BBC1 – Friday 4 December, 10.35pm
This week Jonathan Ross welcomes: Reese Witherspoon; Gordon Ramsay; screen siren Sophia Loren; BBC Three Good News star Russell Howard; and there’s music from Dave Grohl’s supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
BBC1 – Friday 4 December, 10.35pm
Mojo magazine have added a gallery of shots from Ross Halfin’s photoshoot with Dave from back in September.
This Wednesday (November 25th) Dave not only graces Q’s cover but issue 194 of Mojo also hits the shelves with an exclusive cover interview.
Grohl relates how “a little vandal from the middle of nowhere” became one of America’s biggest rock stars, surviving hunger and penury in America’s hardcore punk rock underground, then the strain and turmoil of mega-fame as the drummer in grunge gods Nirvana. His memories of doomed Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain are particularly poignant.
“What do you think of when you think of Kurt?” he asks Mojo. “You think of a rock star that killed himself because of this guilt of being a rock star. When I think of Kurt I think of the way he giggled, or how he loved ABBA, or him saying, ‘God, man, I wish I could wear sweatpants.'”
Grohl has a reputation for affability that sometimes obscures the grit in his story. But in MOJO’s interview, he’s honest about the crises he’s endured as a frontman, notably the tensions in the Foo Fighters that nearly called time on the band between 2001 and 2002, including a fight in Hollywood’s Conway Studios during sessions for fourth album, *One By One, and the meaningful absence of Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins from Grohl’s debut show as temporary drummer with QOTSA.
“That really hurt me,” Grohl tells MOJO. “Taylor was my best friend. It was like him not turning up to my wedding.”
Taylor, Homme, Foo Fighter Nate Mendel, former Scream bandmate Pete Stahl, hardcore patriarch Ian Mackaye and Grohl admirer Tom Petty are among the thoughtful contributors to MOJO’s revealing profile, on sale now.
And from the looks of things, you’ll be able to choose from three background colours:
This Wednesday (November 25th) issue 282 of Q hits the shelves with a special triple gate-fold cover featuring Q’s Artists of the Century and Dave is one of them.
Click below to see who joins Dave in the full line-up:
November 16th sees the release of Them Crooked Vultures self-titled debut and FooArchive has 5 copies to give away.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Before then check out the full album streaming on the band’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/themcrookedvultures
Each week, Jo invites a guest to pick a car, a destination and three tracks they’d like to play on the car stereo, as they go with her on an imaginative musical journey and tomorrow Dave is in the driving seat.
He also recorded an acoustic version of ‘Wheels’ for her show – the first time the song has been recorded acoustically.
Check out a video of the performance HERE.
This Wednesday (November 11th) will see Dave grace the cover of both NME and Kerrang!
NME is running an exclusive interview with Them Crooked Vultures to promote their debut released the following week.
Kerrang! meanwhile is promoting Foo Fighters Greatest Hits by asking Dave to take a look back over his career, as well as finding out his future plans.
For one week only Them Crooked Vultures are offering a free download of ‘Mind Eraser, No Chaser’ via iTunes. Click HERE to download it now.
The album is also available for pre-order on the band’s website HERE.