CR AWARDS: Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters won the Band Of The Year gong… but hang on a minute, why in tarnation is Dave Ling interviewing Steel Panther?! Come inside and all will be revealed…
Band of Year (sponsored by Live Nation)
Winners: Foo Fighters; accepted by guest presenters Steel Panther
It’s a shame that Dave Grohl couldn’t be here. Do you guys know him?
Michael Starr (vocals): I saw him recently in a sushi restaurant. I didn’t go over and say hi because I’d been on an all night bender and he was with his wife and kids, but yeah I know Dave.
Stix Zadinia (drums): Going up there to collect the award in his name was nerve wracking, but Dave and the Foo Fighters totally rule, so it was also exciting.
Starr: Being in front of all these legends is so stressful. Even Gene [Simmons, presenter] was so nervous that he made me uncomfortable.
Zadinia: But he was devilishly handsome.
Starr: He does the best he can. He’s pretty old now.
What’s so great about the Foos?
Zadinia: They write great songs, and they have fun.
Starr: When they told us we would be giving them an award, it seemed like a good match. We’re about having a good time, and not only that we have a drummer as a lead singer which makes Stix very happy.
Zadinia: I love the fact that Dave Grohl kicks ass on drums, as does Taylor Hawkins.
Who have you been hanging out with?
Starr: It’s rather overwhelming, being in a room with Brian May, Roger Taylor, Deep Purple.
Zadinia: Yeah, we’re more accustomed to being around strippers or Playboy bunnies.
Starr: Being around a bunch of dudes is heavy duty for us.
Are there any hot bitches on your table?
Zadinia: As a matter of fact there are. Our publicist is ready and willing.
Starr: I think I’ve got her pretty lubed up with the bourbon.
Zadinia: But we’ve made a pact that we’re not going to fuck her.
Starr (sounding perplexed): We did…?!
Will you be doing your best to upstage Def Leppard and the Crüe whilst touring Britain in three weeks’ time?
Starr: No, no, no. We are not going to upstage them. We’re going to dominate them.
Zadinia: Dude, we are going to own them.
(Interview: Dave Ling)
The awards issue of Classic Rock is on sale now.
Buy the digital edition here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id451398560?mt=8&affId=1621074&ign-mpt=uo%3D6 or here http://bit.ly/sQiaRB
Zinio editions are available here http://bit.ly/ukyn52 or here http://bit.ly/rAwV8P