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Dave Grohl Says Bands Should Be Allowed to Say No to 'Glee' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2011 6:09AM
Dave Grohl, 'Chelsea Lately'Dave Grohl has seen about three minutes of 'Glee,' so he can't really talk about the content of the series, but there was one aspect of the show he felt he could comment about on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

"I read something that the creator of 'Glee' ... was kind of mouthing off about some friends of mine in rock bands," Grohl said. "I just think as a musician you should be able to say no. You should be able to say, 'no I don't want to do your show.'"

He then addressed the "F*** 'Glee'" comment he made to 'The Hollywood Reporter.' What he was trying to say was, "Why is that necessary for you ... as a rock musician in your career [to] have to say, 'Okay 'Glee,' take my song and turn it into a f****** musical.'"

So he didn't choose the most politically correct way to voice his opinion, but it's certainly a valid one. Fans need to realize that there's a difference between being disappointed that your favorite band isn't interested in being involved in the 'Glee' machine and getting mad at them as if they're obliged to do so because you want them to. One reaction is understandable, the other is unfair.

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Devil D

I find this comment interesting and I think i have a new found respect for him. What it sounds like is that he is sick of peoples personal music becoming a mainstream kid bopz gimmick for a show, hence becoming a joke. It could be fun seeing my music being interpretted in a different manor, but at the same time, it seems to dumb dowb the purpose behind it in making it trend to kids. ei whats her face singing "forget you" like it was some disney number.

September 09 2011 at 3:01 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
fastlewie

O.K. We get it: People don't have to let their music be used on "Glee" or any other tv show or movie. It's not a hard concept to understand. Why is Grohl beating it to death? For publicity? To make himself look like he's taking a heroic stand against Hollywood? Because he wants more money?

September 08 2011 at 12:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Razzal

yes the man who told rolling stones that he does not care if people pirate and download foo fighters music is doing it for more money, of course the man in one of the most well known bands in the world who sell out concerts everywhere is trying to get more famous. He was clarifying his previous comments and most likely the talk show host asked him about it first because if you are not retarded you could tell he was answering a question

September 08 2011 at 1:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Maegen

They can say no, but I think it would be an honor to have my songs sung on Glee. I mean it's show based on something that high school students that are in Glee clubs do everyday...They are paying them handsomely to use it..

September 08 2011 at 11:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Don

He's right, because the show is vapid garbage for brain-dead teenagers, and viewing shows like that is the major cause of their brain damage. Oh, I guess because it is gay themed, that means people are REQUIRED to support it in order to be politically correct now? What crap, Kurt Cobain wouldnt have let them use his songs either, neither would any other musician with any pride in his music. Stick with the Flashdance and Footloose soundtracks, kids, its more your intellectual speed. Rock on, Dave!

September 08 2011 at 11:56 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
aristocat101

Of course they have the right to say no and they should it is a good decision, why would any group want to be associated with this stupid show. They should take it iff the air.

September 08 2011 at 11:46 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
mcc1cam

Any musician has the right NOT to have their music heard by millions and millions of people (with disposable income) who tune in to "Glee" each week...these musicians probably do not have business managers! I have NO idea who this article is about - I also had only heard of "Maroon 5" until their song, "This Love" was featured on Glee. Over the past couple of years, I have spent hundreds of dollars buying the band's CDs, DVDs and concert tickets...and enjoyed every minute of it! Rock Royalty, Stevie Nicks, enjoyed a resurgence in her career, and gained a whole new audience. "Glee" is better of without this man's music (if that's what it is), it would probably negatively affect the ratings!

September 08 2011 at 11:32 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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shadowracer

I think the bigger question is how do the Foo Fighters keep fans when their music gets progressively worse. Honestly, who can listen too "When the wheels come down" and not cringe?

September 08 2011 at 11:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
xcalboy

His song, if he wrote and performed it then he has the right to say when and where it should be used. We are getting out of control with mob sentiment that if a show is popular you MUST do what the show wants.

September 08 2011 at 10:19 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
raidrmik67

What is Glee? LOL

September 08 2011 at 10:19 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Javanese

I'm totally with Dave on this one.

September 08 2011 at 6:53 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

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