Dave Grohl Calls "Gangnam Style" One Of His Favorite Songs Of The Past Decade
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.15.2013
NME reports that Dave Grohl gave the keynote speech at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday. He put on glasses to read it and said that he hopes he still looked like a rock star.
During the 50-minute speech, he said that he was not the best drummer in the world, and talked about the name of his band. He said: "Finding a good band name is still the hardest fucking part... Foo Fighters is the stupidest fucking name."
Meanwhile, he also said that he loves PSY's song "Gangnam Style", adding: "I can truthfully say out loud that 'Gangnam Style' is one of my favoriite songs of the past decade."
He also talked about the bidding war that Nirvana was involved with in 1990. He said: "" [Kurt said] 'We wanna be the biggest band in the world...' I laughed, I thought he was fucking kidding... How Kurt even thought we could make a ripple in this mainstream world of polished pop music was beyond me."
The speech then turned to his documentary film Sound City, about the "shithole" studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind. He said the sessions were "the sound of three people playing like their life depended on it". The label only pressed 35,000 copies of their album at first, but they were soon selling He said: "That ripple that had been so unimaginable had become a tidal wave."
Finally he commented on Cobain's death and said: "When Kurt died I was lost, I was numb. The music I had devoted my life to had now betrayed me. I turned off the radio, I put away my drums."
Grohl's Sound City Players will perform tonight at Stubb's in Austin, Texas.