Dave Grohl Doesn't Like Glee, REALLY Doesn't Like How Ryan Murphy Reacts if Band Turns Down Glee

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Don't expect a Foo Fighters tribute episode on Glee anytime soon.

Frontman Dave Grohl made clear in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he does not want his music featured on Glee, nor does he care for its creator, Ryan Murphy.

Defending acts like Kings of Leon and Slash that refused to grant Glee the rights to their songs, Grohl resents Murphy for his comments toward his counterparts.

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"It's every band's right, you shouldn't have to do f--king Glee," he said.

"But then the guy who created Glee is offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his f--king show. F--k that guy for thinking everybody should want to do Glee."

"The Glee guy, what a f--king jerk," Grohl adds. "Slash was first. [Glee] wanted to do Guns N' Roses. Slash is like 'I f--king hate musicals. It's worse than Grease.'"

"Then [Murphy's] like, 'Well of course he'd say that, he's a washed up rock star. That's what they do. Then Kings of Leon say, 'No, we don't want to be on your show.'"

"And then he's like, well, they're snotty little a$$holes. It's like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included." Well, that leaves little to the imagination.

What do you think? Does Grohl have a point about Murphy's comments, if not the show itself? Or should bands be grateful for the opportunity?

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It's fine that he doesn't fancy Glee, but he didn't have to be so vulgar about it to make his point.
Musicians. Tsk.


I love Dave Grohl, I hate glee. Dave thank you for making my night when I read this article.


I've never liked The Foo Fighters. Their songs don't come close to Kings of Leon's or Slash's. And with a frontman like Grohl,all I've heard from him so far, aside from one song I saw on MTV, was him throwing out a fan at his concert and yelling at him while he was it.
You don't see the frontman of KoL going out publicly to trash Ryan Murphy who is in part also an a**hole.
I agree that I only came to know of some bands (some that have gone into oblivion) through Glee, so if TFF wants to act so friggin high and mighty then so be it.


So what? Grohl gave Murphy what he deserved, and put him back in his place. Its never good when someone thinks they're top stuff when they make a successful show. I personally hate Glee, but i don't mind it for people who enjoy it. If bands are happy to let Glee use their music, its cool, but if they don't, this Murphy jerk should just accept it and not be a moron about it. GO GROHL


Dave, that is why I look up to you.
I completely agree.


I am with Elton John. Musicians should not forget this: you make music for the people and if they sing your song, it is an honour. Before Glee I have not heard about my chemical romance, now I am a fan. it is a good thing, even (you may think I dont) they suck when they do the cover.


I like to hear songs on Glee that I've never heard of.That gets me interested in the originals. I think that is a good thing! But if a band doesn't want their music performed it's their choice and shouldn't be put down for it.


@ Maria, I like how you are critical of Dave Grohl using the F-Bomb but kids having sex with each other on Glee is okay. The word is bad, but all the characters effing each other on the show is cool. Dave is right, it's okay to say no to Glee. And I think Murphy is getting full of himself, expecting everyone to say yes to him. Not everyone is a fan. If someone doesn't want to do it, even if they say it in harsh words, be the bigger man. Just walk away.


I absolutely agree with all the neutrals here. Obviously, Ryan Murphy wasn't the most considerate, I mean if don't want your music shown publicly on Glee than that is fine and that shouldn't be crapped on. Even by a show as universally successful as Glee. But oh so great Mr. Grohl is definitely not in the right. Yes, he has the right, but he's just making himself look immature and stupid with his word choices. Seriously Dave, don't hold back with the f-bomb because no kids whatsoever read these posts! Geez. And I would be sort of honored to even be asked about giving song rights to Glee, even if their covers aren't freaking perfect all the time, because I would be admired by fans of Glee(I myself being one of them) and fans of my own band.


I think it's musicians' rights to turn down Glee. I love Glee but there's only 5-8 songs that I find extremely good (their originals included), the other ones I think Glee ruined/made into sucky versions so of course some bands won't let Glee ruin their songs (even though the huge amount of fans and the promotion of the bands could help them). Besides that, Dave Grohl doesn't want to go all mainstream, which is great to me.


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