I'll Stick Around (3:52)

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“I’ll Stick Around” is the third single released by the Foo Fighters from their 1995 self titled debut album Foo Fighters. The song is rumored to have been written about Kurt Cobain’s wife Courtney Love, with whom the surviving members of Nirvana were constantly battling over royalties and song rights; an indication of this is the exhaustive repetition of the phrase “I don’t owe you anything” in the song’s chorus. Some time after the album’s release, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl confirmed that was song was indeed written about Love in an exclusive interview with Mojo magazine.

The video for this song was the first Foo Fighters music video and was directed by Jerry Casale, who was a member of and directed videos for Devo.

The video shows the band performing the song in a room with a paper background while lights strobe and a giant spore floats around them. This is interspersed with footage of Dave Grohl eating chess pieces and brushing his teeth with what appears to be a butter knife (although there is no blood). The video was featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

“Weird Al” Yankovic included I’ll Stick Around in his polka medley “The Alternative Polka”, from Bad Hair Day.


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