Dave Grohl tells Kaiser Chiefs they’re ‘a bunch of amateurs’ in tour video skit – watch

Kaiser Chiefs played the video during their UK arena tour

Kaiser Chiefs have unveiled a video skit in which Dave Grohl gives them a fiery pep talk at one of their gigs.

The video, which is being played before the encore during each night of the band’s arena tour, sees the Foo Fighters frontman storming into the Kaiser Chiefs dressing room and delivering a sweary rant at each band member. “What the fuck was that?” Grohl screams. “What a fucking load of shit. Bunch of amateurs, all of you … You’re the Kaiser Chiefs, act like it.”

Grohl calls singer Ricky Wilson “Mr fucking celebrity TV judge” and adds: “If I was a fucking judge on that TV show and your band came up and played like that, you know what I would say? Your band played like [****].”


“Get your act together, you’re systematically destroying your legend,” he concludes.

The clip was filmed by the Kaiser Chiefs when they toured with Foo Fighters in South America and uploaded onto their official Facebook page. The band’s own headline tour finishes tomorrow at Leeds’ District arena, and they play at London’s O2 arena tonight.

Kaiser Chiefs will play:

London O2 Arena (February 13)
Leeds District Arena (14)

Ricky Wilson previously recounted an incident in which he told Dave Grohl he’s on TV talent show The Voice. “We had dinner the other night and I had to break the news to him that I’m on a television talent search contest,” Wilson said. “And I know that he’s not the biggest fan of those things, but he goes, ‘I don’t care if my friends are doing it’!”


Dave Grohl has hit out at TV talent shows such as American Idol and The X Factor, claiming that many contestants are judged far too harshly by judges that are not musically talented. He told NME: “I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves. That’s what bums me out about those shows where people are judged so harshly by fucking musicians that hardly even play an instrument on their own fucking albums. It makes me really mad.”

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