The "Glee" kids might be breaking records left and right, but that doesn't mean all bands want their music interpreted by the kids of McKinley High School. For every Britney Spears, Journey and Cee-Lo Green there's a singer or band that refuses to put their music on the hit Fox show.
So, which musicians hate "Glee?" We'll give you a hint - they're all rockers.
Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl came out against "Glee" in a big way last week. He spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the band's new documentary - "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth" - and he had a few words for "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy.
"It's every band's right, you shouldn't have to do f---ing Glee ," Grohl said. "And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his f---ing show... f--- that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee ."
But, had Grohl even watched the show?
"I watched 10 minutes. It's not my thing."
Kings of Leon
No one would have known that Kings of Leon said "no" to the show if Murphy hadn't spoke out against the band during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"We could have sold out so much more. We turn stuff down constantly," Kings of Leon Jared Followill said about the band's refusal to let "Glee" cover their hit "Use Somebody."
Murphy didn't take to kindly to that diss.
"F--k you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a--holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument," he said.
And how did Kings of Leon respond? With style.
"This whole 'Glee' thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn't even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting ['Use Somebody']. This was never meant as a slap in the face to 'Glee' or to music education or to fans of the show. We're not sure where the anger is coming from," singer Caleb Followill told The Hollywood Reporter.
Guns N Roses
The original members of Guns N Roses might not agree on much these days, but there is one thing they do agree on - no GNR songs on "Glee."
"In the current climate of what's going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it's really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at 'Glee,'" former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"When 'Grease' came out I was like, 'Oh, c'mon, give me a break,'" Slash said. "Actually, I look at 'Grease' now and think (that) between 'High School Musical' and 'Glee,' 'Grease' was a brilliant work of art."
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- Use Somebody
- Kings of Leon
- Britney Spears
- Foo Fighters
- Dave Grohl
- Guns N Roses
- The Hollywood Reporter