Foo Fighters ' frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has called The Winding Sheet "one of the best albums of all time" and has said that it was a huge influence on Nirvana's 1993 MTV Unplugged concert.
The group’s founder, Tommy Gun (aka the Pissed Off American), says in a video that the demonstration is “not a Donald Trump rally” but a “pro-American culture” one, going on to invite “Asian for Trumps [sic]… Mexican, African-American… Latinos for Trump” and even non-Trump supporting “patriots.” Still, images proudly posted on the . website see Gun and a group of friends at a bar flashing the OK hand signal that has been appropriated by the alt-right (because it’s 2017 and we literally can’t have anything nice) and wearing shirts that say, “I refuse to coexist with people who want to kill me” and “Right Wing Death Squad.”
The man himself, though, is far from evangelical when I meet him in his dressing room before a show in Oslo. While he admits to writing songs on the keyboard for the first time and “listening to too much Kraftwerk” before making Blues Funeral, most questions he fends off with a shrug, or an excruciating, glowering silence. I begin to see why Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, once called him “the meanest nice guy I’ve ever met” and why Lanegan has never crossed over to the mainstream (or wanted to): he doesn’t play the game, hence his cult appeal so far.