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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

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
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