Posts Tagged ‘Foo Fighters’

June 1, 2017

A legendary band like the Foo Fighters doesn’t need some little publication like ours to spread the word about their music, but the band’s surprise new single is far too glorious and ravishing a rock anthem not to show it some love. As one friend put it earlier this morning, Run rips. The track, Foo Fighters first since their 2014 album Sonic Highways, arrived unexpectedly and intensely via a kooky video in which older versions of the band’s members rock out in a retirement home. Run is a pounding, thrashing beast of grungy jam and one of the best hard rock songs we’ve heard in ages. Snag the behemoth single, here. Now I’m seriously regretting I missed out on the Foo Fighters when they played Bottle Rock in Napa last weekend.

May 28, 2015
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I’m going to bet you that you’ve never heard Foo Fighters in quite this way. What way am I talking about? How about a haunting, simmering, and sultry future soul and R&B way? That’s exactly the stunning re-interpretation that rising Los Angeles based artist Gallant has offered up on his magnificent cover of Foo Fighters’ Learn To Fly. Thunderous drums and soaring cinematics turn Learn To Fly into a beautiful, heart felt ballad miles away from the original. Gallant’s falsetto range is absolutely ridiculous on the cover. Gallant will be performing his first live shows this June in both Los Angeles and NYC. I can only hope that a trip to San Francisco will follow soon after.

May 5, 2015
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Tessa Rose Jackson is a singer songwriter from Amsterdam with an intricate folk sound that lies somewhere between Feist, Junip, St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear. Some of you might recognize her voice from the cover offered up by TEEMID a year ago of Avicii’s Hey Brother. Tessa offered up a new cover of Foo Fighters’ The Pretender recently, and with it comes a fantastic animated music video for the track, hand drawn over the course of 3 months. Her cover of The Pretender ferries the song in a whole new direction. It’s an earthy, fiery folk cover, miles away from the original alt rock song, reminding me of some of Alex Winston’s more pastoral, stomping offerings, too. The Pretender is one of my favorite Foo Fighters songs, and I’m loving this new dazzling take on the tune. 

Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

March 14, 2013

Guys! I highly, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend watching Dave Grohl’s keynote speech that he delivered in SXSW this year. It’s streaming in full on NPR. 

http://www.npr.org/event/music/173331505/dave-grohls-sxsw-2013-keynote-speech

Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

March 14, 2013

Guys! I highly, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend watching Dave Grohl’s keynote speech that he delivered in SXSW this year. It’s streaming in full on NPR. 

http://www.npr.org/event/music/173331505/dave-grohls-sxsw-2013-keynote-speech

Closing Sound City Players track

March 7, 2013

By this time, everyone knows some immense things have been happening with Dave Grohl’s documentary film Sound City and all the amazing, legendary musicians involved in the music tied in with the film. Here’s the closing track, the slow tempo Mantra, from Sound City Players featuring Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl. Epic.

Closing Sound City Players track

March 7, 2013

By this time, everyone knows some immense things have been happening with Dave Grohl’s documentary film Sound City and all the amazing, legendary musicians involved in the music tied in with the film. Here’s the closing track, the slow tempo Mantra, from Sound City Players featuring Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl. Epic.

Dave Grohl + Corey Taylor + Rick Nielsen + Scott Reeder

January 16, 2013

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Holy mother of….. This is amazing. Mind blowing. Most of you music fanatics are in the know about Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City and the incredible, endless musicians the project has brought together. The film will have an IMMENSE soundtrack with collaborations beyond the average rock music fan’s WILDEST imagination. One such song from all of this is From Can To Can’t, and it features Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick!, and Scott Reeder (Kyuss). And let me just say that this is a MAGNIFICENT rock song. The track is streaming exclusively on Antiquiet, so head over to check it out…. You won’t regret it.

Click away: http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2013/01/listen-to-corey-taylor-dave-grohl-s-sound-city-track-from-can-to-cant/

Dave Grohl + Corey Taylor + Rick Nielsen + Scott Reeder

January 16, 2013

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Holy mother of….. This is amazing. Mind blowing. Most of you music fanatics are in the know about Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City and the incredible, endless musicians the project has brought together. The film will have an IMMENSE soundtrack with collaborations beyond the average rock music fan’s WILDEST imagination. One such song from all of this is From Can To Can’t, and it features Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick!, and Scott Reeder (Kyuss). And let me just say that this is a MAGNIFICENT rock song. The track is streaming exclusively on Antiquiet, so head over to check it out…. You won’t regret it.

Click away: http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2013/01/listen-to-corey-taylor-dave-grohl-s-sound-city-track-from-can-to-cant/

The Gaslight Anthem covering classic Foo

October 26, 2012

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem covered Everlong, one of my absolute fave Foo Fighters tunes for BBC Radio. His gruff, acoustic version of the classic is far too good. It’s also uber emo.