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Zane Lowe asks Dave about Foo’s 8th album

January 28th, 2014 1 comment

During a busy week of Grammy events, and with Sound City about to get its UK TV debut, Dave got on the phone from LA to chat to Zane about the documentary, but as the phone call wound up Dave was asked how recording was going:

“How’s the Foos record going?”

“It’s Incredible.  I mean, we haven’t really disclosed exactly what we’re doing, and there’s rumours on the internet of what’s going on… Well, we’re doing something that nobody really knows about and we’ll announce pretty soon I think.  We’re making these songs in a way that I’m not sure anyone’s really done yet, and I know what it sounds like and I honestly think the entire concept is going to take people by surprise and it sounds nuts man.  Like, we recorded something the other day that’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before… it starts with a fuse and then it just explodes.  It’s awesome man.  It’s gonna be great.  I can’t wait.”

Points of Interest – Dave talks Sound City with Zane Lowe

February 22nd, 2013 Comments off

While Dave was in the UK this week he called into Radio One to chat all things Sound City with Zane Lowe.  Some of the more interesting aspects of the conversation:

The music for ‘You Can’t Fix This’ is 8 years old and is a track Foo Fighters scrapped for sounding too much like Fleetwood Mac.

While some sessions were really easy going,  recording ‘Mantra’ with Josh Homme & Trent Reznor was “Very, very thought out.” “I’d have an idea and show it to Trent and he’d ask me about six questions about the idea.”

The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club session was “The closest thing I’ve felt to writing a song with Krist and Kurt since I wrote a song with Krist and Kurt.”

The interview (and tracks from Sound City) play out over the last hour of Thursday’s show: listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qnwd3

Foo Fighters & Roger Waters perform ‘In The Flesh’

September 28th, 2011 Comments off

After Daltrey and Taylor now Foo Fighters can add Waters to their list of classic rock collaborations with musicians called Roger. 
Watch Foo Fighters and Roger Waters perform Pink Floyd’s ‘In The Flesh’ on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

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Back & Forth giveaway

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, the feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll will soon be available to anyone who couldn’t score a ticket to its theatrical premiere or missed its broadcast debut.

The DVD / Blu-Ray and iTunes version will be released via Sony in the UK on monday June 13th – The DVD and BluRay features 35 minutes of extras including additional interviews and deleted scenes.
 
Those in the UK who missed the showing on BBC2 have up until Saturday June 11th to view it again on the iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011px34/Foo_Fighters_Back_and_Forth/

We also have a few copies to give away – either send an e-mail to fooarchive@gmail.com with the subject ‘BACK & FORTH’ or tweet ‘BACK & FORTH’ to @fooarchive.
Winners will be notified on Monday June 13th.
  Winners have now been notified.

Back And Forth release confirmed

April 29th, 2011 Comments off

OUT JUNE 7 ON iTUNES, JUNE 14 ON BLU RAY & DVD

Acclaimed Documentary Release Follows On Heels Of Worldwide #1 Album Wasting Light

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, the feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), will soon be available to anyone who couldn’t score a ticket to its theatrical premiere or missed its broadcast debut. An exclusive iTunes digital release begins June 7, followed by a June 14 DVD . The Blu-Ray version will be released exclusively first through Best Buy on June 14 – then available at all retailers starting July 12. The DVD and BluRay features 35 minutes of extras including additional interviews and deleted scenes.

Produced by Exclusive Media Group¹s documentary division Spitfire Pictures and co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is an incredibly intimate and comprehensive portrait of Foo Fighters. From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos that became Foo Fighters’ self-titled 1995 debut to the new worldwide #1 album Wasting Light, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH chronicles every triumph and tragedy along the band’s path to becoming one of the biggest and most loved bands on the planet. In-depth interviews with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear take the viewer through the making of the double-platinum The Colour & The Shape, the back to back Best Rock Album Grammy winners There Is Nothing Left To Lose and One By One, the double album opus In Your Honor, the multiple Grammy winning Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, a record-breaking 170,000-plus-attended two-night headline at Wembley Stadium, and the Foos’ subsequent return to Grohl’s garage for the analog-only sessions with producer Butch Vig that yielded Wasting Light. With all that and breathtaking performance footage to spare, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is essential viewing not just for Foo fans, but for anyone who’s ever wondered what makes a rock band great–and what makes a great band persevere.

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Points of Interest from Dave’s phone call to Jo Whiley

April 18th, 2011 Comments off

After standing her up the previous week when he’d promised to call the show, Dave spoke to Jo Whiley to coincide with ‘Wasting Light’ topping the UK album charts & here are the points of interest:

  • Dave was out for dinner last week with Paul McCartney but didn’t mention Foo Fighters Beatles tribute at the David Letterman taping.
  • Helen Mirren had men “falling at her feet” while taping SNL.
  • After playing the barn of a tobacco farm as part of the Blackberry Garage Tour, Foo Fighters found out they were going to be #1 while sitting in a Chick-Fil-A.
  • He doesn’t have a current favourite scary movie but said Amityville & Exorcist scarred him for life.
  • Jo made him promise the band will play on the show next time they’re in the country.

‘Bridge Burning’ is Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World

March 30th, 2011 Comments off

Check out the song in full here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/zanelowe/2011/03/hottest_record_-_foo_fighters_3.html

Dave helps Jo Whiley say goodbye to Radio One

March 14th, 2011 Comments off

On Sunday 27 March Jo Whiley presents her last weekend afternoon show for BBC Radio 1 before moving to present a new show over on BBC Radio 2.

Having spent 17 years with Radio 1, this will be a special weekend for Jo, with tributes to this incredible lady from many of her friends from the music and entertainment world including her guest on many occasions Dave Grohl.

The show is broadcast between 1.oo – 4.oopm & will be available for 7 days afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/jowhiley

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.”

‘Rope’ video premier – Foos @ MTVu Woodie Awards

March 7th, 2011 Comments off

MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU today announced that the Foo Fighters will take the Woodies stage for the first time with a live performance of “Rope,” the first single off of their highly anticipated seventh studio album “Wasting Light,” during the “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards” airing live from Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, March 16 at 12am (Live ET/ Tape delayed PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU during the South by Southwest Music Festival.

The night before the Woodies, also in Austin, the SXSW Film Program will come to an explosive close with the U.S. premiere of the feature length Foo Fighters documentary.

In addition, MTV and Roswell/RCA today announced that the worldwide premiere of the Foo Fighters’ music video “Rope” will air live at 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10 on MTV and MTV.com. The music video will also premiere at 8:00pm ET on MTV Hits, mtvU and VH1.com, and begin playing across all MTV’s channels Friday morning. To celebrate the release of the video and album, the band is now set to invade the home of a super-fan in the Los Angeles area on March 10, along with MTV News’ James Montgomery, to introduce the video on-air and online, and answer fans’ burning questions. Immediately following the on-air premiere, the band will stay on for an additional Q&A session live-streamed on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions through MTV.com, via Twitter (@MTVNews using hashtag #askfoos) or on MTV’s Facebook page.