Dave Grohl Explains The Inspiration Behind His Thrash Metal Band In ‘Studio 666’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently spoke to Kerrang to reveal what inspired him to create his fictional thrash metal music group Dream Widow, seen in the film ‘Studio 666.’

Exciting their fans, Foo Fighters announced that they had been working on a horror-comedy film named ‘Studio 666.’ Scheduled for February 25, 2022, and based on a story created by Dave Grohl, the film features Foo Fighters members who have made their acting debut in a movie that is not a documentary.

In the film, Dave Grohl and his bandmates deal with supernatural beings inside a mansion where they recorded the album ‘Medicine At Midnight.’ In that same studio, Dream Widow, a band that consists of paranormal entities, tries to prevent them from completing the album by threatening them.

In a previous interview, Dave Grohl gave details about the band named Dream Widow. He stated that the band’s frontman went nuts and murdered his bandmates due to their creative differences. During the recent interview with Kerrang, the musician also revealed what inspired him to create Dream Widow and make a record under that name.

Grohl told Kerrang that he discovered thrash metal while he discovered punk rock. He said he loved both genres due to their energy levels and intensity and revealed he liked bands like Venom, Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, and Mercyful Fate.

Moreover, Grohl stated he had never been in a thrash metal band before, but he had a record titled ‘Probot’ in which he collaborated with some of the thrash metal vocalists. The musician then said he doesn’t make thrash metal with the Foos, so it was his dream to make a Dream Widow record.

In the interview with Kerrang, Dave Grohl said the following:

“I discovered underground thrash the same time I discovered punk rock music, so 1982/83. I fell in love with both genres because of the energy of the music, the intensity of the music. When I was a teenager I was really into Venom, Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, Mercyful Fate, and all of those bands from that era. I’ve always loved that type of music. Even a newer thrash band like Power Trip, I love those bands.

But I’ve never been in a thrash metal band, I’ve always played in hardcore bands, punk rock bands, or rock’n’roll bands. Years ago, in 2000, I made a record called ‘Probot’ where I had all of these legendary vocalists sing over instrumentals I recorded, and I ticked off all of my favorites – Max from Sepultura, Lemmy, Cronos from Venom, Eric from Trouble, Kurt from DRI, King Diamond, Tom G Warrior…

My love of that type of music is pretty well documented but I don’t practice it with Foo Fighters, so it was my idea to make this Dream Widow record and, of course, because it’s a horror film I wanted to scratch that thrash metal itch. But you’ll hear it, so I don’t want to give too much away.”

Dave Grohl is working on a thrash metal album for the fictional band Dream Widow, which appeared in the Foo Fighters movie ‘Studio 666.’ The musician plans to release the record simultaneously as the film on February 25.