'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.

Eddie Vedder is apparently a big fan of the 'Pearl Jam high-five' used in 'Studio 666'. (Jim Bennett/Getty Images/Epic)
Eddie Vedder is apparently a big fan of the 'Pearl Jam high-five' used in 'Studio 666'. (Jim Bennett/Getty Images/Epic)

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 Foo Fighters get violent in their new horror movie 'Studio 666'. (Sony Pictures)
The Foo Fighters get violent in their new horror movie 'Studio 666'. (Sony Pictures)

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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