Written by | November 25, 2015 8:48 | No Comments

The first Foo song I’ve come within a thousand miles of liking since 2011, maybe because he is ripping off Tom Petty instead of Chris Cornell -yes folks, a Foo track will make it into the best of the year

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Written by | July 17, 2015 14:16 | No Comments

what wasn’t a problem was when the band picked up steam, they were really good: a classic metal medley of “Detroit City Limits”, “Jailbreak” and “Schools Out” was a pleasure and while the Foos songs weren’t in the same league, the energy and determination they brought to their songs was excellent, the “Under Pressure” followed by “All Of My Life” was superbly placed glam meets metal rock

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Written by | July 13, 2015 10:51 | No Comments

‘The shows we’ve been doing lately are our favorite shows that we’ve ever done. What seemed like a setback at the time has turned into this beautiful blessing in disguise, where this throne and these crutches and these audiences make us play longer and harder than we ever have. It’s this whole new energy in the show… I think the spontaneity of this situation we’re in right now just brings out a smile in everyone.’

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Written by | July 11, 2015 9:15 | No Comments

A stretch I know, and to be honest I can’t remember why on earth I decided this was a good idea. Maybe because it is relatively close to my home. Or maybe I just thought it would make a fun story. Honestly, I have no idea… but, Foo Fighters at Citifield on Wednesday. You can tell your grandchildren, or maybe just the girl in the cubicle net to you, that you were there when… This Wednesday

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Written by | July 4, 2015 8:25 | No Comments

‘In a conversation with the band’s management, City Paper was told that these types of contracts are “standard” and they “protect the band.” But that’s not even close to being true. The Rolling Stones, to name one huge act, aren’t demanding newspapers sign over their pictures and the Stones are in the middle of selling out half of the stadiums in North America.’

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Written by | May 14, 2015 5:53 | No Comments

“I’m just a rhythm guitar player in this band, but Taylor makes me sing once in a while.” So says Dave Grohl, goof off guitarist with Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins and his side project, Chevy Meta. Saturday Chevy Neta were performing at Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks in Cali when Grohl and Foo lead guitarist Chris Shiflett for a 19 song all covers set.

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Written by | January 17, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

Without any study, I bet most people, whatever their age have some kind of nostalgia for the music of the 60’s , because of its unique quality, but I am not sure ot can be repeated, as I don’t know if the same kind of nostalgia will be involved for the Foo Fighters, Green Day or Linkin Park, the Red Hot Chili Peppers or even Muse…

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Written by | December 9, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Who would you camp out to get tickets for, the way we did in the bad old days, a time that was still pretty corrupt as ticket scalpers (as we lovingly called em before they went legit) paid homeless people to stand in line. It was never the greatest of systems and only a band as wrong footed as Foo Fighters would believe re-inventing it for both Citifield (in a limited capacity) and in a major capacity at Irving Plaza where people got their sleeping bags and camped out.

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Written by | November 13, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

The guest stars don’t help, the studios make not a whit of difference, the playing is loud and boring, the middling rock is an affront to 1992. The only reason I didn’t give it a D- is because the album cover is great. It stinks. Grade: D

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Written by | November 9, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

I expect Röyksopp and Ne Yo to be good, I expect …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Big K.R.I.T. to be good, and I know Marianne Faithful will be excellent because I’ve been listening to it on NPR First Listen. But I anticipate the new Pink Floyd. As for the Foo Fighters? This is a no loser situation, good or (much much more likely) lousy, I highly anticipate some big chuckles.

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Written by | December 21, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

“This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who’s kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”

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