I don’t dislike Glee, in fact, I think it is a very clever way to bring back the classic 70’s variety show in an ironic, somewhat less cheesy manner. And it’s less grotesquely stupid than most television I’ve seen in the last ten years. That being said, I find Dave Grohl’s perspective to be more than a little refreshing in this age of celebrity overexposure:
“The Glee guy, what a f—ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f—ing musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f—ing do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little assholes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.”
I very much doubt this Murphy character will ever be inclined to ask to use Psykosonik’s music on the show; let’s face it, even the more famous bands from our genre and era wouldn’t make much sense although I would definitely be intrigued in seeing what sort of epic catastrophe might result from an episode devoted to NIN, Ministry, and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. And although I like musicals myself, I don’t think I would want our music featured on that sort of soft pop show either.
Furthermore, there is no excuse for insulting Slash like that. I’m not the biggest GnR fan in the world, but there is no question that the man can play guitar.