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Dave on NME’s front cover

March 1st, 2011 Comments off

NME’s current issue looks back at their awards ceremony last week & their Godlike Genius 2011 is front and centre:

 

All aspects of Foo Fighters recent visit to London is covered – from the NME Awards ceremony & the NME Big Gig to the band’s surprise Dingwalls show.

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Upcoming UK TV & Radio

February 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Zane Lowe – 7pm, February 23rd, Radio One.
Zane catches up with the band;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yhq42/Zane_Lowe_Beady_Eye_in_session/

Gonzo, 8pm, 25th February, MTV Rocks.
The band will also be interviewed by Alexa Chung and face viewers questions ; http://www.mtv.co.uk/shows/gonzo-with-alexa-chung/

T4 at the NME Awards – 11.25am, 26th February, Channel 4.
Alexa Chung and Nick Grimshaw go backstage at the awards ceremony to talk to the winners and losers, and introduce performances by Foo Fighters, with Godlike Genius winner Dave Grohl, and Arcade Fire.

The NME Awards – 11.20pm, 26th February,  Channel 4.
Shooting Stars panellist Angelos Epithemiou hosts the music awards ceremony, and there are backstage reports by Alexa Chung and Nick Grimshaw. With performances by Arcade Fire, PJ Harvey, and Godlike Genius recipient Dave Grohl with the Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters headline NME Big Gig 2011

January 17th, 2011 1 comment

Foo Fighters will headline the NME Awards Big Gig at London’s Wembley Arena on February 25.

Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age are also on the bill for the event.

The gig is set to take place two days after the Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony, where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will pick up the NME Godlike Genius award for 2011 (as covered HERE). Everyone who buys a ticket to the Wembley gig will get a free Dave Grohl ‘Godlike Genius’ magazine worth £4.99, available to pick up at the show.

Dave said:

“There’s nothing better than seeing that person with that instrument doing it right there in front of you, It’s the fuckin’ Foo Fighters! It’s the only way you’re really gonna get it.”

Cee Lo said:

“I’m so excited, man, any Cee Lo show is good, but Cee Lo and Foo Fighters… it’s going to be off the hook.”

When asked about covering ‘Darling Nikki’ with Foo Fighters in the past he teased;

“Dave is a friend and we spoke over the holidays, we’ll definitely cook up something for you guys.”

Ben Bridewell (Band of Horses) said:

“I’m a huge fan of everything Dave’s done from Nirvana to Them Crooked Vultures.  It’s an honour to play.”

Dave to recieve NME’s ‘Godlike Genius Award’ 2011

January 7th, 2011 Comments off

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The Shockwave NME Awards 2011 take place on February 23rd at the O2 Academy Brixton and Dave will be there in person as he picks up the ‘Godlike Genius’ award.
While the rest of the awards are voted for by readers of NME, ‘Godlike Genius’ is picked by NME staff and amounts to the lifetime achievement prize in the annual awards.  Previous recipients have included U2, The Clash, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cure and Paul Weller.

NME magazine, NME radio & NME TV will exhaustively cover every aspect of the awards.

 

UPDATED (January 10th)
NME today confirmed Dave as the award’s recipient in this news item:
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/54498

Dave sends a short video message with his reaction:
http://www.nme.com/nme-video/video/741298277001

NME editor Krissi Murison said:

“An NME Godlike Genius is a very rare thing. To qualify, an artist must not only be a musical visionary, have an unparalleled legacy and a decade-spanning career, but also still be meaningful to young bands and music fans today.

Whether it’s headlining the world’s greatest festivals, staging his own mega-gigs, releasing a series of hugely successful albums, collaborating with everyone from The Prodigy to Paul McCartney or still surprising fans with projects like Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Grohl is at the centre of everything interesting that is happening in music.

“But the Godlike Genius Award is no victory lap. It marks recognition of a stellar career thus far, and signals there’s a lot more to come.

With a new Foo Fighters album, festival appearances and giant gigs around the globe booked this year, the NME is recognising an artist who is still in his ascendancy and one we confidently predict will dominate music for a long time yet.”

UPDATED (January 12th)

The lead news piece in today’s issue is the Godlike Genius award.

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