Published Nov 13, 2015Do you remember Franz Stahl? He was the guitarist for the Foo Fighters for a couple of years back in the late '90s before being fired via a conference call. But while his former bandmates have clearly long since moved on, Stahl has evidently still not fully got over being kicked out back in 1999.
This revelation comes from author Mick Wall and his new Foos book Learning to Fly. Stahl told Wall [via Alternative Nation], "There's never been any sort of closure on any of it. And we're going on 20 years now."
It's a little sad to learn that Stahl is still looking for closure 16 years later, given that he was only in the band for two years and never played on an album. And it's not as if Stahl doesn't have anything else going on: he's a member of the veteran hardcore band Scream (a band that used to feature Grohl), and they have reunited in recent years. He's also been playing with another reunited hardcore band, DYS.
All in all, this reminds us a bit of a quote from High Fidelity: "Some people never got over Vietnam or the night their band opened for Nirvana. I guess I never got over Charlie."
Below, watch the video for "My Hero," which featured Stahl (even though he wasn't on the recording). Learning to Fly is available to purchase here.
Meanwhile, the Foos are currently on the road in Europe, and there's nine days to go until their mysterious countdown clock runs out.