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Posts Tagged: Foo Fighters
On Saturday October 7th, it’s time for Cal Jam 17
It’s still a very men’s world
‘The four November 2015 performances, which were necessarily cancelled as a direct result of terrorism’
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
I don’t bully Dave, my complaints are not quite ad hominem attacks. It begins and ends with a true distaste for his songs
Long before Dave Grohl bravely turned around and fled Europe, leaving peers such as Bob Dylan and Madonna to play the continent in the wake of the crimes of Paris, here is his stop at Citifield last July for those European’s who want to kow what they missed
These lily livered pussies should have their asses kicked. When the kids in Europe could use them more than ever, they bravely turned around and fled
According to NME, some fans have compared the new sign with the famous double FF letters to that of the Route 66 sign, ‘suggesting that a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’ might be coming’, and I will go with that explanation because it seems alright…
You can’t be a millionaire rocker and rude to your audience for having money at the same time: after all, if they didn’t have the money who would you sell the tickets to?
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
‘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.’
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
‘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.’
“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.
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…
And his train of thought is totally contradictory, my fans are gone but ‘My position as an artist has basically not changed in a world’? Well, if you don’t have fans anymore… But that wasn’t it, Billy visited the Howard Stern show and basically dissed a few of his peers
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.
I’ll see a young band like them become that popular and think, ‘Please God, don’t let them self-destruct’. Because it happens, you know. But they seem like a band of brothers. Those four dudes seem like they’re doing really well and will be for a while.’
I wouldn’t stand in line for… anyone. No, wait, maybe 20 years ago I stood in line for three hours to get Brian Wilson to sign a CD for me… but otherwise. Still, aging rockers of all stripes might indeed fight the boys…
I Am A River – Foo Fighters – Look, Grohl is rich and famous and well loved, nice family, sweet natured, best drummer of his generation, pals around with rock greats… but he can’t write rock songs and that’s that – D
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
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.
“We need a Foo Fighters rock show in Richmond, Virginia, this year. We’re selling 1,400 tickets to a concert to be held somewhere in Richmond, sometime in 2014. The exact location and date to be determined.”
“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.”