Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl talks going solo, but how would that turn out?

by Martin
Foo Fighters will also perform in London this month

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Foo Fighters recently released their eighth studio album ‘Sonic Highways’, and so far, it’s proving to be a huge success and a big hit with fans.

However, as we reported yesterday, frontman Dave Grohl revealed that in terms of the Official Albums Chart in the UK, Foo Fighters are currently being beaten by Pink Floyd and their new album, but he apparently doesn’t mind one bit, bless him.

At present, Pink Floyd are at the top of the charts, but we won’t know officially if they’ve beaten the Foo Fighters until the charts are unveiled on Radio 1 later today.

But back to Dave, and he’s found time in his busy schedule of planning a tour and promoting the new release to talk about the fact that he’s considered doing some solo work.

Foo Fighters will release their eighth album in November

Foo Fighters will release their eighth album in November

In an interview with Gigwise ahead of the announcement of a series of UK tour dates set for 2015, Grohl was asked if he would ever consider writing for other musicians, or if he could even go solo at some point.

He replied: “I’ve never written a song for someone else, I don’t know how to do it.”

However, he’s apparently tried to in the past, but it didn’t go well. He added: “It’s just like blind date sh**…”

Expanding on that statement, he said: “The last thing you want to do is wind up with the most beautiful woman you’ve ever met, and [find out that] she can’t kiss. That’s happened, and it sucks!”

The frontman went on to say that giving someone else a Foo Fighters song wouldn’t work anyway because people would instantly recognise it and say, “That’s a f****** Foo Fighters song!”

As to going solo, Dave said: “I considered making a record on my own, but if I did, I’m sure it would just sound like a Foo Fighters record – that’s one of the reasons why I don’t do it.”

But would he ever consider changing his style in order to go it alone? It seems not as he added that he won’t “do some reggae record,” before explaining: “In Nashville, there’s singers, then there’s songwriters. I haven’t ever really been a part of that.”

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As mentioned above, earlier this week, the Foo Fighters announced their plans to tour the UK next year on a run of dates to promote their latest studio release ‘Sonic Highways’. Check out the dates here.