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Foo Fighters 'Kicked Off' TV Broadcast Says Dave Grohl

09/22/2015
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Dave Grohl says that the Foo Fighters were "kicked off" Sunday night's television broadcast of the Emmy Awards, despite the band winning two awards this year.

Frontman Dave Grohl tells gossip site TMZ that the band was scheduled to perform during the televised prime time awards show but their performance was cut from the show. He tells the site (via ABC), "We were supposed to play on the Emmys, and we were gonna play on the Emmys, but they kicked us off." He was then asked why they were cut and responded, "I can't tell you."

The Foo Fighters camp then released the following statement to Rolling Stone explaining the reason their performance was pulled because the television network would not allow them to perform a full song.

"The band and the Academy were extremely happy and excited to have Foo Fighters play as the first ever rock band on the Emmys," they said.
Fox then refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning Sonic Highways. That is why the band decided not to perform."

The band took home two Emmy Awards this year for their acclaimed documentary series "Sonic Highways". The series won Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera) at an earlier ceremony.

Watch the video of Grohl's comments here.

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