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laci
11-30-2011, 07:08 AM
One of the best fucking rock band right now. I just love all the shit they've been putting out.

This year they released their seventh album Wasting Light. They recorded the whole fucking album on tape in Dave's garage. Pat Smear is officially a full time member again, Krist Novoselic played bass on one song and the producer was Butch Vig. Ex-Nirvana members rule!

They also did some cool music videos, a documentary (out now on DVD and Blu-ray), a garage tour and a worldwide run from spring.
Such an amazing band. Please share your thoughts!

ltrandazzo
11-30-2011, 08:53 AM
Why I love the Foo Fighters -


http://youtu.be/6e5hRLbCaCs

Kid Charlemagne
11-30-2011, 12:44 PM
If we're talking about mainstream rock bands, Foo Fighters are the cream of the crop. They're the ultimate singles band, they play every show like it's their last, and for the most part, their albums are fucking solid. I liked Wasting Light, and I hope they actually pay a show this tour in which I can see them. Fuck Courtney Love.

ManBurning
11-30-2011, 02:10 PM
Saw them in Vancouver at the end of October, and it was awesome!
They definatly give you your money's worth concert wise, they played for 3 hours!
The show was alot of fun. I was stuck in seats, and I can't stand being at a concert in seats, but it was still ALOT of fun!

Wasting light is their best release since "The Colour and the Shape".

bobbie solo
12-03-2011, 03:55 AM
they put on a helluva show this time around, but there were waaaay too many extended singalongs/interludes/whatever throughout the show. It reminded me of what Green Day does now. Just play the song, no one needs you to add3 minutes of nonsense to them. I also could have done without the guitar solo off...silly. Could have heard 4 or 5 more rare songs or something instead.

dionysus74
01-15-2012, 12:26 AM
Always hate posting things like this but, it sure would be cool if I had a high quality mp3 of Darling Nikki... cooler than paying $100+ for the single it appeared on. Thanks in advance, for what? I don't know, nudge nudge, wink wink.

Space Suicide
01-15-2012, 12:29 AM
I used to dislike the Foo Fighters, but only because I was irritated at the overplay of The Best of You when that came out. I don't mind that song but I've grown to like them now. Wasting Light is a good album, love The Colour and The Shape.

jmtd
07-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Heard good things about this album. Oh and they're headlining Leeds. Maybe I should go for two nights after all.

henryeatscereal
11-08-2013, 01:45 PM
Bumping because Erick Estrada...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6F40dJOeE

Ok, excluding the commercial, i do think they are great, love the first album eve thought they weren't technically a "band" in that moment... I also like "The Colour and The Shape" (but i think it's a bit overrated) and the awesome "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" (this one is my favorite).

ManBurning
11-08-2013, 02:11 PM
Bumping because Erick Estrada...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6F40dJOeE

Ok, excluding the commercial, i do think they are great, love the first album eve thought they weren't technically a "band" in that moment... I also like "The Colour and The Shape" (but i think it's a bit overrated) and the awesome "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" (this one is my favorite).

Holy shit, Pat Smear is looking OLD!!

henryeatscereal
11-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Holy shit, Pat Smear is looking OLD!!
Yes he is, lol
In my opinion the blonde dye helped him to hide his age but the truth is that they are all oldies, even Taylor looks a bit aged...

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 01:58 PM
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/05/its-official-foo-fighters-to-release-new-album-this-fall/

After all of the teases, it is finally "Official".

SOUNDS AWESOME

GulDukat
05-15-2014, 02:09 PM
I saw them 18 years ago...how time flies.

Looking forward to hearing the new album.

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Just posted this on facebook. I saw them in May 2011. Motörhead was unable to make it, so they played a REALLY LONG show that night.

It was awesome.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/foo-fighters/2011/mid-america-center-council-bluffs-ia-1bd3cd88.html

I was also REALLY CLOSE. Excuse the shitty iPhone pics.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/250542_10150304688998082_7023876_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/249839_10150304689058082_481261_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/249305_10150304689193082_4735060_n.jpg

Tony Gordon
05-17-2014, 12:08 AM
Dave Grohl is the shit.

Even if you don't like the Foo Fighters you gotta admit that guy is everything you wish to be as a musician.

simonn
05-17-2014, 02:39 AM
My only concern with this is that the suggestion is it'll only have 8 tracks on it....wonder if TR is one of the guests bearing in mind their past history. Assuming not.

Prettybrokenspiral
05-17-2014, 04:19 AM
I'll bet if Dave Grohl died today, his legacy would eclipse Cobain's.

Tony Gordon
05-17-2014, 03:48 PM
I'll bet if Dave Grohl died today, his legacy would eclipse Cobain's.

I would hope! At least he can play his instrument(s) and I can understand what is coming out of his mouth. Can't say the same for Cobain.

Prettybrokenspiral
05-17-2014, 07:49 PM
I don't know...it took me a long time to understand a lot of what he was saying on the first Foos album. Coincidentally, that's also my favorite Foos album.

Don't really agree with you about Cobain being a bad guitar player, but I don't think being a good one was ever the point, anyway.

jessamineny
05-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Fucking cool. For several days, they just recorded at Preservation Hall in New Orleans (http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2014/05/foo_fighters_shut_down_st_pete.html#incart_river), and then played a show that shut down St. Peter St.

http://media.nola.com/entertainment_impact_music/photo/14977957-large.jpg

http://media.nola.com/entertainment_impact_music/photo/14977958-large.jpg

ophelia_
05-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Just gonna leave this here...

http://i.imgur.com/L4PfeUe.jpg

onthewall2983
05-18-2014, 08:20 PM
I'll bet if Dave Grohl died today, his legacy would eclipse Cobain's.

Kurt's a member of the 27 club, never going to happen.

Dave's career with the Foos and with everything else is like the Frasier of Rock music, in that no one else has had quite the second act after being part of something so ground-changing. Not even Paul McCartney who despite making great relevant music since his old band broke up, is still quite tethered to it's legacy.

pwing47
06-18-2014, 12:27 PM
Foos playing at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE on Friday night. Anyone know if this festival ever gets live-streamed? Doesn't look like it, based on my 2 minutes of Googling, but maybe someone else knows differently.

october_midnight
08-11-2014, 12:13 PM
New album 'Sonic Highways' on November 10th, preorders live at official site. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/foo-fighters-to-release-new-album-sonic-highways-on-november-10th/)

jessamineny
08-11-2014, 12:32 PM
I feel sorry for Foo Fighters collectors. 9 different vinyl covers. o_0

gorast
08-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Good god, nine covers. The complete picture looks pretty awesome, though.

Foo Fighters always insist on doing these ridiculous bundles - a bunch of them come with a fucking puzzle.

I really don't know what cover I want to get. The New York one is pretty nice.

pwing47
08-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Yeah, the NY and Hollywood ones seem to look the coolest, or at least stand by themselves the best without feeling like the rest of the picture/context is missing.

Will probably opt for one of those. Haha, kinda wish I could get one of those puzzles w/o the shirt or deluxe mega-package.

Regardless, really looking forward to this and quite curious to hear what it sounds like.

Triggermine
08-11-2014, 02:05 PM
As an intern at Robert Lang Studios (I also helped renovate the place prior to the band's arrival for recording; no, I wasn't in on the session), I'm definitely going to be getting the Seattle cover.

ManBurning
08-11-2014, 02:48 PM
8 song album? What is this, an EP? I remember when artists used to record 13-16 track CD's. Seems like albums have been getting progressively shorter as time goes on.

ManOfAtom
08-11-2014, 03:10 PM
It's still 45 minutes long!
You're about to get an older forum member tell you about when 8-10 tracks was the norm too.

I'd rather a short, great album, then a load of filler.

mfte
08-11-2014, 04:00 PM
I've always had more respect for the Foo Fighter than I liked their music. They always seemed like a band who genuinely loved what they do and didn't Kanye them selves too seriously.

I was hearing on the radio that for their new album they are recording each song in a different city. That's pretty cool.

I think comparing Dave to Kurt is pointless. The whole genius of that little guy was that his vocals and guitar playing had a tonne of soul in them despite their technical shortfalls.

Triggermine
08-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Edit: Never mind.

NotoriousTIMP
08-11-2014, 07:25 PM
As an intern at Robert Lang Studios (I also helped renovate the place prior to the band's arrival for recording; no, I wasn't in on the session), I'm definitely going to be getting the Seattle cover.


I just ordered my Seattle variant :)

Prettybrokenspiral
08-18-2014, 08:13 PM
8 song album? What is this, an EP? I remember when artists used to record 13-16 track CD's. Seems like albums have been getting progressively shorter as time goes on.

A lot of it has to do with the attention span of today's audience. People simply don't want to sit through a 14-song album with a concept anymore. Everything has to be in digestible, downloadable, bite-sized pieces or else it's a wasted endeavor. Counting Crows haven't released an album of original music in over six years, and have an album coming out in a few weeks that's only nine songs long.

I'm hoping if the Foo Fighters took the time to travel to eight different cities to capture eight distinctly-different sounds, then all eight songs will be bangers.

gorast
08-18-2014, 11:43 PM
The shortness of the album is the whole point, though. Eight tracks, eight cities, eight weeks, eighth album. That's the theme, that's the concept.

And plus, it's forty-five minutes. That's nowhere near an EP.

spiralout
08-20-2014, 01:07 AM
Anyone preorder this album? Does the vinyl come with a digital download as well? I'm not seeing any info on this on their website.

ManBurning
08-20-2014, 01:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLZOjLv0_6k

Maul
08-20-2014, 10:35 AM
I'm excited for the new album and subsequent tour. Wasting Light was pretty awesome and I'm really interested in the concept of the new album. I wonder if it's going to be standard Foo Fighters with a little twist or we're talking a lot of experimentation.

ManBurning
08-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Yeah, I think Wasting Light was their best album since The Colour and the Shape. It was classic Foo. With Pat Smear seemingly a full time member again, seems like this incarnation of the Foo's sure can write a good tune. Looking forward to hearing what's in store this time around. With the album only 8 tracks, and the total running time of 45 mins, that's almost 6 minutes a song. Those are some long foo songs, but that's cool, I like long songs that kind of progress as the song goes on.

dvdglss
08-20-2014, 01:12 PM
only bad long foo songs were on One by One

henryeatscereal
08-20-2014, 02:02 PM
I actually like "One by One"... :/

"Come back" is one of my favorites "long" songs by the Foo's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2hxVSFKIo

cahernandez
08-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Just when I thought Dave Grohl couldn't be cooler...now here he is, interviewing Barack Obama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0TrqXHoL10

GulDukat
08-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Saw them back in '96. Looking forward to hearing the new album.

cahernandez
08-30-2014, 10:13 PM
I haven't watched TV for 11 years now (with the exception of the World Cup), but you bet I'm going to be bugging my friends with HBO, come October.

r_k_f
09-02-2014, 11:35 AM
love this song.. that chorus....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVNpOYboxG0

snaapz
09-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Ah yes, Dave Grohl... the President of Music and CEO of Rock & Roll.

Sarah K
10-06-2014, 01:56 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-plot-weeklong-letterman-residency-20141006

This is pretty rad. I put in for tickets for a couple of nights next week. It's a long shot, but ya never know!

r_k_f
10-06-2014, 02:52 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-plot-weeklong-letterman-residency-20141006

This is pretty rad. I put in for tickets for a couple of nights next week. It's a long shot, but ya never know!

Same here.. but even longer shot because I picked the same date for all 3 slots lol...

Sarah K
10-06-2014, 02:59 PM
I could only do Monday and Tuesday because I'll be out of town the rest of the week(and I'm actually supposed to leave Tuesday after work. So if I win, I'm sure it will be for Tuesday). So for my third one, I just picked a date later in the month. I would really like to catch Dave before he is gone, regardless of who is on. I won tickets to the Black Keys Live on Letterman thing, but never to an actual show.

cahernandez
10-06-2014, 06:14 PM
I will be in NYC on Friday Oct. 17th (and not before)...and even though the Rolling Stone article mentions that the band will play on that Friday, tickets are not offered for that day. Website says: "the dates listed below are the only days on which we are currently scheduled to tape". Does anyone know more about this?

Sarah K
10-06-2014, 06:25 PM
I will be in NYC on Friday Oct. 17th (and not before)...and even though the Rolling Stone article mentions that the band will play on that Friday, tickets are not offered for that day. Website says: "the dates listed below are the only days on which we are currently scheduled to tape". Does anyone know more about this?

They tape two shows on Thursdays, I believe, and have Fridays off.

Edit: Yeah.


Schedule: Late Show tapes Monday through Wednesday at 4:30pm and two shows on Thursdays, at 3:30 and 6pm. For more information, call

pwing47
10-14-2014, 12:53 AM
FF does Black Sabbath on night one. I must say, that was fun to watch :D

They're reeeeally dragging out debuting any of their new material (other than during those Sonic Highways snippets). AFAIK, no full songs are available yet (or have even been played), right? The short clip of "The Feast and the Famine" sounds pretty cool though.

I'm guessing they'll do some type of guest-singer thing each night and then debut a song on Friday, or something. It feels weird watching Letterman, since I haven't seen a full ep in maybe 5 years.

BrokenSpiral
10-14-2014, 09:22 AM
I think their deal with HBO restricts them from debuting anything until the show airs Friday.

jessamineny
10-14-2014, 11:22 AM
For Chicago peeps, concert on Friday (http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10729284_354960694686550_1007759702_n.jpg)

Details on tickets and Livestreaming here (http://radio.com/2014/10/14/foo-fighters-live-from-cubby-bear-chicago-concert-tickets-livestream/)

armogi
10-14-2014, 11:26 AM
I think their deal with HBO restricts them from debuting anything until the show airs Friday.

I imagine that would be the case.

pwing47
10-14-2014, 12:14 PM
For Chicago peeps, concert on Friday (http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10729284_354960694686550_1007759702_n.jpg)

Details on tickets and Livestreaming here (http://radio.com/2014/10/14/foo-fighters-live-from-cubby-bear-chicago-concert-tickets-livestream/)

I freaked out this morning when I saw this. I'm going to try my damndest to get tickets for this thing tomorrow. Haven't been to the Cubby Bear, but I know it's quite a small venue!

Edit: The Foos are going to have a busy Friday! Aren't they going to be coming from Letterman in NY (which presumably films in the afternoon) right to Chicago? Plus Sonic Highways debuts that night, too.

cahernandez
10-14-2014, 12:23 PM
I freaked out this morning when I saw this. I'm going to try my damndest to get tickets for this thing tomorrow. Haven't been to the Cubby Bear, but I know it's quite a small venue!

Edit: The Foos are going to have a busy Friday! Aren't they going to be coming from Letterman in NY (which presumably films in the afternoon) right to Chicago? Plus Sonic Highways debuts that night, too.

The Letterman show aired on Friday is taped on Thursday afternoon. Otherwise I'd be going to that (won't arrive in NYC til this Friday). Good luck with tickets!

BrokenSpiral
10-14-2014, 04:05 PM
FF confirm that a new song will debut Thursday.

Sarah K
10-14-2014, 04:55 PM
I get into Chicago Friday afternoon for my birthday. PLEASE LET ME GET A TICKET FOR THIS

pwing47
10-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Ugh. Didn't get mine :'( Sarah K, did you end up getting lucky?

If anyone ended up with an extra (extremely unlikely, I know), let me know :)

Sarah K
10-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Currently in the "Waiting Room"... (so I'm guessing no)

pwing47
10-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Currently in the "Waiting Room"... (so I'm guessing no)

Yeah, I was in the waiting room for awhile ... as of like 10:05-ish, they're "SOLD OUT." Lame. I had hope, since I was actually able to select number of tickets and "check out." Welp, guess I will go and pout for the rest of the day.

Sarah K
10-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Sounds like you got closer than me. I might just go stand outside on Friday and see what happens. Ugh. I got up sooooo early this morning to get back into the city in time for this. Now I'm exhausted.

pwing47
10-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Sounds like you got closer than me. I might just go stand outside on Friday and see what happens. Ugh. I got up sooooo early this morning to get back into the city in time for this. Now I'm exhausted.

Yep, I would do the same if I wasn't 3+ hours away. The other thing that makes that challenging is that it looks like it's basically "Trent" rules for the tickets (i.e. need to have your name on the ticket or have your guest with you on entry).

I've seen ppl get lucky with that at NIN shows though, so it's certainly possible. Best of luck!

Sarah K
10-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Here's my favorite craigslist posting for tickets so far...


I'll Pay You $200 to take my Swinger Wife to see the Foo Fighters


My hot swinger wife wants to see the Foo Fighters at the Cubby Bear.

You take her and I'll give you $200.

She'll show you a god time.

pwing47
10-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Here's my favorite craigslist posting for tickets so far...

Haha, I saw that posting too. Looks like ppl are offering up to $750-1K to go as +1s. Wow. I might pay that much for a final-forever-for-real-this-time intimate NIN show, but that's about it.

Edit: Ha, maybe the hot swinger wife will end up going with this guy:

Hi, I was lucky enough to win the foo lotto today. I want to have the hottest woman at the venue. Click reply and submit your entry. Good luck.

Kodiak33
10-15-2014, 12:41 PM
I was fortunate enough to see them at the Metro in 2011, and they had the same ticket policy there. It was fucking awesome, they played for around 3+ hours.

r_k_f
10-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Well that's cool... Just got a call from the Letterman show to see if I wanna go tomorrow...

onthewall2983
10-16-2014, 02:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm1SlkrEP40

_minus
10-16-2014, 04:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3B0Vx_yQgo

Digital Twilight
10-16-2014, 04:54 PM
All I could think of while listening to something from nothing was this:

http://youtu.be/bkysjcs5vFU?t=1m10s

pulse
10-16-2014, 05:02 PM
All I could think of while listening to something from nothing was this:

http://youtu.be/bkysjcs5vFU?t=1m10s

No kidding. The riff isn't exact, but it's so damn close that I'm sure Grohl did it on purpose. No way he wrote that on accident. He's a Dio fan afterall.

pwing47
10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Yep, same exact thought the second I heard it. But yeah, no way is that just a coincidence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Diver

Recorded at Sound City, Los Angeles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles)

henryeatscereal
10-16-2014, 06:12 PM
liked it a lot, it does sound like "Holy Diver" but it's not a ripoff

Sarah K
10-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Well that's cool... Just got a call from the Letterman show to see if I wanna go tomorrow...

Well, HOW WAS IT?! And which taping did you go to? The one for tonight, or tomorrow night?

Space Suicide
10-16-2014, 09:02 PM
I like the song. If the album is more of the same like the last one then I'll enjoy it.

pwing47
10-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking it's going to be a good one. From SH promos we've also heard just a short clip of "The Feast of the Famine," and I like that one even more.

Btw, is anyone on here also on the FF forums? Not sure I'll ever consider myself enough of a superfan to join, but I was creeping over there after the Cubby Bear chaos yesterday just to see how things went down; looks like a pretty tight-knit community, much like we have here :)

ManBurning
10-17-2014, 12:43 AM
Btw, is anyone on here also on the FF forums? Not sure I'll ever consider myself enough of a superfan to join, but I was creeping over there after the Cubby Bear chaos yesterday just to see how things went down; looks like a pretty tight-knit community, much like we have here :)

I signed up for the FF forum like a decade ago, wasn't a very active user. But it's become somewhat of a running joke, because every year at midnight on my Birthday, I get a Happy Birthday e-mail sent out from the Foo Fighters message board. And earlier this year, it was a few hours before my birthday or something and my girlfriend wishes me happy birthday, and I was like "you know it's not my birthday yet" and she was like "close enough" and I replied with "It's not my Birthday until the Foo Fighters wish me Happy Birthday" and she was confused...

However, in a few hours I got the Happy Birthday e-mail and then it all made sense to her. So, that's kind of a running joke.

BrokenSpiral
10-17-2014, 09:11 AM
I was there for a while. It is a tight knit group. Pretty small also. But that place floods with people around album releases. Not the brightest in most cases either. And they usually have a lot of pretty young users too. 15/16 range.

Jan
10-17-2014, 11:48 AM
I signed up for the FF forum like a decade ago, wasn't a very active user. But it's become somewhat of a running joke, because every year at midnight on my Birthday, I get a Happy Birthday e-mail sent out from the Foo Fighters message board. And earlier this year, it was a few hours before my birthday or something and my girlfriend wishes me happy birthday, and I was like "you know it's not my birthday yet" and she was like "close enough" and I replied with "It's not my Birthday until the Foo Fighters wish me Happy Birthday" and she was confused...

However, in a few hours I got the Happy Birthday e-mail and then it all made sense to her. So, that's kind of a running joke.

I totally relate to that birthday email story...always cracks me up. I signed up there in 2001 and was fairly active for a bit. Some pretty cool people, but then when FF became more popular the younger fans started posting and it just gets messy at times. I use that postboard much like this one, for info on a band I enjoy. And in the early days if you lived in or around Los Angeles it was great because you got info on secret shows and they did contests and drawings for tickets. Saw a few great shows because of that site. Paid 10 bucks for the One By One cd release party at the Wiltern. So being a member of a website for a band you like can have value, doesn't mean you have to be an active poster.

r_k_f
10-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Well, HOW WAS IT?! And which taping did you go to? The one for tonight, or tomorrow night?

Went to the later taping for tonights show... it was good.. they played the new single "Something For Nothing" w/ Rick Nielsen(cheap trick).. sounded great. probably my favorite track of the week because there was no guest vocals lol. Wish they played multiple songs like some of the other late night shows.

onthewall2983
10-17-2014, 09:37 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0MTyBvIYAAtmC5.jpg:large

BrokenSpiral
10-17-2014, 10:12 PM
I love Dave. He seems like he'd be your best friend. Excited to watch the show tonight! He's got some directing skills.

pwing47
10-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Just logged into the live stream, waiting for the show to start in about an hour. I will watch it through semi-gritted teeth, because I really really wanted to be there :(

But I guess the second best way to watch it is with a fridge full of booze, not being dehydrated from waiting in line all day, a couple friends on their way, and able to rock out as hard I want in my own "Row 1."

onthewall2983
10-18-2014, 09:45 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_2oR97KQBc

_minus
10-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Just finished watching the first episode of Sonic Highways.

Really well made and really brings context to a lot of the musical choices made in that single.

The lyric video/thing at the end really puts into perspective how much they took away from all the interviews with Rick Nielsen, Steve Albini, Buddy Guy, and others in that scene. I remember watching the lyrics on screen going "shit, he really put thought into his choice of words here."

BrokenSpiral
10-18-2014, 08:18 PM
I agree. It was cool seeing the lyrics and connecting them all back to what these guys said in the interviews.

jessamineny
10-18-2014, 08:47 PM
I liked that so much of the Chicago episode was personal to the band, particularly to Dave. I wonder if they'll be able to maintain that level of connection/deep story throughout the series -- it was so much more interesting to me than just a mini-doc on the city's musical history.

I have to say, though, that I was uncomfortable with the level of call-back in the lyrics. I guess I assumed the album came first, and that they were then inspired to do this documentary. But having the lyrics so directly "inspired" makes it seem like the album is the secondary product. I really hope it doesn't end up feeling forced and insincere.

BrokenSpiral
10-18-2014, 09:40 PM
I don't think they will have a problem with those personal connections. Next up is DC. Dave grew up there. There's Seattle, obvious. LA, where they all live.

dvdglss
10-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Love that this is a concept album. Also, really cool/weird that I've been listening to the Foo's for close to 20 years...

My Foo story/fan boy moment:

My wife and I got into NYC for a little vacation and we walked by the NBC studios and my wife was talking to me about something but i spot someone VERY familiar to me... Nate and Pat just looking at the bootleg stuff in front of the studio. I DART across the road to geek out and just tell Nate and Pat I'm a big fan from Miami, come back down, etc. It was right around when "The Pretender" was just released, but I was busy with work and didn't realize they had a new album coming out. They were playing SNL that same night.

My wife joined me after she realized i just left her walking and asked who I was talking to and they laughed and we left after i thanked them for their time. Just great guys. I completely forgot to ask for a photo with them. Didn't matter. Made my trip, plus I saw QotSA later that night at the MSG amphitheater too.

r_k_f
10-21-2014, 02:34 PM
I have to say, though, that I was uncomfortable with the level of call-back in the lyrics. I guess I assumed the album came first, and that they were then inspired to do this documentary. But having the lyrics so directly "inspired" makes it seem like the album is the secondary product. I really hope it doesn't end up feeling forced and insincere.

I thought this was the point.. all lyrics are pulled directly from the interviews..

jessamineny
10-21-2014, 02:38 PM
Yep. And I don't like it. That was my point. :)

pwing47
10-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Washington, DC show on Friday. Damn -- they changed the rules so you have to be at the venue and pay cash. If that's how they did Chicago, I probably would've been able to go.
http://on.fb.me/1DxmWcL

I might get lucky if they keep this up; I know people in Seattle and LA who could potentially get tickets. Crossing my fingers that they keep it up for the next 6 weekends/episodes :)

Edit: btw, (long shot, I know) if anyone is planning on getting tickets at the Black Cat venue today and doesn't already have a +1, let me know. ;) Would be happy to meet you there/pay you back.

ManBurning
10-22-2014, 12:13 AM
Just checked the setlist for the Cubby Bear show to see if this was something I wanted to make a trip down to Seattle for (in the event a Seattle show shows up), but the setlist wasn't anything amazing. I would have preferred more new material... But, I understand what they are going for on this mini club tour. They want to play the new song that they made in that city and only that new song on each different night. Makes sense. I'll just save the trip and wait for the the Foos come up here for their own full show.

Seems like a summer 2015 North American tour may be in the works anyway. Pollstar (www.pollstar.com) has listed a new foo date for this summer in Chicago on August 29th at Wrigley Field. I doubt this is going to be a random one off show. Seems like a late summer/fall North American tour may be in the cards.

pwing47
10-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Seems like a summer 2015 North American tour may be in the works anyway. Pollstar (www.pollstar.com (http://www.pollstar.com)) has listed a new foo date for this summer in Chicago on August 29th at Wrigley Field. I doubt this is going to be a random one off show. Seems like a late summer/fall North American tour may be in the cards.

Yep, sounds like that will be the case. The page for the Wrigley show (http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ticketing/ff.jsp) has a "Sonic Highways World Tour," which makes it sound like it'll be quite a large tour, and I'd imagine that would include the US. Wonder what type of venues they'd be playing (arenas, amphitheaters, both?).

Still, I'd really love to be at one of the (presumably) 8 super tiny shows that they will probably do. Pretty much impossible though; I guess the line formed in DC for tickets pretty much as soon as it was announced online.

Sarah K
10-22-2014, 11:29 AM
The presale for the Wrigley Field show starts on Friday morning. General sale starts Monday.

Hopefully they play one in the NY area.

When does the NY show air? Maybe I'll have better luck with the "stand in line for tickets" deal.

pwing47
10-22-2014, 12:23 PM
When does the NY show air? Maybe I'll have better luck with the "stand in line for tickets" deal.

Supposedly, this is the order of airdates. If they do small shows, they'd likely be announced early that week (Tuesday-ish?).
Oct 31st - Nashville
Nov 7th - Austin
Nov 14th - LA
Nov 21st - NOLA
Nov 28th - Seattle
Dec 5th - NY

Best of luck if they do end up doing a NY show! I'd suggest turning on notifications from their FB/Twitter feeds if you haven't already, since you'll want to know the second they're announced.

ManBurning
10-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Strange that they would have NY at the very end when they were just literally in Chicago, which geographically, makes sense to head to NY next instead of trekking from the east coast all the way to the furthest point North-West (Seattle) just to head back East again.

In fact, the whole schedule is pretty messed up now that I think about it... Nashville and then to Austin when NOLA is right there, then off to LA and back tracking to NOLA just to head back west for Seattle...

Sarah K
10-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Foo Fighters (https://www.facebook.com/foofighters?fref=photo)

What was #60Minutes (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/60minutes) doing at Studio 606? Hint: Anderson Cooper (https://www.facebook.com/andersoncooper). Stay tuned.
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/1979558_10154725604220545_891303036888844076_n.jpg ?oh=16d89c251665d82260dd73f1c9580905&oe=54F5D607

pwing47
10-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Strange that they would have NY at the very end when they were just literally in Chicago, which geographically, makes sense to head to NY next instead of trekking from the east coast all the way to the furthest point North-West (Seattle) just to head back East again.

In fact, the whole schedule is pretty messed up now that I think about it... Nashville and then to Austin when NOLA is right there, then off to LA and back tracking to NOLA just to head back west for Seattle...

Yeah, it's bizarre, but I guess if they're doing crazy stuff like playing insanely-small venues and just being awesome in general, then traveling a weird path isn't really out of the question.

They're also playing Voodoo Fest around Halloweekend (which is literally in NOLA); yet that's the week of Nashville, not NOLA.

Technically it's all speculation right now. But the odds seem very good, esp. since they tweeted "1 down, 7 to go" or something, a few days ago.

r_k_f
10-24-2014, 10:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPv0AOlTxXA




(http://pitchfork.com/news/57191-foo-fighters-share-the-feast-and-the-famine-from-new-album-sonic-highways/)

Sarah K
10-24-2014, 11:43 AM
I got put into the "waiting room" for the presale. When I got through, it only had P2 level seats available. So I'll take my chances on the Monday general sale. :/

Kid Charlemagne
10-24-2014, 11:46 AM
I got put into the "waiting room" for the presale. When I got through, it only had P2 level seats available. So I'll take my chances on the Monday general sale. :/

Same here. Ugh, I need to see this show, I would love to see Cheap Trick and Urge Overkill again.

EDIT: This was for the Chicago show, if anyone got tix, HOOK IT UP!

Sarah K
10-24-2014, 11:51 AM
They're already going for stupid amounts on StubHub. God. I hate this shit. I just figure if I'm going all the way to goddamn Chicago, I want to be in a decent area. Not like 4 stories up and 1/4 mile away or whatever.

I shall try again on Monday. I haven't had any luck with a presale since Tension.

Kodiak33
10-24-2014, 12:08 PM
Same boat here...sucks.

pwing47
10-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Same, I got nothing. Had three browsers open 5-10 mins before 10am, and didn't even get past the waiting room. I was actually closer to getting tickets for the 800-person Cubby Bear show than a stadium show. WTF.

One of my friends was lucky and scored P1 seats, so at least I can fall back on those if I'm unable to find GA tickets for a not-insane price. I have 10 months to find them, I guess.

Trying again Monday for GA. Best of luck, everyone!

Sarah K
10-25-2014, 12:49 AM
I think I have a group of 4 committed to the Chicago show now.

And it looks like there is a stadium show in DC... So perhaps it will be a whole NA deal.

pwing47
10-25-2014, 01:33 PM
I think I have a group of 4 committed to the Chicago show now.

And it looks like there is a stadium show in DC... So perhaps it will be a whole NA deal.

Hmm, wonder if they're just going to announce the US stadium/show dates One by One. (pun intended)

Are they going to do a stadium show in each of the 8 cities?

ManBurning
10-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Hmm, wonder if they're just going to announce the US stadium/show dates One by One. (pun intended)

Are they going to do a stadium show in each of the 8 cities?

I'm going to assume it's going to be a full blown North American tour, but since the album is focused on these 8 cities, they are going to release/market those ones first and then the rest of the dates will be filled in along the way.

ALSO, last night's setlist in DC was BADASS. This set was better than the Chicago one and 29 songs!!

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/foo-fighters/2014/black-cat-washington-dc-6bccc23a.html

armogi
10-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Just watched episode 2, damn ian mckaye is such a cool dude. Must have been some good times then.

pwing47
10-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Just finished Ep 2 also. Seems like DC might have the least "meat" to talk about out of all of the cities and was mainly just included because of Dave's growing up nearby. Seems like the end note was basically "no one really knows the bands that came out of here, but they did influence the bands that people do know now."

Fully enjoyed the ep, but if I had to guess it'll be the least riveting of the mini-series. TV-wise, probably would've put this one as maybe #6 of 8. Maybe it worked best as the 2nd track on the album?

Wonder how they decided to order this entire process, anyway (recording order, album/TV order, etc).

Sarah K
10-27-2014, 11:04 AM
I got in at 10:01, and there weren't any GA tickets available even then. Goddamn it.

Now I think I'm going to wait for the NOLA show to be announced. NOLA is my most favorite city that I've ever been to. I've been wanting to go back for a couple of years now. This will be a great excuse to get there.

pwing47
10-27-2014, 11:21 AM
Yeah, got squat here too. I might be Stubhubbing this one, as much that pains me to say it.

Hoping a Nashville show gets announced soon; either that and/or NOLA I would possibly do.

Sarah K
10-27-2014, 11:40 AM
I was able to get 2 tickets together in a P2 section, but meh.

Chicago is fun but nothing compares to NOLA for me. If it wasn't so oppressively hot all of the time, I would live there in an instant. If you've never been, and you're down to travel, I would highly recommend it!

pwing47
10-28-2014, 12:50 PM
And the Nashville show has been announced. Onsale tomorrow. Show on Halloween.

Hmm, looks like a auditorium/seated show. Probably still a 0.01% chance of me getting anything, but that won't stop me from trying!

ManBurning
10-29-2014, 11:53 PM
Australia / New Zealand tour dates:

Here’s the plan for Australia/New Zealand:

Feb. 18 – Christchurch, New Zealand, AMI Stadium
Feb. 21 – Auckland, New Zealand, Mt. Smart Stadium
Feb. 24 – Brisbane, Australia, Suncorp Stadium
Feb. 26 – Sydney, Australia, ANZ Stadium
Feb. 28 – Melbourne, Australia, Etihad Stadium
March 2 – Glenorchy, Australia, Derwent Entertainment Centre
March 4 – Hindmarsh, Australia, Coopers Stadium
March 7 – Perth, Australia, nib Stadium

This works out AMAZING since I will be in Sydney for the Feb 26th show!! Soooo excited!
Now to score tickets...

ManBurning
11-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Stream the album here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/07/foo-fighters-dave-grohl-album-stream-sonic-highways_n_6123984.html

I'm sad to report that this album will not get anymore rotation from me though. This was one of my most anticipated albums of the year and I am severely let down.
The songs are just very boring and just generic rock songs. They don't have that same Foo Fighters catch that their previous albums have.

"Something from Nothing" and "Feast and the Famine" are the closest you get to classic Foo Fighters and then the album just takes a nose-dive from there.
All the other songs are not memorable and just meander on as background noise.

I knew it was going to be hard to followup "Wasting Light" as that album is treading on "The Colour and the Shape" territory... but... this is a very disappointing record.

Dave Grohl has become what he feared the most... the most generic musician in Rock 'n Roll.

telee.kom
11-08-2014, 06:07 PM
I'm casual FF fan. Wasting Light was amazing recording and I agree that this is nowhere near that quality but I wouldn't call it complete let down. It isn't very exciting but I still think it's solid rock album.

valiantsteed
11-09-2014, 05:35 PM
I don't see how anyone watching the doc can say this record was generic. Considering the different styles of songs, the various guests, I think it's a huge triumph for what they set out to accomplish. It's too early to gauge how much I like it yet, but I can already tell it will rank higher for me than Wasting Light, but then again I wasn't huge on that like everyone else seemed to be. There was definitely nothing on that record as good as Something from Nothing.

richardp
11-10-2014, 01:43 AM
I don't see how anyone watching the doc can say this record was generic. Considering the different styles of songs, the various guests, I think it's a huge triumph for what they set out to accomplish. It's too early to gauge how much I like it yet, but I can already tell it will rank higher for me than Wasting Light, but then again I wasn't huge on that like everyone else seemed to be. There was definitely nothing on that record as good as Something from Nothing.

The show is fantastic, but yes the record is pretty generic. Aside from the lyrics, the songs don't really even represent the cities that they were recorded in. They're just songs. None of them are necessarily bad but none are all that great either. Sure the guest spots help at times to give you a vibe, but the biggest example of the songs falling flat is the last track. Cool Joan Jett is on there? Where is she? It's a 7 minute power ballad that doesn't sound anything like New York Punk. I dig that song, but it's a completely failed attempt at recreating a certain scene and legacy. They are just simply standard Foo Fighters tracks with last minute guest spots recorded in various historical recording studios that were filmed for a fantastically interesting television series.

r_k_f
11-10-2014, 03:18 PM
I agree, the show is great.. the album, is ok. I like 50% of the album. As others have said though, the guest spots all seem like after thoughts. Even though each episode focus's on multiple styles of music, I wish some of the songs musically reflected at least one of 'em. They had what, three amaaaazing guitarists and you can barely pick them out on the 3 tracks? I still give Grohl & Co. a ton of credit though, this was a very cool thing to do as a concept..

I think maybe a Sound City / Sonic Highways hybrid is what we need, or at least what we were hoping for.

I've listened to "I am a River" twice now and both times I get to the end and I'm like "oh, wait, isn't Joan Jett on here?".. i'm guessing she's singing on the chorus and Dave's vocals are just overpowering hers?

i like being able to pick guests out audibly...

Magtig
11-10-2014, 05:16 PM
I gotta say (and others have said something similar), even though I don't really like the Foo Fighters that much (they're a little bland), I'm loving this series of documentaries. Great concept and execution, and good god it must have been hard to pull off. Can you imagine the amount of work and coordination involved in this project?!

Cat Mom
11-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Yeah, I agree, I'm not a Foo Fighters fan at all, and I'm not even a huge Dave Grohl fan, but I'm liking the documentary, I'm recording the series, and I'm enjoying learning about each city and the people and music from each city, etc. The stuff I learned about Nashville, alone, was worth it. This has to win an Emmy.

jessamineny
11-10-2014, 05:52 PM
imdb pegs the budget at $1.7M -- not sure how they come to that estimate, though.

ManBurning
11-13-2014, 12:52 AM
Managed to score a ticket to the show in Sydney Australia today. Will be there on vacation last 2 weeks of February, show aligned perfectly for when I was there, so why the hell not!

Ended up spending a little too high above my budget for this show though... Ended up with the highest priced ticketing level for a seat kind of by an accident. $200 a pop! (OUCH!) The GA Floor seats were even cheaper at $150... Was aiming for the cheap seats in the $92-120 range.

Logged right on from work at the sale time. Chose "Section B" for 2 seated tickets... Nothing... went back... chose "section C" (lower price level)... nothing... went back...
chose "best available" in the whole venue... nothing. Nothing at all 1 minute after they went on sale at a friggin Stadium of 50,000+ seats? Something is wrong...

I kept refreshing over and over under "best available" and always got nothing... To make matters worse there is this bullshit timer that you need to complete your purchase by and it doesn't reset by each new "page" you go to. So 38 seconds left on the clock and 2 really shitty seats in section C show up for $92 ones. I was like "sure, whatever... gotta grab something" but 38 seconds left... and I get kicked out and sent back to the queue. "Too many fans on the site now, please wait" FUCK THAT! I was in!!

Totally pissed off at this point... But I wait the queue line out, get back in |select 2 seats Best available... Row 11 beside the stage comes up, $200 a pop... Fuuuuck...
This is more than I wanted to spend on Foo Fighters... *watch the clock tick down*... if I throw these back in and try for another set, there is a chance I might not get anything again.... FUCK IT... *grabs credit card* I'll work some overtime to pay these tickets off, you only live once.

pwing47
11-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Apparently next Tuesday, the 18th, is when the US tour dates will get announced! Getting pretty excited about it, although my bank account probably won't be. Hopefully tickets won't be as hard to get as they have been for the stadium shows so far.

cahernandez
11-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Did someone order the vinyl of Sonic Highways? I know it comes with a download card but I heard the quality of said download is 128 kbps, is that true?

SarahConnor
11-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Foo fighters at coachella?

gorast
11-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Did someone order the vinyl of Sonic Highways? I know it comes with a download card but I heard the quality of said download is 128 kbps, is that true?

iTunes tells me that they're 320, but I don't know how accurate that might be.

october_midnight
11-18-2014, 05:28 PM
BOOM!

Foo Fighters 2014-2015 Tour Dates:
11/21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/10 – Cape Town, SA @ Cape Town Stadium ^
12/13 – Johannesburg, SA @ FNB Stadium ^
01/15 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional
01/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio Unico De La Plata
01/21 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Estacionamento Da Fiegs
01/23 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Estadio Do Morumbi
01/25 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Estadio Do Marcana
01/28 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Mega Space
01/31 – Bogota, CO @ Estadio El Campin
02/08 – Christchurch, NZ @ AMI Stadium
02/21 – Auckland, AU @ Mt. Smart Stadium
02/24 – Brisbane, AU @ Suncorp Stadium
02/26 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium
02/28 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium
03/02 – Hobart, AU @ Derwent Entertainment Centre
03/04 – Adelaide, AU @ Coopers Stadium
03/07 – Perth, AU @ NIB Stadium
05/25 – Sunderland, UK @ Sunderland Stadium of Light
05/27 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford
06/05-07 – Nürburg, DE @ Rock am Ring (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/rock-am-ring-rock-im-park-2015/)
06/05-07 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/rock-am-ring-rock-im-park-2015/)
06/10 – Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena
06/12 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi Stadium
06/13-14 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/pinkpop-festival-2015/)
06/19 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
06/20 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
06/23 – Edinburgh, UK @ BT Murrayfield Stadium
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/rock-werchter-2015/)
07/04 – Washington, DC @ RFK Stadium #
07/06 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center %
07/09 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Ampitheatre %
07/16 – New York, NY @ Citi Field %
07/18 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park &
07/19 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park %
08/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place %
08/13 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome %
08/17 – Denver, CO @ Fidler’s Green Ampitheatre %
08/19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater %
08/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center %
08/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center %
08/24 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre %
08/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
08/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field *
09/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
09/12 – George, WA @ Gorge Ampitheatre
09/14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre
09/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
09/27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheater
09/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
09/30 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Olympic Park
10/05 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/07 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
^ = w/ Kaiser Chiefs and BLK JKS
% = w/ Royal Blood
& = w/ Mission of Burma
# = w/ Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, Trombone Shorty, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, and Trouble Funk
* = w/ Cheap Trick, Urge Overkill, and Naked Raygun

armogi
11-18-2014, 05:37 PM
thanks, was waiting for these. its quite retarded though, gotta buy ticket to a show that almost a year away... wtf.

pwing47
11-18-2014, 05:38 PM
Yeah, been waiting for the US dates all day. I'm not sure if I should be excited or nervous now, because I can make a good handful of those shows ... but I'm guessing tickets will be extremely tough to get.

First presale is box office only, so that rules out that possibility since I'm not close enough to any of the venues. Going to have to cross my fingers for the online presale :)

Luckily I snagged tickets for the July 4th DC show awhile back, so at least I'll have that!

ImTheWiseJanitor
11-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Wichita, Kansas City, and Maryland Heights. I'M COMIN' FOR YA.


thanks, was waiting for these. its quite retarded though, gotta buy ticket to a show that almost a year away... wtf.

The way I see it, that's just more time to save a little here and there for merch and gas money. Besides, by then I'll be balls deep in schoolwork, so I'll probably appreciate the trip(s).

Throws me back to watching Back & Forth, when they talk about how far in advance they had to start selling Wembley Stadium tickets in like, 2007 or 2008. Now they've got a whole US tour that they're announcing almost a year in advance, a TV series, and Grohl is pretty much establishing himself even more as a rock 'n roll icon. Band's come a looong way!

Sarah K
11-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Am I missing the NOLA date somewhere?

Kid Charlemagne
11-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Am I missing the NOLA date somewhere?

They're playing on Friday.

Sarah K
11-18-2014, 10:18 PM
I mean like a real show... Like they're doing in all of the other goddamn cities. WHY WOULD THEY LEAVE THE BEST CITY OFF?!

ManBurning
11-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Prices fro Vancouver aren't up, but Edmonton and Calgary's top price level is $89-96 which isn't bad! Maybe i'm just saying that because I dished out $200 each for tickets to Sydney, Australia last week... Goddamn, really puts into perspective how well North America really has it. I thought ticket prices in Canada were disgusting... til I bought tickets to an event in Australia, wow.

Not sure I want to get up at 7am and lineup outside in the cold Saturday morning though... They have a "beat the bots" pre-sale this saturday at the box office venues to each city. Giving actual humans a shot at getting the best tickets as opposed to doing it online and having a scalper scalp them all up.

Regular sale is December 5th. I think i'll just deal with fighting off the bots on the internet in a warm heated environment.

gorast
11-19-2014, 01:35 AM
No Florida? Fuck you too, Dave. Christ.

Sarah K
11-19-2014, 01:49 AM
There are apparently more dates coming.

Sarah K
11-21-2014, 06:34 PM
So, does anyone have any more information for tomorrow? It says "Like up begins" at 9:00 and "Line up ends" and 3:00. Does that mean whoever shows up during those times is allowed to purchase tickets? Do I need to get up before jesus to stand in line tomorrow? WHAT IS THIS?!

armogi
11-21-2014, 07:31 PM
So, does anyone have any more information for tomorrow? It says "Like up begins" at 9:00 and "Line up ends" and 3:00. Does that mean whoever shows up during those times is allowed to purchase tickets? Do I need to get up before jesus to stand in line tomorrow? WHAT IS THIS?!

well, i guess the sooner the better... I remember the good old days of standing in line to get tickets at will call, it sucked then but it made for some memory now.

pwing47
11-21-2014, 08:10 PM
So, does anyone have any more information for tomorrow? It says "Like up begins" at 9:00 and "Line up ends" and 3:00. Does that mean whoever shows up during those times is allowed to purchase tickets? Do I need to get up before jesus to stand in line tomorrow? WHAT IS THIS?!

It looks like each venue is a little different. I would honestly play it safe and, yes, get up before Jesus. I was debating driving 4 hours to St Paul, but I decided I wasn't that big of a diehard. If I had gone, I would have tried to get there and be parked by 7am.

Some venues are doing a lottery-type thing, probably cuz theyre assuming that a gazillion ppl will all get there at the same time in the morning. Some venues (like Xcel in StP) are "no camping allowed." Some have some crazy-ass complicated rules. I'm not on the Foo forums, but there's a good NA Tour thread I've been creeping on for awhile.

Sarah K
11-22-2014, 03:00 PM
I showed up at 12:24, and was out by 12:30. There were 3 people in front of me. That was awesome as shit.

ImTheWiseJanitor
11-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Evidently, there were at least 400 people at the Sprint Center in KC today. Fuck.

Kid Charlemagne
11-22-2014, 08:39 PM
I mean like a real show... Like they're doing in all of the other goddamn cities. WHY WOULD THEY LEAVE THE BEST CITY OFF?!

May have something to do with them just playing the Voodoo Festival a few weeks back. NOLA may be in the radius clause for Austin City Limits though, which would exclude them from playing in the area. These dates make it pretty obvious at ACL, so that whole region gets screwed because of the festival date. Wouldn't be surprised to see them do Jazz Fest in April if that is the case.

richardp
11-22-2014, 11:48 PM
Evidently, there were at least 400 people at the Sprint Center in KC today. Fuck.

I was at work a couple of blocks away when the sale happened, but a friend that I work with went at 12:30 when everything had died down and was able to score me a floor ticket, but he said that the people at the box office were saying that lower level was already sold out and most of the sides on the upper level were gone already from the Beat The Bots sale. There won't be much on the general sale, when that happens.

ImTheWiseJanitor
11-23-2014, 12:08 AM
I was at work a couple of blocks away when the sale happened, but a friend that I work with went at 12:30 when everything had died down and was able to score me a floor ticket, but he said that the people at the box office were saying that lower level was already sold out and most of the sides on the upper level were gone already from the Beat The Bots sale. There won't be much on the general sale, when that happens.

Fuck me. Here I was hoping I'd be good if I waited for the general sale. Oh well, won't stop me from trying.

Sarah K
11-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Do you think that everything was available for this, though? I would think that they allocated a certain amount for this. Maybe I'm full of shit, though. I mean, they have to save SOME for people who live far away and couldn't make it to the venues today.

richardp
11-24-2014, 12:58 AM
I think when coming directly through the venue, it's up the discretion of the venue whether or not to hold back 10% for presale or just run with it. In the case of the KC crowd, i'm betting they saw how many were there and just said "screw it, open it all up".

ManBurning
11-26-2014, 12:34 AM
EDIT: It's all good. I received the e-mail with the pre-sale password for Monday's pre-sale just now.
Original message:

Anyone here subscribed to the Foo Fighters newsletter get a pre-sale code for Monday's "fan Club" pre-sale? They said they sent one out to subscribers of the mailing list, which I am, but the last e-mail I got was just announcing the dates and where to go "beat the bots". Never got a pre-sale code for Monday. If anyone has one can you be so generous of sending me a PM with the info. I hope there aren't multiple pre-sale codes for all the different citys... Bah... Shoulda just went to beat the bots last weekend, but I was busy sleeping in Saturday morning from a Friday night drink-fest.

NotoriousTIMP
11-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Well, I guess tickets just went on sale at 3pm today (about 15min ago) and I'm now just finding out about this :(

http://38.media.tumblr.com/164d72102e27ea26484e0d52c28fdeb7/tumblr_nfnr8lFsJE1tiaps1o1_1280.jpg

ManBurning
11-27-2014, 02:11 AM
^ $20!? Holy Smokes, that's a steal of a deal for a FF club show.

jessamineny
11-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Krist was conspicuously absent in that episode.

r_k_f
12-01-2014, 01:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se_aRKGPMSM&feature=youtu.be

Acoustic sounds good...

r_k_f
12-02-2014, 03:28 PM
IMG]http://i58.tinypic.com/qzrf4h.jpg[/IMG]

Sarah K
12-02-2014, 03:51 PM
img]http://i58.tinypic.com/qzrf4h.jpg[/img]

where do i get tickets?!?1/1?r3

pwing47
12-02-2014, 04:07 PM
where do i get tickets?!?1/1?r3

Line up at the venue at 3pm on Friday, the day of the show, it looks like. Good luck -- hope you're able to get in!


NEW YORK CITY!
Friday, Dec,. 5th Irving Plaza (https://www.facebook.com/IrvingPlaza)
$20
Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 5th at the Irving Plaza Box Office ONLY.
Limit (2) per person.
No line ups before 3pm on Dec. 5th
Tickets go on sale at 5pm

Sarah K
12-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Dave Grohl to be on The Daily Show tonight.

r_k_f
12-07-2014, 10:04 PM
I like "I am a River" much better after seeing this weeks show....

Jan
12-08-2014, 11:14 AM
I like "I am a River" much better after seeing this weeks show....
I thought the same thing! It kinda seemed boring and generic....now I get it. Still don't love it, but I bet it grows on me.
I will miss this show. But Dave hinted on the Daily Show that there "may" be a second season. :)

pwing47
12-08-2014, 01:14 PM
But Dave hinted on the Daily Show that there "may" be a second season. :)

In his interview in this month's Rolling Stone (the one with Dave on the cover), I think he says something along the lines of "I already know what we're going to do for our next album, and that's (X) years away. Nobody has done anything like it." I'll try to dig up the exact quote later.

So if there were a season 2, the logical next step I guess would be to do an international version of the concept (8 countries?); on the other hand, he's already mentioned in the past that A) it'd be too expensive and nearly impossible to do logistically, B) they're an American band, so it made more sense to stick to the US.

Either way, should be fun to see what they have up their sleeves next.

richardp
12-08-2014, 04:31 PM
He could easily do Detroit and Omaha on a second season. As much as I'd love to see a KC episode about our rich jazz history I just don't see that being a thing because we don't really have any famous musicians from here other than Janelle Monae and fucking Puddle of Mudd. Not to mention we don't have a classic studio here. But our jazz history is so great.

But yeah there here are definitely other cities he could do and I would watch the hell out of a second season.

ManBurning
12-23-2014, 12:27 AM
Apparently this is the trending news of the evening... not sure if this goes here or we create a new thread for this... but Dave Grohl is now is a new supergroup with Cory Taylor and other musicians including: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, Clutch's Neil Fallon, former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Fear's Lee Ving, Off!'s Keith Morris and Prong's Tommy Victor. It will also feature current and former members of Misfits, Red Fang, Sunn O))), Bl'ast, Brujeria, My Ruin and Sacred Reich, among others.

The project is called Teenage Time Killer, and to be honest, I think it sounds pretty cool.

Record is "supposedly" going to be released in January and was recorded at Grohl's 606 studios. No word on whether this band will play any live shows together.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/all-star-project-preps-lp-featuring-dave-grohl-slipknots-corey-taylor-20141222

richardp
12-23-2014, 02:54 AM
I am 110% on board with this project.

UnjollyIrishman
12-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Apparently this is the trending news of the evening... not sure if this goes here or we create a new thread for this... but Dave Grohl is now is a new supergroup with Cory Taylor and other musicians including: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, Clutch's Neil Fallon, former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Fear's Lee Ving, Off!'s Keith Morris and Prong's Tommy Victor. It will also feature current and former members of Misfits, Red Fang, Sunn O))), Bl'ast, Brujeria, My Ruin and Sacred Reich, among others.

The project is called Teenage Time Killer, and to be honest, I think it sounds pretty cool.

Record is "supposedly" going to be released in January and was recorded at Grohl's 606 studios. No word on whether this band will play any live shows together.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/all-star-project-preps-lp-featuring-dave-grohl-slipknots-corey-taylor-20141222
Unfortunately, it will be released on Rise Records, so it will probably be full of open string breakdowns, dubstep interludes and autotuned choruses. Its the only way you get on Rise Records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k8usLhB3Fc
Just kidding, it will be awesome with those people involved. Just don't let anyone else signed to that label anywhere near it (Except maybe The Acacia Strain, maybe).

Self.Destructive.Pattern
12-23-2014, 05:55 PM
The clip in the studio on youtube of some recording sounded like utter shit... but I still cannot wait to hear what this will sound like. Hopefully it doesn't follow the trend of many other supergroups that have failed miserably in the past.

pwing47
01-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Last week I was lucky enough to get GAs to Grohl's birthday show (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/foo-fighters/2015/the-forum-inglewood-ca-5bcab724.html) on Saturday. We ended up getting rail; it was quite the spectacle!

Put together a couple of shots I took:
http://imgur.com/a/3PrOC

Highlights include Nick Oliveri, Jack Black & Kyle Gass, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, and Lemmy from Motorhead leading an ensemble of Foo, Slash, and Zakk Wylde.

GulDukat
01-12-2015, 06:34 PM
Sounds awesome! A DVD of the show would be sweet.

pwing47
01-12-2015, 07:20 PM
Sounds awesome! A DVD of the show would be sweet.

It seems like everyone and their cousin had their phones out for most of the show instead of really soaking it in (I'm admittedly a bit guilty of the same, though I usually try to keep it to just a few quick snaps :)), so I'm guessing the whole thing is documented from many many angles.

Would be a fun one to do a multi-cam compilation for sometime, as long as there's decent audio somewhere and nobody else is already on top of it.

ManBurning
01-12-2015, 11:22 PM
Last week I was lucky enough to get GAs to Grohl's birthday show (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/foo-fighters/2015/the-forum-inglewood-ca-5bcab724.html) on Saturday. We ended up getting rail; it was quite the spectacle!

Put together a couple of shots I took:
http://imgur.com/a/3PrOC

Highlights include Nick Oliveri, Jack Black & Kyle Gass, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, and Lemmy from Motorhead leading an ensemble of Foo, Slash, and Zakk Wylde.

NOW the setlist makes sense! I looked at the setlist Sunday morning and was perplexed by it being 50% cover songs. I was confused... did FF just become a cover band?
But now it makes sense with all the guests there and that it was his "birthday" show.

Woulda been a fun one to catch!

By the way, amazing avatar!! P-Wing all the way. The NIN logo makes it more badass, lol.

Sarah K
02-10-2015, 03:00 PM
I got a ticket for the second show added in NYC, too... Because fuck it.

Will anyone else be at these this summer?

ManBurning
02-13-2015, 12:33 AM
Now this is awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw46hU6w5qA

Sarah K
05-20-2015, 04:30 PM
Foo Fighters will be the last musical guest on Letterman.

This makes me smile.

Triggermine
05-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Apparently this is the trending news of the evening... not sure if this goes here or we create a new thread for this... but Dave Grohl is now is a new supergroup with Cory Taylor and other musicians including: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, Clutch's Neil Fallon, former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Fear's Lee Ving, Off!'s Keith Morris and Prong's Tommy Victor. It will also feature current and former members of Misfits, Red Fang, Sunn O))), Bl'ast, Brujeria, My Ruin and Sacred Reich, among others.

The project is called Teenage Time Killer, and to be honest, I think it sounds pretty cool.

Record is "supposedly" going to be released in January and was recorded at Grohl's 606 studios. No word on whether this band will play any live shows together.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/all-star-project-preps-lp-featuring-dave-grohl-slipknots-corey-taylor-20141222

Apart from the record label signing listed here, has there been any more about this? I'd really like another Probot album, but this doesn't sound like it'll be Grohl on drums.

Edit: I just read the article (oops). I was under the impression Grohl was a member of the group, not that he was a guest.

thevoid99
05-21-2015, 01:02 AM
I just saw them on David Letterman. "Everlong" is an appropriate number to a great montage of guests and antics that was on the show. We will miss you Dave.

Space Suicide
05-21-2015, 01:10 AM
I just saw them on David Letterman. "Everlong" is an appropriate number to a great montage of guests and antics that was on the show. We will miss you Dave.

It was a no brainer. Lettermen has already said its one of his favorite songs so no surprise at all with it.

The show itself felt like any other Late Show episode. Not the last one. Oh well.

october_midnight
06-12-2015, 05:35 PM
You could be a bitch like pudgy washup Marilyn Manson and cut your show short after hurting your leg.... or you could be Dave Grohl, break your leg while performing, and say 'Fuck it. We're finishing the show.' (http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/12/dave-grohl-breaks-leg-injury-sweden-concert-foo-fighters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

thevoid99
06-12-2015, 07:04 PM
You could be a bitch like pudgy washup Marilyn Manson and cut your show short after hurting your leg.... or you could be Dave Grohl, break your leg while performing, and say 'Fuck it. We're finishing the show.' (http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/12/dave-grohl-breaks-leg-injury-sweden-concert-foo-fighters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

Dave Grohl understands the duty of being a musician/artist. People pay to see a show. You better give them their damn monies worth.

armogi
06-12-2015, 07:07 PM
that is pretty intense, now let's see if shows get cancelled... this is pretty bad news for them despite Dave have big balls and doing this one show

http://40.media.tumblr.com/57c2b1721d6feb5ab26f9f22220fdf15/tumblr_nputkniGtt1tiaps1o1_500.jpg

october_midnight
06-12-2015, 08:51 PM
Ugh that looks like an ugly break...

JessicaSarahS
06-12-2015, 09:27 PM
that is pretty intense, now let's see if shows get cancelled... this is pretty bad news for them despite Dave have big balls and doing this one show

http://40.media.tumblr.com/57c2b1721d6feb5ab26f9f22220fdf15/tumblr_nputkniGtt1tiaps1o1_500.jpg

I doubt they'll cancel.

Sutekh
06-13-2015, 10:03 AM
he'll play glasto and it will be this big news story with pictures of him in a cast onstage

ManBurning
06-13-2015, 06:22 PM
I wonder what's with the sudden trend of musicians falling off the stage recently? First The Edge from U2, then Marilyn Manson earlier in the week and now Dave Grohl. Hmmm

Self.Destructive.Pattern
06-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Reminds me when Pete Loeffler from Chevelle took a nasty fall about 2 years ago. He fractured his knee and not only played the remainder of the show, but the remainder of the tour sitting down. Props to these dudes.

armogi
06-14-2015, 12:18 PM
I wonder what's with the sudden trend of musicians falling off the stage recently? First The Edge from U2, then Marilyn Manson earlier in the week and now Dave Grohl. Hmmm

my thoughts exactly, maybe that's what happens when you play too many big shows, they need to get back to small clubs ;)

Sutekh
06-14-2015, 12:34 PM
all getting old! 90s manson could fall off stages like a paratrooper

magnolia
06-16-2015, 06:15 PM
Glastonbury + last European dates cancelled
http://www.stereogum.com/1809342/foo-fighters-cancel-glastonbury-read-dave-grohls-letter-to-fans-and-kanye/news/ (http://www.stereogum.com/1809342/foo-fighters-cancel-glastonbury-read-dave-grohls-letter-to-fans-and-kanye/news/)

october_midnight
06-17-2015, 04:05 PM
Glastonbury + last European dates cancelled
http://www.stereogum.com/1809342/foo-fighters-cancel-glastonbury-read-dave-grohls-letter-to-fans-and-kanye/news/ (http://www.stereogum.com/1809342/foo-fighters-cancel-glastonbury-read-dave-grohls-letter-to-fans-and-kanye/news/)

Scored some free tix to their scheduled show in September...hope nothing gets cancelled or postponed. :(

october_midnight
06-30-2015, 12:06 PM
Confirmed that no more dates will be cancelled/rescheduled. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/broken-leg-be-damned-foo-fighters-north-american-tour-will-take-place-as-scheduled/)

Beast.

GulDukat
06-30-2015, 12:09 PM
I saw an interview with Dave on 60 Minutes and he just seems like a super cool guy--just a real, normal person.

Sarah K
06-30-2015, 12:13 PM
Holy shit... I just realized that my concerts are like two weeks away.

armogi
06-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Confirmed that no more dates will be cancelled/rescheduled. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/broken-leg-be-damned-foo-fighters-north-american-tour-will-take-place-as-scheduled/)

Beast.

Lol, so Dave will do the shows in a wheelchair? curious to see that, which i won't.

Sarah K
07-05-2015, 12:48 AM
Well, this answers some questions. https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11163495_10155731729210545_2652508779560910735_o.j pghttps://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/11722073_10155731737945545_4110725305213326915_o.j pg

ManBurning
07-05-2015, 01:02 AM
Aww, he's still in a cast. That sucks. Glad he's being a trooper and going on with the tour though. Gotta give the man respect for that.
I know a lot of people in the UK were bitching and moaning about Dave cancelling their shows and not cancelling the US leg.
But I mean, the man's leg was JUST freshly broken when those UK shows were. He's had a couple weeks to rest since then, guess a fall like that is going to take longer than a few weeks to recover from. Kudos to him if he can complete the whole North American tour without any show cancellations. I have tickets to see them in September, wonder if Dave will be back on his feet by then. Guess time will tell.

richardp
07-05-2015, 01:42 AM
That chair is awesome! It's like a Rock n Roll Iron Throne.

Sarah K
07-05-2015, 01:43 AM
Also, if anyone is going to either of the NYC shows and wants to hang out, let me know. KTHX.

I'll be going foreveralone.

Krazy
07-05-2015, 02:10 AM
I have tickets to see them in September, wonder if Dave will be back on his feet by then.


Rogers in Vancouver, I'm assuming?...

Stoked to go to the Gorge as it'll be my first time there. :)

ManBurning
07-05-2015, 03:31 AM
Rogers in Vancouver, I'm assuming?...

Stoked to go to the Gorge as it'll be my first time there. :)

Yep, rogers in Vancouver.

I've surprisingly never been to a show at the Gorge considering how close I am to Washington. Heard it's a fantastic venue though.

Least it's not 4 months of straight touring for them, I can see a couple decent breaks in the tour.
A Break from July 26 to August 12th And then another before the Vancouver show starts the tour back up between Aug 29th and Sept 11th.

Dave probably never anticipated how much he'd appreciate having those 2 breaks in the tour until now, heh.

Sarah K
07-05-2015, 12:25 PM
https://youtu.be/qyTBzg3Djcg

laci
07-06-2015, 11:32 AM
He is brilliant. Cannot wait for the Vienna show in November!

cahernandez
07-30-2015, 11:38 AM
This is amazing (damn...Italians are really fine specimens of human beings. So much hotness in this video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozAmXo2bDE&feature=youtu.be

Conan The Barbarian
07-30-2015, 11:41 AM
That is, I hope they get their wish.

ManBurning
08-06-2015, 03:09 AM
unreleased "Million Dollar Demos" have been unearthed and released online. They're basically demos from the "one by One" sessions. Most of the songs are just unpolished versions of the originals, with the exceptions of radical changes in both "Come Back" and "Lonely As You"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DLete3-zU

armogi
08-06-2015, 12:44 PM
well, after all these nirvana leaks, it's now the foo's turn...

cahernandez
09-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Does anyone know if the Foos sell concert specific posters?

richardp
09-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Does anyone know if the Foos sell concert specific posters?

They do. The KC one was even a Tyler Stout which was huge.

cahernandez
09-04-2015, 10:28 AM
I saw that for the 20th anniversary shows there were pop up shops in NYC, Chicago and somewhere else. I'd assume they are not doing the pop up shops for the regular stops of the tour, right?

richardp
09-04-2015, 12:03 PM
I saw that for the 20th anniversary shows there were pop up shops in NYC, Chicago and somewhere else. I'd assume they are not doing the pop up shops for the regular stops of the tour, right?

No I'm pretty sure they're only doing pop-up shows for their huge stadium gigs. The tour merch they have right now is pretty great though. They had at least 3 tour shirts that joke about Dave's broken leg.

laci
11-10-2015, 09:46 AM
I'll be in Vienna tomorrow to see the band. Let's meet for a beer if you'll be there too. :)

PhoenixML
11-23-2015, 09:13 AM
New EP free.
http://www.saintceciliaep.com/

gorast
11-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Looks like they're gonna try that "indefinite hiatus" thing again, too. I remember when Dave declared that in 2012 and was in the studio three months later.

ManBurning
11-24-2015, 01:19 AM
Looks like they're gonna try that "indefinite hiatus" thing again, too. I remember when Dave declared that in 2012 and was in the studio three months later.

Eh, they've basically been on the road nonstop since Sonic Highways was released, and they've done a million and 1 things in between, all with a broken leg Dave.
I think they deserve to take off as much time as they want at this point. After a new album, world tour and a 2 EPs (Songs from the Laundry room and Saint Cecelia), I think even I could use a break from the Foo Fighters myself.

gorast
11-24-2015, 02:20 PM
I never said they didn't, I just said I doubt Dave will stick to it because he's a workaholic. Trust me, I'm not trying to talk shit about Dave. I get it. They can do whatever they want.

simonn
11-24-2015, 02:37 PM
EP is good, loving Iron Rooster. They deserve a break, as they/Dave seem to not had a break since Sound City which was released 2 1/2 years ago. Seems longer....!

ManBurning
01-15-2016, 04:13 AM
All 147 Foo fighters songs ranked from worst to best. According to SPIN anyway. Can't say I personally agree with the list 100%, but it's a good read either way.

http://www.spin.com/2014/11/foo-fighters-every-song-ranked-sonic-highways/?utm_source=spinfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spinfacebook

october_midnight
03-02-2016, 11:52 AM
Soooo...official announcement later tonight. Either the long-rumored breakup / hiatus, or season two of Sonic Highways (wishful thinking).

Article. (http://www.stereogum.com/1863089/foo-fighters-promise-announcement-tonight-amidst-breakup-rumors/news/?utm_source=sc-fb&utm_medium=ref&utm_campaign)

thevoid99
03-02-2016, 09:43 PM
The band is going on an indefinite hiatus: http://www.avclub.com/article/new-dark-era-grohl-imminent-233153

Not entirely surprised but I understand why as at least they'll come back.

armogi
03-02-2016, 10:07 PM
well, chevy metal is back though and will play next summer, maybe this a curveball, ff goes away, chevy metal turns official?

october_midnight
03-02-2016, 10:43 PM
The band is going on an indefinite hiatus: http://www.avclub.com/article/new-dark-era-grohl-imminent-233153

Not entirely surprised but I understand why as at least they'll come back.

Though that interview was from January, that's not exactly ten years ago...can't see it being anything else.

october_midnight
03-02-2016, 10:52 PM
LOL never mind. It's live. Spoiler alert: "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up. And nobody's going fucking solo!"

thevoid99
03-02-2016, 11:10 PM
OK, here's the announcement:


https://youtu.be/4rW1wuNyDKg

valiantsteed
03-03-2016, 12:30 AM
Haha that was sooooo good.

thelastdisciple
03-03-2016, 12:35 AM
This reminds me of all the people saying TR "broke up" Nine Inch Nails just because he said he wanted a break from touring.

gorast
03-03-2016, 11:15 PM
They announced the break months ago with the Saint Cecilia EP. It's like people think they were just lying or trying to hide problems between the members.

ldeaf2
06-01-2017, 09:34 AM
New Song - Run. I enjoy this departure from Sonic Highways.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifwc5xgI3QM

armogi
06-01-2017, 10:01 AM
lol, I was expecting zombies to come out and make this a gore fest.
song would have been better is shorter IMO

Kodiak33
06-01-2017, 10:34 AM
I really like it, Taylor's drums sound weird though...

dlb
06-01-2017, 10:44 AM
oh man, there is me waiting for the new Queens record and all I get is another Foo Fighters single... :rolleyes:

but I have to confess that I they'd put out more songs like this, white limo or low I would buy their record in no time.

october_midnight
06-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Concrete and Gold. September 15.

http://media.pitchfork.com/photos/59492c76c7f12d27d46144a7/master/pass/foofighters2017albumart.jpg


01 T-Shirt
02 Run
03 Make It Right
04 The Sky Is a Neighborhood
05 La Dee Da
06 Dirty Water
07 Arrows
08 Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
09 Sunday Rain
10 The Line
11 Concrete and Gold




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Riga, Latvia
Lucavsala Island
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24/06
Somerset, UK
Glastonbury Festival
Sold out


26/06
Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Arena
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27/06
Prague, Czech Republic
O2 Arena
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29/06
Gdynia, Poland
Open'er Festival
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30/06
Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde Festival
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Werchter, Belgium
Rock Werchter
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Paris, France
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Madrid, España
Mad Cool Festival
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Lisbon, Portugal
Nos Alive Festival
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Osaka, Japan
Sonic Summer Festival
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Tokyo, Japan
Sonic Summer Festival
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Seoul, South Korea
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Singapore
National Stadium
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Berlin, Germany
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Washington, DC
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Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum
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Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
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Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
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18/10
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
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20/10
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
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21/10
Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena
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23/10
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
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24/10
Memphis,TN
FedEx Forum
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26/10
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Available soon


28/10
New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
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7/11
Madison, WI
Kohl Center
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8/11
Champaign, IL
State Farm Arena
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10/11
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
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11/11
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
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13/11
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
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15/11
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
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18/11
Mexico City, MX
Corona Capital
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1/12
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
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2/12
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
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4/12
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
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5/12
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena
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7/12
Nampa, ID
Ford Idaho Center
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9/12
Billings, MT
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPar
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10/12
Casper, WY
Casper Events Center
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12/12
Salt Lake City, UT
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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thatguymark
06-20-2017, 12:30 PM
Concrete and Gold. September 15.

http://media.pitchfork.com/photos/59492c76c7f12d27d46144a7/master/pass/foofighters2017albumart.jpg


01 T-Shirt
02 Run
03 Make It Right
04 The Sky Is a Neighborhood
05 La Dee Da
06 Dirty Water
07 Arrows
08 Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
09 Sunday Rain
10 The Line
11 Concrete and Gold




DATE
PATIENT LOCATION
ROOM
PRESCRIPTION


21/06
Riga, Latvia
Lucavsala Island
Buy tickets (http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/lat/biletes/muzika/roks-un-pops/foo-fighters-biffy-clyro-the-kills-204794/)


24/06
Somerset, UK
Glastonbury Festival
Sold out


26/06
Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Arena
Buy tickets (http://www.ticketpro.hu/jnp/konnyuzene/2077014-foo-fighters.html)


27/06
Prague, Czech Republic
O2 Arena
Buy tickets (http://www.ticketportal.cz/event.aspx?id=-2147482598)


29/06
Gdynia, Poland
Open'er Festival
Buy tickets (http://opener.pl/en/TICKETS2)


30/06
Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde Festival
Buy tickets (http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/tickets)


02/07
Werchter, Belgium
Rock Werchter
Sold out (http://www.rockwerchter.be/)


03/07
Paris, France
AccorHotels Arena
Sold out (http://www.accorhotelsarena.com/fr/concerts-a-Paris/foo-fighters)


06/07
Madrid, España
Mad Cool Festival
Sold out (https://madcoolfestival.es/)


07/07
Lisbon, Portugal
Nos Alive Festival
Sold out (http://nosalive.com/bilhetes/)


19/08
Osaka, Japan
Sonic Summer Festival
Buy tickets (http://bit.ly/FFJapan17)


20/08
Tokyo, Japan
Sonic Summer Festival
Buy tickets (http://bit.ly/FFJapan17)


22/08
Seoul, South Korea
Jamsil Soccer Field
Buy tickets (http://ticket.melon.com/performance/index.htm?prodId=200660)


24/08
Bangkok, Thailand
Challenger Hall Arena
Buy tickets (http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/concert/foo-fighter-2017-th.html)


26/08
Singapore
National Stadium
Buy tickets (http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/Pages/Foo-Fighters-2017.aspx)


10/09
Berlin, Germany
Lollapalooza Berlin
Buy tickets (https://www.lollapaloozade.com/en/)


7/10
San Bernardino, CA
CAL JAM 17 Glen Helen Reg Park
Available soon


12/10
Washington, DC
The Anthem
Sold out


14/10
Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum
Available soon


15/10
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
Available soon


17/10
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
Available soon


18/10
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
Available soon


20/10
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
Available soon


21/10
Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena
Available soon


23/10
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Available soon


24/10
Memphis,TN
FedEx Forum
Available soon


26/10
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Available soon


28/10
New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Available soon


7/11
Madison, WI
Kohl Center
Available soon


8/11
Champaign, IL
State Farm Arena
Available soon


10/11
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
Available soon


11/11
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Available soon


13/11
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
Available soon


15/11
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
Available soon


18/11
Mexico City, MX
Corona Capital
Buy tickets (http://www.coronacapital.com.mx/boletos/general)


1/12
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
Available soon


2/12
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
Available soon


4/12
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
Available soon


5/12
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena
Available soon


7/12
Nampa, ID
Ford Idaho Center
Available soon


9/12
Billings, MT
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPar
Available soon


10/12
Casper, WY
Casper Events Center
Available soon


12/12
Salt Lake City, UT
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Available soon


... They're actually coming to Birmingham! We rarely get rock shows of this caliber, so I'm excited about that. Here's to not driving to Atlanta! Please take note, Mr. Reznor. The only hometown NIN show to date was 2006, and sadly that was a few months before my interest in the band was renewed.

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ManBurning
08-23-2017, 12:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=TRqiFPpw2fY

The Doctor
08-25-2017, 12:42 PM
"Sky is a Neighborhood" melody kinda sounds like a Portugal. The Man song to me, especially in the chorus. Anybody else see the connection?

Kodiak33
08-25-2017, 01:21 PM
I just think it sucks...super generic and forced. I really liked "Run" too and was a little excited.

ManBurning
08-25-2017, 02:44 PM
I think it's great! But then again, I heard a recording of a live version first and "meh" was my first impression of it as well.
The studio version packs much more of a punch than the live versions I've heard.

I really dig both the songs off the new records so far. Saw videos of some of the other songs coming up played live, and they're not bad either.
So far, I'm really getting into this era of the foos!

They come and go for me. My "true" introduction to the foos was "The Colour and the Shape" (I say "true" because technically the first foo song I heard was "Big Me" When I saw the video on Much Music, but it wasn't until I saw the Monkey Wrench video that I knew this band was something special)

I went out and bought the colour and the shape, and it instantly resonated with me. However, when "There is nothing left to lose" came out, I hated it and abandoned them.
Then, One by One came out and I was fully back in foo mode! Then In your honor and Echoes, Silence...etc came out and I jumped off again. Wasted Light brought me back in, but Sonic Highways pushed me away.

I have a love/hate relationship with Foo Fighters records. The ones that are good, are realllly good. But, they do have a lot of lull's in their discography. I'll give ya that.

Speaking of The Colour and the shape.... why do I no longer have this record in my CD collection???? WTF.... What Blasphemy is this? Where did it go? Straight to the thrift store for me today to see if I can find a copy for $2 I guess....

BrokenSpiral
09-06-2017, 07:25 PM
They posted a teaser of a new song today. Sounds pretty badass.

armogi
09-11-2017, 10:03 PM
leaked.

ManBurning
09-12-2017, 02:43 AM
I just finished my first listen, the record has a very "classic rock" vibe to it. Like something you'd hear in the 70s or earlier. Lots of classic rock influence here.
It's better than Sonic Highways (I hated that record), but I won't be placing this record high on my "Best of the foos" album list.

The stand our tracks for me were both the singles, 'Run' and 'The Sky is a Neighborhood'

I probably won't be listening to this record very often. It wasn't awful, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.

dvdglss
09-12-2017, 09:54 AM
I like The Line. Really good song.

BrokenSpiral
09-14-2017, 06:56 AM
Is this streaming anywhere?

BrokenSpiral
09-15-2017, 11:47 AM
This is the best thing they've done in years. Arrows, Dirty Water, and Sunday Rain are early standouts for me.

ManBurning
09-15-2017, 03:06 PM
This is the best thing they've done in years. Arrows, Dirty Water, and Sunday Rain are early standouts for me.

Wasn't sure how much I cared for the record the first time around, but it's since grown on me. The 3 songs you mentioned are probably my favourite tracks from the whole thing.

I keep going back to Dirty Water in particular.

The album is very different from what they usually do.

BrokenSpiral
09-16-2017, 10:52 AM
I really like the album but the production is shit. Sounds so quiet and compressed. Only way I can describe it.

GavinCollins420
09-17-2017, 03:44 AM
I've listened to Concrete and Gold twice already, and so far no song has reached the heights of the first single for me yet.

I'm gonna keep giving it a spin so I can digest it properly. I hope it grows on me.

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high def ultra-realism
09-22-2017, 11:56 PM
I really used to like the foos, but their latest records seem a little bland to me


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benoïde
09-24-2017, 01:28 AM
I really like the album but the production is shit. Sounds so quiet and compressed. Only way I can describe it.
Yup, the drums have surprisingly no punch, there's no air but artificial, cymbals sound congested and guitars don't pop out. Songs seem quite good (I'm on my first listen) so it's really a shame.
(RANT ON) I WISH albums would be mixed with the EBUR128 or ITU1770 standard (with a higher ref level than cinema of course) as to preserve the dynamics. People don't need overcompressed shit, it only makes them lower the listening level and produces distorsion ffs. (/RANT OFF)

ImTheWiseJanitor
09-24-2017, 02:29 AM
I'll admit, I really dig the new album. I'd echo sentiments about the compression, but aside from that I actually enjoyed Concrete and Gold much more than I enjoyed the majority of Sonic Highways. After I get back from vacation I'll probably buckle down and get a GA ticket to their Wichita show, too.

center27j
09-25-2017, 03:56 PM
boring, vanilla, rock by numbers...i like grohl, but this band is awful

october_midnight
11-01-2017, 10:13 PM
boring, vanilla, rock by numbers...i like grohl, but this band is awful

Foo Fighters fuckin' slay, you're a moron.


Elsewhere, Dave dressed up as David Letterman and guest-hosted Kimmel!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNeAOTtS9dw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV_0KDRk-w4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpslO6-d15I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPBPQBAIStg

thevoid99
11-01-2017, 11:51 PM
Foo Fighters are anything but bland, vanilla, and rock by numbers. I think that person is confusing them w/ Nickelturd or 3 Dull Dudes or.... Crud.

acrid avid jam shred
11-02-2017, 02:54 AM
Their first four albums are flawless in my opinion, One by One might even be my favourite FF record. Everything else is pretty good, there's always a bunch of standout tracks, but as full album listens they fall kinda short. They should definitely give Rami Jaffee more of the spotlight, I really like what he brings to the band's sound.