Dave Grohl Compares The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ To ‘Gangnam Style’
Dave Grohl recently attended a zoom interview with RTE’s Ryan Tubridy and talked about how democratic he is regarding his taste in music. He stated that there should be no guilty pleasures, and everyone can listen to anything without being judged.
Grohl has often stated that music saved his life while going through some hardships, especially after Kurt Cobain’s death. He followed, listened, and created music throughout his life, starting by learning how to play the guitar all by himself in his room.
Foo Fighters’ lead vocalist talked about his approach to music and stated that it doesn’t matter what genre or type of music it is, no one should have a guilty pleasure as there should only be pleasure arising from the music. The singer stated that a person could like both PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ or The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’ and be okay with it.
Here is what he said about song preferences:
“I still feel the same as I did when I was a young boy, just in my bedroom trying to learn how to play the guitar. Back then, I knew nothing about ‘cool.’ I didn’t know anything about what to listen to or what not to listen to. I just took everything in. I mean it could be like The Manhattan Transfer music or show tunes or Aerosmith or AC/DC.
To me, music was just this beautiful puzzle or this mystery to figure out. It didn’t matter what type or what genre of music. But, I think it’s important for people to remember that there should be no guilty pleasure. There should just be a pleasure and whether it’s ‘Gangnam Style’ or ‘Let it Be.’ Who cares? It’s music. And if you dig it, then you should dig it and be okay with that.“
He continued to disclose a conversation he had with his mother:
“A long time ago, I asked my mum about peer pressure when she was young, and she said, ‘You know, I never compared myself to other people. I always felt like my own person. I never compared myself to anyone else.’ It’s one of my favorite little nuggets of wisdom that she has given me.
So, I’ve never really felt any pressure to be cool. And, to be honest, I’ve never really felt cool. I always felt like a nerd, I still do. I could feel okay with loving the new pop artist that just came out. I’m into it. it’s okay.”
Grohl explained that he never actually tried to be cool, and he still doesn’t think he is cool. He has considered himself more of a ‘nerd’ and stated that he doesn’t have a problem with mainstream pop songs and wouldn’t shy away from saying that he enjoys them.