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- Posted on Sep 10th 2007 6:00PM by Steve Baltin
The irony of the Foos' collaborations taking place on MTV was not lost on the performers. Talking to Spinner after joining the Foos for a rendition of Dead Kennedys' 'Holiday in Cambodia,' Tankian pointed out it was the DKs who proclaimed it themselves: 'MTV -- Get off the Air.' "It's a little bit subversive," Tankian commented. "I think [the Foo Fighters] had to fight to get some of these people on."
For Grohl, he hoped people would learn a lesson in rock history from their historic jam. "Without [people like] Lemmy, there would be no MTV," he told Spinner in between beer bongs.
While the party lived up to its name -- with 40 of the custom-made beer bongs that bassist Nate Mendel graciously offered to people walking through the door after he and mates were done rocking hits like 'Everlong' and the new 'The Pretender' -- Grohl told Spinner on the red carpet that the music was first and foremost. "At first it was sort of iffy what to do," Grohl said of the suite concept. "Nobody could really come to terms with a collective idea. So ,we finally said, 'Let's just invite all of these people we know who are in great bands.' That's the rock 'n' roll corner."
The suite's success made Grohl wonder if the Foos had inadvertently created a cultural shift. "Did it feel like something turned?" he asked. "People need this." MTV, take note.