“I’m psyched, man. It’s going to be fun. It’s like a real rock bill, you know? It’s nice to have a rock-and-roll show, and I can’t wait.”
–Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, expressing his enthusiasm for the group’s upcoming shows that will find them sharing a bill with the legendary Motörhead. MTV News caught up with Foo Fighters at the annual South By Southwest festival over the weekend, where they were not only the opening performer at the mtvU Woodie Awards but also played an incredibly well-received set that found them playing Wasting Light in its entirety.
Grohl has a long history with Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, as the two have collaborated under the name Probot and Kilmister recently starred in the video for the Foos’ “White Limo” (which comes from their forthcoming new album Wasting Light). He’s excited for the shows, but also notes that Foo Fighters will have an uphill battle because of the way the bands are billed. “We’re going to do some shows with Motörhead … unfortunately we have to go on after them,” Grohl joked with MTV News’ James Montgomery. “We actually played with Motörhead at Hyde Park once, and Lemmy’s a good friend, and Phil [Campbell] the guitar player too. They’re just fun to be around, and they’re legends, and I’m a huge Motörhead fan, so it’s an honor to have them come out and do gigs.”
Wasting Light will be out April 12, but in the meantime, the band finds itself in the hunt for the 2011 MTV Musical March Madness championship (they’re currently locked in a battle with Disturbed for the right to move on to the Sweet 16).