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Who Wouldn’t Work with Dave Grohl? David Bowie, That’s Who

We all know that Dave Grohl will work with virtually anyone. Hey, judging from his reaction to Lionel Ritchie at the Grammys on Monday, he’s probably already on the phone asking about a collaboration. Meanwhile, there’s almost no one in the world who would turn now a chance to work with Dave.

Almost no one.

Dave Grohl recently told the story to Pat Smear of his offer to Bowie to work with him on a film. From The NME:

“We played at his 50th birthday party at Madison Square Garden and that was the last time I saw him, so that was in 1997?” Grohl says.

He continued: “About two years ago, I got approached by this movie to do a song for the movie, so I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll have someone else sing, I’ll do the music and then have another vocalist.’ And then I thought, “Maybe I’ll ask and see if David would want to do it.’ So the next day I get an email and it says, ‘David, I watched the movie and I got to be honest, it’s not my thing.’ He said, ‘I’m not made for these times.'”

Grohl and Bowie’s correspondance continued with the Foo Fighters frontman thanking Bowie for considering the offer. In response, Bowie wrote: “Alright, now that’s settled then, fuck off.” Grohl says he isn’t sure whether Bowie was joking or serious.

Read the whole story at The NME.

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One thought on “Who Wouldn’t Work with Dave Grohl? David Bowie, That’s Who

  • You left out the bit where Bowie — who was already very sick — talks about having run out of birthdays. Not an excuse for his rudeness but the context is vital and you failed to include it.


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