'Studio 666': Dave Grohl says Eddie Vedder loves film's Pearl Jam gag (exclusive)
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Dave Grohl has revealed that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder loves the "Pearl Jam high-five" running gag in the Foo Fighters' new film Studio 666.
The movie stars all six Foos as semi-fictional versions of themselves who must battle against a malevolent force, which escapes from the basement of the secluded California home to which they decamp to record a new album.
A running gag sees the band perform the "Pearl Jam high-five", in which they exuberantly high-five each other in a whole-band gesture similar to the album art for Pearl Jam's 1991 debut album Ten.
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Grohl told Yahoo Entertainment UK that Vedder is a big fan of the gesture and has even adopted it for himself.
He said: "I got a text today from [Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins]. Eddie Vedder loves the Pearl Jam high-five and he's starting to Pearl Jam high-five other people."
Grohl's bandmate and co-star in the movie, Nate Mendel added that they have now "got to do one with him", suggesting there could be a big rock star high-five crossover in the near future.
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Mendel also revealed how much he enjoyed getting to grips with the movie's grotesque set pieces, which include flying cymbals and a chainsaw scene to rival Leatherface.
"[The gore] was probably the most fun part of it, except for getting your face cast," Mendel said.
The bassist added: "It's the most claustrophobic thing I've ever had happen to me, where you get a model made of your face so it can then be stabbed or run over by a car or whatever.
"That part not so great but, after that, the blood scenes and the horror scenes are pretty awesome. It's really fun to do."
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The film is the Foo Fighters' first narrative feature and Grohl confessed that he and his bandmates "never imagined making a film".
He added: "It was never our intention to be sitting here talking about a f***ing horror movie that's in theatres all over the world.
"But it just happened. That's very Foo Fighters-esque and starts with an idea like this and then... snowball."
Studio 666 will be released exclusively in cinemas on 25 February.
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