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
Maroon 5 Scores Their Ninth #1 Top 40 Hit
Quick Hits: Grammy Lineup, Audioslave, Third Eye Blind
Quick Hits: Lollapalooza Paris, Metallica, Brit Awards, U2, Radiohead, George Harrison, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Fifty Shades Darker, Trent Reznor
U2, Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & Chance the Rapper Headlining Bonnaroo
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Prince
Quick Hits: Rocklahoma, Prince's Estate, Big Sean, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Spoon
U2 Announce Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour
Quick Hits: Panorama Festival, Green Day, Billboard 200, A Perfect Circle
Ed Sheeran Releases Two New Singles
Tool, Chance the Rapper & Phoenix Headlining Governors Ball
Beyoncé, Radiohead & Kendrick Lamar Headlining Coachella 2017
Quick Hits: BottleRock Napa Valley Festival, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
The Music World Mourns George Michael
Breaking News
Gregg Nadel Named President of Elektra Records
CBS Radio Rebrands KVIL And AMPs Up The Dallas-Fort Worth Market
KDND/Sacramento Is Looking For Next Night Superstar
January 17, 2017
Angi Taylor Joins The Rendezvous
Randy Savage Joins Cumulus As OM Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA Cluster
Hubbard Radio Chicago Signs Eric & Kathy To Multi-Year Agreement
Jill Devine Signs Multi-Year Renewal At KYKY/St. Louis
January 13, 2017
Pandora Expects To Exceed Q4 2016 Guidance, Citing Subscription Momentum and RPM Growth
SiriusXM Launches "Hits 1 in Hollywood"
In Brief - January 13, 2017
January 12, 2017
Beasley Names Debbie Mazella Program Director Of Magic 98.3/New Jersey
The Dave & Mahoney Morning Show Returns To KXTE (X107.5)/Las Vegas
January 11, 2017
Cumulus Promotes Matt Raback To VP/Market Manager For York-Lancaster-Reading, PA
Crystal Castorena Named GM For Impact Radio Group
Justin Luvv Named Afternoon On-Air Personality/Imaging Director For WRWM/Indianapolis
January 10, 2017
Ron Parker Named New Afternoon Host At WLS-FM/Chicago
KLOS/Los Angeles Kicks Off 2017 With New Programming Additions
Mark Kassof & Co. Launches Mobile Music Test
January 9, 2017
Steve Butler Renews With CBS Radio As VP/News Programming
Beasley Media Group Promotes AJ Lurie To VP/Market Manager, Wilmington, Delaware
Cumulus Promotes Wallace To OM, Shickles To PD In Flint, MI
Beasley Names Brian Samborski Regional Director/National Sales
Trish Gazall Signs Multi-Year Renewal At KEZK/St. Louis
January 6, 2017
FMQB NOW

 

Question Of
The Week

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!