Dave Grohl says “it feels fucking good” to smash guitars

The rock veteran compared Phoebe Bridgers’ performance to his days in Nirvana.

Dave Grohl has defended Phoebe Bridgers‘ decision to smash a guitar at the end of her recent performance on Saturday Night Live.

Speaking to Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show on Wednesday, Grohl was asked about the performance. He compared it to a Foo Fighters performance, saying: “When you watch us jam and freak out and do our thing, I think that’s what they did.”

He also drew a comparison between Bridgers’ actions and his early days in Nirvana, saying: “Every fucking night my drums had holes in them from Kurt [Cobain] fucking chopping at my drums… I’ve seen enough smashed guitars. Let me tell you: it feels fucking good when you do it. That’s for sure.”

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He also expressed his happiness that guitar-based rock is back in the mainstream, saying: “For the last 10 years, every interview I do I’m asked, ‘Is rock and roll dead? There’s no guitars anymore!’ In the last year, there’s been this return to guitar rock music in popular music. Like, Miley Cyrus is becoming Joan Jett. You’re starting to see, people are realising rock and roll is cool,”

Bridgers’ performance sparked a lot of debate, with various insults being levied at her for putting her own spin on the rock tradition. David Crosby, for instance, called the performance “pathetic.” Bridgers responded by calling him a “little bitch.”

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