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Ex Foos drummer takes issue with your Dave Grohl is nice belief

Ex Foos drummer takes issue with your Dave Grohl is nice belief
For a long time now Dave Grohl has earned all sorts of ‘nicest man in rock’ plaudits, and no one has really taken that on. But where there’s a hit there’s shit, so step forward ex Foo Fighters drummer Will Goldsmith, who’s dropped some full on fire complaints about Grohl.
 
Full disclosure, Goldsmith drummed for Grohl from 1995 to 97 and left under a cloud, so take this with the same caution you’d approach a crocodile if you were naked. Also these quotes come from the Daily Mail, home of the socially acceptable bigot. 
 
The story is Goldsmith had recorded the drums for the Foos second LP, when he discovered Grohl had rerecorded it all: “Apparently Dave was going to re-record a few of the songs… I don’t know if the producer told him to keep going, or what. But the next thing you know, all of the work I had done was gone except for one or two of the tracks.” Goldsmith says he felt “creatively raped,” and send your complaints to the Mail. “It was a way of describing how it felt – when you put that much of yourself into something, and then without you even knowing, it is completely destroyed from existence.”
 
 “Management, the producers and Dave, I think they all wanted Dave to play drums on that record. I would have been cool if it had been half me and half him. Or even if there had been some kind of communication about what they were doing. But they basically dragged me through the coals…It was brutal and I think maybe the producer was hoping I would give up but I didn’t.”
 
It gets colder. “He still wanted me to be in the band and tour live. I was like, man, there are some people that are hired and session musicians and that’s cool. But that’s not why I set out to play music. That’s not what I did it for… He was a bit like the kid who is popular but is mean and everyone likes them.”
 
Goldsmith then turned to drugs, and his quotes get worse: “I remember once Dave said in an interview that touring with me was like touring with a punching bag…At the same time at that point in my life, my ability to set boundaries and my own self-confidence was lacking and I made it that much easier for him. As time has gone on I have gone through some experiences which turned me into a man…People aren’t allowed to pull bullshit with me any more. I am as much at fault for allowing myself to get treated like crap.”
 

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