe it is true that the cream actually rises to the top.


Grohl also said that he hadn’t planned any acceptance speech in the event that he did win an award, adding: “I never plan what I’m going to say when I get up on stage. My father was a speechwriter, and my mother was a public speaking teacher, and one thing that I’ve learned in life is that you never want to read a speech.

“You just want to go up and give it. That always jinxes it, anyway. The last thing you want to do is walk out of there with a speech in your pocket that you didn’t get to read.”

Grohl’s plaudits for Adele aren’t the first time he’s praised the singer. Last month (January 10), he claimed that the music industry needed more artists like her and insisted that people would be willing to buy albums if they were all as good as ’21’.

Both Foo Fighters and Adele are scheduled to perform at this weekend’s ceremony, with the latter playing live for the first time since undergoing vocal chord surgery in America last year.