The Foo Fighters have been touring the world while fans eagerly await their new release, Concrete & Gold, which will be released on September 15th, 2017. While out on the road, the Foo Fighters stopped by Poland to perform at the Open’er 2017 festival. Drummer Taylor Hawkins and bass player Nate Mendel sat down for an interview with Onet News and sounded off about the new album, the road, and Trump.
When asked about the current state of affairs back in the United States & Trump being president “I think in a certain way, it’s a good chance for people to take a look at where we are as a culture and say, is this where we want to be? An orange, fake haired, tweeting president, who tweets childish remarks about people who say little mean things about him, because that’s where we are right now. It’s a fricking weird freaky time, but it’s really representative of where our culture is right now.” said Hawkins.
Taylor continued, “There’s a whole middle America out there who believed it when he said, ‘We’re going to make America great again,’ which is just f–king rhetoric. We got an orange president who tweets, it’s insane! As Dave has said, there’s going to be a lot of good rock and roll hopefully, or music that can come out of political strife. It’s a hell of a price to pay for some good music, but hopefully at least that’ll happen. I don’t know, hopefully people are taking a look at themselves right now, and their culture, saying okay, have we gone too far? Because I think we have.”
Well, at the very least, we hopefully have some solid rock and roll music that will be coming out in the near future!
Check out the full video interview below: