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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

Check Out The Custom Foo Fighters T-Shirt David Letterman Earned For 33 Years On Late Night TV

David Letterman’s Late Show ended with a career-spanning montage soundtracked by final musical guest Foo Fighters performing “Everlong,” one of Letterman’s favorite songs. E! reports that Letterman showed up to the wrap party afterwards rocking a custom Foo Fighters T under his blazer, which seems like a very sweet gift. You can see it above… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “Everlong” For Letterman’s Final Show

David Letterman wrapped up a 33-year-long late-night career last night, and brought out one of his favorite bands to do his favorite song to put a capper on the night. Foo Fighters — who did a week-long residency on the show last year after the release of Sonic Highways — played “Everlong,” which they performed… More »

By: James Rettig / May 21, 2015 - 7:50 am

Lieutenant – “Believe The Squalor” Video

Lieutenant is the side project of Foo Fighters/Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel, and back in January we premiered the downtempo, melancholic single “Believe The Squalor.” It’s a soothing, spiraling track and indicative of the rest of the album If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, which feature… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 20, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest

Foo Fighters are David Letterman’s favorite band, so they’ll serve as the final guest when the legendary late-night host’s Late Show tenure ends tonight. Rolling Stone reported the news, though Letterman’s reps declined to comment — tonight’s guest list is supposed to be a surprise. You might recall that the Foos staged a weeklong LettermanMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Foo Fighters’ Mini-Doc About Record Store Day Gig In Small-Town Ohio

For Record Store Day this year, official RSD ambassador Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters played a show at a small record store called the Record Connection in Niles, Ohio, just a short ways away from Grohl’s birthplace of Warren. The band has just shared a short documentary about the event, which… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Surprise Covers Set At A California County Fair

Last year saw Dave Grohl taking things to another level with his HBO documentary series and the massive, mainstream new Foo Fighters record, Sonic Highways. But that doesn’t mean Grohl and his crew are above turning up at a random county fair and playing a bunch of covers for an unsuspecting crowd. According to Reddit… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 13, 2015 - 2:55 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

Foo Fighters Headlining Glastonbury 2015

Foo Fighters announced that they will play the UK’s Glastonbury Festival 17 years after their last performance in 1998. Dave Grohl announced that the band will headline the summer festival in an acceptance speech video that aired at the NME Awards — Foo Fighters won the award for Best International Band but were not present… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm

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

Lieutenant – “Rattled”

Next month, Foo Fights and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel will release If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, the debut album of his new project Lieutenant. We’ve already heard “Believe The Squalor,” the melancholy but catchy lead single. “Rattled” is a bit more insular than that… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Episode Of Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits closed out its 40th season with a performance from the Foo Fighters. During their nine-song set, they switched it up between fan favorites and Sonic Highways tracks, and brought out some special guests based out of Austin. Gary Clark Jr. came out to play with them on “What Did I Do?/God A… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 10:53 am

Watch The Foo Fighters Play “Outside” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive (Stereogum Premiere)

Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters spent most of last year promoting their eighth album Sonic Highways and the HBO show of the same name. In the process, the group visited eight U.S. cities that have been pivotal to the nation’s musical development (Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 9:34 am

Lieutenant – “Believe The Squalor” (Stereogum Premiere)

As the bassist for Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, Nate Mendel has been a part of two of the best, most notable rock bands of his generation. Now he’s fronting a band of his own. Mendel’s cheekily named new project Lieutenant will release their debut album If I Kill This Thing We’re AllMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 20, 2015 - 12:22 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

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “I Am A River” On Fallon

The Foo Fighters promotional tour for Sonic Highways never seems to end: after a week-long residency on Letterman, an 8-episode HBO series, and appearances on Ellen, Howard Stern, and 60 Minutes, the band still thought it was necessary to make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, which they did last night. They performed “I Am A… More »

By: James Rettig / December 19, 2014 - 8:50 am

Italian Man Forming 1,000-Person Cover Band To Bring Foo Fighters To His City

I don’t speak Italian, but it appears a resident of the northern Italian city Cesena is putting together a 1,000-person Foo Fighters cover band in an effort to attract Dave Grohl’s band to their city. At least that’s what the Reddit user who posted the clip has sussed out. A rough translation of his movement’sMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 4:45 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
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