Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Dave Grohl: I love Gangnam Style

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl has hit back at pretentious pop critics by naming Gangnam Style one of his "favourite songs of the last ten years".

The Foo Fighters rocker weighed in on today's music industry during a speech at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival yesterday.

Going against many pop critics, Dave unapologetically praised South Korean star Psy's single.

"F**k 'guilty pleasure!'" Dave is quoted as saying on rollingstone.com. "What about just pleasure? I can honestly say that Gangnam Style is one of my favourite songs of the last ten years."

The legendary star also ridiculed the entertainment industry for American Idol style reality shows. Dave laughed about this as a standard for measuring talent.

"Imagine Bob Dylan singing Blowin' in the Wind in front of Christina Aguilera," Dave joked.

Dave discussed how he came to be part of grunge band Nirvana. The musician played the drums in the iconic rock group before forming Foo Fighters.

"They had songs. They had Kurt [Cobain]. What they didn't have was a drummer," Dave explained, adding he and frontman Kurt viewed music the same way. "It was honest, it was pure, it was real."

After Kurt's death in 1994, Dave spent 14 days recording solo material as part of his grieving process. This was what came to form the debut Foo Fighters album.

"I was writing songs about starting over," he reflected.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

A spiritual connection with the one you love is empowering. It feels wonderful to be with someone who shares your beliefs and values. Together, you can create a meaningful life. One of you may decide to break away from a conventional job for the sake of more rewarding work. The other will be in charge of creating financial stability. Be sure to express appreciation for each other's contributions. You make a great team. Best of all, you generate powerful chemistry.More