Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins slammed the MTV Video Music Awards in a brief taped interview with TMZ.com, saying that they “don’t f***ing mean s***.” Hawkins was asked about the fact that the Best Rock Video award, which was won by 30 Seconds To Mars at last month’s event, was given to the group before the rest of the show was telecast — a fact that 30 Seconds singer Jared Leto was critical of.
Hawkins said about the apparent snub, “I don’t care, man. Who cares? I mean, those awards are nice, but they don’t f***ing mean s***. I make a living playing rock’n’roll. I’m not going to complain about anything.”
- Foo Fighters themselves won Best Rock Video two years ago at the VMAs for their “Walk” clip.
- Despite his comments, Hawkins told us recently that he still savors each new achievement by the Foos: “Every little milestone is awesome and you just kind of — a lot of things like that, you know, I just kind of put back in the back of the recesses of my mind, and someday I’ll sit around with my grandkids, you know, when I’m 65 and 67 or whatever, and pull out all the DVDs and the Grammys and those kind of things and go, ‘Lookit, look at what gramps used to do, wow.'”
- 30 Seconds To Mars was awarded Best Rock Video for “Up In The Air.” Leto told the Huffington Post about getting the award off-air, “Rock n’ roll music deserves a place there. I don’t think people will be bored by it.” He urged fans to express their displeasure directly to MTV.
- Foo Fighters are in the early stages of making their eighth studio album, with frontman Dave Grohl recently saying, “We are going to make this album in a way that no one’s ever done before, and we’re pretty excited about it.”