Dave Grohl And The Foo Fighters Don't Like 'Glee'
With Glee's history of shattering music sales records and iTunes download numbers, it seems like the entire music community would be itching to get their songs played on the hit show in hopes of more exposure. Not exactly, according to Dave Grohl and his band the Foo Fighters.
While the show has featured music from bands like Journey, U2 and The All-American Rejects, not every rock group dreams of having their hits remastered by a fictional high school glee club. Following the Kings of Leon, who made headlines when they denied Ryan Murphy the rights to their music last year, the band is speaking out against the show, eliminating any possibility that fans will hear Cory Monteith (pictured) or Mark Salling sing their hits "Best of You" or "Times Like These" anytime soon.
Lead singer Grohl revealed the band's decision not to lend their music to Murphy and his team. "You shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee,” he told The Hollywood Reporter recently. "And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show… f— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.” Grohl is far from a Gleek himself—he's admittedly only watched 10 minutes of the show—but also listed Guns 'N Roses guitarist Slash as another musician who has taken an anti-Glee stance. Slash rejected Murphy's request to use his band's songs earlier this year, igniting a back-and-forth with the show's co-creator.
So if more and more bands refuse to lend their music to Glee, does that mean we'll be watching Gwyneth Paltrow sing original songs in season three? —EMILY EXTON