The ‘NEXT WEEK’ page of NME’s last issue teased a Foo Fighters cover feature;
Of course, that was before the Glastonbury cancellation & so the cover of the NME that hit shelves today is a little different than originally planned:
But while the extensive Foo Fighters interview NME did a few weeks ago was Glastonbury-centric, they did cover a few other topics and so today’s issue does carry this piece:
NME took along a camera to the interview so while the planned cover feature & photoshoot won’t run, you can check out videos of the band talking Sonic Highways 2 , Dave’s teenage letter to Fugazi , What to expect at the (later cancelled) Wembley shows and Kanye’s headline slot at Glastonbury
Longtime photographer of the band Ross Halfin was on hand to shoot the recent club show at Camden Dingwalls.
See more at Ross’s website HERE
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.
“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 said the forthcoming Foo Fighters album is something he wants to play “At night, live, in front of 70,000 people. It’s a festival album. ‘Cos it just fucking rocks.”
It looks like he’s getting his way because the 2011 Summer tour schedule is starting to fill up:
Greenfield Festival, Switzerland – June 9th
Isle of Wight Festival, UK – June 11th
Pinkpop, Netherlands – June 13th *announced Dec 14th*
Southside Festival, Germany – June 17th
Hurricane Festival, Germany – June 19th
Milton Keynes Bowl, UK – July 2nd & 3rd
Optimus Alive! 2011, Portugal – July 7th
T In The Park, Scotland – July 8th – 10th (exact date tbc)
Oxegen , Ireland – July 8th – 10th (exact date tbc) *announced Dec 13th*