A few weeks back, music fans were treated to an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke featuring the Foo Fighters. While plenty of music fans thought the band’s presence on the segment was just as brilliant as you’d expect, the group have spoken about their appearance, calling it “a little uncomfortable”.
In a recent interview with NME, the band opened up about the beloved segment, stating it wasn’t anywhere near as fun as it looked.
“By hour three in dude’s car it got less fun,” said guitarist Pat Smear. “It kinda went on. When we stopped at Guitar Centre, that felt like we were done, but it was like ‘this is halfway’.”
Dave Grohl also added his two cents, admitting that host James Corden was definitely a music lover, while stating that he wasn’t a huge fan of singing his own songs.
“Oh he definitely is [a music lover],” Grohl said. “And he’s a very nice guy. But y’know, I don’t mind singing my own songs at Glastonbury or The O2 but if I had to sing you a song right now I’d be too embarrassed.”
Pat Smear clarified this somewhat, stating “singing other people’s songs would have been easier”. “I could do that all day,” Grohl said. “We did the Ramones, and Rick Astley, but they didn’t use it. I don’t know why.”
No word yet as to whether we’ll be seeing the band cover any tracks by the Ramones or Rick Astley when they hit up Aussie shores with Weezer next year, but we can dream, can’t we?
Check out the band’s recent appearance on Carpool Karaoke below.
Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold World Tour 2018
Plus special guests Weezer
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
nib Stadium, Perth (All Ages)
(With Cosmic Kahuna)
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide (All Ages)
(With Amyl And The Sniffers)
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (All Ages)
(With DZ Deathrays)
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)
(With The Preatures)
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)