With Maroon 5 expected to perform during halftime at Super Bowl LIII, rock fans have been left disappointed once again. However, during an interview with KROQ, Dave Grohl revealed that Foo Fighters were actually approached about performing at the event in the past.
Grohl said the following:
“I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was, like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.’ We’re, like, ‘Oh my God, I think we’re gonna do the Super Bowl!’ And then it’ll be, like, Madonna or Katy Perry or somebody like that.”
“I actually got really hammered at this party in France once, and got to meet the dude that does the Super Bowl thing, and I was, like, ‘I don’t even want to do the Super Bowl! I used to want to do it. Now I don’t want to do it anymore!'”
Taylor Hawkins also chimed in: “Not to be negative on Maroon 5, but [the Super Bowl] always seems to be the final chapter in your career,” while Grohl added: “We’re just trying to come up with excuses why we haven’t done it.”