Foo Fighter Hawkins on documentary release
By CMU Editorial | Published on Wednesday 6 April 2011
Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters has told the NME that he is not happy about the upcoming release of his band’s new documentary film, even though he thinks it’s good and that we’ll all enjoy it.
Speaking about the feature, ‘Back And Forth’, which will be screened at selected UK cinemas this week and then released on DVD, the drummer explained: “I wish we wouldn’t put the fucking movie out to be honest because I’m not really comfortable with the public sort of openness, I’m really not”.
But he added: “Trying to look at it from the outside and judge it and have some sort of perspective, I think it’s actually way more interesting than I thought a movie about us was going to be. I think it’s done well and yes, I think because there’s points where you do feel uncomfortable, that’s what makes it interesting for people. Any rock documentary or any documentary, the centrepiece is the hard part, the painful part.”
He continues: “We almost broke up and I almost died and all those crazy things have happened. And that’s what people want. If they’re gonna watch a fucking movie about you they don’t just want some guys sitting around and going, ‘Ooh, it was really great and then we were all so happy and then we played this show and things just got better and we made lot of money.’ That would be boring and unrealistic.”