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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

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
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