"Foo Fighters" frontman Dave Grohl thinks that "Foo Fighters" is a very stupid name for a band

The rock star spoke at SXSW and said that choosing a good band name is very hard


Prachi Gupta
March 15, 2013 1:54AM (UTC)

Apparently, "Foo Fighters" frontman Dave Grohl does not like the name of the band that he started in 1994. Speaking candidly onstage at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW on Thursday, the former Nirvana drummer admitted that "finding a good band name is still the hardest fucking part" of founding a band. "Foo Fighters is the stupidest fucking name," he said, according to NME.

That wasn't the only surprising personal insight Grohl dropped: He also admitted that Psy's viral sensation "Gangnam Style" "is one of my favorite songs of the past decade."

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Grohl told Billboard that his stupidly named band is taking a different approach with its next album, saying that he has "a crazy idea of what I want to do with the next record and how we record it. It's not conventional. It won't be a conventional record." The album follows 2011's "Wasting Light." Drummer Taylor Hawkins says that it's "just sort of a germ in Dave's head at this point. He says he's got a lot of ideas. We haven't really gotten down to brass tacks. I don't know what the path will be. It's always a little different, which is good."


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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