Lollapalooza Day 3: Foo Fighters Play to Mud People; Best Coast, The Cars and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Evade the Rain
Dripping from the torrential rain that plagued Sunday in Chicago, a white-eyed Dave Grohl confided to a sea of mud people, “You know what I like? A rock and roll band that actually gets up on stage and plays their fucking instruments,” before cuing a machine-gun “Monkey Wrench” march from Taylor Hawkins and throating that line about innocence, permanently etched into our early 90s conscious.
Biffy Clyro, just recently having won the Shockwave NME Award for Best Live Band, surpassing Muse and Arcade Fire, have just added another notch to their “best rock band” studded belt, a U.S. tour with Foo Fighters.
Foo Fighters lead guitarist and Jackson United frontman Chris Shiflett is set to release his debut effort with The Dead Peasants on July 13th via Le Coq Napoleon/RCA.
Like Chickenfoot and Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ second outing with the Coattail Riders is another perfectly solid and solidly entertaining foray into pedigreed, classic 1970s AOR territory. Red Light Fever finds Hawkins fronting what sounds like the hardest working L.A. bar band of the highest caliber.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders are set to hit the road in support of the release of their sophomore album, Red Light Fever, on April 20 via Shanabelle/RCA.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and his band the Coattail Riders are set to release their sophomore album, Red Light Fever, on April 20 via Shanabelle/RCA.
Foo Fighters have just revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming retrospective hits collection due on November 3rd via via Roswell/RCA. As reported previously, Foo Fighters Greatest Hits will feature two new songs (“Wheels” and “Word Forward” along with the band’s most popular hits over its 15-year, multiplatinum career such as “Big Me,” “Everlong” (studio and acoustic versions), “My Hero” and “Times Like These.”
That Dave Grohl, aka “the nicest man in rock,” sure is on quite a roll, ain’t he? Currently killing audiences with his new group Them Crooked Vultures (with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin), the Foo Fighters frontman will see the release of his home team’s greatest hits CD on November 3rd, via Roswell/RCA.
Dave Grohl and crew are back for 2007 with a new album, Echos, Silence, Patience and Grace. Turning out …Read the Rest