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Dave reveals his love of Scissor Sisters

July 27th, 2010 Comments off

In a recent interview Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently spoke to and revealed an unlikely fan of the band  is  Dave Grohl, who sent Shears an email which he says almost made him cry.

“He just wrote us the most amazing, long email just about how happy he was for us – it was incredible, and it made me think, ‘you know what, Dave Grohl fucking likes us, he thinks we are cool. It’s like there you go. Fuck all y’all’.”

“He’s a fucking straight rock’n’roll guy that’s a total music nut who’s in it for the passion and nothing else and isn’t a douche bag. From him, it just made me really happy.
If a fucking 40 year old straight [rocker] man can get into our shit – even though it is unabashedly gay, and sexual – then I think anybody can.”

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Win a copy of ‘Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants’

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

FooArchive have 5 copies of the newly released debut CD by Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants.   If your in the UK & want to be in with a chance of winning one, e-mail with the subject line ‘SHIFLETT’ and I’ll pick 5 at random on Saturday.

Dave hits Twitter as Foo Fighters begin pre-production

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

Yesterday (July 20th) Dave posted the following message on the Foo Fighters official Twitter account;

Dear Twitter, I take back everything I said before. I didn’t have a new album to promote. Love, Dave

Over the next couple of hours the tweet was followed with the posting of 10 photos from the studio.  (See the photostream HERE)

This coincides with Chris talking this week with Total Guitar about the upcoming recording schedule;

“We’re supposed to start really recording at the beginning of September.  We did about a week and a half of rehearsals already, we’re about to do another week or so starting tomorrow, then we have a couple more weeks of rehearsals and demos starting in August. Then in September we’ll start recording it for real.”

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Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants UK release

July 1st, 2010 Comments off

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants will release their eponymous debut album on July 12, 2010 on Columbia Records UK 

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is a new project from Shiflett, already known as the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters and the frontman for Jackson United.  Steeped in his love for classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings), rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran), and deep-rooted rock bands (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements), this new album is packed with soulful pedal steel- and twang guitar-accented songs.  The album highlights his talent and versatility not only as a skillful guitarist, but also as a songwriter.  These infectious Americana-laced rock songs are some of the best he’s penned, from the chiming keys and buoyant, ringing guitars of “Get Along” to the pedal steel- and mandolin-lined heartache of “Bandaged,” and from the spry, Old 97s-ian “Baby, Let It Out” to the rueful country swing of “Death March.” 
Shiflett wrote the songs on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants over the course of 2008-9, inspiration first striking when a friend asked him to perform at Orange County’s punk-rockabilly Hootenanny festival in 2008.  After re-immersing himself in his Americana and old country music collection to prepare a short set – and then playing a brief acoustic tour with friend Joey Cape of Lagwagon – he began writing what eventually became the new album.  Recorded at the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, this past December and January, the core band on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett (vocals, guitar), 606 house engineer John Lousteau (drums, in addition to engineering), and Derek Silverman (keyboards).  The album’s additional instrumentation was performed by an array of fine musicians, including Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals. 

Track listing for Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants: 
Get Along
God Damn
Burning Lights
(Joe Strummer cover)
An Atheist’s Player
Not Going Down Alone
Baby, Let It Out
Death March 
European Summer tour news will be announced soon.

Q magazine ask ‘Dave Grohl: what’s next?’

July 1st, 2010 Comments off

The August issue of Q magazine is on shelves now and features the ‘Hot List – 50 Reasons Why This Summer Will Rock’.  Number 2 on the list is ‘Dave Grohl: what’s next?’

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