Foo Fighters Reveals Their Close Relationship To The Royal Family

Dave Grohl Told Some Really Funny Stories About The Band’s Relationship With The Crown

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

In a new interview with BBC Breakfast, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that Prince Harry once came to visit him in the hospital – bearing gifts.

“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.”

“It’s funny, our nanny was there and she came into the room with the kids and I said ‘This is Harry’ and it took her five or six minutes before she realised it was the prince of England. He’s a great guy,” he added.

Drummer Taylor Hawkins had a slightly different experience with the prince when he ran into him backstage at a show and he slapped him in the face to help with his jet-lag.

“At first when you meet him and it’s Prince Harry, wow, I’ve seen you on a lot of magazines in America,” he said. “And then you start talking and having a real talk. And I was like ‘Wow, I’m so jet-lagged right now’. We were getting ready to walk on stage, and I was tired and so jet-lagged and he just goes [slap].”

“I was like, ‘What was that?’ It was great, it was funny. I wore the slap with pride, he’s one of the boys.”

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

The Foo Fighters have been performing at London’s O2 this week, and they gave quite a show. On Tuesday, the band delivered a hit-packed set to a sold-out crowd at The O2 in London. They played a one-off show at the arena to celebrate the release of their ninth studio album, ‘Concrete and Gold’, which came out last Friday, September 15.

Kicking off with ‘I’ll Stick Around’ from their 1995 self-titled album, Foo Fighters played a career-spanning set that included the likes of ‘All My Life’, ‘Rope’ and ‘My Hero’. The band also gave a live debut to the ‘Concrete and Gold’ track ‘Make It Right’.

As well as covers of Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman’ and Queen‘s ‘Tie Your Mother Down’, the Foos also invited Rick Astley to join them on stage for a repeat performance of his hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ (which was mashed up with Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’).

 Grohl introduced Astley on stage by announcing: “Every now and then you meet a badass motherfucker. Will you please welcome one of the most badass motherfuckers: Rick Astley!” During the performance, Grohl jokily asked Astley why he was yelling at him, to which the singer replied: “Because I’m very nervous, Dave.”

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

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