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These Days video

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

The video, directed by Wayne Isham, is a ‘life on the road” clip. The song is the third single from Foo Fighters seventh album ‘Wasting Light’.

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Foo Fighters to play iTunes festival in London

April 13th, 2011 Comments off

Foo Fighters will again be visiting the UK as they join the bill for the iTunes Festival 2011 and play on 11th July at the Roundhouse, Camden, London.

Tickets are free for competition winners – further details at http://www.itunesfestival.com Each live performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on iTunes

Dave Grohl said,
“We are really excited to do the iTunes Festival in July and to perform at the
legendary Roundhouse. And the fact that it’s going to be broadcast to so many
people is really exciting, because making music is more about the audience than
the band sometimes. I feel like the opportunities we have to reach out to more
people through technology is a wonderful thing; to see the world get together
and experience music, live”.

Download the official iTunes Festival App for the definitive guide to the iTunes
Festival, a chance to win tickets and to watch a selection of streamed gigs
live. Lucky winners will have their tickets delivered directly to their iPhone,
iPod touch and iPad. The iTunes Festival app is now available for free
from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad at
http://www.itunes.co.uk/appstore/

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Foo Fighters to headline Radio One’s Big weekend

March 30th, 2011 Comments off

They last played in Sunderland back in 2005, but they’re headlining the UK’s biggest free music event again on Saturday May 14th in Carlisle.

Get the full line-up and more details over on Radio One’s website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2011/lineup/

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Foo Fighters hit 80 U.S. theaters on April 5 with live concert and documentary

March 10th, 2011 Comments off

LATimes reports:

The Foo Fighters and “Wasting Light” are coming to a theater near you.

On April 5, the band will perform a live concert that will reach more than 80 U.S. theaters — a presentation that will follow screenings of the new documentary “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” directed by Oscar-winner James Moll (“The Last Days”).

The Foo Fighters will play their seventh studio album, “Wasting Light,” front-to-back during the tie-in performance, which comes a week before that new collection hits stores on April 12.

The participating theaters will be announced by Cinedigm, a player in the alternative programming sector (sporting events and concerts, shorts, cartoons, live Q&A’s, etc.) now reaching movie theaters more frequently.

The Foo Fighters documentary, produced by Nigel Sinclair (“No Direction Home: Bob Dylan,” “Amazing Journey the Story of the Who”), will also air April 8th as a “VH1 Rock Doc” on VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia.

The documentary culminates with the making of “Wasting Light,” which finds the band going back to basics by recording entirely on analog tape and (literally) in the garage of Dave Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer who launched the Foo Fighters as a one-man project in 1994.

“Wasting Light” is the band’s first full-length effort with Butch Vig, the producer known for Nirvana’s landmark “Nevermind.” That signature Seattle chapter of Grohl’s life is also represented by the appearance of Krist Novoselic as one of the special guests in “Back and Forth.”

Ross Halfin pics from Dingwalls

March 4th, 2011 Comments off

Longtime photographer of the band Ross Halfin was on hand to shoot the recent club show at Camden Dingwalls.

See more at Ross’s website HERE

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Kerrang! review of the Velvet Jones gig

February 9th, 2011 Comments off

Foo Fighters headline NME Big Gig 2011

January 17th, 2011 1 comment

Foo Fighters will headline the NME Awards Big Gig at London’s Wembley Arena on February 25.

Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age are also on the bill for the event.

The gig is set to take place two days after the Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony, where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will pick up the NME Godlike Genius award for 2011 (as covered HERE). Everyone who buys a ticket to the Wembley gig will get a free Dave Grohl ‘Godlike Genius’ magazine worth £4.99, available to pick up at the show.

Dave said:

“There’s nothing better than seeing that person with that instrument doing it right there in front of you, It’s the fuckin’ Foo Fighters! It’s the only way you’re really gonna get it.”

Cee Lo said:

“I’m so excited, man, any Cee Lo show is good, but Cee Lo and Foo Fighters… it’s going to be off the hook.”

When asked about covering ‘Darling Nikki’ with Foo Fighters in the past he teased;

“Dave is a friend and we spoke over the holidays, we’ll definitely cook up something for you guys.”

Ben Bridewell (Band of Horses) said:

“I’m a huge fan of everything Dave’s done from Nirvana to Them Crooked Vultures.  It’s an honour to play.”

Release date confirmed

January 2nd, 2011 Comments off

A newly issued press release has confirmed the release of the (still untitled) 7th  Foo Fighters album.  It’ll be in stores on April 11th (UK) & April 12th (US).

Here’s the press release in full:

FOO FIGHTERS TEASE SECOND SNIPPET OF NEW ALBUM AT http://www.foofighters.fm

APRIL 12 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

MORE LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

http://foofighters.com/
http://www.facebook.com/foofighters
http://twitter.com/foofighters

With the recently leaked snippet of opener “Bridge Burning” having surpassed 500,000 plays in one week, Foo Fighters have now unleashed a second morsel of hard rock goodness from their upcoming seventh studio album, out April 12 on Roswell/RCA.

FF fans jonesing for another several seconds of new material should head posthaste to http://www.foofighters.fm and move the virtual tuner to 101.5 for this new taste.

The album received its first public airing at a surprise gig Friday, January 28 at the minuscule Velvet Jones club in Santa Barbara, where the band ripped through the entire record from start to finish–and followed up with a crushing live collection of greatest hits and rarely played deep cuts including “Wattershed” from the band’s self-titled 1995 debut.

In other live FF news, the band has announced its first U.S. show (so far) of 2011: a May 21 headlining appearance at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. CST Wednesday, February 2, and will be available via http://Hangoutmusicfest.com or 888-512-SHOW. The show is the second of many domestic dates to be announced in an upcoming world tour, the first being a May 27 appearance at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA. Other recently announced FF dates abroad include headlining appearances at the UK’s Isle of Wight, the Netherlands’ PinkPop, Wulheide Stadium in Berlin, and numerous others across the UK and Europe including an already sold out 130,000 capacity July 2 & 3 headline “weekender” at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK.

Foo Fighters’ still untitled seventh album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett

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Foo Fighters festival tour 2011

December 14th, 2010 Comments off

Dave said the forthcoming Foo Fighters album is something he wants to play  ”At night, live, in front of 70,000 people. It’s a festival album. ‘Cos it just fucking rocks.”

It looks like he’s getting his way because the 2011 Summer tour schedule is starting to fill up:

Greenfield Festival, Switzerland – June 9th
Isle of Wight  Festival, UK – June 11th
Pinkpop, Netherlands - June 13th *announced Dec 14th*
Southside Festival, Germany – June 17th
Hurricane Festival, Germany – June 19th
Milton Keynes Bowl, UK – July 2nd & 3rd
Optimus Alive! 2011, Portugal – July 7th
T In The Park, Scotland – July 8th – 10th (exact date tbc)
Oxegen , Ireland – July 8th – 10th (exact date tbc) *announced Dec 13th*

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Points Of Interest – Dave’s interview with Steve Harris

October 31st, 2010 1 comment

The same evening Dave called into Zane Lowe to announce the Milton Keynes shows, he also chatted with Steve Harris at xfm.  Here are the points of interest;

  • Over the past 8 or 9 months the band wrote “about 30 or 40 songs” which they reduced down to “13 or 14″ for recording.
  • Dave estimates the recording will be finished “In about a month”.
  • Butch Vig makes the songs sound 50 times bigger.
  • The current recording process is like living in a commune; as the band try and record Dave’s children are running around bugging him to take them swimming.
  • ‘White Limo’ is the “nastiest” song the band have ever recorded & Dave is afraid of playing it at big festivals in case people start beating the hell out of each other.
  • Dave thinks ‘These Days’ might be the best song he’s ever written despite the fact he wrote it so quickly by himself, but once the band ran through it they realised it was a song they’d be playing every night for the rest of their lives.
  • Krist Novoselic plays bass & “Creepy accordian” on ‘I Should Have Known’.
  • Dave knows the exact release date for the album but his lips are sealed, saying “If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s keeping a secret”.  He did add it’s safe to say it’ll be out in the Spring.
  • The music is “re-energised” due to the fact the band missed being the Foo Fighters during their sabbatical.
  • “Don’t be suprised” the band pop up in sweaty little clubs as a warm-up.