foo fighters: mine

I never realized how much band merch I actually owned. It only grows!

Can you guys point out what my favorite band is? (As if it wasn’t obvious) 😂

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Interviewer: I wanted to talk to you guys about performing with Ella, with Nirvana. That was a surreal experience watching that.
Taylor Hawkins [to Dave Grohl]: You played with Ellen?
Dave Grohl: No, Lorde! Her name is Ella. Well, when we were coming up with ideas for people to sing with us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thing, eventually it started to turn into this bigger idea that we would have women sing with us, and try to find people that represented the Nirvana aesthetic.
Some of them were friends, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Annie Clark of St Vincent - we had never met her before - she is a really powerful progressive awesome artist.
But I thought of Lorde because when that song ‘Royals’ came out, it really did sort of stand apart from everything else on modern top 40 or pop radio.
And it was such a huge hit! I remember sitting in the car and hearing it for the first time, and my kids were singing it, and I hadn’t even heard the song yet but they knew every word. And I was so happy that they were singing those words.
And for a song that I considered to be that meaningful and strong on popular radio, to me that was as much of a revolution as what happened in 1991 with all of these bands that started to break through all over the polished, pop shit.
And so I thought of her. She represents that next generation of revolution, maybe. She’s definitely a brilliant, powerful, really big presence or personality.
Although she’s so shy! It’s so crazy, man. She flew from I don’t even know where, Mexico City, she landed that morning, she got no sleep, we didn’t rehearse we just sound checked, we did it once, we did the show, I kinda said 'Hello’, she sort of looked at us as we went down the hall, she sang it, and that was it.
Like, 'Elvis has left the fucking building!’ It was crazy. And there were people we asked who didn’t want to do it, because they were just scared.
Pat Smear: Most of them!
Dave Grohl: People didn’t want to touch it. But she did it. She’s a badass.”