Fox’s show about singing misfits and uncool kids isn’t popular with everyone.
“Glee” may currently have the No. 1 and 2 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, but Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl threw a verbal Slushie in the show’s face.
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f***ing ‘Glee’,” Grohl told The Hollywood Reporter, following the South by Southwest premiere of the band’s new documentary “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.”
Legendary guitarist Slash and the band Kings of Leon have previously declined to let “Glee” cover their songs.
Grohl took exception to “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy’s reaction to the rejection, explaining to his drummer Taylor Hawkins: “The ‘Glee’ guy, what a f***ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f***ing musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy's] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f***ing do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little a**holes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves ‘Glee.’ Me included.”
(Note: Murphy really did call Kings of Leon “self-centered a**holes,” according to THR.
Grohl said he watched 10 minutes of the show once. “It’s not my thing,” he snarked.