Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Rips ‘Glee’ Co-Creator Ryan Murphy
First Published: March 18, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If you’re a “Gleek” who’s waiting to hear the kids of McKinley High tackle Foo Fighters tunes, you may be waiting “Everlong.”
Dave Grohl, the rock band’s frontman, recently let his expletive-laden opinions fly regarding “Glee” and series co-creator Ryan Murphy’s derogatory comments aimed at bands that refuse to surrender licensing rights to the FOX hit.
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f***ing ‘Glee,’” Grohl told The Hollywood Reporter following the premiere of the band’s new documentary, “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth” in a story posted on Thursday. “And then the guy who created ‘Glee’ is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f***ing show… f*** that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do ‘Glee.’”
The former Nirvana drummer admitted he has attempted to watch the FOX musical comedy, but didn’t last long.
“I watched 10 minutes [of the show],” he told the site. “It’s not my thing.”
Grohl continued to express his displeasure with Murphy, telling Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins, “The ‘Glee’ guy, what a f***ing jerk. Slash was the first one [to refuse Murphy’s requests]. [Murphy] wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f***ing musicals. It’s worse than ‘Grease.’
“Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up old rock star, that’s what they f***ing do,’” Grohl continued. “And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Snotty little a**holes…’
“And it’s just like, ‘Dude, maybe not everyone loves ‘Glee’ — me included,’” he added.
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