Artists are coming up with different ways to entertain and help out this year.
Plenty of artists have been donating money to various organisations, and plenty more have been taking part in virtual concert series as we all do our best to navigate the uncertain, isolating waters of the coronavirus pandemic. But many musicians are also taking it upon themselves to help people in other unusual ways.
MEGADETH performing in Milan, 2020 / Photo Credit: Pacific Press/SIPA USA/PA Images
1. Megadeth, Taylor Hawkins, Laura Marling and more offer music lessons
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Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a handful of shows due to an unspecified ''family emergency''.
Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a handful of shows due to a ''family emergency''.
The 'All My Life' rockers - comprised of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee - announced over the weekend that they would unfortunately have to cancel their shows in Lexington, Nashville, and Memphis after an unspecified family crisis arose for an unnamed member of the band.
The band posted two statements on Twitter confirming the news, where a ''family emergency'' was listed as the cause of the cancellation in both cases.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Suffer 'family Emergency'
Foo Fighters love to collect ''weird'' pieces of fan art and stick them on display in their studio.
Foo Fighters collect ''weird'' fan art.
The 'Run' hitmakers are particularly fond of the pieces they are sent which are a ''little off'' and put them on display in the studio/
Frontman Dave Grohl said: ''We like sending each other weird fan drawings because we always think they're really funny.
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Dave Grohl always wants to ''impress'' his Foo Fighters bandmates more than his fans.
The 'Walk' frontman is more ''nervous'' about what the rest of the group think of the songs he's written than the reception they get from fans.
He admitted to Australia's '60 Minutes' ''I want to impress the guys in the band. You know, when I'm in front of a vocal mic and Taylor's in the room listening to me sing, I'm more nervous about what Taylor thinks than whether it's going to go on the radio or anything like that.''
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Wants To Impress Bandmates
Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival until he took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend with the Foo Fighters.
Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival.
The Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of their headline slot a couple of years ago after Dave broke his leg and the musician has now admitted he didn't realise just how big the festival was until they took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend.
He said: ''I didn't realise the immensity of headlining this festival ... but [not it feels] like I'm at my mother's Christmas party back in Virginia.''
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Realised The Immensity Of Headlining Glastonbury Festival
A protest by the church backfired when they were greeted by the band blasting out Rick Astley.
The Westboro Baptist Church got a surprise when they tried to protest outside a Foo Fighters concert at the Kansas City Sprint Center on Friday, August 21st. The band decided to answer the church’s protests by treating them to a 'Rickroll', using Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
Foo Fighters answered the Westboro Baptist Church’s protests with a Rickroll on Friday.
The band arrived outside the gig where the group was protesting in a pickup truck, blasting out the sing and holding up signs which read “You Got Rick Roll’d Again” and “Keep It Clean.”
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Troll The Westboro Baptist Church With A 'Rickroll'
The band had to cancel UK appearances last month after singer Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.
Foo Fighters have announced they'll be returning to the UK in September, just months after Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced the band to cancel arena shows and pull out of their Glastonbury headlining slot. The band ended up having to cancel the rest of their European tour in June when Grohl broke his leg after falling from the stage during a gig Sweden.
Foo Fighters will return to the UK in September.
The band will play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5th and 6th, with support coming from legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. Then on September 8th they’ll head to Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium, will Royal Blood opening.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Announce Return To UK With Three September Shows
The band also released LP Songs From the Laundry Room to coincide with the annual celebrations.
The Foo Fighters celebrated Record Store Day in style on Saturday, performing an intimate gig at a record store in Niles, Ohio. 150 lucky fans packed into Record Connection to see the band taking over the small, shopping mall store for the hour long gig.
The Foo Fighters performed in front of a lucky group of 150 fans.
"We're not far from my grandma's house," frontman Grohl, who grew up in Warren, told the audience, ”It's just up the road, actually.” Throughout the set Grohl entertained the audience with stories from his past, including a tale about an uncle who used to work at a shoe store in the same plaza.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Celebrate Record Store Day With Intimate Ohio Mall Gig
Dave Grohl has hinted the series might return for a second season which could take the band across the pond.
Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl has hinted the band might one day embark on a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’, which could feature iconic studios in the UK and Europe. Speaking to Billboard at the release party for the Sonic Highways DVD, Grohl said anything was possible for the series’ future.
The Foo Fighters visited studios across America last year on 'Sonic Highways'
"There might be a season two. There are a lot of studios,” Grohl told Billboard. But when asked about possible locations for a second season Grohl handed over to his bandmate Taylor Hawkins, who is the band’s expert on UK studios.
Continue reading: Could The UK Be The Next Destination For Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways'?
Check out the trailer for the punk film below
The highly anticipated movie surrounding New York’s infamous CBGB club is getting closer, and we’ve got some fantastic film stills to whet your punk-rock appetite. Rupert Grint stars alongside his Harry Potter nemsis Alan Rickman who portrayed Professor Snape, the man who terrorized his best friend Harry for years at Hogwarts.
Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal in CBGB
The ginger actor plays Dead Boys' guitarist Cheetah Chrome Elsewhere, Taylor Hawkins is Iggy Pop, Malin Åkerman is Debbie Harry, Sting's daughter Mickey Sumner is Patti Smith and Twilight actress Ashley Greeneis Kristal's daughter Lisa.
Taylor Hawkins - The Los Angeles premiere of "Sound City" Los Angeles California United States Thursday 31st January 2013
Taylor Hawkins - Taylor Hawkins with his wife Alison London, England - Outside the Met hotel Monday 9th June 2008
Date of birth
17th February, 1972
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