For Dave Grohl, few musical influences are as important as David Bowie — so when the Foo Fighters band leader says his group‘s new batch of tunes reminds him of Bowie, that means Grohl is feeling *very* proud of what he and the guys have in store.
In a video chat with Los Angeles’ 98.7 FM over the weekend, Dave talked up the next Foo Fighters album, which is apparently already in the can:
“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove,” said Grohl. “To me, it’s our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”
Grohl’s reverence for Bowie was driven him to great effect recently in one of his posts on his Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories. Detailing a surreal email back-and-forth with the Thin White Duke himself, Grohl made it abundantly clear how deeply he prays at the altar of Bowie.
During the chat with 98.7, Grohl also touched on Post Malone’s recent at-home tribute to Nirvana that found the superstar rapper playing some classic songs made famous by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Grohl.
I am moved!!!!! pic.twitter.com/vGGDLvup93
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 24, 2020
Grohl expressed enthusiasm about the set as well:
To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’ I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.
Be sure to read Grohl’s passionate essay on live music and how much we all want it back in our lives, which was published in the Atlantic on Monday: