Dave Grohl’s Daughter Was ‘Terrified’ by Donald Trump’s Election
Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl says his daughter was left “terrified” over the future after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. Grohl has previously discussed how politics heavily influenced the lyrical content of latest album Concrete and Gold, saying that the current climate left him concerned about the situation his children will inherit, and adding that he felt like an “alien” in Trump’s world.
In a new interview, Grohl told Switzerland's SRF3 (via Blabbermouth, video above), “I remember the night of the election, I had to sit down and have a talk with my daughter. She was terrified, man. I basically told her, ‘You can’t give up hope. You just have to fight the good fight. You have to stand up and represent the things that you actually believe in.’ That’s what everybody should do, but I think it’s hard for a kid to understand that.”
He also discussed his theory that criticisms of Trump from himself and other big-name artists was fueling increased determination of the president’s supporters. “I think that, for years, maybe they felt like the minority,” Grohl said. “Now, all of a sudden, there’s a voice that they can attach themselves to, and the more pushback they get from that, the stronger they feel, in a lot of ways. So all you can do is fight the good fight every day when you wake up – try to be a good person and treat everybody with respect.”
Concrete and Gold reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart after being released Sept. 15, featuring a guest appearance by Justin Timberlake, among others.
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