The Foo Fighters frontman said in a new interview that his teenage daughter often shares her favourite music with him, and was instrumental in converting Grohl to like the New Jersey punk band.
“Now when I was young I never really liked the Misfits. I loved all these other hardcore punk rock bands but I never really liked the Misfits, and I don’t know why,” Grohl told Anders Bøtters’ Tiny TV.
“So my daughter starts listening to the Misfits and now she’s turning me on to the Misfits. She’s 14-years-old. She’s like, ‘No, no, no Dad, you have to listen to this.’ So now I love the Misfits. My daughter made me love the Misfits.”
Elsewhere in the interview Grohl discussed punk rock more generally, explaining that he’s always been a fan. “You have to be a certain type of person to fall in love with and connect to punk rock music. I think it has more to do with your heart and your head than it does your ear in a way. So my daughter was born with that same heart and that same head as I was.”
The rock legend has played on stage with Grohl and co. a number of times over the years, and shared his admiration for the way the band have covered his songs in the past.
Alice Cooper and Dave Grohl. CREDIT: Getty Images
Asked which band he most wants to front other than his own by Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 radio station, Cooper replied: “I think probably the Foo Fighters. Only because they’re exactly… When they do my songs, they do it exactly like the band. I mean, it’s amazing. I’ve done a bunch of things with the Foo Fighters, and a lot of their influence was Alice Cooper.”
Foo Fighters’ new album, ‘Medicine At Midnight’, is out now. Read the four-star NME review here.