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.
Ross Halfin was over in LA shooting the Golden God Awards & got the band to pose with the original Alice Cooper band.
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‘Encore’ is Spin magazine’s regular feature where a photographer & their subject talk about a certain photo. This month it’s Lisa Johnson & Dave Grohl talking about a shot from Foo Fighters first tour with Mike Watt.
Q magazine asked Dave about his involvement with the posthumous Michael Jackson album;
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.
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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”.
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In this week’s NME…
The best Foo Fighters story you’ll ever read heads up the mag this week. Yes, the best. It’s not always been sweetness and light for the boys, as they confess all about the rows, the insecurities, and the spectre of Nirvana. And how Dave Grohl got Krist Novoselic to play on their amazing new album ‘Wasting Light’…
Esquire UK’s May issue has a short Q&A with Butch about his recent work on Wasting Light;
The man who produced Nevermind and the latest Foo Fighters album, Butch Vig, on driving cabs and making millions.
You are back with Dave Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic for the first time in two decades for this record. What was that like?
It was intense. Krist was guesting on the album and he’s standing there saying “Hey how’s it going?” My brain is going “Holy shit! We haven’t been in a room together for almost 20 years.” Dave opens up a bottle of wine, a friend had sent me a bottle of bootleg whiskey, we start sipping on that, and just sat down and told stories. We were there until about 2 in the morning. It was powerful, all those memories come flooding back
You recorded in Dave’s garage. Are times hard?
Dave set up a tent in the backyard so it was very much like being in the UK at a festival. His daughters would wander in whenever they felt like it. The environment is one of those things that you can’t always put your finger on, but it directly affects the performances and sound. Something about the loose vibe there really translated to the tracks: they weren’t uptight, they just played great.
Which was the hardest track to lay down?
The second to last song ‘I Should’ve Known’ which is one of my favourite songs on the record. Definitely the darkest – I don’t know exactly what the lyrics are about, but I think that Dave is channelling the ghost of Kurt Cobain in there.
Do you ever regret swap and your piano for that $60 drum kit?
No, but I do regret stopping piano lessons. I can still play the piano poorly, cords and melodies. But I wish I’d kept my chops up. As a producer its helpful to be able to quickly figure things out on piano or guitar when you’re working on an arrangement.
As a former cabbie to you ever give taxi drivers shit?
No, never. They are the unsung heroes of the urban environment.