Dave Grohl: ‘The American Dream Is Broken,’ Trump a ‘Massive Jerk’
When the Foo Fighters were writing their latest album, Concrete and Gold, Dave Grohl used it as an opportunity for his lyrics to reflect the current world around him right as the presidential election loomed large. In a new interview, he offered his thoughts on the state of America and President Trump.
“The American Dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American Dream is broken," the Foo Fighters mainman told QG. "I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighborhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems. I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel," he added.
Putting aside two hot button topics (guns and religion), Grohl hit on something a bit more general. "He just seems like a massive jerk," said the rocker when discussing Trump. Grohl noted that not all of his fans share the same political values or align with his own. "But when I sing 'My Hero' they will all sing it with me," he stated. "In the three hours that I am on stage, none of that matters."
Grohl also told GQ about his "personal revolution" in Nirvana and how it was difficult for him to listen to music again after the death of Kurt Cobain. As for the state of punk, he understands the definition is ever-changing, citing acts like Lil Peep and Lil Pump. Read more here.
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