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The band join Radiohead on this year’s bill at Worthy Farm.
The band will headline the festival’s Saturday night, with Radiohead already confirmed to top the bill on the Friday and the Sunday headliner yet to be revealed.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Confirmed As Second Glastonbury Headliners
Sheeran and Foo Fighters are the red-hot favourites to join Radiohead at the top of the bill at Glastonbury Festival 2017, according to new reports.
Having made a tentative return to social media earlier this week after the best part of a year off, Ed Sheeran is reportedly on the verge of landing the biggest gig in music – a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.
Sources told The Sun on Thursday night (December 15th) that the 25 year English star, who had one of the world’s biggest selling albums of the last couple of years with his sophomore effort X in 2014, is set to be unveiled as the second headliner on the iconic Pyramid Stage in July next year.
Ed Sheeran is being hotly tipped to headline Glastonbury 2017
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Hotly Tipped To Headline Glastonbury 2017
Foo Fighters cancelled seven gigs in 2015, three because of Dave Grohl's broken leg in June, and four more after the Paris terrorist attacks in November.
Foo Fighters have launched a court case against a group of insurance companies over seven cancelled gigs on their Sonic Highways tour in 2015, claiming that they haven’t been compensated despite clauses concerning personal injury and acts of terrorism in their policies.
A report by Billboard on Wednesday (June 15th) says that the US rockers have filed a lawsuit against the insurers of last year’s European tour, arguing they have failed “to pay amounts that even they recognise are due and owing”, after three gigs in Britain were cancelled following lead singer Dave Grohl breaking his leg in Gothenburg in June 2015 and a further four in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris in November.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performing in 2015
The Foo Fighters frontman intervened at the behest of the fledgling band The Black Leaves of Envy, who have been banned from practising in their garage because of noise complaints.
Rock megastar Dave Grohl has involved himself in a council dispute in Cornwall after he leapt to the defence of a teenage heavy metal band, who have been banned from practising their music in a family garage after noise complaints from neighbours.
The Black Leaves of Envy, a four-piece band from Praa Sands consisting of Cerys Plenty, 17, Dylan Plenty, 15, Adam Jones, 17 and Lewis Cunningham, 15, reached out to the Foo Fighters frontman after a series of complaints were made about the noise levels emanating from their rehearsal space in a suburban residential area.
Dave Grohl with his wife Jordyn Blum at an Oscars afterparty
Foo Fighters are NOT splitting, by the way, but they might take a bit of a break.
Foo Fighters have finally addressed those persistent break-up rumours with a tongue-in-cheek ‘official announcement’ video. And no, it’s not true, the band is still together!
In a seven-minute clip posted via the group’s official YouTube page late on Wednesday (March 2nd), the band has compiled the recent events that have led to speculation of a split and made them into spinning newspaper headlines – including frontman Dave Grohl’s recent solo performance at the Oscars.
It also features Grohl and producer Butch Vig in a deliberately jokey skit, speaking about doing “my own thing”, with Grohl singing about “free to be me” and playing a keyboard, making some pretty alarming EDM sounds, just to troll their fans.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Address Break-Up Rumours With Spoof Video
Grohl had wanted to work with the late singer on a song for a movie.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that David Bowie rejected a possible collaboration between the two. In a video shot for Playboy, Grohl and bandmate Pat Smear take a tour around some of Bowie’s favourite L.A. haunts, sharing stories about the Thin White Duke along the way.
Dave Grohl was once rejected by David Bowie.
In the video Grohl and Smear reveal just how big Bowie superfans they really are, with Smear even recalling a time he ‘stalked’ the singer to a recording studio and picked up a cigarette he had tossed away. Grohl then told the story of the time he tried to work with his idol, but got a less than positive response.
The 'Saint Cecilia EP’ is now available for free on the band’s website.
Foo Fighters have released a new, free EP overnight, to the surprise of their fans. The Saint Cecilia EP is available for free now on the band's website and features five new tracks. The band have dedicated the release to ‘all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris’.
Foo Fighters have released a surprise, free EP.
In a letter posted by Dave Grohl on the band’s website the frontman explained that the EP had originally been intended for release to coincide with the end of the band's world tour. However, following the events in Paris the project took on ‘an entirely different tone’.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Release Surprise Free EP Dedicated To Paris Victims
Coldplay and Madonna have also paid tribute to the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in the French capital.
U2 and Foo Fighters have both announced they’ve canceled scheduled gigs in the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday evening. Foo Fighters will now no longer continue on the rest of their European tour, which was due to stop in the French capital on Monday (November 16th).
Foo Fighters have cancelled the rest of their European tour in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
A statement on the Foo Fighters’ official website read: "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour.”
Continue reading: U2 And Foo Fighters Cancel Gigs Following Paris Attacks
One irate ticketholder started an online petition shortly after the announcement on Monday night, which has already attracted 10,000 signatures.
Love him or hate him – and it really is one or the other, it seems – Kanye West at Glastonbury story has certainly got people talking about him more than ever before. While some are hailing the decision to make him the Saturday night headliner at the legendary festival, many others were left dismayed and even angry at the booking.
One disappointed ticketholder even went as far as to create an online petition at Change.org, just a few hours after Monday’s (March 16th) announcement. Neil Lonsdale, a lucky ticketholder for the 2015 festival, has attracted over 10,000 signatures for his petition as of Tuesday evening.
Kanye West has proven to be a divisive choice for Glastonbury headliner
The British duo have done well both in Britain and the States throughout 2014, and their huge sales were recognised on Wednesday's glitzy awards ceremony.
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night (February 25th).
Sheeran won the two biggest prizes for which he was nominated – those of British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album for his sophomore record X. He beat four other UK Number 1 albums to do so – rival Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, indie stars Alt-J’s This Is All Yours and George Ezra’s slow-burning debut Wanted On Voyage.
Ed Sheeran arriving for Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where he won twice
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Win At Brit Awards
Foo Fighters are playing Glastonbury 2015.
US rockers Foo Fighters have self-confirmed to play Glastonbury this year after being named best international band at the NME awards on Wednesday night. Frontman Dave Grohl revealed the news in a video message recorded for the audience at the Brixton Academy.
Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury on the Friday night
"Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us.This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy - sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!" he said.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Confirmed For Glastonbury 2015, Adele In Talks
Ofcom has rapped the show for playing a Foo Fighters song containing swear words
He’s the cheery voice of early mornings, ready to bounce people into the day as they reluctantly open their eyes. However, BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw has come under fire from Ofcom for being a little too vigorous after a Foo Fighters song was played before 8am complete with foul language.
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show host has been reprimanded for allowing a song continaing swear words to play on his show
The song, which included the words "F**k it all!" in the chorus, was played in November last year as a repeat of Zane Lowe’s session track the evening before.
Continue reading: Nick Grimshaw's Show Is Officially Told Off For Swearing
This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
Corgan spoke to 'The Howard Stern Show' while plugging the release of the Pumpkins' new album 'Monuments to an Elegy'.
Talking during a radio interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, Corgan dismissed grunge titans Pearl Jam as “derivative”, claiming that it’s a “mystery” to him how they have managed to keep up their status as a huge arena-filling band “because I just don’t get it”.
Billy Corgan criticised his '90s contemporaries Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters in a radio interview
Continue reading: Billy Corgan Takes A Swipe At Dave Grohl And Pearl Jam
Following the success of HBO's series which ends this week, the Foos' frontman doesn't rule out another.
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has hinted that there might be a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’. Ahead of the release of their recent album of the same name, the group recorded an eight part series exploring the musical characteristics of US cities that have made a significant contribution to American rock and pop.
Dave Grohl dropped a hint to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' that there might be a second 'Sonic Highways'
Speaking on ‘The Daily Show’ on Thursday night, Grohl said “there might be a season 2”, in response to Jon Stewart’s point that there were more than eight cities to visit. The HBO series was very well-received, not only reminding many of the rich musical history of America but putting some fresh perspective on the Foo Fighters themselves.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Hints At Second Series Of 'Sonic Highways'
The band will be hitting the road next summer, playing 29 shows, in support of their eighth studio album 'Sonic Highways.'
Foo Fighters' highly anticipated eighth studio album, 'Sonic Highways,' released last week, will be hitting the road next summer as the band are heading on a massive North American tour - landing in 28 cities.
Foo Fighters will be playing 29 shows across North America, starting next summer
Dave Grohl and Co. are scheduled to perform in 29 stadiums across the continent, so it is no surprise the Foo's press release calls their upcoming coast-to-coast venture as "the most massive North American on-the-road undertaking in FF history."
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Announce 'Sonic Highways' 29-Date North American Tour
Pink Floyd's last ever album went straight to Number 1.
And they’re back! By them, I obviously mean Pink Floyd and by back, I mean their new album , The Endless River, has topped the UK chart, making this the first Pink Floyd album in ten years to reach the milestone.
They did indeed beat One Direction!
They did give one hell of a teaser though, announcing that The Endless River would be their last ever album. How could fans resist buying it, after that kind of threat? On its release, The Endless River became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies during the last week.
Continue reading: Good Way To Go - Pink Floyd's "Endless River" Tops UK Chart
The band's latest concept album is intended as a trip down into rock history.
Yes, hello, the big musical news this weekend is that Foo Fighters are finally releasing the documentary Sonic Highways. The HBO docu-series debuted on October 17, matching the forthcoming release of their eponymous eighth studio album.
After heavy promotion via a full-scale HBO docuseries, the album will finally hit the shelves... err... playlists... today.
The album is as high-concept as it gets for Dave Grohl’s fivesome. Sonic Highways sees Dave Grohl’s band set up shop in eight different US cities in order to write a song in each, then film the results for an HBO series of the same name.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Tour American Rock History In Latest Album "Sonic Highways"
Mick Fleetwood rules out any chance of headliners, but Dave Grohl is eager to be given the chance.
Glastonbury speculation time! Two bits of news have emerged in the last 24 hours that have changed the minds of opinion-formers as to who will be headlining the 2015 edition of the wildly popular British festival.
Foo Fighters' odds of headlining Glastonbury have been slashed after Dave Grohl (above) expressed interest
First of all, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood has categorically denied that his band will be headlining the festival. Speaking on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 programme, he said "One of the things that I'd like to clear up is that we're not playing Glastonbury. A lot of folks think that we are, so loud and clear: We love Glastonbury and all the surrounding history of such a lovely festival but we're not playing it." This squelches rumours that have been doing the rounds since May after Christine McVie said “if Michael Eavis provides the wellies I’ll be there”.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Say No, Foo Fighters Say Maybe
The Foo Fighters frontman will never play the band's old records live, but also admits that he was tempted to re-record their debut.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has slammed bands who play old albums live in their entirety. However, in the same interview, he also admitted that he had been tempted to revisit his band’s self-titled 1995 debut ahead of its twentieth anniversary next year.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has spoken out against bands who play their old albums in full live
Speaking to the NME in an interview ahead of the release of the band’s new album Sonic Highways next week, Grohl said that he had thought about re-recording the first album as a band – in July 1995, Grohl recorded Foo Fighters almost entirely by himself – but bandmate Taylor Hawkins talked him out of it.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Slams Bands Who Play Old Albums In Full
Foo Fighters recorded their upcoming album 'Sonic Highways' in eight different cities across the US.
The recording sessions for Foo Fighters' highly anticipated eight studio album, 'Sonic Highways,' took place in eight cities across the US, and were filmed as part of a HBO series about the process of making the album.
Foo Fighters recorded 'Sonic Highways' in 8 different US cities
This unique was of recording new tracks may be because the band's frontman Dave Grohl is simply "bored" of the thought of creating an album in one recording studio.
Continue reading: Why Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Got "Bored" Of Recording Studios
The rock band has declined the Isle of Wight's request for them to headline
One Isle of Wight Festival fan’s desperate attempt to get one of his favourite bands to one of his favourite gigs has backfired after the head of the IoW Fest revealed the Foo Fighters had turned down his request for them to headline. The Seaclose Park event, which first ran for three years from 1968 and was subsequently revived in 2002, will sadly not play host to Dave Grohl and his pals.
The Foo Fighters have broken one fan's heart by declining to headline the Isle of Wight Festival next year
Festival organiser, John Giddings, broke the news to Keris Abbott on Twitter after the super fan had written: "You have to get Foo Fighters to headline next year!! Especially after their amazing new song and with an album out soon!!"
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Will Not Be Playing Isle Of Wight Festival Next Year
Fresh off the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’, Grohl and Hawkins headed downtown to join Perry Farrell and cover a Stones’ classic.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins provided a special treat for those in attendance at New York's McKittrick Hotel on Monday night (October 13th), joining Perry Farrell onstage to cover the Rolling Stones’ classic ‘Miss You’.
Foo Fighter's frontman Dave Grohl
At the event which was to celebrate the release of Still Moving, a new book from renowned rock photographer Danny Clinch, Grohl, Hawkins and Farrell joined Clinch’s Tangiers Blues Band onstage for the impromptu performance.
Blum and her husband Dave Grohl have recently had their third child together, but what do we know about his wife?
As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on the planet. Having survived the grunge era with one of the defining bands on the nineties and achieved equal commercial success in the Foos, Grohl has successfully secured a place in the pantheon of rock. He is, by all means, a true rock God with his screaming vocals and continual head banging. But it is easy to forget, that the man who used to destroy drum kits on a nightly basis, a chap who barely bats an eyelid at the prospect of playing to tens of thousands of people, is also a father and a husband. But who is the woman who managed to tame this punk-addled wild man?
Despite touring and recording commitments, Grohl is a devoted husband to Jordyn and father to three daughters.
Continue reading: Who Is Jordyn Blum? Wife Of Foo Fighter's Frontman Dave Grohl
Organiser confirms big-name act to play secret set at festival.
Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich history of putting on secret shows, this month’s Reading and Leeds festival proves to be no exception.
Last week, one Reading and Leeds organiser revealed he’d been approached by several artists (some of whom he described as ‘arena acts’) all wanting to play at the festival. To the delight and frustration of many fans, he confirmed that one big-name act has since been confirmed to perform a secret slot - but wouldn’t reveal who.
Continue reading: So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?
The rock group recorded their eight studio album in eight major cities throughout the US.
Foo Fighters have excited their fans after finally announced the release date of their hotly anticipated eight studio album 'Sonic Highways.' The American rock band's newest record will be available from November 10th.
Foo Fighters have called their eight album 'Sonic Highway'
Foo's eighth studio set, , recorded with Roswell/RCA, will be the follow up to 2011's 'Wasting Lights,' which earned an Album of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards.
From intimate shows to unusual duets, Contact Music looks at Dave Grohl and co’s most unexpected live performances
Last week, legendary rockers the Foo Fighters were announced as headliners for the Invictus Games Closing Party in London’s Olympic Park. The September concert - which will celebrate Prince Harry’s four-day sporting event for injured servicemen and women - will be the Foos’ first UK show of 2014 and will see the band appear alongside the likes of Ellie Goulding, Kaiser Chiefs, Ryan Adams and more.
Having earned a reputation for being one the most exciting live bands on the planet - and with news of a new album on the way - Contact Music looks back through the band’s career to find some of their most surprising and unexpected live moments.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments
The legendary music scene of Seattle is visited ahead of Budweiser Made in America festival.
Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle
Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.
Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.
It’s time to start saving your pennies, these guys don’t come cheap.
Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap. Business Insider has recently worked with booking agency Celebritytalent.net to publish a list detailing just how much various artists will charge to play a show. If you’re a Prince fan, it’s pretty bad news.
Prince, he's a pricey one
Yes if you’re looking for an intimate performance of ‘Purple Rain’, then you’re going to need some pretty deep products. Prince tops the list of the most expensive artists to book, commanding a massive $2million. Asking for slightly less are rock legends Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones as well as rappers Jay-Z and Usher, Arcade Fire and most surprisingly Nickleback. Yes a private show from Chad Kroeger and co will cost you between $1 and $1.5million.
Continue reading: How Much Does It Cost To Book Your Favourite Band?
The campaign, started by four fans, to get the rock band back to the city for the first time since 1998 has been a success...find out how.
The Foo Fighters will play an unscheduled show in Richmond, Virginia, after a lengthy campaign started by four eager fans.
Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost noticed that the band hasn't played in their hometown, and frontman Dave Grohl's home state, since 1998 so they decided to hatch up a plan to usher them back.
Foo Fighters haven't played in Richmond, Virginia, since 1998
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Agree To Perform Unexpected Crowdfunded Show In Richmond
Macaulay Culkin's band were forced off the stage in Nottingham after facing a disgruntled crowd. But which bands in music history have suffered worse fate at the hands of displeased crowds?
Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was by this point half-way through a European tour, beat a hasty retreat from the stage after being drenched with beer.
Macaulay isn't the first star to feel the audience's ire.
It proved, that in this age of disconnect, where audience members can turn to the comforts of smart phones during lacklustre gigs, music fans are still eager to openly voice their displeasure. Only a few days later, Culkin announced the cancellation of the remaining tour dates. He has not openly cited the event as the primary motivation for such a cancellation, but it seems all too obvious that the hostile reception he received had severely impacted the decision. Macaulay is far from being the first to suffer the wrath of an embittered crowd and few are safe from the ramifications of a poor or ill-judged performance. Here are ten examples of performers receiving a severe dressing down from irate audiences:
The Foo Fighters are returning with a new album, and HBO series.
The Foo Fighters have announced they will release a new currently untitled album this fall, with a HBO film documenting its recording. The series will show the band visiting eight iconic recording studios and cutting a track in each one - it will mark both the release of the new album and the band's 20th anniversary.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are returning with a new album
The full list of studios has yet to be revealed, but it is believed that Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, Don Zientara's Inner Ear studios in Washington, D.C. and Rancho De La Luna in California will all appear.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Get Their Own HBO Series (Plus, New Album News)
Before the Wu Tang Clan release their's here's some other very rare and very valuable releases.
So it looks like there's no hope of us getting our hands on a copy of the Wu Tang Clan's new album‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, since only one is being released. The rap group are trying to bring back the idea that music is a form of art, by making something incredibly rare and very unatainable. Whilst an interesting idea, it got us wondering what other extremley rare records are out there? Well we found these five, but understandably they weren't in our personal collection.
Are you lucky enough to have a copy of Foo Fighter's 'The One'?
Foo Fighters 'The One' (2002)
Continue reading: Wu-Tang Clan And Five Other Rare Records You Won't Own
What, someone made The Smiths and The Beatles as Lego?
Is there no end to what can be achieved with Lego? It doesn't seem so, as the latest ingenious Lego creation is, well all of our favorite bands!
Foo Fighters as Lego!
Adly Syairi Ramly loves Lego and he also has pretty good taste in music too. After collecting Lego since 2011 he came up with the fantastic idea of combining his two major passions as the results are pretty epic. Nothing else was used to create the models, it’s just simple Lego figures given a rock and roll makeover. The pictures were taken on an iPhone 5 with no desktop editing. Pretty impressive indeed.
Continue reading: Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands As Lego!
The Nine Inch Nails frontman was disappointed after the Grammys cut off his performance.
Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.
Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.
"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'
The acts have been announced for a rock-tastic Grammys finale.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.
Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.
Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.
Super Bowl weekend in 2014 is going to be just as big of an event as the game itself, and A-list musicians are being added to the festivities.
The Foo Fighters performing in London
The Foo Fighters are set to perform on February 1st, the day before the game, along with the Zac Brown Band. While the pairing may seem a little odd, the bands are actually friends. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters produced Brown's last EP. The Foo Fighters are currently working on a new album, and said to expect a "little secret" very, very soon.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters, The Roots Added To 2014 Super Bowl Weekend Lineup
Guitarist Chris Shiflett has followed-up Dave Grohl's recent comments that the album is nearly ready, saying that the band are currently in the recording process of the follow-up to 2011's 'Wasting Light'.
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has revealed to Rolling Stone that the band have already begun making the follow-up to their last album, 2011's Wasting Light. Shiflett revealed that, after taking a "short hiatus" as a band, he and the rest of the band have already begun making their next album, with recording for the project expected to begin at the beginning of 2014.
Guitarist Chris Shiflett said the new Foo's album will be here in about a year
"We actually just started making a new Foo Fighters record within the last few weeks. We've started rehearsing," Shiflett told RS, mirroring comments made by the band's frontman Dave Grohl last week. Shiflett went one step further than Grohl however, revealing that that band are "going to start recording the new Foo Fighters record at the beginning of next year."
Dave Grohl's 'fun time' band cover a classic in the shape of 'Under Pressure' by Queen and David Bowie
It’s not often Dave Grohl plays with Chevy Metal, but when he does, it’s a special affair. The Foo Fighters star – joined by fellow Foos Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett – gave the loving audience a rendition of Queen’s hit, 'Under Pressure' at a recent gig.
Dave Grohl and his classic clenched teeth smile
"I don't get to play with Chevy Metal all the time," Grohl declared while strumming an extended intro to the song. "It's the one band in the world I wish I could be in, but the f**king drummer's the boss.”
Continue reading: Dave Grohl And Chevy Metal Cover 'Under Pressure' And The Crowd Love It
Do the individual publishing deals suggest the boys are thinking about life after One Direction?
Ah, we was wondering when this was going to happen. One Direction have added a couple more million to their bank accounts, though this time they're thinking for themselves. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne have signed SEPARATE publishing deals to cash in on all songs they have credits for writing.
It's a clear sign that the boys are beginning to look after their own interests following the phenomenal success of their first couple of years in the industry. The publishing deals are being overseen by Fingate, the company who also cash in on Elvis Presley's back catalogue as well as work by Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas and Foo Fighters.
A source said: "This is a real statement of intent from the band. They have absolutely no intention of being spoon-fed pop puppets. They want to write and they want to earn as individuals." As well as the new deals, each of the five members have also invested in their own studio set-ups at home and have been attending writing sessions together after gigs. On their latest record Take Me Home, the band had three songs with individual writing credits while the others were penned by outsider songwriters. The group did not have a hand in writing the three biggest hits from the album, Live While We're Young, Kiss You and Little Things.
Continue reading: Beginning Of The End? One Direction Sign INDIVIDUAL Publishing Deals
The singer has teamed up with the Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and more for the new album
John Fogerty is continuing to prove that you really are as young as you feel, with the former-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman recently speaking with Reuters about his ambitious new album, the prospect of working with his former CCR bandmates and a host of other well known names on the project, and his plans to retire (he doesn't have any).
Fogerty explained in his talk on Tuesday (May 28) with Reuters that he has been hard at work remixing and reworking some of his most famous hits for the upcoming release, Wrote a Song for Everyone. The album does feature some new compositions, however the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee was keen to point out that many of the tracks on the album are reworking of some of his solo and CCR songs. He said, "[His wife] suggested getting all my favorite artists to do various songs, and it seemed like a great idea - to do fresh arrangements and interpretations of them."
The new album, his first since 2009's The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, was released on Tuesday (May 28) and has already amassed quit a buzz around it despite Fogerty's limited publicity for the album and just goes to show that the allure of a 60's rock titan never truly dies away. Of course, the wide and impressive array of guest on the album has probably helped initial sales, with the Foo Fighters helping out on a reworking of 'Fortunate Son,' a collaboration that featured on Grohl's Sound City documentary, as well as country singers Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley. R&B singer Jennifer Hudson also appears on the album alongside blues musician Allen Toussaint in a reworking of one of Fogerty and CCR's best known tracks, 'Proud Mary.'
Continue reading: John Fogerty's New Album With Former CCR Bandmates And A Host Of Others
John Fogerty has enlisted a number of musical luminaries for his new album.
Nobody can accuse John Fogerty of resting on his laurels. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer has teamed up with the likes of Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Kid Rock for his new album 'Wrote A Song For Everyone' - featuring fresh takes on his classic hits.
Fogerty, who released the new record on his 68th birthday on Tuesday (May 28, 2013), revamped some of his Creedence work, along with solo hits and new songs. It was in fact Fogerty's wife who had the idea of a collaborative effort, "She suggested getting all my favorite artists to do various songs, and it seemed like a great idea - to do fresh arrangements and interpretations of them," Fogerty told Reuters.
"It's remarkably hard to get 14 different artists organized, as they're all busy with their own careers, touring and recording," Fogerty said. "Everyone wanted to do it but I had no idea it'd be so difficult."
Dave Grohl reveals how Harvey nearly performed with the surviving members of Nirvana
PJ Harvey very nearly collaborated with the remaining members of Nirvana, for a special one-off performance of the band’s song ‘Milk It,’ earlier this year. In an interview with NME, Dave Grohl, now the frontman of Foo Fighters, revealed that he asked the British songwriter to perform with him and Krist Novoselic because she was of Kurt Cobain’s favourite songwriters. Kurt was the singer and guitarist of Nirvana until he took his own life in 1994.
The performance in question would have taken place on February 19, Grohl revealed. He was planning for a concert with the Sound City Players and realised that Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty weren’t going to be able to make it, so started to think about alternative additions to the evening’s performance. “Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, 'Yeah, what would we do?' I said: 'God, what if we were to do 'Milk It' from 'In Utero' with Polly singing?' We all looked at each other like, 'Woah, that would be amazing…' and then she couldn't do it!"
It’s been 19 years since Kurt’s death and the remaining members of Nirvana have never performed any of the band’s songs in public, since. “It's sacred ground,” said Grohl. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There's a reason Foo Fighters don't do Nirvana songs, and it's a good reason." If the PJ Harvey collaboration had come off, it would have been a momentous occasion for fans of the band.
He's A Family Guy! Great news for Family Guy fans this week as Seth Macfarlane was named as the host of the forthcoming Oscars. We here at Contactmusic.com give a big thumbs up to the Academy's choice, though he doesn't have much to beat. (Remember Billy last year?)
Catwoman Marries! Well, not exactly, but it's huge congratulations to Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman this week after they married in California. A special shout out to jazz trio Americano Social Club, who had no idea who they were playing for until seeing Hathaway in her ivory gown!
Barrymore's Baby Reindeer? It's also congratulations this week to Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman, who welcomed baby girl Olive. Though it's popular name, we can't help but think the actress named her daughter after a famous Reindeer?
"I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world" Dave Grohl said. According to MTV the much loved frontman had previously sparked rumours that the band were nearing an end by telling fans at a New York festival on Saturday saying "I don't know when we're going to do it again," but his recent comments will allay their rock fan's fears stating: "Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It's one of the reasons we're still here." .
Their hiatus will see Grohl - who formed the band after the death of Kurt Cobain, who he played with in Nirvana - release a documentary film and album project called Sound City that's been well over a year in the making. "It could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on," he said. It's no wonder he wants to get back into making records again, though, The Foo Fighters are a multiple Grammy award winning band, and with hit tunes like Everlong, Times Like These and Learn To Fly selling millions of records, he'll want to carry on their remarkable success.
At Saturday's concert Dave Grohl said that he wanted to make the most of their performance as he was unsure when they would be performing together again. In his letter on Facebook he said “Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again”. But, do not despair! He followed this up by saying “I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just... put it back in the garage for a while...” He also referred to the band as his 'family', his 'life' and his 'world'.
Grohl also encouraged fans that they would all see more of his work very soon, as the hiatus allows him to work on his latest project, a documentary called 'Sound City' which he referred to as the “most important project [he's] ever worked on.”
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Mid-set, alongside Crazy Horse, Neil Young announced that “We’re joining forces up here,” just as Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl and Dan Auerbach graced the stage to collaborate with Young on an adrenaline and feedback fuelled rendition of "Rockin’ in the Free World."
Neil Young, Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters joined Band Of Horses and The Black Keys among others to perform on the Grand Lawn at Central Park in New York City. This was all in aid of the Global Citizen Festival which supports a plethora of charities including World Vision and World Food Program USA.
As well as bands and solo artists, the event held brief speeches between sets from outspoken celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Olivia Wilde of House and TRON:Legacy fame. Dave Grohl seemed to love every second of their performance, lamenting however, that it may be a while before they take to the stage again, saying “We don't have any shows after this. This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again”, as reported by Rolling Stone.
Neil Young and Foo Fighters were among the star attractions at Saturday night’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. The concert was held in order to raise awareness about issues surrounding poverty and according to the Washington Post, organisers “used an innovative approach to ticket distribution so that many concert-goers were forced to learn about an array of global problems in order to get a ticket.”
Anyone wanting to attend the concert, which also featured performances from the Black Keys, John Legend and Band Of Horses, had to register for tickets at globalcitizen.org. They earned ‘points’ towards a ticket for every poverty-related video they watched, of piece of information that they read. Around 71,000 people signed up for tickets and 60,000 of those crowded into Central Park for the unique event. The bands played for a round an hour each and were interspersed with guest speakers talking about global poverty issues.
Neil Young was joined, for his set, by Dave Grohl and members of the Black Keys, for a rendition of his classic track ‘Rockin’ In The Free World.’ When Foo Fighters played their own set, Grohl told the audience “Feels good to be here.” John Legend made a “surprise appearance,” playing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ just a short way from where Lennon used to live. The concert had been deliberately scheduled to coincide with the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this month, to increase public consciousness of the presence of poverty.
Central Park in New York set the stage for a rock triple threat in the shape of Neil Young, The Foo Fighters and The Black Keys, all of whom banded together for a benefit mini-fest, Great Lawn Saturday night, in aid of putting an end to global poverty.
An audience of over 60,000 squeezed into the massive green space in the middle of the Big Apple on Saturday (29th September) night for a five-hour concert, all for free! Well, there was one catch, but it only involved attendees having to register at the website 'The Global Poverty Project,' which looks to find a way to bring an end to extreme financial inequality across the globe. And if inviting 60,000 lucky guests along to the event wasn't enough, the concert was also streamed live online via a number of differing websites.
As well as the big three, which also involved an impromptu stage invasion by Dave Grohl during Neil Young and Crazy Horse's set, the line-up for the day also featured Band Of Horses and 'Wavin' Flag' singer/rapper K'naan. The night didn't lose track of what it stood for though, with celebrities including Selena Gomez and Katie Couric going up on stage between performances to discuss the ongoing financial struggle that is felt the world over.
Miley Cyrus is shaking off her Hannah Montana image and getting saucy with her forthcoming Two and a Half Men appearance. Miley, 19, landed a guest spot on the popular sitcom and plays the daughter of one of Walden’s mate’s (Walden is played by Ashton Kutcher). With the new Miley Cyrus haircut - a sleek blond bob - it’s clear that Miley is leaving her Disney days behind as MTV have shown her pictured on a bed with Ashton, wearing a skimpy lingerie set, which leaves little to the imagination.
It’s not Ashton that she’s after, in the show though – so Mila Kunis can breathe a sigh of relief. Miley’s character Missi has her sights set on Jake – played by Angus T Jones. Her latest TV appearance seems to be the next step in her campaign to become a sex symbol, rather than a squeaky-clean teen star. Earlier this year, it was reported that she’s working on her new album, which she hopes will be “very adult and sexy and believable.” She’s signed up with Red Light Management, who deal with the likes of Foo Fighters and The Dave Matthews Band, so we’re expecting a rockier image from Cyrus this time round.Miss Cyrus might have to be careful that she doesn’t try to grow up too quickly though. Just last weekend, she was involved in an embarrassing social faux pas, when the Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav had his photo taken with her, mistakenly thinking that she was Gwen Stefani. Most women would kill to be mistaken for Gwen Stefani, of course, but it’s worth remembering that she’s over twice Miley’s age!
Over the last decade, Foo Fighters have produced some fine singles, but when it came to albums, their efforts have been somewhat lacklustre. One by One was filled halfway with great tunes, and halfway with filler. In Your Honour, their ambitious double album suffered from the same problem: it was just too long. And while their last effort, 2007s Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace was a definite step in the right direction, Wasting Light sees the Foo Fighters back on top form, firing on all cylinders.
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Echoes Silence Patience and Grace
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