Long time listener, first time writer. I have a bit of a problem with you at the moment and I would like to put it out into the open so that things don’t become awkward. I hate it when there are unresolved issues between people. Obviously you do not know me but my opinion is important, at least in my own mind.
Anyway, here is my issue –
Who cares if you are the nicest man in Rock? What does that even mean anyway? You compliment people more than Ozzy Osbourne or you have better table manners than the Linkin Park chaps? Your Rock has become dull. Your videos are funny but I get the feeling that is to distract me from the fact that the songs are dull. The new stuff is contrived and painful.
Your first album was very good, your second album had some cracking songs that Biffy Clyro dream about writing but since then…well….you know….nothing. Really nothing. The weird thing is that I own almost every album you have been on. I was 14 when Nevermind broke and your drumming held Nirvana together. The stuff you did with Queens of the Stone Age is one of the best hard rock albums of the 2000s.
I just need to know, is this it? Is MOR all that the Foo Fighters have to offer? If so then fine and I will stop being interested. It is frustrating because you are a song writer with access to some of the best rock musicians around and all you can manage are videos that my mum finds amusing.
Please Dave, fire the band, fire your director, hire a crazy producer, isolate yourself somewhere far from the crowd, watch fox news all day, become deeply annoyed about something or other and write an insane rock album that surprises everyone.
Tim (age 34)
Ps Remember this? My mum hated it. If my Mum hates it, then you’re onto something.