Okay, so that headline is kinda clickbait-y. And it’s also not my personal opinion. Having talked to Dave many times, I’m convinced that he has really earned his reputation as The Nicest Man in Rock™.
So what’s not to like? “Let me count the ways,” says this Boston writer.
I’ve got another confession to make: I can’t stand Dave Grohl.
I say this firmly, and people look at me like they just walked out of a warm porta-potty at Bonnaroo. Their face contorts to an expression somewhere between anger and confusion – they know they’re supposed to be appalled but forget why – until they finally blast out a large “WHAT?”
This is the usual exclamation, followed by a clunky sentence formed around the word “Nirvana.” There is no doubt that Grohl deserves respect for his work with one of the most important rock bands to ever make music, but calling the Foo Fighters rock ‘n’ roll is like calling Olive Garden authentic Italian food.
With a new documentary on HBO, an accompanying Foo Fighters album, and a recent piece on “60 Minutes” that began with Anderson Cooper saying “The Foo Fighters may be America’s best rock n’ roll band,” it’s time to rethink Grohl and the Foo Fighters.
And it gets better. Keep reading.