Mastodon slam Dave Grohl: “He’s making rock ‘n’ roll safer with every red carpet all-star jam”

on May 12, 2014, 2:30pm

Despite all the evidence that proves otherwise, there’s actually someone out there who doesn’t think Dave Grohl is awesome.

Recently, Brent Hinds, vocalist and guitarist for metal band Mastodon, posted the snarky “meme” (seen above) via his Instagram. Presumably a jab at Grohl’s many A-list collaborations with Lorde, Paul McCartney, Queens of the Stone Age, St. Vincent, deadmau5, and others, Hinds accuses Grohl of “making rock n roll safer with every red carpet all star jam”.

Hmm. Maybe I don’t 100% agree with Grohl’s thoughts on “stripper pop”, but last time I checked, anyone who hangs and jams with some of music’s royalty is automatically a “badass” in my book. Also, if rubbing elbows with the likes of Lorde and Josh Homme means more of Grohl rockin’ ’til he literally bleedsdowning shots of Jäger while performing “Monkey Wrench” atop a bar, and staging a small, secret acoustic show in Nashville, then let him baby-proof all of rock & roll.

As FasterLouder points out, perhaps Mastodon’s just a wee bit jealous Grohl isn’t guesting on their upcoming album, One More ‘Round the Sun. Also, all this makes me wonder what Hinds thinks about The Flaming Lips’ upcoming plans.


Below, watch Grohl do various un-safe things on stage at Washington’s 9:30 Club.


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September 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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Justin Widle
May 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Brent’s kind of right, but 99% wrong. I honestly thought this was something Troy would’ve said given his involvement in KILLER BE KILLED at the moment. Wow. Shots Fired much?

May 15, 2014 at 9:27 am


Get bent.

May 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I like both bands, and I’ve seen both live. Mastodon has a couple great studio albums (Leviathan and Blood Mountain) but they are boring as hell live. I’d rather watch Dave Grohl rock his heart out any day than see Mastodon stand there flatfooted playing through their songs like they can’t wait for the set to be over.

May 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Well that’s hypocritical, considering Mastodon and Feist have collaborated. Sauce:

May 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

It’s cute how, when one person utters a word like ‘jealous’, all the children start screaming, “Jealous!” as if there’s any substance to the possibility. No doubt Mastodon doesn’t give a shit and they just think Dave Grohl is boring. “Rubbing elbows” with the latest pop fads doesn’t make one interesting, it just makes one popular.

May 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Two different audiences, mastodon are just jealous. They know they could easily write radio songs with more concrete messages, but they think they deserve more credit than Grohl for making complex music with a vague message only meant for their audience to get.

May 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Dave Grohl makes simple minded music, it’s no wonder millions of simple minded fans enjoy it. I’d categorize his music within the country genre, simple and plain like the drones who listen to it. Mastodon’s music is too intelligent and thought provoking to stand alongside all the other talentless, overpaid “musicians” on the red carpet.

May 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Dave Grohl is cool as fuck and Mastadon are just jealous that they can’t be that fucking epic.

May 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Good use of the word, ‘epic’.

May 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Somebody is a little jealous!!! No names though

May 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Dave Grohl is just a lame-ass dadrocker.

May 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Mastodon’s new single seems pretty “safe” to me.

May 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Not sure if you linked to enough of your own strories in this post.

May 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Mastadon sucks, if Grohl wanted to be irrelevant and put out shitty music he could play it safe that way too.

May 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Do you know what it means to be “relevant” in music?

May 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

You’d also be doing me a favor by explaining what you mean by “shitty.”

May 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm



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