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For many people, Dave Grohl will always be the drummer from Nirvana first and foremost, the frontman of Foo Fighters second. But the first Foo Fighters album turns 20 tomorrow, which means at this point there has to be many others who first became aware of Grohl because they heard “Everlong” on the radio or… More »

What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

There’s a moment on the third episode of Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl’s new HBO show, where Grohl warns his bandmates not to let their environment affect them too much. They’re in Nashville, recording the third song of the Sonic Highways album at Grohl’s country-music buddy Zac Brown’s studio. Grohl is worried that the song i… More »

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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…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Foo Fighters Are Making Sonic Highways 2, Maybe In The UK

Last year, the Foo Fighters made an album, Sonic Highways, that they put together by recording in the iconic studios of eight different American cities.
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 10:01 am

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…
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…
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! report…
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…
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
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
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…
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.
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 contai…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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 fa…
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.
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…
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…
James Rettig | January 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm
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