Lorde Gives Foo-Fighter Dave Grohl Hope for Music

Music legend Dave Grohl, founder of the Foo Fighters and member of Nirvana, has told Rolling Stone magazine that Lorde gives him hope for the future of music. Dismissing most music on the radio as “stripper pop,” Grohl says he can vividly remember the first time he heard Lorde’s hit, Royals.

“When I first heard Royals, it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop,” he says. “I was so ******* relieved. I thought, ‘Hey, this might be another revolution’.

“I was driving; my two daughters, Violet and Harper, who are eight and five years old, started singing along,” he remembers. “I was so happy and relieved that my two girls were singing a popular song on the radio that had some substance and depth.”

Nirvana was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Grohl decided to invite three female singers, including Lorde, to deputise for the late Kurt Cobain.

“There’s something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic,” he says. “When I met her, I said, ‘When I first heard your song on the radio and my kids sang along, I felt like there was hope for my kids to grow up in an environment which is more than just superficial.”

Grohl says Lorde will be an important artist: “She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist.”

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Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Erika Fairweather has won her maiden swimming world championship title with victory in the women’s 400m freestyle final in Doha. The 20-year-old from Dunedin is the first New Zealander to win…