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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

New Foo Fighters Album May Look And Sound Like This

The Foo Fighters’ eighth album is on the way, supposedly due on November on RCA/Roswell, and the band recorded its eight songs in the famous studios of eight different cities, with famous local guests sitting in on all of them. The album will also be the subject of Sonic Highways, the band’s new HBO show. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 8:35 am

Foo Fighters Finish “Epic” 8th Album, Set Sonic Highways Premiere

We’ve recently learned about a new Foo Fighters album recorded at studios around the country, including collaborations with the likes of Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and most certainly not bleak and Radiohead-like in any way. (Perish the thought!) We also learned about the band’s HBO serie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 1, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Watch Kristeen Young Play Craig Ferguson With Dave Grohl & Pat Smear

Rising from the ashes of the Morrissey debacle, Kristeen Young made her television debut last night on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. And boy, is she on fire. Young delivered a blazing performance, backed by superstars Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of the Foo Fighters. She played “Pearl Of A Girl,” a… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen, & Alice Cooper At Firefly

Foo Fighters were the headliners on Friday Night at Firefly in Delaware and they took the occasion to have some fun: after running through a 16-song set filled with classics, they came back on stage for their encore and introduced themselves as a bar band called the Holy Shits. Then they played some staple bar… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Voodoo Experience Lineup 2014

Voodoo Experience, the huge New Orleans music festival, just announced its lineup for this fall’s edition, and it will look pretty familiar if you’ve seen a lot of other festival lineups this year. Foo Fighters, one of this year’s headliners, haven’t played all that many festivals lately, but OutKast and Skrillex, the other two headliners,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Fans Successfully Crowdfund Foo Fighters’ Return To Richmond

Back in March, some dedicated Foo Fighters fans hatched a plan to make the band play a concert in Richmond, VA, where they hadn’t performed since 1998. Their efforts paid off yesterday — after convincing 1,400 people (and a few local companies) to buy tickets for $50 each for a concert that didn’t officially exist,… More »

By: James Rettig / June 14, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Watch The Trailer For Dave Grohl’s HBO Series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Last month, HBO announced that Dave Grohl would produce his own series for the network that would serves as an extension of his Sound City documentary. While recording their eighth album in different cities across the country, Grohl was also interviewing the artists and engineers that work in each studio they went to. The show’… More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Foo Fighters Promise LP8 Not “Some Crazy, Bleak Radiohead Record,” Reveal Collabs With Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Dave Grohl sat down with Billboard to talk details about the ambitious plan for the Foo Fighters’ next album and the HBO documentary series that will go along with it. “As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, ‘Now we have license to get weird.’ If we wanted, we… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014 - 10:38 am

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 couple… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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