Dave Grohl and mentos
Thanks to my BIL (who always keeps me updated on the Foo Fighters) sent me this article. If you don’t know about the “Big Me” video where they mimic the Mentos commercials then the rest of this may not mean much to you. This is a part of the interview:
AP: Is it true you guys don’t play “Big Me” anymore because crowds throw Mentos at you? (The Foo Fighters’ video for “Big Me” famously featured parodies of Mentos commercials.)
GROHL: About maybe two weeks into the tour, Rivers (Cuomo), the Weezer singer, knocked on our door and asked if he could come in. He’s shy — it was weird, I don’t think anyone had ever knocked on our dressing room door before. And he said, “Hey, I was wondering if you guys would mind if we played your song `Big Me’?” And we hadn’t played that song in six, seven years, and we thought, “Yeah, have at it.” And they played it every … night. And we actually started to miss it. So once that tour ended and we went back out on our own, we kinda threw it back into the set list. But we did stop playing that song for a while because, honestly, it’s like being stoned. Those little … things are like pebbles — they hurt.
AP: In some sense, that kind of reaction is something to be proud of.
GROHL: Yeah, but I wish they were like marshmallows or something.
Make sure to check out the Foo Fighters at the Grammys this year, they are nominated for 5 Grammys but have stiff competition. If I had it my way they would win all the Grammys, even Best Rap Album but hey that’s me.
As a huge fan of the Foos and Dave and also a journalist at heart I would give my left arm to interview him. I’d also bring a bag of marshmellows 😉