Dave Grohl Claims the Emmys Canceled Foo Fighters' Scheduled Performance
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According to Grohl and Co., FOX ended up nixing their performance because they 'refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning 'Sonic Highways'.'

AceShowbiz - %cFoo Fighters% was supposed to perform at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, September 20. The band's frontman %cDave Grohl% claimed that they were booked to play at the event, but then mysteriously kicked off the bill.

Grohl didn't even show up at the Emmys although his group's HBO docuseries "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" won two Creative Arts Emmys. When he ran into TMZ on Sunday night and asked why he didn't attend the ceremony, the rocker revealed, "We were supposed to play on the Emmys, and we were gonna play on the Emmys, and then they kicked us off."

Grohl, however, refused to give more details about the canceled performance. "I can't tell you. Do your research, but they did," he said.

Later, Foo Fighters explained the cancellation in a statement issued on Monday. "The band and the Academy were extremely happy and excited to have Foo Fighters play as the first ever rock band on the Emmys," they wrote before adding that FOX nixed the performance because they "refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning 'Sonic Highways'," and instead wanted them to cut the track short.

"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" took home two Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. The series bagged awards in Outstanding Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming categories.

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