Each week, Jo invites a guest to pick a car, a destination and three tracks they’d like to play on the car stereo, as they go with her on an imaginative musical journey and tomorrow Dave is in the driving seat.
He also recorded an acoustic version of ‘Wheels’ for her show – the first time the song has been recorded acoustically.
Check out a video of the performance HERE.
Kerrang! - “Far too vital to be nostalgia.”
“Wheels might only be a mid-paced radiorock staple, but Word Forward snaps into life with spittle and swearing that reduces fears that they’re settling into a comfort zone with age.”
Q – “Testemony to Grohl’s intuitive ear for naive melody and an artisan’s dedication to crafting the perfect aural snack.”
“Word Forward is regulation written to order. But Wheels is something else: a glossy slice of bittersweet country rock choogle that is so similar to Tom Petty’s Learning to Fly it must be the result of a gentleman’s agreement.”
Along with premiering ‘Wheels’ on his Radio One show tonight (September 23rd) Zane Lowe caught up with Dave on the phone for a quick interview. Here are the points of interest:
- The tracklisting was finalized (with the help of Pat Smear) just a few days ago.
- Foo Fighters are “taking it easy” & are putting off recording a new album until everybody is happy and ready to.
- Them Crooked Vultures’ album still doesn’t have a title.
The studio version of ‘Wheels’ will get it’s radio debut this Wednesday (September 21st) and Dave will also be on the phone to chat with Zane.
videostatic reports that Foo Fighters recently reunited with ‘The Pretender’ director Sam Brown to shoot a promo for ‘Wheels’.
Although a live version has been out there for quite a while, Zane Lowe played a clip from the studio version on his show last night.
Check it out on iPlayer. (approximately 21 mins in)
After the band premiered ‘Wheels’ at the 4th of July show at the White House, an official press release has been issued by Nasty Little Man.
FOO FIGHTERS JOIN PRESIDENT OBAMA & THE USO TO HONOR MILITARY HEROES AND THEIR FAMILIES AT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ON SOUTH LAWN
JULY 4 SET FEATURED DEBUT OF “WHEELS,” ONE OF TWO BRAND NEW TRACKS TO APPEAR ON COLLECTION OUT NOVEMBER TBC
Washington DC – Foo Fighters had the honor this weekend of joining President Barack Obama for a special July 4 USO concert on the South Lawn, where they entertained an audience of over 1200 active military troops and families for a private concert, BBQ and fireworks display.
The honored attendees were treated not only to a parade of FF favorites, but also witnessed the first ever live performance of the brand new song “Wheels.” The studio version of “Wheels” will be one of two new tracks the band has recorded with producer Butch Vig specifically for an as yet untitled collection due out this November.
The new tracks–all recorded by Foo Fighters core foursome Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett this year at Foo Fighters’ own 606 studio complex–hold their ground and then some alongside classics from the band’s six platinum-plus, multiple Grammy-winning studio albums, including individual Grammy recipients “The Pretender,” “All My Life” and “Learn To Fly.” Perennial FF staples–”My Hero,” “Times Like These,” “Best Of You” and more–provide an overview of the band’s 15 year and counting career, while the two new tracks hint at even greater heights to be scaled in the future of this quintessential American rock band.