Saturday Night Foo Fighters Fever

04/05/2011
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(Gibson) Although the new Foo Fighters' album, Wasting Light, is supposed to be one of the band's hardest-rocking efforts, frontman Dave Grohl isn't crediting Black Flag or Motφrhead as the influences for the record. No, Grohl said he was inspired by disco-era hitmakers ABBA and the Bee Gees.

"I like loads of crazy-ass, dissonant, distorted rock 'n' roll," he told The Daily Star. "But I also love bands whose pop choruses get bigger and bigger. I love anthemic choruses, that overwhelming feeling of release that you can connect with."

Grohl said ABBA and the Bee Gees records were prime examples of anthemic pop hooks. "So whenever I thought I had a big enough chorus for a song, I would use that as the pre-chorus and then I would try and write something even bigger, like they did," he said. more on this story

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