Foo Fighters Thrilled And Confused By Prince Cover
February 9, 2007


Foo Fighters

During his Super Bowl halftime show, Prince unveiled a cover of the Foo Fighters' "Best Of You" as part of a medley with "All Along The Watchtower." The Foos themselves had no idea Prince was planning a cover of one of their tunes, especially since he was not a fan when the band covered his "Darling Nikki" a few years back.

Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins told MTV.com that Prince wouldn't let the band release "Darling Nikki," which was released as an Australian b-side and garnered surprise radio airplay in the U.S. in 2003, in the States. "I heard that he didn't like our version. Or maybe he just didn't like us doing it."

Last week, Howard Stern acquired a studio version of the "Watchtower/Best Of You" mash-up and played it during his show, speculating that it could appear during Prince's Super Bowl set.

"Dude, I have no idea why he did it, but I'd love to find out," Hawkins laughed. "I mean, the thought went through my head that maybe he was doing it as a sort of 'F--- you' to us, or maybe he really likes the song. Either way, it was pretty amazing to have a guy like Prince covering one of our songs — and actually doing it better than we did." He added that he was completely taken by surprise at a Super Bowl party. "I was watching the game at our producer Nick Raskulinecz's house, and since he's doing the new Rush album, all the guys from the band were there," he told MTV. "I mean, I'm outside smoking a cigarette with [Rush drummer] Neil Peart and someone sticks their head outside and goes, 'Uh, dude, Prince is doing your song.' "

Dave Grohl was also thrilled by the performance, telling Entertainment Weekly, ''Having been a massive Prince fan my whole life, I was flattered beyond words. What an honor to be covered by one of your heroes!''

As for the Foos, Hawkins says the band is just getting started on demos for the follow up to In Your Honor, but jokes, "maybe we'll get cracking on a version of 'Purple Rain' to see if maybe he'll hate it even more."




 
Music News
Katy Perry Has Big Plans For Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Week In Review: 1/26/-1/30
Quick Hits: Suge Knight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Shakira, Passion Pit
More Artists Added to Grammy Week Celebrations
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, Loudwire Music Festival, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson
Fall Out Boy Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Blink-182, Juno Awards / MAGIC!, Airbourne
Barker, Hoppus Talk Status Of Blink-182
Quick Hits: Sam Smith / Tom Petty, Chris Brown, John Legend & Common, Forecastle Festival
Slipknot Prepares For Summer's Last Stand
ThinkSay Records Signs Recording Artist Matt White
Quick Hits: Blink-182, Faith No More, Death Cab For Cutie, U2, Jason Mraz, AWOLNATION
Paramore Announce Spring Theater "Events"
The Week In Review: 1/19/-1/23
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rush, Nick Jonas
Breaking News
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 1/26-1/30
Emmis-St. Louis Launches NOW96.3
Red Bull Records Partners With Sony Music For Worldwide Distribution
In Brief - January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015
Jim Lawson Expands Duties With iHeartMedia
Republic Records Promotes Brett Alperowitz To SVP/A&R, Casablanca Records
Univision Extends Contract Of President, CEO Randy Falco
In Brief - January 29, 2015
January 28, 2015
XAPPmedia, jâcapps Announce Partnership
Westwood One Ups Paul O’Malley To SVP Strategic Sales Partnerships
Entercom Rochester Promotes Emily Wild to Music Director/PM Drive At WPXY
SoundExchange Wraps Record-Setting Year With $773 Million In Payments To Recording Artists, Record Labels
WRWM-FM Introduces New Classic Hip Hop In Indianapolis
Sunday Night Slow Jams Heads to San Antonio, Cyprus and 12 New Affiliates
In Brief - January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015
Triton Digital, eXelate Develop First Streaming Audio Data Management Platform
SiriusXM Announces Sports And Entertainment Programming For Super Bowl Week
XL106.7/Orlando's Johnny Magic Gets His Revenge
In Brief - Jaunary 27, 2015
January 26, 2015
Joe Clair Returns To WPGC For Mornings
CBS Sports Radio To Broadcast Nearly 50 Hours Of Super Bowl Coverage
In Brief - January 26, 2015
January 23, 2015
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 1/19-1/23
FMQB NOW

Jacent Jackson, PD
KITS/San Francisco

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!