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Dave Grohl Burns Ryan Murphy: Dude, Maybe Not Everyone Loves 'Glee'

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 18th 2011 2:00PM
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, GleeDave Grohl really doesn't want Foo Fighters songs on 'Glee' -- he said so using some very harsh words directed toward the show's creator, Ryan Murphy.

The Foo Fighters frontman told the Hollywood Reporter at SXSW that his songs won't be getting 'Glee' cast versions anytime soon. Grohl admitted to having seen approximately 10 minutes of the show before determining that it wasn't his "thing."

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

Grohl is of course referring to Murphy. The co-creator and musicians don't always see eye-to-eye when it comes to Fox's musical hit. Earlier this season, Murphy got into a war of words with Kings of Leon when they refused to let the series cover a song. The very public battle was reportedly squashed by 'Glee' guest star Gwyneth Paltrow. Slash of Guns 'n' Roses has also put the kibosh on 'Glee' using one his songs.

However, Grohl still has his feelings about the matter.

"The 'Glee' guy, what a f---ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns 'n' Roses and Slash is like, 'I hate f---ing musicals. It's worse than 'Grease,'" Grohl said. "Then [Murphy's] like, 'Well, of course he'd say that, he's a washed up ol' rock star, that's what they f---ing do.' And then Kings of Leon say, 'No, we don't want to be on your show.' And then he's like, 'Snotty little assholes...' And it's just like, dude, maybe not everyone loves 'Glee.' Me included."

Murphy has not fired back a comment ... yet. No word on which guest star who is married to a musician will end this feud.

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Glee started out so exciting and entertaining. Now it is so predictable, and the characters are so one-dimensional. it is like watching the Jughead comics with music. Now what new sexual predicament is left? The school mascot is not an animal, so I guess ********** is out.

March 19 2011 at 10:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Everyone -should- want to be on Glee, really. Regardless of whether or not you actually like it, getting your song covered on Glee is good marketing. Every time Glee covers a song, the original also gets a boost in sales. A lot of people make their own covers all the time, why is it such a big deal if Glee does it--especially when you'll end up profiting from it in the end?

March 19 2011 at 8:42 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to OnlyTheLostBoys's comment

little thing called artistic integrity.
Dave Grohl is in no shortage of a bob or two (ditto the others) so they should stick to their guns (& roses)

March 19 2011 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to lp's comment

I'd agree with that * if * the Foo Fighters hadn't let their songs be used in a number of TV shows and commercials already. I believe they've been covered a few times on American Idol (another Karaoke based show like Glee). To me, he should have just said NO, which is his right and NOT COMMENTED on it . Let's be honest here - not every artist approached is going to say yes to Glee but most of them do two things differently: A). they don't issue a public "FU". B). They have *artistic integrity* in general not just when they want to screw with someone.

March 19 2011 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

I kove Glee. I'm a huge Fan. BUT I totally agree with Dave Groghl here. One has the right to not love glee and to not want to be on glee.

@RM : I love your work, but please, grow up!!!

March 19 2011 at 2:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Eludium Q36

"Grohl admitted to having seen approximately 10 minutes of the show before determining that it wasn't his thing."

Ha! Exactly how long it took me too! I'm in good company.

March 18 2011 at 10:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
General Kenobi

Wow, you guys deleted my post because I called Ryan Murphy a flamer. Nice. He can call people anything he wants and you'll blindly repeat it, but god forbid I hit that nail on the head... go ahead and delete this one too, I'm sure you will. Glee fans are so cute.

March 18 2011 at 3:06 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to General Kenobi's comment

So Slash isn't a washed up old rock star? I mean he is a huge sell out, most bands are, why not just sell more. I mean Guitar Hero 3 and Slash, lost all respect for him there.

March 18 2011 at 2:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to BlkSwanPres's comment
General Kenobi

The point is, it isn't your music to judge one way or the other... and the people whose music it is, well, they do have that right and shouldn't be chastised by some whiny flamer producer because he doesn't always get what he wants.

Whether anyone is washed up, old, non-profitable, under-exposed, or anything else, if they don't want their stuff on Glee, why have a hissyfit over it? Even if they want to plaster their crap on anything and everything else. Sorry Glee fans, the world wasn't made for you.

March 18 2011 at 3:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's about time someone said something. Glee started off a very witty satire. Then it just turned into a more P.C. version of High School Musical. MUCH better shows have been called out more harshly for the dips in quality that happen ON A REGULAR BASIS on Glee.
Hats off to Dave Grohl for standing up and saying no to this hype machine. Not everyone likes their music wussified.

March 18 2011 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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