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Ugh. And just after all of that nonsense finished with Kings of Leon!

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has decided to jump on the anti-Glee train, and while promoting his band's new documentary, Back and Forth, at the SXSW festival, he lashed out at the series and its creator, Ryan Murphy, for apparently pressuring various artists to allow their music to be featured!

He explains:

“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do fucking Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his fucking show… fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee. I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing. The Glee guy, what a fucking jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate fucking musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy's] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they fucking do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little assholes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.”

Whoa! Tell us how you really feel!

While we agree that it's every band's right to say yes or no, we frankly can't understand why it's such an issue for some! All Ryan Murphy is trying to do is create a new market for young viewers to be exposed to music that they might not normally be!

But to each his own, we guess! Their music, their call.

What do U think?? Team Dave Grohl or Team Glee?

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211 comments to “Dave Grohl Slams Glee!”

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  1. 1

    Team Dave all the way!



  2. 2

    I love love LOVE the Foo Fighters, but i also love glee but since I think Dave is hot im gonna agree with him!! :)



  3. 3

    TEAM GROHL ALL THE WAY!!! GLEE SUCKS.

  4. JRO says – reply to this


    4

    TEAM GROHL!



  5. 5

    Well maybe not everyone wants to have a song they enjoyed creating be completely butchered.



  6. 6

    Team Grohl for sure. As much as I love Glee, Ryan Murphy needs to get over himself. Yes he has a very popular show, but not everyone wants their music on it because it may be viewed as their fans as selling out. Others just don't like the show (Slash & Grohl for example). That's their right to not allow their music on the show. If Ryan Murphy freaks out (like he has been doing) it just proves that he acts like a douche if he doesn't get his own way.



  7. 7

    I haven't watched a single episode nor do I intend to and quite frankly I don't think I'm their target audience anyway. However, all of the bands/artist mentioned in this post are bands I like and respect. Coincidence? I think not. There's a big difference between Pop Culture and Rock Culture and the less the two collide the better.



  8. 8

    "While we agree that every band's right to say yes or no, we frankly can't understand why it's such an issue for some!"

    He said why, he said that it's because Ryan Murphy accuses whoever refuses of being a dickhead/homophobe/bitter has-been.



  9. 9

    I have to agree with Dave. He has expressed it beautifully.

  10. Wheel says – reply to this


    10

    He's right! Fuck Glee!



  11. 11

    I guess Dave's point is, if a band says no, the creator starts slamming them in the press! They have a right to not want their music on Glee!



  12. 12

    Def team Grohl on this one. I used to like Glee at first now its just lame.



  13. 13

    haha awesome!
    fuck Murphy for trashing people for saying "no thanks" to his offer. he sounds like a douche



  14. 14

    Team Grohl. I think what he's saying is that just because bands exercise the right to say no, Ryan shouldn't go on the attack. Not all bands feel the need to follow a trend. Anyone who caps on these bands for not wanting to, are short-sighted and immature.



  15. 15

    I hate "fucking musicals" too. They make me feel awkward, like why the hell do you want to break out into song and dance, dude? Anyways Perez, your response to his statement is typical, passive-agressive and childish.

  16. d.f. says – reply to this


    16

    DAVID GROHL IS THE FUCKING MAN. I CAN'T WAIT TILL THAT IDIOT SHOW GOES AWAY FOREVER. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS ALWAYS SYNDICATION. PLEASE SOMEONE GET SMART AND UNPLUG THAT CRAP.



  17. 17

    "While we agree that every band's right to say yes or no, we frankly can't understand why it's such an issue for some! "

    How does this statement even make sense? If you are gonna bash the guy for bashing your favorite show, just do it and stop playing like you're understanding because obviously you arent.

    I like Glee a lot and appreciate the show, but I can also understand why a cohort of people are disgusted at the thought of an entire generation believing Lea Michelle is the original singer of "Rain on My Parade."



  18. 18

    He absolutely right. Fuck Murphy, he's a bigger asshole than you Perez, and that's saying something. he asks, they say no, done. But no, this prick goes off on any artist who "dares" to say no, like he's some big shit and everyone should beg him to be on his garbage show. And you, asshat, always "preaching" against bullying and you support his loser ass. Why? Because he's gay. Not everyone wants or needs to be on this show. And he is NOT "trying to bring young people attention to music", he is trying to line his pockets with money, period.



  19. 19

    I agree 100% with what he said.



  20. 20

    i completely agree with him. Its bull shit how Ryan Murphy things his little fucking show is what everyone watches. Its fucking stupid. I watched Glee for about 3 weeks and stopped. I started thinking how all of them are getting THIS much appreciation for what they do and its really nothing special! Anyone can sing dance and act like they do in this show. Everyone had an opinion and for Ryan Murphy to say that shit to them is complete bullshit on his part.



  21. 21

    Maybe the bands feel that Glee reducing the artistic integrity of the songs down to nothing. I tried to watch Glee but I found it to be HORRENDOUS. Then again, I am a straight male and I haven't met another straight male who likes Glee.



  22. 22

    I think he's more upset at Ryan Murphy for acting immature towards the bands that have rejected him. He's entitled to his own opinion. NOT EVERYONE likes the show and it's their choice. I loved the first season of Glee.. now it's just meh. They have some good episodes and some really boring ones.

  23. jham says – reply to this


    23

    ya but it seems like ryan murphy makes personal attacks against anybody that says, "thanks but no thanks" to his offers. it shouldn't be that big of a deal, but ryan murphy tends to take it to that level.



  24. 24

    Quit stirring up trouble. He didn't slam Glee, it's just not his thing. I'm a fan of Glee but I understand that not EVERYONE is.



  25. 25

    Team Grohl - Band's shouldn't have to feel pressured into letting anyone use their material,
    I love Glee but Ryan Murphy really needs to get a grip - besides the original songs where the best Glee have ever done.



  26. 26

    "Anyways Perez, your response to his statement is typical, passive-agressive and childish." hahahahahaaha, couldnt agree MORE!



  27. 27

    You have to ask? Team Grohl. They can do whatever they hell they want with THEIR music.



  28. 28

    Fuck off, who cares.



  29. 29

    Oh, fuck off. Not everyone gives a shit about this fucking show and while it may not be completely terrible it's like buying a cheap knockoff a designer handbag. It gets the job done but you feel dirty. That is Glee in a nutshell.



  30. 30

    Thank you, Dave! That show is horrible & unwatchable.



  31. 31

    Team Dave Grohl, it is his choice and Murphy comes across as spoiled (or smart to cause the stir for ratings?). If he asks & the artist says yes then great, go ahead until everyone on the planet knows who CeeLo Green is. If they say no, respect their decision and move on. Simple.

    Anyways, the Foos music is already out there for anyone to find and I don't think they're hurting financially. Hell my friends & I managed to discover new music fine without Glee being on the air when I was growing up . Remember real mixed tapes back in the day when music was recorded and passed around. To be honest, even as a kid I wouldn't have been into Glee, and I was a choir/music kid. I consider myself an audiophile; I like all genres of music, I go to the theatre, concerts, opera, I like musicals and play instruments but Glee is not my thing at all.



  32. 32

    I love Glee. But Grohl is dead on.



  33. 33

    team grohl i hate you perez

  34. Mark says – reply to this


    34

    Would you let the Salt Lake City News edit your blog? All this crap, made for tv music is just that…watched AI last night for the first time, they all suck, if they had any real original talent their voice will be heard. The "Nirvana" song was put on poseur karaoke swill…I was pretty offended…ask Dave about that Perez. All of this stuff is just for kids before they learn how to download, prepubescent pablum.



  35. 35

    good for dave.
    if you like 'glee', great. good for you.
    but i think most of us find the glee covers of real artist's music to be kaoake crap that is on par with cruise ship musicals or branson theater.
    like jane lynch though



  36. 36

    Definitely Team Grohl! I hate Glee, I don't know how it passes as a "family" show and it's so lame and boring!



  37. 37

    Team Dave! and I personally like Glee, it's just if a musician doesn't want to be on the show I don't think it should be that big of a deal, yeah the show is good for kids to be exposed to music but there are plenty enough musicians that would like to be on the show to go around.



  38. 38

    TEAM DAVE!! ryan murphy is a little bitch. he asks for bands to be featuresd and when they say no, he attacks them calling them washed up..THEN WHY DID U ASK FOR WASHED UP MUSIC? he expects every band to be sucking on his tiny little kahck. good fo dave and KOL and i hope every other band follows suit.



  39. 39

    Haha I totally agree with Grohl!! Go dirty old Rockstars :)



  40. 40

    Team Dave.



  41. 41

    Team Dave Grohl. Seriously, Grohl's got a point…especially when it comes to rock music…no rock band wants to their music to be made into sugar pop! So what if these little snot nose kids don't listen to their music, they are dumb asses as it is if they're not…fuck Britney Spears and all that bubble gum pop music, it's garbage, none of the lyrics make any sense anyway. The youth of today are seriously fucked



  42. 42

    TEAM GROHL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glee is soooooooooo GD CHEESY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I had a bad ass band you could not pay me enough to do some Glee bs



  43. 43

    I love Glee, but Dave has a point, and I agree completely. Not everyone has to like the show and not every musician has to want their songs on the show. And Ryan Murphy has no right to bash anyone for not wanting Glee to use their music.



  44. 44

    Thank you Dave Grohl. You and Foo Fighters just went up another notch or two in my estimation.



  45. 45

    Dave Grohl, omgomgomgz. Love him. He's absolutely right, Ryan Murphy whines like a baby and just starts kicking and screaming when people refuse him. I used to watch Glee but anymore I find it terrible. It just seems so forced and cold, everything they do is extremely unrealistic for a show that's supposed to "relate to the keedz"

    ALSO DAVE GROHL IS GOD ok thanks



  46. 46

    team anti-glee. why the hell should a band feel bad for saying no? I like kol even more for saying no



  47. 47

    Team Grohl, how childish and immature is it to put down a band because they don't want to be apart of your silly little show.



  48. 48

    Team Dave!!!!



  49. 49

    I love Glee but I've got to agree with Dave on this. Ryan Murphy bashes any artist that doesn't want their music on the show. It's rediculous. Just because its a popular show doesn't mean they get to do what they want. And for Murphy - I'm sure he really doesn't care what happens as long as he gets paid. Of course the actors that do all the hard work are not well compensated in comparison.



  50. 50

    I looooove Glee but I'm Team Grohl 100% on this one. again, I'm a gleek but everything Dave said is absolutly accurate. Ryan Murphy calling the guys from Kings of Leon "assholes" is just the most pathetic thing ever…



  51. 51

    I believe we live in a wonderful country where we have the right to say what we want and do what we want. And he is right, Ryan Murphy gets so upset when someone says NO and pitches a fit like a 2 year old. There are more than enough artists willing to say yes, that he shouldn't be bothered by those that say no.



  52. 52

    BTW. Wasn't Nirvana just on American Idol this week? Ok Dave, American Idol…just as bad.

  53. fid says – reply to this


    53

    I enjoyed the first seasion of Glee a lot and the 2nd season has been less than stellar (a good episode here and there) but what I don't like is how hypocritical Ryan Murphy is. His show pretends to promote this idea of belonging, acceptance and anti-bullying yet he seems to go on a tirade anytime someone doesn't want them to use their music. There are so many songs out there that the catalogue to choose from is really endless, if someone denies you their music, MOVE ON and pick something else. Glee has been around for less than 2 years, many of these bands have been around for over 10 years. I think they have the right to decline, you are not God Ryan Murphy!



  54. 54

    I understand his point of view. Everyone sees "Don't Stop Believing" as a Glee song now instead of a Journey song. This is why the law requires you ask permission when the use of a work is derivative and not transformative like a parody (or like my paintings!)



  55. 55

    if murphy didn't go to all the tabloids about who didn't want to be on his show, we wouldn't even have a problem!



  56. 56

    Glee isn't all that great! Sure I loved the first season, but it has lost its charm since then, and now I find myself watching it in the background rather than actively like I used to. Sooner or later, a copycat show or even a better one will premier on another network, and that show will be the new "it" thing. I give them props for featuring openly gay characters (not that they're the first), but even the same-sex kissing scene last week felt just kind of forced and was a little "eh!"



  57. 57

    Not everyone has to conform to the pop culture of the brain washed masses. Team Grohl!!!!!!



  58. 58

    He's right, and I totally agree with him :)



  59. 59

    TEAM DAVE, Glee sucks and he is right, anyone and everyone does a)like Glee (me included!), or b) anybody and everybody should want to do Glee, have their music featured on Glee…….THIS GUY NEEDS TO SHUT THE F UP> Glee sucks, Glee is stupid, and Gleeks can kiss my never was in a play in all my schooling years ASS!



  60. 60

    Team Dave Grohl ftw



  61. 61

    i don't even like dave grohl, but i'm on his side. glee is a terrible show, and it's so effing irritating how the creator gets all pissed off when someone doesn't want to do their show. honestly? it's in its second season and it was all played out by their 6th episode. apocalyptically bad writing.



  62. 62

    Team Dave Grohl!!! I agree with him 100%!!!!!! GO DAVE!!



  63. 63

    team grohl!! i am so SICK of hearing everything GLEE related, ughhhh



  64. 64

    Team Dave.

    And I LOVE Glee! however, this is another example of Perez being just as bad as the conservative media. If it is something he doesn't like then its shit. Newsflash, I am a gay, I love Glee! and Lady GaGa, but there is more to the world than those things. I personally wouldn't think anything the foo fighters does would fit on Glee! and that's OK because why should ALL music be on there. Murphy isn't trying to open new music markets, he is trying to get ANYTHING that is profitable in the music industry on his show so the cast can sell itunes copies of the songs being performed and make more $$$. It is simple economics.



  65. 65

    Team Dave all the way too!!! What he said makes perfect sense. A lot of people don't like Glee. It's THEIR music, if they don't want to sell the rights, who is Ryan Murphy to say ANYTHING to the media about it? Fuck that guy, his ego really needs to be popped!!!



  66. 66

    Team Grohl obviously. He makes REAL music.



  67. 67

    Grohl is right and you shouldn't try to judge his answer and somehow validate Murphy's low reaction to whoever "dares" to say no to Glee
    I like the show, and I respect those who don't. Shame on you Perez for even bringing he question up!



  68. 68

    While I agree with Dave that nobody should have to do the show, Ryan wasn't that much of a dick about GNR and it was KOL who started the name calling. A simple freaking 'no' will do people. And be ok with the fact that most kids today have no idea who you are. Enjoy the royalties you have :)



  69. 69

    Not everyone likes thier rock in EZ listening style, dude. Do I have to spell it out for you. Glee IS elevator music. Glee music is copied and its not as good. I am sorry but a bunch of "kids" crooning to heavy metal is NOBODY"s cup of tea. Get a clue. I respect the band that won't stoop the level of Glee. Please.



  70. 70

    I hate Glee too.



  71. 71

    If Glee is so fucking fab why dont they write there own songs. Team DAVE.



  72. 72

    well, he's right!!!not everyone wants to hear their songs remade, pre teen girls style!

  73. KKL says – reply to this


    73

    TEAM GROHL - it's a little presumptuious (sp?!) to say Perez, "that all Ryan Murphy is trying to do…" how do you know exactly that's all he's trying to do? just sayin… I've never watched even a snipet of Glee - don't think I ever will either. That being said, I LOVE GREASE.



  74. 74

    You wonder why it's such an issue? Read the fucking post. It's because there is so much whining and bitching from the Glee people if a band isn't interested.

  75. LeAfY says – reply to this


    75

    dave grohl is my god!!! fuck glee!!



  76. 76

    He does not want to give Ryan Murphy and crew the chance to make a shitty mashup with his music, nor reduce it to a back drop for some flaccid, teen angst moment.



  77. 77

    Ryan Murphy needs to learn how to take rejection with class and professionalism. He needs to stop taking it so personally, and stop acting like artists should be thanking him for wanting to use their music. He's got a massive ego, and immaturely responds with personal attacks and playing the homophobic card to something as normal as rejection. Has it occurred to him that maybe some people don't want to collaborate with him because of his character and how he deals with people and maybe if he were to work on his professionalism that artists will respect him more and take him seriously.



  78. 78

    GLEE IS A LOUSY TV MUSICAL. NOT EVERYONE WANTS THEIR MUSIC ON A LOUSY MUSICAL. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.



  79. 79

    f*ck yeah Dave. Thanks for telling it like it is bro. Glee is ok, but very overrated and the creator is an arrogant prick who i hope dies young. : )



  80. 80

    Glee is nothing but overhyped karaoke for little girls and gay men.



  81. 81

    in 5 years people will forget about glee as the show will eventually tank, and foo fighters will still be fucking amazing. so who really gives a shit?



  82. 82

    Sorry but I agree with Dave. No hate towards Glee, it's a great show, but it is absolutely an artist's choice to have their music on the show or not, and the creator is a real d*ck for name-calling everyone who declines.



  83. 83

    why do kids have to have music absolutely butchered into a disney channel anthem in order to be "exposed" to it? it totally defeats the object of an alternative band writing a rock song in the first place. and if kids really wanted to get into different kinds of music, then they can find it themselves. that's half the fun.



  84. 84

    totally agree with Dave.
    not everyone likes Glee && he has every single right under the sun to turn down having his music on the show.
    frankly glee really isn't as great as it was in the first season.



  85. 85

    Well, team Glee!!
    Sure it's their music, and their call whether they want to "lend" it or not. But what's up with the bitterness and the attitude?
    Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Journey… do I need to continue. I say, ultimately, it's their loss.



  86. 86

    GROHL!
    .
    Glee is ruining the world. F*** musicals.
    .
    Ryan Murphy is a douche.
    .



  87. 87

    TEAM DAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck glee



  88. 88

    Re: joey mcj – Exactamundo sir.



  89. 89

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – fuck yeah. well said.

  90. Lotso says – reply to this


    90

    Team Dave AND Team Glee, just not Team Ryan (they're not the same thing), he's the one who acted like a baby. (btw that was once (that we know of), people should stop acting like he does that all the time.



  91. 91

    team grohl all the way!



  92. 92

    Team Dave for sure. Even the most hardcore Glee fan should respect the fact that each artist has a choice. You, Perez, and all of us, are allowed to give our opinions, we say we love or hare that song, or that movie, or that TV series, etc… So why are we making musicians sound bad if they say they dont like Glee? It's starting to be ridiculous, anyone who doesnt say yes is a bad guy.



  93. 93

    Let me just say that the comments on this website renew my faith in humanity.



  94. 94

    GROHL!



  95. 95

    team grohl all the way….

    glee is the shittest show in tv….i hope the entire cast dies….THE WORLD WOULD BE SUCH A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT PEOPLE LIKE RYAN MURPHY.

    kings of leon should have never apologized…ryan murphy got exactly what he deserves….



  96. 96

    Totally agree with Grohl!!! I tried to watch that show a couple of times, and I hated it.



  97. 97

    He's Right. But the Gay Gestapo doesn't think like that. Its easier for the Gay gestapo to call you homophobic or a gay basher, than admit some Gay things totally suck. Glee is just like that- GLEE is the fakest show out there, its not real world and it deosnt effect how people act (despite what the shows creator thinks). If anything ,its harmful to kids that get stuck in that fake reality.

    Glee is marketed towards young and middle aged women and homosexuals. If the world were exclusively all women and Gay men, then yes, Glee could have some reality but, its not. The show is total crap.



  98. 98

    Team Dave Big Time!
    Talent is not lip syncing auto tuned music and show tunes.
    Glee Sucks!!!



  99. 99

    This is why we all love and respect you, Dave! Way to show 'em!



  100. 100

    The point is Ryan 'whiner bitch' Murphy SLAMS the artists who say no to him. He makes it all about him. FAIL

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