Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters Break Down "Everlong" on NME's Song Stories [YouTube Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published July 20, 2015

Formed in 1994, the Foo Fighters have gone on to become one of modern rock's most successful bands. Many of their songs are beloved by their fans, but one that stands out in particular is "Everlong," from their 1997 studio album The Colour and the Shape. Watch Grohl and the Foos explain how the song and its accompanying video came about, on NME's Song Stories above.

Grohl came up with the riff in a Seattle studio while recording "Monkey Wrench." Admitting that it sounded like Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia," he recorded a very raw demo of it that very few people have heard (which he teases that they should release it). Drummer Taylor Hawkins remembers that the song wasn't a hit at first but picked up momentum when Grohl played it acoustically on Howard Stern's show.

For the Michel Gondry-directed video, Grohl says that actress Daryl Hannah was going to be his love interest. The director had been creating music videos for Bjork at the time, and Dave proudly confesses that it was an honor to work with him.

In case you need a refresher, check out the official music video for Foo Fighters "Everlong."

At per David Letterman's request, the band played the song on the late night talk show host's final episode, which you can watch here on Zumic.

The band is currently out on tour in support of their 2014 album, Sonic Highways. You can find more information about that, as well as their latest music and news, by visiting their Zumic artist page.


Source: NME YouTube Channel

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