Joe Elliott Resembles Foo Fighters To The Jazz Period Of Queen
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl attended an interview on Planet Rock hosted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, and the two had a chat about Foo Fighters’ latest album and Grohl’s new book. In the conversation, Elliott resembled the new album to Queen’s 1978 album ‘Jazz.’
Queen is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic bands in rock history. The songs were mainly written by vocalist Freddie Mercury and guitarist Brian May, who carried the band to the top of the charts. Their debut albums ‘Queen I’ and ‘Queen II’ released in 1973 and 1974, were influenced by heavy metal and progressive rock.
Their heavy sound was heard only in the first two albums because, after that, the band created ‘Sheer Heart Attack.’ With this album, Queen’s sound changed to pop-centric and conventional rock. Four years later, the rock icons dropped ‘Jazz,’ which was a fusion of heavy metal, hard rock, and pop.
Their fans never knew what to expect from Queen’s albums because of the variety of genres. Joe Elliott talked about how Foo Fighters’ new album’ Medicine at Midnight’ reminds him of Queen’s ‘Jazz’ period, as it consists of different genres as well. He indicated that like Queen, Foo Fighters have switched and mixed genres successfully.
Here is what Joe Elliott stated about ‘Medicine at Midnight’:
“To me, you have taken a leaf out of Queen’s book. They were never a metal band, they were a hard rock band on ‘Queen I’ and ‘Queen II.’ Then they started to branch a little bit, on ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ then we had ‘Now I’m Here’ and ‘Brighton Rock’ but then we also had ‘Bring Back That Leroy Brown.’ Then they moved onto the point where we did not know what we would get next. I hear your new Foo’s album is like the ‘Jazz’ period of Queen.”
You can watch the whole conversation below.