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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

Hear Foo Fighters Talk And Perform On Howard Stern

Foo Fighters kept on promoting Sonic Highways this morning with a visit to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM satellite radio show. Besides performances of “Learn To Fly” and “Something From Nothing,” there’s a very engaging hourlong interview touching on the band’s whole career. There are anecdotes about Prince, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney, plus some trivia about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014 - 2:21 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

The Week In Pop: With Four, One Direction Keep On Building A Better Boy Band

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / November 20, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Play Ellen

Foo Fighters stopped by The Ellen Show today to perform “In The Clear” from their new record Sonic Highways. The performance was as polished as you would expect from the veteran rockers, and Dave Grohl got pretty into it with some intense headbanging. You can watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Play Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song” With Perry Farrell & Joe Walsh

The Los Angeles episode of Foo Fighters’ HBO series Sonic Highways aired last night, so in keeping with the established trend, the band capped off the night by playing a small club show in the same city. In this case they took to the Roxy, where Perry Farrell and Joe Walsh joined them on a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014 - 7:14 pm

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Says U2’s New Album “Sounds Like A Fart”

In the months since U2 slipped Songs Of Innocence into everyone’s iTunes library without asking, many musicians have taken aim at Bono and company, a list that includes Tyler, The Creator, Trent Reznor, Patrick Carney, and Nick Mason. That list grew one longer over the weekend when Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins told Australia’s TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 9:33 am

Stream Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters’ eighth album Sonic Highways features eight songs recorded with special guests at eight iconic studios in eight different U.S. cities. If that sounds like a questionable gimmick to you, you’re not alone. We’ve already heard many previews: “What Did I Do? / God As My Witness” (Austin), “Outside” (LA), “Congregation” (Nashville), “The FeastMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 8, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Foo Fighters – “What Did I Do? / God As My Witness” (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)

Next week, Foo Fighters are set to release their new geography-themed album Sonic Highways, with its eight songs recorded in eight music-rich cities. We’ve heard a bunch of those songs already: “Something From Nothing,” “The Feast And The Famine,” “Congregation,” “Outside.” Tonight, HBO will air the Austin-themed episode of Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways TV show,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 10:14 am

Foo Fighters – “Outside”

A few months back, the Foo Fighters did a stint in the UK playing club gigs under the name the Holy Shits. During that time, they got together with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe at London’s Maida Vale Studios to perform some of their new tracks live, and that performance finally aired yesterday. In additio… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Preview Every Song On Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters will release their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, next week. We’ve already heard “Something From Nothing,” “The Feast And The Famine,” and “Congregation,” and now you can stream 30-second previews of the rest of the tracks below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 9:45 am
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