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We f*cking came back!

Yesterday Foo Fighters returned to Pukkelpop, exactly one year after the festival was struck by extreme weather causing the cancellation of the remainder of the festival, including Foo Fighters highly anticipated performance.

Kicking off with White Limo, the band immediatly switched to high gear and the jam packed festival ground was treated to a 130 minute blasting rock show.

“Did you know Pukkelpop is the first festival I ever played, 21 years ago.  I was in a band nobody cared about…” Dave said, reflecting on his time with Nirvana.

During Dear Rosemary and Learn To Fly, the band was joined onstage by Bob Mould, who played an excellent set in the Marquee earlier that day.

Dave dedicated These Days to the victims of last year’s event and talked about how the band received the news about the storm and the unfortunate consequences on their way to the festivalground.

Again, it proved to be another great rock show containing songs from all records and two covers.  The complete set can be found on setlist.fm.  We dont want to spoil the surprise if you are planning to see any of the remaining dates of this short european summer tour.

Quote (about Nate): “He ‘s not bad… he’s not good … he’s the best f*cking bass player… in the Foo Fighters ever”

pictures : © Alex Vanhee

World’s Largest Drumsticks

Dave Grohl’s hometown of Warren, Ohio has commisioned two giant drumsticks to be erected in the town to honour their most famous son.

According to Rolling Stone, the two giant drum sticks are carved out of poplar wood and will be revealed outside the Warren Amphitheater on July 7. In september, the exhibit will then be moved to Dave Grohl Alley, a street named after the iconic rocker in 2009.

In case you missed it …

as already reported on our Facebook page…

FOO FIGHTERS ARE HEADLINING PUKKELPOP 2012!!!

Dave and his pals will play the final concert of this year’s festival on Saturday 18th August.

Pukkelpop and Foo Fighters go back a long way.  In 1995 they played their very first concert on the European continent at Pukkelpop. It was the first time ever they performed at a festival. Later they came back to Hasselt twice. In 1991 Dave Grohl had already been at the festival as a member of Nirvana and three years ago he was part of Pukkelpop’s big surprise act, Them Crooked Vultures.

More names can be found on www.pukkelpop.be.  Ticket info will be released in a few weeks.

Reading and Leeds 2012 … and Pukkelpop?

The latest Foo Fighters tweet confirmed headlining slot on Reading and Leeds Festivals in august 2012.  Might be a Pukkelpop date in the pipeline? Let’s hope so!

(going) out of this world!

Dave Grohl has revealed that he wants to record the band’s next album… in outer space.  He already confirmed last December that Foo Fighters would be hitting the studio to work on a new album this year and now Dave told MTV that he had been struck by intergalactic inspiration when thinking about this next album.

Foo fighters in space

He said: We have an idea. It’s kind of a really big idea. We’re going to record it in space. To tape. An analogue moonshot.

… at the Grammys!

Foo Fighters scored 5 Grammys at last night’s award show:

- Best Rock Performance for Walk;
- Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for White Limo;
- Best Rock Song for Walk;
- Best Rock Album for Wasting Light;
- Best Long Form Music Video for Back And Forth.

“To me, this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do,” Dave Grohl said as the band accepted their best rock performance trophy for “Walk.” “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in your heart and what goes on here your head … Long live rock ‘n’ roll!”

Foo Fighters rock, even geoscientists agree

Two seismic stations in the Auckland GeoNet seismic network recorded the ground literally rocking to the Foo Fighters gig at Western Springs on Tuesday night.  The Herne Bay and Eden Park stations are 1.5 and 2km from the Western Springs venue and recorded a strong low frequency signal associated with the Foo Fighters gig.

The first vibrations were recorded around 7:30pm, part way through the Tenacious D set, but the biggest shakes started at 8:20pm when the Foo Fighters took the stage, and then it all went quiet at 11pm when the gig ended.

The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3Hz, meaning that the ground was shaking 3 times per second in a nice rhythmic motion.
Foo Fighters go seismic

The cause of the shaking is most likely the weight of the 50000 fans dancing, as 50000 fans is equal to around 5000 tonnes of mass moving on the ground for the duration of the concert.

source : http://geonet-shakennotstirred.blogspot.com/2011/12/rock-n-roll.html

Corey Taylor does Everlong

Henry Rollins recruited Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and members of Rob Zombie’s band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert on November 30 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.  All proceeds from the show will go to Drop In The Bucket, a Los Angeles- and Gulu, Uganda-based non-profit organization that constructs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.

The setlist included covers of Kiss, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and … Foo Fighters.

… and the nominees are

Foo Fighters are nominated in multiple categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, thanks to their latest album ‘Wasting Light,’ which is up for the prestigious Album of the Year trophy.

Foo Fighters are also contenders for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for their single ‘Walk.’ Their new disc ‘Wasting Light’ is also up for Best Rock Album alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘I’m With You’ and other contenders.

Butch Vig, who produced the album, is nominated for his work on ‘Wasting Light.’ In addition, the Foos’ documentary ‘Back and Forth’ is nominated for ‘Best Long Form Music Video.’

Dave Grohl and the gang also join hard rock heavy hitters such as Dream Theater, Mastodon and Megadeth as a contender for ‘Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance.’

Overview of Foo Fighters (and Foo related) nominations :

  • Album of the year for Wasting Light
  • Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for White Limo
  • Best Rock Album for Wasting Light
  • Best Rock Song for Walk
  • Best Long Form Video for Foo Fighters : Back and Forth
  • Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for Butch Vig on Wasting Light
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Deadmau5′ remix of Rope