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Foo Fighters Played A Surprise Show At New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Last Night

A few days ago, the Foo Fighters shared details about their upcoming new album: it's being recorded in eight different cities at famous studios and with musicians that are culturally important to wherever they are. One of those cities is New Orleans, where the band has been recording at Preservation Hall for the past… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014

Foo Fighters LP8 Details: 8 Songs In 8 Cities, Feat. Local Legends, Out This Fall

Yesterday, we reported that Dave Grohl would have his own HBO show, a sort of spinoff of his documentary Sound City. As it turns out, that wasn't quite right, though the show will certainly have some of that movie's flavor. Instead, it details the creation of the forthcoming Foo Fighters album, the band's eighth. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014

Rock & Roll Made Safer: Foo Fighters Record With Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl Gets An HBO Show

Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds recently posted on his Instagram a photo of Dave Grohl, with the meme caption, "Making rock n roll safer with every red carpet all star jam." (Hinds has since deleted the image from his own feed, but that's it above.) Coming from Hinds, the jab feels slightly pot-kettle-black-ish, as Mastodo… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 14, 2014

Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can't quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with 20 bands he's recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 19, 2014

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young's PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono's praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014

Watch Video From Foo Fighters’ Surprise Show At A California Pizza Place

Yelp tells me that Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark, CA is where you can enjoy good food and good music. It has "no razzle-dazzle made up garbage" as one person put it, and many promise that with its live music, the place makes for a good way to spend your Friday or Saturday night. More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013

Foo Fighters Albums From Worst To Best

The Foo Fighters' career has been a series of improbabilities. There is the first, and most obvious hurdle: The idea that any member, let alone the drummer, would rise from the ashes of Nirvana after Kurt Cobain's suicide and, while not necessarily defining a whole other generation of music (in the way of, say, Joy… More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 16, 2013

John Fogerty & Foo Fighters – “Fortunate Son”

Oh his new album Wrote A Song For Everyone, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival yowler John Fogerty has recruited a whole mess of famous people to help him revive a bunch of his old band's songs. The album's roster of guests is a pretty schizophrenic one; it's got My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Jennifer Hudson, Kid… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Rush At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Last night, after years of fan grousing, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame finally inducted Rush into its hallowed halls, alongside Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones. And to mark the occasion, the Foo Fighters dressed up in blidingly white kimonos and wigs to cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013

Sound City Players @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 2/13/13

Last night, Dave Grohl and a grip of musicians who he featured in his documentary about Sound City Studio -- including members of Rage Against The Machine, Fear, and Cheap Trick, among others -- played a lengthy show at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. Divided into seven sets, the night was filled with renditions of the… More »

By: Stereogum / February 14, 2013

Watch Dave Grohl’s Sound City Live Concert In Park City

Dave Grohl's Sound City Players will be one of early 2013's more unavoidable events, and the band kicked off their ubiquity Friday night in Park City, Utah, where they made their live debut (coinciding with the premiere of Grohl’s new Sound City documentary at the Sundance Film Festival). The show went for three-plus hours and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 21, 2013

Watch The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Cover Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon once referenced a fucking Counting Crows lyric in a song, so you know he's not too cool to cover a late-'90s Foo Fighters hit. And during a recent BBC Radio session, Fallon did just that, turning in a sleepy take on the Foos' immortal 1997 car-radio anthem "Everlong."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012

Foos’ Taylor Hawkins Playing Iggy Pop In CBGB Movie

Last week, we posted the news that a new movie called CBGB was in the works, with Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal and Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry. Now Billboard reports that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, of all possible people, will play Iggy Pop. This raises its own questions. Like:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012

Watch Foo Fighters Perform With SNL Cast, Mick Jagger At Show Afterparty

So the afterparty for last weekend's SNL season finale looks like it was pretty fun. The Foo Fighters, who'd just helped out host Mick Jagger on the show, ended up playing a set of covers in the middle of Rockefeller Center under the goofy-joke cover-band name Chevy Metal. They played the Rolling Stones' "Mi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012

Watch Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters On SNL Season Finale

Saturday Night Live host and musical guest Mick Jagger got a hand from Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture when he performed on the show's 37th season finale last night. Arcade Fire (with Nikolai) backed the Rolling Stone on "The Last Time," and returned later with a medley of "She'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 20, 2012

Watch SNL‘s Mick Jagger/Arcade Fire/Foo Fighters Promos

The Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Jeff Beck are set to join the Mick Jagger-hosted SNL this weekend, so naturally some show promos involving all mentioned parties have hit the air. I'm not clear on what exactly everybody's role is -- you might remember Arcade Fire popped up in a Digital Short a… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012

Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters Join Jagger On SNL Season Finale

Entertainment Weekly reports that Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters will join Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live's season finale, which Jagger is hosting. Between Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers this will be Dave Grohl's tenth appearance drumming on the show. Jeff Beck will perform as well. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 11, 2012

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2012

The initial lineups for the venerable UK fests Reading and Leeds were announced today, and the annual proceeds this year feature the likes of the Cure, Paramore, At The Drive-In, Justice, the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Florence And The Machine and many, many more. The simultaneous fests, sharing a bill as always, take place August… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 12, 2012

Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech

Dave Grohl said some stuff during his Grammy acceptance speech that came across as anti-digital, anti-technology, anti-Skrillex that he thought he should clarify (of course, the whole juxtaposition of his "long live the rock!" speech at odds with his band's performance with Deadmau5 later in the broadcast. The Grammys, ladies and gents!). Here's Dave,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 17, 2012