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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

Watch Foo Fighters & Trombone Shorty Turn “This Is A Call” Into A 10-Minute Jam

I remember the exact moment I turned on Foo Fighters, although frankly it felt more like they were the ones turning on me. I went to see the Foos at Hara Arena in Dayton in 2003 (openers: Pete Yorn and My Morning Jacket), and instead of playing “Monkey Wrench” straight, recreating the final verse’s titanic… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Put On Corpsepaint, Cover Black Sabbath With Zac Brown For Halloween At The Ryman

Just as they followed up the Chicago episode of Sonic Highways with a club show at Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters followed their HBO show’s Nashville episode with a Halloween gig at the Ryman. The band put on corpsepaint. Below, watch fan-made video of two songs below: new single “Congregation” and a reprise of the Zac-Brown-assisted… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Foo Fighters – “Congregation”

You probably already know that Foo Fighters recorded their new Sonic Highways album at eight famous studios in eight music-rich cities and that their new HBO show is tracing their trip through all these places. The band has already shared two of those songs: The Chicago-recorded “Something From Nothing” and the D.C.-based “The Feast AndMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

Preview Foo Fighters’ New Song “Congregation”

This week’s episode of Sonic Highways sees Foo Fighters heading to Nashville, where they will interview artists like Dolly Parton, Zac Brown, and Carrie Underwood. They’ll also unveil the third song from their upcoming album, following “Something From Nothing” and “The Feast And The Famine.” The new song is called “Congregation,” and you can liste… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch Heart Cover Foo Fighters’ “No Way Back”

Heart appeared with the Foo Fighters during their week-long Letterman residency a few weeks ago to perform their 1977 track “Kick It Out.” The band has returned the favor with a backstage performance of Foo Fighters’ “No Way Back.” “We wanted to give something back to them,” Ann Wilson told Rolling Stone. “Just to say… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch 60 Minutes’ Full Foo Fighters Segment & Extras

Foo Fighters were profiled by Anderson Cooper for yesterday’s episode of 60 Minutes. The newsmagazine sat down with Dave Grohl and the rest to talk about their ambitious Sonic Highways project, with an emphasis on the TV show over the new album. Cooper dubs their exploration of America’s musical roots “unlike anything any rock band… More »

By: James Rettig / October 27, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch A Preview Of 60 Minutes’ Foo Fighters Story

You’d think that the Foo Fighters’ HBO show Sonic Highways and their recent week-long Letterman residence would be all the TV exposure the band needs. Apparently not! With their new album Sonic Highways on the way, the band are about to be the subject of a 60 Minutes piece with Anderson Cooper. Cooper caught u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 10:20 am

Foo Fighters – “The Feast And The Famine”

Nobody else should release any new music today, now that RTJ2 is out there in the world. But people are doing it anyway, so we might as well post it. Foo Fighters have just shared the second song from their new album Sonic Highways, for which they recorded eight different songs in eight different cities. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 8:56 am

Watch Foo Fighters’ Full Show At Chicago’s Cubby Bear, Where Dave Grohl Saw His First Concert

We already posted footage of one big moment from Foo Fighters’ show at Chicago dive bar Cubby Bear, when Dave Grohl welcomed Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati on stage to cover “Surf Combat.” Now footage of the full show has surfaced online, and it reminds me just how many songs this band has lodged in my… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 10:51 am

Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing” Video

Foo Fighters have put out a music video for their first Sonic Highways single, “Something From Nothing.” It’s a pretty straight-forward affair, with the band jamming out in the Chicago studio they used while the lyrics are scrawled out in white behind them, though it gets a little more frenzied as the song builds u… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 8:41 am

Watch Dave Grohl Relive His First Concert Experience By Bringing Naked Raygun Singer Onstage In Chicago

Last night, the Foo Fighters performed at a small venue in Chicago called Cubby Bear to celebrate the premiere of their HBO series, Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl told the audience that Cubby Bear was the place that he saw his first concert, which was a Naked Raygun show in 1983. He then proceeded to bring… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “Something From Nothing” And Make Their Own Top Ten List On Letterman

The Foo Fighters finished their week-long residency on Letterman last night by playing their new single “Something From Nothing.” The performance coincided with the premiere of their HBO series Sonic Highways. The band also took over Letterman’s Top Ten list to count down the “Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 11:42 am

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Cheap Trick With Rick Nielsen On Letterman

Yesterday, Foo Fighters shared “Something From Nothing,” the first single from their new album Sonic Highways. Of the album’s eight city-themed songs, that’s the Chicago one; they recorded it in Steve Albini’s studio, with Cheap Trick axe-master Rick Nielsen playing a guitar solo. You might think they’d take the chance to bust the song out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2014 - 8:47 am
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