Dave Grohl on How Foo Fighters’ Studio 666 Became “Bigger and More Involved Than We Ever Imagined”

Rock icon shares the movie's best kills and reveals a secret cameo

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Foo Fighters Week has all been leading to this, as Consequence catches up with Dave Grohl himself for an interview about the band’s new movie, Studio 666. Keep checking back throughout the week for more interviews, lists, editorials and videos — it’s all things Foos, all the time. You can see everything in one convenient place here.

Fifteen years into Consequence’s existence, we finally got Dave Grohl to talk to us one-on-one. And all it took was Foo Fighters deciding to make a feature length horror-comedy, Studio 666.

Ahead of the film’s release this Friday (February 25th), we spoke with Grohl about how Foo Fighters ended up in the movie-making business. “I came up with this really stupid idea,” the rocker says. “Band moves into haunted, creepy house, portal to hell in the basement, creative differences, I fuckin’ murder everyone because I’m possessed, and then I go solo. That was it! And everyone kind of laughed and was like, ‘Yeah, that’d be kinda cool,’ and then it fuckin’ snowballed into a full-length feature film.”

He goes on to discuss reaching out to friends like Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, and Lionel Richie for cameo roles; coming up with the gruesome kills; and a secret guest appearance that truly rocks. Grohl also shouts out his bandmates’ acting chops, noting, “I think fuckin’ Rami Jaffee is a great actor. I don’t know if he knows that yet, but he’s… I’m saying he could be the next Paulie Shore.”

Watch the entire interview above to hear all Dave Grohl has to say about Studio 666.

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