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New Them Crooked Vultures – “Elephants” (Live At Pukkelpop Festival)

This past weekend the Josh Homme/Dave Grohl/John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures did two festival gigs in Europe, including the “surprise” set which surprised nobody at Belgium’s Pukkelpop. We’re still waiting on the trio to stop playing coy and just confirm some details around their inevitable album already, but in the interim we’ll just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2009 - 5:23 pm

New Them Crooked Vultures – “Dead End Friends” (Live In Amsterdam)

Josh, Dave, and John Paul didn’t make it easy for us to attend their first-ever live show: midnight on a Sunday in Chicago, which happened to be just hours after three days of the muggiest Lollapalooza to date, at the 1,100-capacity Metro rock club. Which had a broken air conditioner, as if the 1,100+ Zep/QOTSA/Foos/Nirvana… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2009 - 9:47 am

Them Crooked Vultures @ Metro, Chicago 8/9/09

After three days of extreme sweat and fatigue from running between stages in Grant Park for Lollapalooza (post TK), ordinarily there’d be zero appeal to a midnight Sunday show in an overcapacity rock club without a working air conditioner. But there was nothing ordinary about last night’s gig at the 1,100-person Metro in Wrigleyville. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2009 - 4:15 am

Foo Fighters Debut “Wheels” At The White House

At the end of last year, Dave Grohl said the Foos were gonna take a long break from the playing and the writing and the appearing at things. But when Top Chef calls, you man up. And since you’re already out there, you may as well say OK when Obama and the USO invite you… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 11:53 am

Liveblogging The 2009 Grammys

Welcome to the Grammys 2009, which promises to be a very special night in which Radiohead will perform with the USC marching band (proof!) and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss will win all the awards. Of course with all the promised performances there will be barely any time to hand out tiny gramophones. So far… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Foo Fighters Cover Carly Simon At The Grammy Nomination special

When Scott posted about last night’s Grammy nominations reveal, he mentioned Radiohead and Lil Wayne got nods for Album of the Year, Katy Perry was snubbed for Best New Artist, No Age got a surprise nomination, and that Foo Fighters performed Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” He was right: The Foo Fighters did cover Carly… More »

By: brandon / December 4, 2008 - 12:20 pm

Foo Fighters Judge Top Chef

Thanksgiving can be nerve wracking for even the most skilled culinary experts. Even after you’ve successfuly de-boned a chicken and stuffed it inside a de-boned duck and stuffed that in a de-boned turkey, you still have to hang out with the family and try not to talk about politics. The Top Chef contestants have it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 26, 2008 - 11:56 am

Ryan Adams Covers Foo Fighters

On Saturday night, Mr. Adams found himself in the BBC studios doing a live session for Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary programme. Of course Cardinology was on the menu (via the Letterman-approved “Fix It”), but it seems the mercurial tunesmith is already looking beyond his recently released set, offering up an unexpected cover of the Foos’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 11, 2008 - 10:54 am

The Who Hate Each Other, Various People Cover The Who

We’ve written plenty about VH1’s “Rock Honors.” The Foo Fighters and Gaz Coombes’ take on “Bargain” wasn’t exciting. The Flaming Lips’ practice footage was, relatively speaking. (It involved an illuminated gong, remember.) Adding to our footage of bands covering the who, VH1’s posted more clips from the evening. The rumors are true: Pearl Jam did… More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2008 - 10:26 am

Foo Fighters Cover The Who With Gaz Coombes

Last week we showed you a clip of the Flaming Lips rehearsing for the “VH1 Rock Honors” concert at L.A.’s Pauley Pavilio, where they’d be joined by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Incubus, and Tenacious D in paying homage to Who. The show has since happened. Hopefully practice made perfect. No telling as of yet, but… More »

By: brandon / July 16, 2008 - 10:12 am

The Song Remains The Same … Unless You Can Get Zep To Cover It With You. Then It Becomes Much More Awesome.

People in London are flipping their wigs, figuratively and probably literally too, at the news of the Foos show Saturday night in Wembley stadium. Billboard.com reports on This Moment In Rock History:

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones turned an already high-profile Foo Fighters show into a once-in-a-lifetime event… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008 - 4:31 pm

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, And Flaming Lips To Get Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy For The Who

Or, something like that. Though likely not even half as dirty. Still, wake up — it’s been confirmed Eddie & pals, the Lips, and the Foos are all performing in honor of the Who as part of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors, which takes place at L.A.’s Pauley Pavilion on 7/12. On top of… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2008 - 4:49 pm

Foo Fighters Enter The Funniest Tour Rider Contest

This is an imaginary contest that we just made up. Before today, the all-time champion was Iggy Pop, compliments of his tour manager guy Jos Grain (example: “2 X HEAVY DUTY STRAIGHT CYMBAL STANDS. But we are equal opportunity employers, so gay stands may apply also. [They won’t get the fucking job, though…”]). And actually,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 13, 2008 - 4:08 pm

Dave Grohl Writes Metallica A Letter

Remember right after Record Store Day we posted that funny local news clip of Metallica signing autographs and talking about the kids “textin'” and not going to record stores and shit? And that a number of your comments centered around the band being especially not-very-good at this point? Well, looks like Dave Grohl agrees. I… More »

By: brandon / May 8, 2008 - 5:20 pm

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry Join Usual Suspects For Virgin Fest 2008

Some details leaked a few weeks back, but now you can peruse the full line-up for Virgin’s Baltimore stop and decide whether to shell out the $175 (plus $175 for gas). The third annual Virgin East Coast delivers some familiar festival faces to Pimlico Race Course August 9 and 10: Kanye, NIN, and the omnipresent… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2008 - 11:15 am

Huey Lewis & The Foos

We’ve been talking about Huey Lewis’s seeming resurgence, and the bands who love to cover him. He lent his raspy vocal talents to celebrating Jimmy fucking Ben, and now he’s showing up on even more random stages. After the Foo Fighters rocked through “This Is A Call” during their final night in Osaka, Japan recently,… More »

By: brandon / April 17, 2008 - 9:57 am

Austin City Limits 2008 Gets Foos, Fogerty

With all the new summer music events vying for your attention, we understand if you’ve got festival announcement burnout. Consider adding ACL to your wish list, though, as they’ve just announced a ton of great bands who’ll be visiting Zilker Park 9/26-9/28. Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 15, 2008 - 2:04 am

Revolver Gets Political, Dave Grohl Performs “Songs About Love And Hope And Compassion”

Inspired by the race to the White House, the new issue of Revolver features politico-rock superfriends M. Shadows, Dave Havok, Serj Tankian, Randy Blythe, and Dave Grohl on the red-white-&-blue cover. A lot like this! (Hmm, let’s hope the choice has better results this time.) Here’s an excerpt from the “Hard Rock The Vote” roundtable. More »

By: brandon / March 28, 2008 - 2:38 pm

2008 Brit Awards Like 2008 Grammys, But With More Mika

Amy Winehouse and Rihanna performed, Foo Fighters and Kanye West won, and the show was “was largely free of surprises” according to AP. Sounds like the Grammys, but alas, we’re talking about the Brit Awards. At least instead of will.i.am, they got Mark Ronson & Friends. Here’s the Best British Male winner with his trusty… More »

By: Stereogum / February 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

Foo Fighters @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 2/19/08

Wow, in just a week Dave’s led his Foos from outside the Grammys straight into the center of Madison Square Garden. Last night was their first performance in MSG over their 13-year tenure as a band. Crazy, no? The show was sponsored by Fuse, maybe because “Fuse” sorta rhymes with “Foos.” They aired the set… More »

By: brandon / February 20, 2008 - 3:29 pm
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