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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

Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”

Foo Fighters’ upcoming eighth LP, Sonic Highways, seems less like an album and more like a MacGuffin: It was recorded in eight different studios in eight different cities, with musical icons from each city sitting in on each track, respectively. And, of course, that entire process was filmed for an upcoming eight-part HBO documentary serie… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Watch The Foo Fighters Get Personal With David Letterman, Duet With Tony Joe White

The Late Show With David Letterman doesn’t do too many online exclusives; it’s not that kind of show. But last night, in the third night of the Foo Fighters’ five-night stand on the show, Letterman got them to stick around for one more song and then threw that one up on YouTube. Before they played… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 9:09 am

Watch Foo Fighters Play With Heart On Letterman

Foo Fighters continued their week-long Late Show residency last night with Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, who will also appear in the Seattle-centric episode of their upcoming Sonic Highways series. They performed “Kick It Out” from their 1977 album Little Queen. The Foo Fighters took a backseat during the performance and let the Wilsons do… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 9:26 am

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Zac Brown On Letterman

When the Foo Fighters announced a five-day residency on the Late Show With David Letterman as they’re getting ready to drop both an album and a TV show, it seemed likely that they’d debut five of the songs from that album. One night in, though, and that’s not what’s happening. Instead, they brought a country… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 9:02 am

Watch Foo Fighters Talk About Sonic Highways In New Teaser

The Foo Fighters’ HBO series, Sonic Highways, premieres next week and so far, we haven’t really had much of an idea of how the show will actually be structured or what it will look like beyond a trailer and some short promos. Enter “A Conversation With Foo Fighters,” an extended look at the motivations behind… More »

By: James Rettig / October 12, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Watch Another Teaser For Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways, Which Will Apparently Include James Murphy

Foo Fighters will soon return with Sonic Highways, which is both an album and an HBO show. And in a new trailer for the TV show, we see a deeply random assortment of musicians who will apparently appear: Billy Gibbons! Carrie Underwood! Slash! Some of these people will presumably appear on the album, but we… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Foo Fighters Announce 5-Day Letterman Residence With Special Guests

The Foo Fighters’ new album Sonic Highways has a grand concept: Eight songs recorded in eight different cities, with guests from each of those cities playing on every song, and an HBO series attached. Next week, they’ll give that album a suitably grand rollout by spending the whole week playing on the Late Show WithMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Roky Erickson’s “Two Headed Dog” On Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Foo Fighters participated in the upcoming season of Austin City Limits. To mark the occasion they covered “Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)” by Roky Erickson, whom Dave Grohl described as “one of Austin’s greatest heroes.” Watch them rawk their way through it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Colbert Explains Obama’s ISIS Strategy In Terms Grunge Fans Can Understand

ISIS! Very scary, and somewhat confusing from a foreign policy perspective, right? Your buddy Stephen Colbert’s got you covered. In a segment on Tuesday night’s Colbert Report, the future Late Show host broke down President Obama’s rationale for attacking ISIS without congressional approval by way of a timely analogy in a year when Nirvana and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Gwar Spare Dave Grohl’s Life Thanks To His Oderus Urungus Tribute

A few months ago, Richmond, Virginia locals launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring the Foo Fighters to their town. It worked, and last night, the band played the local club the National. During the show, Dave Grohl dedicated a song to local thrash legends Gwar and to Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Foo Fighters Sort Of Respond To Jack White Dis, Jack White Sort Of Apologizes

When he was playing Boston’s Fenway Park last night, Jack White went into a pretty funny tirade against Rolling Stone, and he also made a quick crack about the Foo Fighters having three guitarists onstage “playing the same parts.” Today, the Foo Fighters made their official response on Twitter:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Hear Jack White Clown Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters From The Stage

Last night, Jack White played a show at Boston’s Fenway Park, and he opened it up by making fun of the Foo Fighters for having a second guitarist onstage “playing the same parts” to cover up any mistakes. He then pointed out that you could probably read about his comments on the Rolling Stone website… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 11:04 am

Watch Foo Fighters’ Full Invictus Games Closing Concert Featuring A Bit Of New Music

On Sunday night, Foo Fighters closed out England’s first Invictus Games, playing a 14-song set consisting of songs spanning the band’s entire career. Of course that career includes the upcoming LP Sonic Highways — and while they didn’t perform any new songs in full, they did debut a bit of new music: a ferocious instrumental… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 16, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Foo Fighters Confirm Ben Gibbard On Sonic Highways, Play UK Club Gigs As The Holy Shits

The Foo Fighters’ new album Sonic Highways comes out in November and more details are starting to emerge about some of the featured guests that the band picked up in their tour around the country. In an interview with NME, bassist Nate Mendel confirmed that Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie (who made a… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Preview Foo Fighters’ New Song “Something From Nothing” In The Sonic Highways Trailer

The Foo Fighters recorded the eight songs on their new album Sonic Highways in the famous studios of eight different cities, with local luminaries sitting in on all of them. And they also made an HBO series out of it; that’s called Sonic Highways, too. From the looks of its latest trailer, the series won’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Spoof Carrie In Their Elaborate ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

The Foo Fighters have accepted Zac Brown Band‘s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and decided to go all out. In their video they recreate the climactic scene from Brian De Palma’s Carrie, with frontman Dave Grohl playing the part of the titular character in a lovely dress. It is shot and edited to mirror the film,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 19, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Album Details Revealed

Foo Fighters have been teasing details of their new album, Sonic Highways, and today, they’ve laid their cards on the table. The Butch Vig-produced Sonic Highways will be out 11/10, and you can pre-order it here. That’s the cover art above (which is available in nine different iterations), and below, you can check out the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 11, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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