Dave Grohl And Dana Gould To Seemingly Spoof Metallica In New FX Show

Thursday, February 2 by
Are you flirting with me, Mr. Grohl? 

While Fred Durst’s CBS comedy Douchebag languishes away in development hell, look for the constantly overachieving Dave Grohl to beat him to the airwaves with his untitled FX rock comedy about a band that collectively goes to therapy to stave off breaking up.

If the premise sounds familiar, this premise (though not intentionally comedic) was the impetus behind the 2004 Metallica documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which observed the band as they tried to work out their internal problems.

Grohl, though pretty hammy and funny in front of the camera, appears to be taking on only producing duties here, while comedian and former Simpsons writer Dana Gould will play the hapless therapist who has some problems of his own.

It sounds like casting will be everything in this one, as I could see it thriving as a semi-improvised show such as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

As decent as Grohl is heading up the Foo Fighters, his side projects (up until now, mostly musical: Probot, Them Crooked Vultures, his videos) have proven more interesting to me than his day job, so I’m pretty optimistic about this one, but would love to see him in a starring capacity, as he’s already got the rock star thing down pretty cold while maintaining some self-awareness that many others don’t.

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