The newest issue of Q hits newstands on Tuesday & carries a 9 page feature on the band by Keith Cameron (who’s been interviewing Dave since the Nirvana days) with pics by Ross Halfin.
The bulk of interviews took place during the run of Holy Shits gigs in London, so thanks to HBO embargoes the band found themselves unable to talk as freely about the series as they’d like, despite that it’s still a great read. Here are the points I found of most interest:
- Dave is planning on a 20th anniversary re-enactment of Foo Fighters first tour supporting Mike Watt. Visiting the same venues and insisting the band will even use the same tiny van.
- The Seattle Sonic Highways track ‘Subterranean’ is in Taylor’s words “Dark and sad, it’s about the end of something.” and contains the lines “I’ve been diggin’ in down inside/Nothing left within, I’ve been mined” and “You might think you know me but I know damn well you don’t.”
- Chicago, Seattle, and Washington DC were chosen as venues for Sonic Highways due to the band’s personal history with the cities, while Nashville, Austin and New Orleans were chosen because the band have no connection to them. LA was a no-brainer as the band all live there but Dave’s original plan changed and the pivotal figure in the episode is Pat Smear; “We walked around his old neighbourhood and he told me about going to see The Runaways… how he and Darby Crash met through a mutual speed dealer… chasing Freddie Mercury around the Sunset Marquis… his life is so extraordinary.”
You can download the issue or order a physical copy from Q’s website: http://www.qthemusic.com/6108/q341-on-sale-now/ and over the next few weeks Q will be uploading video interviews with the band at QThe Music.com
Q magazine’s November issue arrives on shelves tomorrow and inside is a small ‘In The Studio’ feature focusing on Sonic Highways:
This month Q is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary and Dave Grohl features on one of the 25 covers to mark the event.
Inside the issue Dave and the other 24 cover stars discuss ‘the music that changed my life’.
The magazine goes on sale on September 27th but you can pre-order Dave’s cover HERE or any of the other covers via qthemusic.com while stocks last.
Q magazine asked Dave about his involvement with the posthumous Michael Jackson album;
The latest issue of Q is well worth picking up for the great Foo Fighters cover piece & photo shoot, alongside this enthusiastic look at ‘Wasting Light’.
Reviewer Paul Brannigan has a Dave Grohl biography coming later in 2011 – follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/This_Is_A_Call
As previously posted, Foo Fighters are on the cover of Q’s May issue which is on shelves from Tuesday, but Q subscription holders should be recieving their copies in the mail about now and here’s the cover:
Another album, another Q cover.
The ‘Exclusive Unheard Foos Album’ plugged on the cover is a CD version of ‘Medium Rare’ a collection of the band’s covers being released on vinyl for Record Store Day (full details here).
The issue is on sale March 29th and subscribtion holders will get a cover free of text with a slightly different image.
Lemmy is the latest musician to receive a grilling in Q magazine’s ‘Cash For Questions’ feature, where readers submit the questions & get £25 for their trouble. (Dave himself took part in the feature back in 2003)
I put a question to Lemmy about Dave:
In January this year Q magazine named Dave one of their ‘Artists Of The Century’, then in May he was #35 in the list of ‘100 Greatest Frontmen’ & now he’s back on the cover of the October issue as one of “The 10 Most Exciting People In Music Now”.
The ‘What I’ve Learned’ Q&A covers heroin, looking like a cock and the benefits of being the ‘nicest man in rock’.
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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