Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl may have a reputation as one of the nicest guys in rock, but that doesn't mean he isn't above occasionally getting snarky with someone. He famously trashed Glee creator Ryan Murphy a couple of years back, and on Monday night (February 4th), during the first show of his weeklong stint as guest host on the E! network's Chelsea Lately, Grohl took a verbal swipe at Britney Spears.
During a roundtable discussion on the news that the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas had passed on a Spears residency in favor of a hypnotist, Grohl sniped, "She just kinda seems dead inside, like there's nothing behind her eyes. Like there's nothing in her boobs anymore!"
- Video of the exchange has been posted online. Grohl will continue subbing for host Chelsea Handler on the program through Friday (February 8th).
- Grohl sat in for Handler last December 6th and has also been a guest on the show himself in the past.
- The "first and only ever" New York City show by Grohl's Sound City Players will take place on February 13th at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom. Performers will include Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk plus members of Nirvana and Foo Fighters and more.
- Grohl's documentary, Sound City, is now showing in limited theaters and on VOD and is available to order on DVD.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Grohl's comments on Britney Spears:
LISTENERS' POLL: Was it beneath Dave to insult Spears, or was it all in good fun?
INTERNET COMMENTS at RollingStone.com -- agree or not?
MLB wrote: "Gotta love Dave Grohl, the guy's got no filter and is always honest. Obviously ridiculously talented as well."
Tinwoods wrote: "And in these cases, 'always honest' and 'classless and petty' mean the same thing."
Lynette Fisher wrote: "It's true though, Britney has had too much happen in her life and it shows - she has lost the passion for shallow pop musak she once had."
Ben Starr wrote: "Dave Grohl should probably have his own talk show at this point. Preferably late night on cable so he can get away with the really dirty stuff."
Phantom Phantom wrote: "I'm not a Spears fan by any stretch, and I think Grohl is cool, but he was way out of line. You don't tear down your own."
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