Dave Grohl: Greatest Hits feels like an "obituary"

Dave Grohl: unhappy with his Hits?
Dave Grohl: unhappy with his Hits? (Image credit: Jared Milgrim/Corbis)

The Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits was released this week, but the band's frontman, guitarist and singer Dave Grohl, doesn't sound too thrilled about it, likening it to "an obituary."

In an interview with The BBC, Grohl revealed that the group was asked by their label to do a hits disc a while back - and said no. "They started asking about four years ago, and we said, 'Don't we need some hits?'"

Even though Grohl and co eventually acquiesed, even recording two new tracks, Wheels (see video below) and Word Forward, for the 16-track set, the head Foo remains ambivalent.

"It still seems premature because we're still a functioning, active band," he said. "It's like a CliffsNotes version of what we've been doing for the last 15 years." Grohl even found fault with the tracklist: "I think there are better songs than some of those."

While Foo Fighters are taking "a long break," Grohl is now ready to rock with a band that probably won't be releasing a greatest hits collection anytime soon, Them Crooked Vultures, his new 'supergroup' that sees him drumming behind former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Queens Of The Stone Age's guitarist and singer Josh Homme.

(via BBC)

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.