Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl almost recorded an album of angry political rock songs in the aftermath of US President George W Bush's re-election - but decided he'd rather hear uplifting music in the face of defeat.

Grohl had been a staunch supporter of Democrat candidate John Kerry and was left downcast when Bush emerged the victor on 3 November (04).

But he decided to channel his energies towards recording a positive disc - which he's currently working on with his bandmates - instead of reacting negatively.

Grohl says, "We were all pretty upset. That was a bad day.

"One of the things I thought was that if Bush gets re-elected the first thing we'll do is riot, smash s**t up and make a big statement and that our songs would be angry Rage Against The Machine ballads.

"But then I thought that if there's anything people would want to listen to then it would be songs with some sort of message of hope or positivity.

"P**sed off as I am, you have to deal with what you've got."

07/01/2005 09:36