Music’s biggest night has come and gone , with Adele and the [artist id=”986″]Foo Fighters[/artist] walking away with the most Grammy loot. Although Adele bested the Foos with her six Grammy wins compared to their five, the rockers owned the night in their own way, including their part in a tribute to electronic music that also featured David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and deadmau5 .
When MTV News caught up with the band on the Grammy red carpet — when they had already won four trophies, including Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “White Limo,” Best Rock Song for “Walk,” Best Rock Album for Wasting Light and Best Long Form Music Video for “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth” — we chatted them up about their pre-show wins, specifically the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance trophy, which frontman Dave Grohl had expressed earlier was the one he wanted most.
“We got it!” Grohl said. “I feel so bad for the Dream Theater guy, because they actually had a metal performance, we didn’t, but it’s awesome. That’s kind of the coolest song we’ve ever written,” he said of the edgy “White Limo.”Producer Butch Vig fondly recalls his Wasting Light sessions with the Foos to MTV News.
The bandmembers were very relaxed and unaffected by their wins. When we mentioned that their fourth win for Best Rock Album is now the most any rock band has won, they were completely surprised, but grateful nonetheless that they could sit back and focus more on their own performance and the EDM tribute versus the awards.
“It’s kind of nice. Now we can just sit there and play and not worry about Grammys anymore,” Grohl said. “I think if we win them all, we look like di–s.”
Grohl said the band was amped up for their EDM performance with deadmau5 not only because he made a really “clever” remix of their hit “Rope,” but because the onstage collaboration was so unexpected.
“We’re going to begin with our [version of ’Rope’] and kind of mash up and transition into his,” Grohl said.
“It’s so un-us, though, when you hear it that it’s awesome,” drummer Taylor Hawkins chimed in.