Former Foo Fighters Drummer Calls Dave Grohl a "Schoolyard Bully"

July 10, 2017
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

USA Today

Serious question: Does anyone dislike Dave Grohl? We didn’t think it was possible, but apparently it is.


In a recent interview with The Daily Mail, former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith had some choice words for the Foo frontman, calling him a “schoolyard bully.”


Why, you ask? According to Goldsmith, Grohl re-recorded most of Goldsmith’s drumming on the 1997 album The Colour and the Shape without telling him—a huge blow, especially after putting in weeks of 13-hour days to finish the album.

Goldsmith, who was in the band for just two years before leaving in 1997, said that Grohl invited him to tour with the band as a way of making up for the re-recordings, but Goldsmith declined, explaining that staying in the band after the debacle would’ve crushed his soul. To him, it wasn’t about the money—it was about the music.

According to the article, there are three The Colour and the Shape songs that contain Goldsmith’s original drumming, and only two of those give him proper credit: “Doll” and the slow intro on “Up In Arms.” Catch the former below:

You can read the full interview here.