I Will No Longer Keep Silent: I Can’t Stand Dave Grohl, Either

Robert Summerlin:

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.

It’s taken me a long, long time to admit this publicly—and if I’m being totally honest, I’ve thought it, in one form or another, since I first heard all of the songs besides the singles on The Foo Fighter’s eponymous 1995 album—but now that I have, it feels like a weight has been lifted.

/via Michael Ahn