Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has pledged his support to get Rage Against The Machine number this Christmas to beat The X Factor.
A campaign was started to get Rage Against the Machine’s single Killing in the Name to number one to stop X Factor boss Simon Cowell, 50, claiming another number one single with the winner of his UK talent show.
This year’s winner Joe McElderry, 18, recently released his version of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and it is currently behind the band in mid-week sales.
Grohl, 40, said to Rock Radio: “We were on our way here and we stopped at a rest stop. It was 4.30 in the morning, I hadn’t slept all night and there was nobody in there except the one guy who works at the sandwich stand.
“I was paying for my sandwiches and he said: “Are you going to buy the Rage Against the Machine single this week?’ I said: ‘Yeah, I think I might have to!’
“It’s an incredible song and it’s meaningful – maybe people are craving something that actually means something.”