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Upcoming Foo Fighters TV & Radio appearances

May 30th, 2008 Comments off

Sunday 01 June
11:00pm – 12:30am
BBC2
THE LIVERPOOL SOUND
Dave joins Sir Paul McCartney at a concert to celebrate Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.

Monday 02 June
12:00am – 3:00am
BBC Radio 2
JANICE LONG
With backstage interviews captured at Liverpool Sound, as well as live tracks from Kaiser Chiefs and the concert’s other supporting artists.

Friday 06 June
10:00am – 12:45pm
BBC Radio 1
JO WHILEY
Live from Wembley ahead of Foo Fighters 2 sold-out gigs.

Saturday 07 June
4:00pm – 7:00pm
BBC Radio 1
FEARNE & REGGIE’S REQUEST SHOW
Fearne and Reggie are live from Wembley Stadium ahead of tonight’s special Foo Fighters gig.

Saturday 07 June 
7:00pm – 8:00pm
BBC Radio 2
PAUL MCCARTNEY AT LIVERPOOL SOUND
Join BBC Radio 2 for highlights of Liverpool Sound – the European Capital of Culture’s celebration of its musical heritage – recorded at Anfield Football Stadium with Sir Paul McCartney headlining and support from Kaiser Chiefs. Presented by Janice Long.

Monday 09 June
7:00pm – 9:00pm
BBC Radio 1
ZANE LOWE
Tonight it’s all about the Foo Fighters with live music highlights from their Wembley Stadium gigs at the weekend.

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Paul McCartney talks about Dave’s involvement with ‘Liverpool Sound’

May 30th, 2008 Comments off

From an interview in The Daily Post 

Adding an international flavour to the proceedings, it was revealed a couple of weeks ago that Foo Fighters frontman and ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl would also be dropping in to strum a few numbers.

“I’ve run into him a couple of times,” says Sir Paul. “Foo Fighters did a cover of Band on the Run, and someone told me they were down at Abbey Road recording it, so I dropped in and surprised them.

“Dave was putting the guitar track down, it was great. I just busted in the session, ruined it I suppose, and said ’Hi’ to everyone.

“It kind of reminded me of a Wings session, which was good for me because they were doing Band on the Run, but Dave’s wife had their baby there, which reminded me of how me and Linda would be. Often, one of the babies would be at the recording session, or would be playing around on the floor.

“You don’t see that so much now. There was a chance the band would play, but the scheduling was a bit tight, but Dave said he’d make it on his own so he’ll come and do something with us. It’s nice for me, but it’ll be good for the audience.”

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Schedule for City Of Manchester & Wembley shows

May 28th, 2008 Comments off

(2nd June) CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM: 
The gates will open from 4.00pm.
The Futureheads will take to the stage at 5.45pm. 
Manic Street Preachers will be on at 6.55pm.
Foo Fighters will be on stage at approximately 8.15pm and are due to finish their set around 10.45pm.
more info

(6th/7th June) WEMBLEY STADIUM: 
The gates will open from 4.00pm. 
Against Me (6th) & Futureheads (7th) will play at 5.30pm. 
Supergrass will be on at 6.25pm.
Foo Fighters will be on stage at approximately 7.45pm and are due to finish their set around 10.15pm.
more info

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Metal Hammer presents… Foo Fighters

May 23rd, 2008 5 comments

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Print ad for Chris’s Macbeth shoe

May 23rd, 2008 Comments off

Chris's Macbeth ad

Check out www.macbethfootwear.com for more info.

Dave to appear in “Lemmy: The Movie” documentary

May 22nd, 2008 Comments off

The life and career of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary, tentatively titled “Lemmy” and slated for release in 2009.
The film promises fans more access than ever before to Kilmister’s life, and includes an interview with Dave as well as past and present bandmates and such peers/admirers as Slash, the Clash’s Mick Jones, Alice Cooper and Steve Vai.

Check out Dave (delivering one hell of a quote) in the teaser trailer here: http://www.lemmymovie.com/

Foo Fighters pay tribute to The Who @ 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors

May 21st, 2008 Comments off

VH1 has just confirmed that critically acclaimed, multi-platinum rock bands Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters along with the Grammy Award-winning rock band The Flaming Lips will perform at the network’s third annual “VH1 Rock Honors” celebration honoring legendary rock band The Who.

 

This year’s event will deliver a night of high-voltage tribute performances by the three bands all leading up to the spectacular grand finale performance by The Who as they rock the stage. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed. As a result of The Who’s revolutionary and era-defining influence on rock music, this will be the first “VH1 Rock Honors” that salutes just one band.

Taping in Los Angeles at the Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA on July 12, “VH1 Rock Honors: The Who” will premiere on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm* on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD. VH1.com will also offer select performances from the show leading up to and following the on-air premiere at Rock.VH1.com. The Who’s monumental legacy will be celebrated with a 2-hour tribute that will salute the music and the lasting impact of this groundbreaking band. The influence of The Who will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today’s premiere rock acts as well as the legends themselves.

For more info see: http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/rock_honors/_2008/

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Star Moms – Virginia Grohl

May 11th, 2008 Comments off

The Seattle Times caught up with Dave’s Mother as part of their Mothers Day issue.

Virginia Grohl

In the Springfield, Va., home where she raised her musician son, Virginia Grohl recalls the day the Foo Fighters frontman stopped a show in England to call her onstage. The weather was soggy, and she was wearing clunky rain boots.

She maneuvered toward him, so stunned she hardly recalls what was said.

But Dave Grohl’s words were published on a music news Web site. “When I say I owe it all to somebody, it has got to be this woman,” Dave Grohl told the crowd. It was not the first time he had gone public with his affection. “She’s the most incredible woman in the world,” he told a biographer.

Hearing this, Virginia Grohl offers that she and her son have been close since he was a boy playing soccer in the fields of a local elementary school, tearing up the backyard with his go-kart, slamming hockey pucks at the ice rink, latching onto his guitar.

For most of his childhood, she said, she worked as a high-school English teacher and raised him and his older sister, Lisa, in a tiny “box of a house” with one bathroom. The close quarters and being “kind of poor” brought them all together, she said. Virginia Grohl and their father had divorced.

When Dave was 17, she let him drop out of Annandale High School to tour in Europe with the band Scream.

She recalled: “I said, ‘Hallelujah. Go.’ Because, of all the things he’s done brilliantly in his life, school was never one of them.” He would learn more on tour in Europe, she decided, “than he’s going to get making excuses for why he didn’t read Chapter 7.”

Thus started Dave Grohl’s forward trajectory. He played drums for Scream and in 1990 moved on to Nirvana, the Seattle grunge band led by Kurt Cobain that became an international sensation.

Grohl formed the Foo Fighters in 1995, not long after Cobain committed suicide and Nirvana fell apart. In the past decade or so, the Foo Fighters have released a half-dozen albums and won several Grammys.

Since the birth of her granddaughter two years ago, her sense of parenthood has expanded, she said, reaching across to the next generation.

“I’m proud of so many things about him, only a few of which are music-related,” she said. “Now what I thrill to is the kind of father he is. It’s just the most amazing thing. And his wife, too. … We all start with nothing, with no book or advice, just fear. …

“And they have just done it so well.”

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