LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- Inothernewz.com was recently invited to the home of Dave Grohl, the frontman for rock supergroup Foo FIghters, for an exclusive one-on-one interview regarding the future of the band. The following is an excerpt of the interview transcript which took place on November 21, 2013.
Inothernewz (ION): Thank you for having us at your beautiful home, Dave. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Dave Grohl (DG): Thanks for flying out to see me. It’s great to have you here and happy holidays to you and all your loyal readers.
ION: Let’s get right to it, shall we? Recently there have been numerous rumors swirling that Foo Fighters are considering a change in genre, that perhaps you and your bandmates are thinking about transforming the band entirely. Any truth to that?
DG (laughs): Yes, there is some truth to that.
ION: Care to elaborate?
DG: Well, as many of our diehard fans know we’ve recently taken a short hiatus from touring, following our last album, Wasting Light. Me and the boys had a sit down a while ago and we had a hashing out of sorts. We realized that we’re on top right now, that there really isn’t anything left for us to achieve in the rock genre anymore. We are who we are because of rock and roll. We thought maybe it was time to move onto another area, to see if we could make it as a band in some other music realm.
ION: And what did the band ultimately decide, Dave?
DG: We decided that we’d start writing another rock album, our last, and then move on to Christian Gospel.
ION: Christian Gospel? I just want to reiterate to our readers and to the millions of Foo FIghters fans across the globe that you’re serious about this.
DG: Oh yeah, we’re definitely serious about all of it. After our eighth album comes out and we tour some, we plan to start writing a Christian Gospel album and support it with a worldwide tour. We anticipate all of that happening sometime in 2015.
ION: Obviously, this will come as a huge shock to all your mainstream fans. Why hasn’t there been any official announcements on your Twitter account?
DG (laughs): Ah, gotta love the power of Twitter. Well, to be perfectly honest, we’re playing a couple of shows in Mexico City in early December, as you may know. We were planning on making an official announcement sometime after that, even before our last rock album comes out. We have an internal timeline, me and the guys.
ION: All the band members are fully on board with this move to Christian Gospel? Are they all religious?
DG: Yes and yes. We’re in this one hundred percent, all of us. Not a lot of people know just how religious we are. I go to church here in Southern California every Sunday that we’re not on tour. I play Christian Gospel at home, to the kids. It soothes them.
ION: What do you say to all your non-Christian fans who may be turned off by your decision to become a Christian Gospel band?
DG: Our fans are some of the most loyal in the world, man. They come to our shows and rock out like the crazy bunch of bastards they are. I love our fans. We know they’ll support us no matter what. And even if they don’t, we still love them.
ION: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the millions of fans who love Foo Fighters?
DG: Just that we truly love and thank you all for the support you’ve shown us through the years. It’s because of all of our fans that we’ve made it to the top and have the courage and stability to try something new with our lives and our band. I’m speaking for the band when I say I hope to see you all at our concerts in the future. God Bless.