Foo Fighters 'kicked off' performing at Emmys after disagreement with Fox

Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl says Foo Fighters were "kicked off" performing at the Emmy's after a disagreement with Fox.

The singer said that the band had been approached to play at the ceremony.

But he says their spot was pulled after they refused to play half of Sonic Highways and half of Learning To Fly.

"The band and the Academy were extremely happy and excited to have Foo Fighters play as the first ever rock band on the Emmys," the Foos said in a statement to Rolling Stone magazine.

"Fox then refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning Sonic Highways.

"That is why the band decided not to perform."

Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters were nominated for four Creative Arts Emmy Awards and picked up two gongs at a separate ceremony on 12 September.

They won prizes for outstanding sound editing for non-fiction programming and outstanding sound mixing for non-fiction programming categories for the Seattle episode of their HBO docu-series Sonic Highways.

They lost out in the outstanding informational series or outstanding directing for nonfiction programming categories.

Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
Image caption Dave Grohl attends this year's Grammy Music Awards with wife Jordyn Blum

Earlier, Dave Grohl was asked by US entertainment website TMZ why he wasn't at the Emmys.

He told a paparazzi photographer: "You know what, we were supposed to play on the Emmys, and we were going to play on the Emmys and then they kicked us off."

The Foo Fighters frontman attended HBO's after party in Los Angeles on Sunday night with wife Jordyn Blum.

Grohl is still recovering after breaking his leg on stage in Sweden in June.

The band have 23 more dates to play on their Sonic Highways world tour, which ends in Barcelona on 19 November.

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