Ted Nugent Shares What Is Missing In Dave Grohl Songs With Foo Fighters
Ted Nugent recently joined That Jamieson Show and shared his opinions about Foo Fighters’ music by pointing out the missing part in them. Nugent also compared the late Van Halen legend, Eddie Van Halen’s way of creating his music with the younger generation musicians.
Foo Fighters started as a one-man project created by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after their band disbanded following the frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide by gunshot on April 5, 1994. Then, Grohl recruited different musicians which made Foo Fighters a rock band other than his own project. After a few lineup changes, the band currently consists of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee.
The band released ten studio albums and all of them got critical acclaim by becoming popular and hit records all around the world. Thus, Grohl proved that he is more than the iconic grunge band Nirvana’s drummer and he’s a very talented singer, songwriter, and bandleader too. Foo Fighters is considered one of the most successful rock bands in the industry but Ted Nugent has different ideas about their songs.
Even though Nugent appreciated Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl’s talent as a musician along with his crescendos, he stated that the songs don’t have proper guitar solos after the crescendos which are problematic things for the guitarist. He added that today’s musicians don’t spend time in their studios or basement to create their music as Eddie Van Halen did years ago. Nugent stated that he was so focused on these things even when he was broke but knowing that one day he would get what he deserved.
Nugent shared his ideas saying:
“So there’s no compensatory inspiration or motivation for people to spend the time that Eddie Van Halen spent in the basement creating this magical musical capability. That’s why so even Foo Fighters… Where are the guitar solos, where’s the crescendo? Nobody’s better than Dave at crescendoing but that’s why all the best music in the world built and crescendo, and the guitar solo.
You’re not gonna get a fire-breathing guitar solo. There’s at least a distance. We never did it for money because I did it before when I was flat broke all the time. However, in the back of our head, if you really deliver a beautiful and organic crisp, delicious apple, you might get paid for it.”
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