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Watch Ryan Adams Cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”

I never thought I’d say this, but I’d be interested in hearing a Ryan Adams album entirely comprising live acoustic Foo Fighters covers. The basis for this assertion is Adams’ rendition of “Times Like These” — a song he’s been covering for years — performed at Sydney Opera House, recorded by YouTube user TheAussiemusicman, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 22, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” With Dave Grohl’s Foot Surgeon

Dave Grohl has been milking his leg injury for all its worth — he made his own special throne to sit on during his recent Foo Fighters shows, and he’s brought out a bunch of guests to compensate for his mobility issues. The latest stop on the Foo Fighters tour was at Fenway Park i… More »

By: James Rettig / July 20, 2015 - 9:57 am

Watch Dave Grohl And Friends Cover Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” At His Motorcycle Rally

In conjunction with the Foo Fighters’ blowout anniversary bash this weekend, Dave Grohl co-hosted a motorcycle rally because, well, he’s Dave Grohl. That’s just what he does. And because he’s Dave Grohl, he also decided to launch into a pair of iconic American tunes for the rally, despite his broken leg and looming 20th anniversaryMore »

By: Caitlin White / July 7, 2015 - 11:02 am

Watch Dave Grohl Play Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Blowout From A Giant Motorized Throne

Dave Grohl broke his leg during a gig in Sweden last month, and although he managed to tough it out like a champ and finish the show, the Foo Fighters were forced to cancel all of their upcoming tour dates in Europe, including a headlining set at Glastonbury. Fortunately, Dave Grohl made it out to… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Azealia Banks, Stephen Hawking Pull Out Of Glastonbury

Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend’s event. Banks told Billboard that she’s pulled out because of her doctor’s orders for vocal rest:… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Foo Fighters Cancel Glastonbury; Read Dave Grohl’s Letter To Fans (And Kanye)

Dave Grohl took an epic spill last week at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, and like the true (Foo) fighter that he is, he finished the set anyway with his leg in a cast. Unfortunately, his ability to perform on a long-term basis is questionable, and today, Foo Fighters announced that they will be canceling… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Dave Grohl Breaks His Leg Onstage In Sweden, Finishes The Concert Anyway

Dave Grohl broke his leg by falling off the stage today during a Foo Fighters performance in Gothenburg, Sweden. But, trooper that he is, Grohl kept right on performing. It sounds like the injury may have occurred while the band was in the middle of covering David Bowie and Queen’s classic “Under Pressure”? It look… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 12, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Watch An 8-Year-Old Fan Sing Onstage With Foo Fighters In Manchester

During a show in Manchester last week, Dave Grohl pulled an 8-year-old kid out of the crowd when Grohl noticed the boy was singing along to his every word. Grohl invited the kid, Frankie, onstage, requesting that the kid’s parents join him, before jokingly saying, “’cause I ain’t taking care of you, that’s for goddam… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 2, 2015 - 9:59 am

Ian MacKaye Unearths Fan Letter From 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

Before he was best friends with David Letterman, before he was a Foo Fighter, before he was the drummer in Nirvana, before he was the drummer in Scream, Dave Grohl was the cute kid pictured above. That cute kid wrote a letter to Ian MacKaye when he was 14, asking the Minor Threat (and later… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Temporary Secretary” Live For The First Time, “I Saw Her Standing There” With Dave Grohl

Paul McCartney played the first of two shows at London’s O2 arena last night, and he had a few surprises in store for the audience. One of them was the live debut of “Temporary Secretary,” one of the singles from his 1980 album McCartney II. And another was Dave Grohl himself, who came out during… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Watch Patti Smith & Laurie Anderson Induct Lou Reed Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all received honors, and each got a speech and performance dedicated to them. Ringo Starr was inducted… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Foo Fighters – “Empty Handed” & “Kids In America” (Kim Wilde Cover)

For Record Store Day this year, Foo Fighters (and official RSD ambassador Dave Grohl) put out Songs From The Laundry Room, a 10″ that contains demo versions of two ’95 singles (“Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me), a cover, and a previously unreleased song “Empty Handed.” The cover is of Kim Wilde’s iconic “Kid… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Foo Fighters Announce Tiny Record Store Day Show Near Ohio’s Dave Grohl Alley

Dave Grohl was born in Warren, Ohio, and the town has an alley named after him. (Last year, some villain defaced the amazingly cheesed-out Grohl mural there.) And as part of this weekend’s Record Store Day festivities, Grohl will be heading back home. Grohl is this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador, and his Foo Fighter… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 10:38 am

Beck, Dave Grohl, Patti Smith To Appear At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Next month, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will hold its big induction ceremony in Cleveland. The year’s induction class includes Lou Reed, Green Day, and Bill Withers, and the Hall Of Fame has just unveiled its list of who’s inducting whom. Paul McCartney, logically enough, will induct his old bandmate Ringo Starr, while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Dave Grohl Yell At The Kaiser Chiefs In Their Tour Video Skit

Right before the encore during Kaiser Chiefs’ recent run of arena shows, the band has been playing a video where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl verbally berates them in their dressing room to get them pumped up. The clip was shot when the band toured with the Foo Fighters last month in South America, a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Dave Grohl Is This Year’s Record Store Day Ambassador

Record Store Day has become an obsession for certain consumers, musicians and industry folk who still really value the strongholds of independence that have managed to persist, although not everybody is a fan. Whether it be all the exclusive releases the event has fostered, or just nostalgia, it seems like there’s more focus on the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Has Unreleased Beatles Cover, Not Dave Grohl

A cut of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night. It’s the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana singer, and was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will air later this year on HBO. Notably, the film does not feature any interview footage of Dave Grohl, though… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Watch A Shaven-Head David Lee Roth Sing Van Halen Songs With Foo Fighters In L.A.

The Foo Fighters pulled out all of the stops at a “surprise” benefit concert at the Forum in Los Angeles last night to celebrate Dave Grohl’s 46th birthday. Among the guests that came out on stage to perform were Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Slash, Tenacious D, and a newly bald David Lee Roth. More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Billy Corgan Disses Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters On Howard Stern

Billy Corgan was out here slagging off Eddie Vedder in last week’s infamous “top two scribes” interview, and he continued his Pearl Jam diss campaign during a visit to The Howard Stern Show this morning to promote the Smashing Pumpkins’ new Monuments To An Elegy. Noting that he loves competition and hates the friendliness of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Check Out Dave Grohl’s Unearthed, Chili Peppers-y Solo Track “Hooker On The Street”

In the Seattle episode of Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl revealed that Kurt Cobain kissed him on the lips while in the bathtub after hearing Grohl’s early demos for what would become Foo Fighters. “Hooker On The Street,” a previously unreleased Grohl demo that surfaced in the episode, is spicy in a different way. Specifically, it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 12:20 pm
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