Dave Grohl ‘right behind’ campaign to get Sex Pistols to Number One

Foo Fighters want to send 'God Save The Queen' to the top

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has backed the campaign to get Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One.

NME.COM is campaigning to send the record to Number One next week after it was cheated out of the top spot back in 1977.

’God Save The Queen’ was denied its rightful place at Number One because the authorities feared the punk anthem would spoil the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations 30 years ago.


We want to right that wrong by encouraging everyone to buy the record from October 8, the week it’s reissued on vinyl.

Either head down your local record shop from Monday or you can pre-order it now from 7digital.com/nme and it will count to next week’s chart.

Grohl has promised NME.COM he’ll be among those trying to get the single to the top next week.

“Am I backing the campaign to send ’God Save The Queen’ to Number One? Absolutely man!” he declared. “Name one rock musician who doesn’t consider that to be one of the greatest rock’n’roll records of all time.”

He added: “That’s a classic and it inspired everybody to do what we’re doing right now. Ah, yeah I’ll be there. If you need me to picket or protest I’ll be right behind you.”

Join the campaign to send Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One. Let us know what you think of the track by sending your thoughts to news@nme.com with Pistols as the subject, and we’ll print the best.