21 November,2014:Â Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has praised Arctic Monkeys and Alex Turner, but admitted that watching an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians while stoned scared him off smoking pot forever.
Grohl discussed both Kim Kardashian and Alex Turner in a new interview with The Sun today (November 21), saying that he prays new bands like Arctic Monkeys don’t “self-destruct”.
“They are fucking awesome. They’re taking over America,” Grohl said of the ‘AM’ band. “The American audiences fucking love them. Alex Turner, fuck yeah, he’s a rock star. I’ll see a young band like them become that popular and think, ‘Please God, don’t let them self-destruct’. Because it happens, you know. But they seem like a band of brothers. Those four dudes seem like they’re doing really well and will be for a while.”
Meanwhile, on the subject of smoking pot, Grohl added: “I stopped doing drugs when I was about 20 years old. But I recently thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to start smoking pot again to cure insomnia. I’d put the kids to bed, go upstairs and smoke a bit of pot. But then I’d get stuck in front of the Kardashians on TV for 45 minutes. And it freaked me out. I was like, ‘I’m never doing this ever again. It’s definitely not for me.'”
Grohl recently shared his theory that “People have forgotten what itâ€™s like to really rock out because they spend all day in front of a freakinâ€™ computer”, which he claims “they hail as the new god”.
Foo Fighters announced plans for a 2015 tour of the UK this week. The jaunt is set to take place in May and June of next year, with a open window to appear at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury, which will take place between June 24 and 28. They will play Sunderland Stadium Of Light on May 25, Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on May 27, London’s Wembley Stadium on June 19 and 20 and Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium on June 23. Tickets are on sale now.
Meanwhile, drummer Taylor Hawkins has revealed that he thinks new album ‘Sonic Highways’ is as close to being perfect as the band could have possibly made it.
Speaking to NME about the album, which was released on November 10, in the video below, Hawkins says: “We like the way our band sounds, naturally. I want drums to sound like drums, as opposed to a drum machine. We kept it as humanly perfect as possible but nothing more. It’s as perfect as we can be, which is not perfect.“