The Foo Fighters entertained the crowd at a private Fallout 3 launch party last night in L.A. and Entertainment Weekly reports that frontman Dave Grohl seemed close to dedicating Everlong to Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin.
It was just 10 days ago that the band issued a statement protesting the use of their tune My Hero at McCain/Palin rallies.
Playing for several hundred videogame enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the much anticipated launch of the post-apocalyptic Fallout 3, the Foo frontman… [praised] the open bar at the downtown Los Angeles gig several times, and… toasted gamers everywhere.
"I’m proud of you guys," he said. "You’re living the American dream. You get to drink free booze and play f—-n’ video games. Who knows, maybe someday you can be vice president!" While readying his guitar for the song "Everlong," Grohl segued from the V.P. reference into a near-dedication: "Speaking of that, I’m gonna dedicate this one to all the…" And then flinched. "Never mind." Whoa. To all the…Republicans? Several people in attendance certainly wondered if that was what the singer was thisclose to doing. Tongue-in-cheek perhaps?