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New FOO FIGHTERS Song Sounds A Lot Like DIO's "Holy Diver"

Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

At first, I thought it was just me, but after getting a few emails from Metal Injection junkies, I'm not being crazy. The new Foo Fighters track, "Something For Nothing" borrows the main riff from Dio's "Holy Diver." Seriously, take a listen and see if you could hear it:

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If you can't hear it, you are either deaf or probably just never heard Dio's "Holy Diver." But it's very clear the main riff has been lifted. It's not like Dave Grohl makes his love of heavy metal a secret. Foo Fighters covered Black Sabbath as recently as earlier this week. Lemmy is basically Grohl's uncle at this point. He's very familiar with metal and definitely familiar with Dio. Enough so, that even if he didn't consciously realize the riff was "Holy Diver," somebody had to point it out to him. Then again, maybe they saw it as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest metal songs ever written.

As my good friend Vince Neilstein put it, "who gives a fuck?" If anything, this is a good thing for metal. Foo Fighters obviously are a very popular band. And if this gets a kid from Middle America to learn about Dio then the whole world is better of. So kudos to Dave, who remains the coolest motherfucker in rock music.

Foo Fighters' new album, Sonic Highways is out November 10th. Pre-order on Amazon for as low as $9.99.

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