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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:

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

SXSW ‘Back and Forth’ interview round-up

March 18th, 2011 Comments off

Following the premier of ‘Foo Fighter: Back And Forth’ at SXSW the band met the press at Zilker Clubhouse to discuss the film & the upcoming album ‘Wasting Light’.


“I don’t tell Sony how to make fucking flat screens, so they shouldn’t tell us how to make rock records.” – Dave

The band talks about the discomfort of watching the documentary, desire for an “Avatar”-size release and Grohl’s (possible?) appearance in “The Muppets.”
Hollywood Reporter


I’ll tell you, the first record I made with the band, I couldn’t tell you how many of my guitar tracks actually made it on. I listen to that fuckin’ record, I don’t hear any. – Chris

Recording with Butch Vig, the open-ness of the documentary and the band’s upcoming ‘garage tour’ – Toronto Star

Preview screening of Foo Fighters documentary ‘Back And Forth’

March 10th, 2011 Comments off

On February 22nd I attended a preview screening of ‘Back And Forth’ the Foo Fighters documentary (then called ‘These Days’) at the swanky BAFTA screening rooms in Central London.   The film shown wasn’t the final cut – indeed Franz Stahl tweeted on February 17th he was being interviewed for the film and he wasn’t in the version shown.

Disregardless of this cuts rough edges, it was a reflective, honest & funny film – Dave is a gifted storyteller and the rest of the band do a fine job matching him.

Like I said, the film I saw was still a few weeks from completion & so reviewing would be a little unfair, but if your visiting this website then chances are you won’t need too much convincing to go check it out.  So with that in mind (and without getting into too much detail) here are some things to look forward to;

The previously unseen content –  Home movie footage (including Chris’s first audition), outtakes from music videos, unused photo shoots – it’s all there.  Plus, from the opening credits photo montage  to the shots of early lyric sheets & old demo song charts it’ll be heavily paused once it appears on DVD.
The honesty from all involved –  When it comes to the ‘rocky’ periods in the bands history everybody is suprisingly frank and it’s nice that William Goldsmith (and Franz come the final cut) had chance to give their side of the story.
Some genuinely funny moments – Nate’s recollection of quitting the band, the goofing around offstage and pretty much every one of Pat Smear’s anecdotes gets a laugh, although at the screening the biggest laugh of the night went to Taylor’s well-timed yawn.

Hightened security around the screening meant we had to hand over our phones before entering (Something one invitee felt was a little too much so didn’t turn up).  Dave showed up at the post-film drinks to chat with the invited “important media contacts” (Obviously someone dropped the ball by letting me in) and Radio 1’s Natalie Jamieson grabbed a pic with him as did photographer Ross Halfin.  I on the other hand just took a pic of this giant Bafta award.

The documentary gets a theatrical release on April 5th where it’ll be shown with a live concert (more on that here), and (as previously mentioned) the film gets it’s world premier at the South by Southwest festival on March 15th.

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 The music video will also premiere at 8:00pm ET on MTV Hits, mtvU and, 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 Fans can submit questions through, via Twitter (@MTVNews using hashtag #askfoos) or on MTV’s Facebook page.

Dates confirmed for ‘These Days’ screenings @ SxSw

March 4th, 2011 Comments off

You can catch the excellent Foo Fighters documentary ‘These Days’ @ South by Southwest on these dates/times:

15th March, The Paramount Theatre @ 18:00

18th March, Alamo Ritz @ 15:00

‘Foo Fighters’ documentary to get world premier at SXSW

February 3rd, 2011 Comments off

South By Southwest’s ‘Film Week’  is March 11-19 2011, and it’s 24 Beats Per Second programme “Showcases the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.” Which is probably why ‘Foo Fighters’ is getting it’s world premier there.


The film takes us on the 16 year journey of the Foo Fighters, from Dave Grohl and Pat Smear’s surviving the aftermath of Nirvana to Dave, Pat, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett’s rise to the top of the charts and the stages of stadiums worldwide. … These Days builds from day one to the creation of their new album – recorded in 100% analog. No computers, no software – just a band recording an album to tape in Dave Grohl’s one-car garage.

Director: James Moll


Producer: Nigel Sinclair, Alex Brunner, Glen Zipper, Michele Farinola

Cast: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Butch Vig, William Goldsmith

Cinematographer: Harris Done

Editor: Tim Calandrello

Sound: Joe Crabb

Music: Foo Fighters



View the full press release HERE