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Bowie Rejected Dave Grohl Collaboration

For yet another example of the late David Bowie mincing no words when it came to rejecting collaborations with lesser artists: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl confessed in a new Playboy video that the Thin White Duke shut him down in rather blunt fashion. “About two years ago, I got approached by this movie to do a song for the movie, so I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll have someone else sing. I’ll do the music and then have another vocalist.’ And then I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll ask and see if David would do it,’” Grohl said. “So the next day I get an email and it said, ‘David, I watched the movie and I got to be honest, it’s not my thing.’ He said, ‘I’m not made for these times. So thanks, but I think I’m gonna sit this one out.’” After thanking Bowie in a subsequent email, he received another—possibly jokey—reply: “Alright, well that’s settled then. Now, fuck off.”