Foo Fighters revealed they’re pals with Prince Harry in an interview to BBC earlier this week. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins told funny stories relating the royals. And the rock band isn’t the only one with a similar story.
The band just launched their ninth album ‘Concrete and Gold’ last week and received great reviews.The Killers also made a huge comeback delivering their fifth studio album earlier this week. These launchments are among the most anticipated of the year.
Turns out the fighters are big friends of the royal family
“When I had [my 2015 leg surgery] here in London, he was actually one of the first people to come visit me afterward. And he brought me a little pillow to put my iPad on while I was in recovery,” Grohl said. “Yeah, he’s the sweetest. I owe you a text, Harry. He came over and there was no entourage or anything.”
The Harry tale comes just after Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers joked to NME that the prince is a “great kisser.”
“We became pals 10 years ago. We just get along,” Vannucci Jr. shared about Harry, who was spotted backstage at the band’s headlining show at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park this past July.
Vannucci Jr. admitted he didn’t even know who Prince Harry was when they first met. “I knew nothing about the royals, so when I met him he was just a dude,” added the musician. “I’m a dude in a band and he’s a dude in London.”
The fighters rocked London
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Bringing back the good old sound
Foo Fighters and The Killers share stories about hanging out with royalty and now they share even more. Both bands made major releases in the last week, which are likely to prove among the best sellers of the year.
Two of the world’s biggest rock bands, get into the ring, with The Killers’ first album in five years, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, released exactly seven days after the Foo Fighters’ latest outing, ‘Concrete & Gold’.
These American heavyweights sit alongside a handful of modern, pre-vintage rock groups that are capable of selling out stadiums alone, and both releases are likely to prove among the best sellers of the year.
Both releases come packed with ceremony. Never afraid of an ambitious conceit, the Foo Fighters appear to have thrown the kitchen sink at this one, bringing in bestselling pop producer Greg Kurstin to add a commercial ear to their brand of anthemic grunge rock.
The writer-producer behind Adele’s comeback smash Hello, Kurstin is credited with selling more than 60 million records for the likes of Sia, Zayn, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Kylie Minogue – hardly the Foo’s target audience.
And after teasing the world that Concrete & Gold would feature a guest vocal from “probably the biggest pop star in the world” – prompting understandable speculation that Adele might feature – with clinical PR public relations timing, frontman Dave Grohl revealed, a week before the release, that Justin Timberlake was in fact the record’s mystery star.
Source: The Guardian