No, you’re not the only ones who can’t stand Glee. You’re not crazy! And even though it would (unfortunately) give them exposure to a much larger audience, artists like Slash and Kings Of Leon have stood their ground by not allowing the musical TV show and its creator Ryan Murphy to use their music. Since both have spoken publicly about their decision, Murphy has gone out of his ways to attack these musicians in the press. Well, now we know which side The Foo Fighters are taking.
While at South By Southwest to promote their new documentary Foo Fighters: Back And Forth, Dave Grohl and co. made it clear to The Hollywood Reporter that they too will not allow their music to appear on Glee. While Grohl admits that he isn’t a huge fan of the program, the main reason behind their decision has more to do with Murphy than the show itself. Grohl explained the following to The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show… f— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins went even further to back Slash and Kings Of Leon’s decision, saying the following:
“The Glee guy, what a f—ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f—ing 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 f—ing 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.”
Well one thing is for sure: we should expect a rather colorful reply from the Glee creator soon. But at least now we can rest assure that we will never hear our favorite Foo Fighters and Gun N’ Roses songs performed on a TV musical. Then again, could Glee’s version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” be any worst than what Fergie did at the Super Bowl? Either way, we’d rather not find out.