Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighters: "We're totally dad rock"

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When Dave Grohl isn't making friends on Sesame Street, he's keeping the machine running for his tireless rock band Foo Fighters. Let's leave behind the time he once joined Nirvana as a drummer, and forget the fact that he uses the Grammy for 1999 album There is Nothing Left To Lose.

The enduring rock ambassador recently sat down with Whitney Cummings on her podcast Good for You and confidently admitted, "You know the whole dad rock thing? We're totally dad rock."

"Look, I'm 50 years old, I have fucking grey hair...the funny thing is, I have never considered our band cool and I like that." he embraced.

The Foo Fighters lead went on to discuss his band's album There Is Nothing Left to Loseand how the single "Learn to Fly" from the album drove its its inspiration from trying to make an AM Gold record.

"We've never been hip or cool. And I think the reason why we're still here is because we do kind of disconnect ourselves from the popular stuff that's going on, but also because what the f*** do we care," he said. "Like honestly, I just wanna play music. Having watched a lot of my friends not survive, I just want to be alive and play music and I really don't give a f*** if we're cool or not." 

Given that rock has few pioneers as successful and ceaseless as Grohl, it remains impossible to not give him and the Foo Fighters the credit they deserve. Grohl may be going grey and growing in age, but he stands out as having an epitome of a career that, whether "dad rock" or not, will continue to sell more vinyl records while remaining reliable, relatable, and interesting. 

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