Just So You Know, Grinspoon Would 'Love' To Play This Year's NRL Grand Final

16 August 2019 | 2:13 pm | Neil Griffiths

"We like the game and it's rock'n'roll, so, fuck, you know?"

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If you think nabbing Metallica for the NRL grand final is a long shot, we know one particular Australian band who would be happy to take on the gig. 

Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson said the legendary group would "love to be involved" in the 2019 pre-game entertainment, having last performed for the NRL at game two of the 2017 State Of Origin match.

Appearing on the latest episode of The Green Room with Neil Griffiths, Jamieson noted that the game, taking place at ANZ Stadium on 6 October, would conveniently line up with Grinspoon's national tour kicking off the following week. 

"Wow! How's the synergy with that?" Jamieson joked. 

The vocalist told host Neil Griffiths, "I like playing grand finals, but also there's always going to be someone going, 'Not this band again!'.

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"Well there's a reason we have. We like the game and it's rock'n'roll, so, fuck, you know?"

Jamieson said that playing sporting events can be a "poison-chaliced sword" and a "lose lose" for some acts, referencing Gang Of Youths' 2018 show, which was widely praised.

"They were fantastic, I love them. Great band," he said.

"Then, guilty pleasure, I'm a fairly sport-obsessed gentleman, I listened to some talkback radio and the callers coming in, 'Never heard of these guys!' And I'm like, mate, fucking hell."

The NRL told The Music yesterday that fans can expect an announcement regarding this year's grand final entertainment soon.

On the latest The Green Room episode, Jamieson also discussed Grinspoon's upcoming tour and whether we can ever expect another album from the group.

Check out all of the Grinspoon tour dates below and listen to the full The Green Room episode with Jamieson on Spotify and Apple Podcasts below (don't forget to subscribe and review!).