Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has spoken out about the comments Noel Gallagher made regarding the band’s frontman Dave Grohl in 2019.
An unexpected dispute emerged between Grohl and Gallagher after the Foos frontman told the crowd at their 2019 Reading Festival performance that they wanted to start a petition to get Oasis to reunite.
Gallagher later referenced the comments during a gig in San Diego, California, stating: “I hereby start a petition to break up the Foo Fighters. Anyone free can f***ing sign it.”
In a video of Gallagher performing at another venue in Irvine, California, the musician is heard saying: “If the drummer from Nirvana wants Oasis to get back together he can come up on this stage right now and suck my f***ing d***.”
Speaking to Metro two years after the incident, Hawkins opened up about the disparaging comments made at Grohl’s expense.
He said: “I was being protective of my friend Dave Grohl really, Noel said some s*** and he’s always talked s*** about us so instead of being politically correct… Nah f*** that guy.”
Hawkins has previously spoken out against Gallagher in light of his remarks. In 2019, the Foos drummer told Radio X: “He was really mean. He was really a jerk.”
At the time, the 48-year-old added that he was “Team Liam”. The pair fronted the beloved Mancunian rock band from 1991 to 2009 before suffering an acrimonious split.
Source: The Indipendent