GROHL ON THE RIGHT TRACK

The Foo Fighters frontman claims writing music for movies is the "retirement plan for any musician"...

FOO FIGHTERS drummer DAVE GROHL has said he plans to move into writing film soundtracks, claiming it is the “retirement plan for any musician”.

Speaking in an interview on XFM to be broadcast tomorrow evening (December 15), Grohl said he has already been offered a score, which he “really wants to do”. He said: “There are people that just move on into that and it becomes a great way to exercise your creative muscles and do something worthwhile – that’s kinda like the retirement plan for any musician. It’s like you tour your arse off, you get tired, all you want to do is stay at home. And then you have this career opportunity, which is watching TV and writing music!”

Grohl said he was increasingly unhappy with doing massive tours “to promote a product”. He said: “I started touring when I was 17 years old. I’m almost 32!

“I mean, we love playing live. We’ve become better at it and we’re happy, because the other night we were playing and I remember what it felt like to play in 1995, and I know what it feels like to play now, and it’s a world of difference, it really is.

“You know, it’s a whole different vibe. I don’t ever want to stop doing it, but you know there’s the whole side of being in a band which is touring like mad, to promote a product.”

In addition, according to MTV, Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will feature and score the independent film ‘Our Burden Is Light’. In the film, Mendel plays bass in a punk band called Bleeder. Speaking about the project, he said: “I thought it was scary, ’cause I’ve really just played bass before and never really written too many songs on my own. They asked me to do it, I said, ‘Sure’, and I thought about it and was like, ‘Well, I don’t really know how to do that.’ But I just figured it out along the way. It was really fun.”

Foo Fighters play a show this evening at the Glasgow Barrowlands (December 14).