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Foo Fighters and Joan Jett on Letterman TONIGHT!

Upset that you missed out on seeing the Foo Fighters join Joan Jett at Madison Square Garden for a surprise rendition of her song ‘Bad Reputation’ over the weekend? Not to worry — David Letterman has you covered.

Jett will reunite with the Foos on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ tonight to deliver a ‘Bad Reputation’ encore. It’s admittedly not quite the same as seeing the original event unfold onstage at the Garden, but if you’re a fan of either act, you won’t want to miss this.

Check your local listings for tonight’s performance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’!

Via: UltimateClassicRock


Foo Fighters Concert Review: Dave Grohl is the best frontman of rock and roll. Philadelphia 11/10/11

Get a little bit of Robert Plant, with some of the audience control of Freddie Mercury and you have Dave Grohl’s performance on stage. (not saying his voice is as the others mentioned).

Foo Fighters putted on a mind blowing show and an experience that I recommend to anyone who has the oportunity of seeing the band live. Foo’s live performance of Old School Rock and Roll in its most simple and purest way.

I’ve never seen so much energy from one person in my entire life, for over two hours he played guitar, sang, shouted, ran, jumped, and never stopped moving during his show.

The show opened their doors at 6 PM after a freezing wait in the GA line on a cold Phillie day.

7 PM light out, The Joy Formidable got into the stage, the trio made a great 30 minutes show, for me it was absolutely new, i had never heard them before and now I wanna get their record! the energy of Ritzy Brian (Guitar/lead singer) reminded me of a Courtney Love kind of show. cool thing to see before the foos.

The second band got the stage 7:45 and started a one hour show. they need no introduction. Social Distortion, the old american punk band performed some of their classic songs such as Bad Luck, Story of my life, Dont drag me down, and finished with Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire, which made the audience sang their hearts out.

The lights went on again and later went out again! here comes the Foo Fighters!

The band introduced the concert with a set of wasting light! Bridge Burning and Rope, followed by The Pretender and Foo’s Classic My Hero. Grohl said early in the show: “We don’t do one of those little rock shows that last an hour and 45 minutes. We don’t do one of those little rock shows that last two hours; not that shit, either. Basically, we play till we want to fucking puke. Is that OK with you?”

the band continued playing all of their hits and the songs you expect to hear in a foo fighters concert! there was a lot of talking between Dave and the audience.

The band took a break after 2 hours of headbanging, jumping, runing, singing and screaming! During the break the stage screens showed a backstage camera where Dave Grohl discussed with the audience how many songs are they going to play on the encore. 2 more songs?? NOOOOO ok 3? MAKE IT 4!!! and Taylor Hawkins did 6 with the fingers! the audience really enjoyed that moment.

the encore began when Grohl emerged on the raised platform at the back of the arena for a solo acoustic set. “For the last two hours, you’ve had the (crappy) seats,” Grohl said to the fans in the back of the arena. “Guess who has the (crappy seats) now?”

He opened his solo set with “Wheels,” a song that he said was huge in Germany. During the song he made a deal with the crowd — if they sang loud enough on the chorus, the band would play the Electric Factory during their next visit to Philadelphia. The crowd passed the test. “See you at the Fucking Electric Factory,” Grohl promised.

The solo set continued with “Best of You,” and then Grohl began strumming the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” before stopping and admitting: “This fucking shit is hard. That’s why Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney. Rule No. 1: never do a song that’s better than any of your own songs.” Nevertheless, Grohl effectively played the first verse of the song.

He then began “Times Like These” acoustically before rejoining the rest of the band on stage, finishing the song with a full-on rock version. The rest of the encore included “Dear Rosemary” and Tom Petty’s “Breakdown,” both with Mould, and a show-closing “Everlong.”

the 24 song show was a night ill remember all my life. Foo Fighters is definitely a Band you have to see performing live. Is the Best Modern Rock Band and anybody who tries to argue with me about that they will lose the debate.

Highlights:

Dave’s Stage presence, he does all the rock and roll movements, including Chuck Berry’s duck walk.
Chris Shiflett Duel Solo VS Dave
In The Flesh (Pink Floyd Cover)
Stage Lights and Video

After the show you will feel more energetic than before.

Foo Fighters proved that they are the best purely rock and roll live show

Set List:
1. “Bridge Burning”
2. “Rope”
3. “The Pretender”
4. “My Hero”
5. “Learn to Fly”
6. “White Limo”
7. “Arlandria”
8. “Breakout”
9. “Cold Day in the Sun” (Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals)
10. “Stacked Actors”
11. “Walk”
12. “Monkey Wrench”
13. “Let it Die”
14. “These Days”
15. “This is A Call”
16. “In the Flesh?” (Pink Floyd cover)
17. “All My Life”
(Encore)
18. “Wheels” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic)
19. “Best of You” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic)
20. “Blackbird” (Beatles cover, Dave Grohl solo acoustic, one verse)
21. “Times Like These” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic, into full band)
22. “Dear Rosemary” (with Bob Mould)
23. “Breakdown” (Tom Petty cover, with Bob Mould)
24. “Everlong”


 


Dave Grohl kicks out a fan on Foo Fighters Gig (video)

When trouble kicked off in front of the stage at a Foo Fighters gig in London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday (July 12) Dave Grohl soon put a stop to it.

Halting the show he shouted at the man, pointing him out to security:

“You don’t fucking fight at my show you asshole. Let me see him, who’s fighting right now? It’s that guy in the striped shirt. Hey motherfucker look at me, get the fuck out of my show right now.”

As the man was seemingly led from the theatre, the crowd applauded and cheered as Grohl had the last word:

“I don’t put up with that bullshit – you people came here to have a good time and that guy can fuck off”.


Via: Rock AAA


Dave Grohl enmarcó el regalo que Paul McCartney le dio a su hija

La pequeña Harper Grohl no tuvo ni una oportunidad de disfrutar el regalo que le hizo Paul McCartney. Porque aunque su padre ha tocado varias veces con el legendario ex Beatle, como para Grohl no encontró nada mejor que enmarcar el presente para su hija.

Todo ocurrió cuando McCartney quiso tener un gesto hacia Grohl tras el nacimiento de Harper, la segunda hija que tiene con su esposa Jordyn.

Según Contact Music, el ex batero de Nirvana contó a NME: “Nos dimos cuenta de que eran de una tienda que queda cerca de mi casa, así que la siguiente vez que con Jordyn estuvimos cerca de la tienda ella dijo: ‘Paul McCartney ordenó que compraran algunas cosas de este tienda para nuestra niña’. Y el tipo que atendía dijo: ‘No, no, no, ¡Paul vino y eligió la ropa él mismo!’ Así que nuestra hija no tiene permitido usar esa ropa jamás. La hemos enmarcado ¡no la tendrá jamás!”

El músico, que lanzará el nuevo disco de Foo Fighters en abril, también comentó que su hija Harper canta “Baby” de Justin Bieber a pesar de tener sólo dos años.  “Así que lo que sea que ese tipo haya hecho para lavarle el cerebro con esa música loca de mierda que hace, que Dios lo bendiga”, dijo.


Lou Reed, Billy Corgan y Foo Fighters en el disco de David Bowie

El próximo 26 de abril saldrá a la venta el disco Birthday Celebration – Live in NYC 1997, que reúne tracks en vivo grabados durante el concierto por los 50 años de David Bowie, en el Madison Square Garden.

En este disco participan bandas como Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, Robert Smith de The Cure, Billy Corgan de The Smashing Pumpkins y Frank Black de Pixies, entre otros.

1 “Little Wonder”
2 “The Hearts Filthy Lesson”
3 “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” – Frank Black
4 “Fashion” – Frank Black
5 “Telling Lies”
6 “Hallo Spaceboy” –  Foo Fighters
7 “Seven Years In Tibet” – Dave Grohl
8 “The Man Who Sold The World”
9 “The Last Thing You Should Do” – Robert Smith
10 “Quicksand” –  Robert Smith
11 “Battle For Britain”
12 “Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)”
13 “I’m Afraid Of Americans” –  Sonic Youth
14 “Looking For Satellites”
15 “Under Pressure” – Gail Ann Dorsey
16 “Heroes”
17 “Queen Bitch” – Lou Reed
18 “I’m Waiting For The Man” – Lou Reed
19 “Dirty Blvd.” –  Lou Reed
20 “White Light/White Heat” –  Lou Reed
21 “Moonage Daydream”
22 “All The Young Dudes” – Billy Corgan
23 “The Jean Genie” –  Billy Corgan
24 “Space Oddity”
25 “Can’t Read”


Videos del homenaje a Sir Paul McCartney

Fuente: Rolling Stone MX

Sir Paul McCartney fue homenajeado por el Gobierno de Estados Unidos. La ceremonia se llevó a cabo en el Kennedy Center el pasado 5 de diciembre y participaron varios artistas como No Doubt, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones, Mavis Staples, Steven Tyler, entre otros.

Apenas ayer se transmitió la ceremonia por completo en la televisión norteamericana y están disponibles dos videos, en el primero se ve a No Doubt y Dave Grohl junto a Norah Jones interpretando temas de Paul. En el segundo sale Steven Tyler seguido de James Taylor y Mavis Staples.



Foo Fighters: “Nuestro nuevo disco suena como ‘Nevermind”

Fuente: Rolling Stone ES


Fue lo más parecido a ver a Nirvana de nuevo en directo. Por primera vez desde que murió Kurt Cobain, el 5 de abril de 1994, se juntaron tres de los miembros del grupo: Dave Grohl, el bajista Krist Novoselic y el guitarrista Pat Smear, que les acompañó en la última etapa del grupo. Fue por sorpresa y en un garito de California alejado del circuito rockero. De hecho, el Paladino’s, donde se celebró la reunión, está especializado en sesiones de karaoke.

Fue un concierto de Foo Fighters para celebrar que ya han terminado su nuevo disco, que se editará en la primavera de 2011. El grupo interpretó cuatro temas nuevos: Back + Forth, White Limo, Dear Rosemary y These days. El resto del repertorio (de un concierto que se alargó hasta los 90 minutos) fueron clásicos de los Fighters, como Best of you, Everlong o Monkey wrench. Ya que había tanto ex Nirvana, la sorpresa fue que interpretaron un tema de estos, eso sí, bastante oculto: Marigold, la cara b de Heart-shaped box.

Después del concierto, Grohl explicó las sensaciones que tiene con el nuevo disco de Foo Fighters, en el que toca algunos temas Krist Novoselic: “Escucho el disco y me recuerda mucho al sonido de hace dos décadas, a canciones de Nirvana como Lounge act. De hecho, el disco suena mucho a Nevermind”. Más similitudes: el productor del álbum es Butch Vig, el mismo que se encargó de esas labores en Nevermind, de Nirvana. “Mientras iba grabando las guitarras de este disco iban siendo cada vez más duras y heavies”, explica Grohl. Y añade: “Cuanto más viejo me hago me voy dirigiendo más hacia Discharge [grupo de punk bestia de principio de los 80] que hacia Tom Petty”.