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Foo Fighters, Beck, Zac Brown, Skrillex to Play Hangout Fest

January 13, 2015

With headlining performances by Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Skrillex, the sixth annual Hangout Music Festival will be a particularly loud one, when it sets up camp on the beachfront of Gulf Shores, Alabama this spring. Beck, My Morning Jacket, Foster...

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Watch David Lee Roth, Tenacious D Rock Out With Foo Fighters

January 11, 2015

When the Foo Fighters made the surprise announcement that they would perform at Inglewood, California's the Forum on Saturday night, a show that doubled as Dave Grohl's 46th birthday celebration and the band's first gig of 2015, fans had...

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Foo Fighters to Play Surprise L.A. Gig 'In the Round'

January 8, 2015

The Foo Fighters will set up shop at the Forum in Los Angeles this Saturday, January 10th, for their first concert of 2015 and last in the States before embarking on their Sonic Highways world tour. Billed as "An Evening With Foo Fighters in the...

2014

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Dave Grohl Details Stories Behind 'The River'

December 29, 2014

The Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways is packed with references to the musical legacies of the eight cities where the band wrote and recorded their eighth LP. Many of these were detailed in the band's accompanying HBO docuseries of...

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See Foo Fighters Lead an Orchestra on 'Tonight Show'

December 19, 2014

The Foo Fighters' latest stop on the Sonic Highways promotional tour brought them to The Tonight Show where they delivered a smashing, Herculean performance of album closer, "I Am a River." The track starts out small, with frontman Dave...

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Foo Fighters End Sonic Journey With Marathon NYC Show

December 6, 2014

New York brings out the romantic in Dave Grohl, if the Foo Fighters frontman's display on Friday night was any indication. "I really love you. If you weren't married, we'd move to Amsterdam and live happily ever after," he said into the crowd, gazing...

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Q&A: Ben Gibbard Talks 'Sonic Highways,' Grunge, Cobain

November 29, 2014

"If the Foo Fighters want you to show up somewhere, you just do it," Ben Gibbard tells Rolling Stone. So when Dave Grohl reached out to the Death Cab For Cutie frontman to ask if he'd participate in the Foos' HBO documentary series Sonic...

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Q&A: Dave Grohl on 'Not Knowing S--t' About New Orleans

November 22, 2014

For the sixth episode of Sonic Highways, Rolling Stone cover star Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters traveled to New Orleans to explore the city's rich musical history and detail the influential and decades-long careers of...

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Courtney Love, Dave Grohl Bonded Over Actress' Breasts

November 19, 2014

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have finally buried the hatchet, thanks to their mutual appreciation for an unnamed actress' breasts. "The other night, we just started talking about this one actress' boobs," the Hole singer shared on...

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Behind Foo Fighters' Trippy 'Sonic Highways' Album Cover

November 19, 2014

Stephan Martiniere has helped design the Hunger Games world and the Guardians of the Galaxy galaxy. In the late Eighties and early Nineties, his Madeline specials won a handful of awards, and a few years later, he began drawing the "Where's Waldo?" comic...

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Dave Grohl Talks Exploring Los Angeles by Escaping It

November 15, 2014

"You know how you explore the history of music in Los Angeles?," Dave Grohl asks. "You get out of Los Angeles." For the fifth episode of Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters frontman mainly eschewed the city proper and traveled three hours east...

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Dave Grohl Weighs in on Spotify Controversy

November 14, 2014

After weeks of heated debate about Spotify over Taylor Swift's decision to remove her discography from the streaming service, Dave Grohl has weighed in. "Me personally? I don't fucking care," the Foo Fighters frontman told Digital Spy. "That's...

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All-Star Group Preps LP With Foo Fighters, Slipknot Members

December 22, 2014

Teenage Time Killers, a supergroup spearheaded by the drummer of of alt-metal vets Corrosion of Conformity along with Birds of Satan guitarist Mick Murphy and producer John "Lou" Lousteau, have signed a deal with Rise Records. A rep for the label...

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Dave Grohl: The 'Sonic Highways' Exit Interview

December 8, 2014

"I haven’t had too many reflective moments in the past eight months," Dave Grohl tells Rolling Stone a day before the finale of his musical travelogue series Sonic Highways. Even though the Foo Fighters frontman has been traveling to...

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Paul Stanley: 'Dave Grohl Is the Ken Burns of Rock Docs'

December 5, 2014

Dave Grohl didn't need his manager to contact Paul Stanley to ask him to appear in Foo Fighters' HBO music documentary series Sonic Highways; he simply had to drive his kids to school. "I've seen Dave almost every day for the past three years," says Kiss'...

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10 Things We Learned Hanging With Dave Grohl

November 24, 2014

"We all love sitting around and telling stories – well, listen to these, because they might make you fall in love with music," Dave Grohl says in our current cover story, talking about his HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways. There wasn't...

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See Foo Fighters Wake Up 'Ellen' With 'In the Clear'

November 20, 2014

The Foo Fighters stopped by Ellen on Thursday for a rock & roll matinee, performing an impassioned rendition of "In the Clear," off their latest album, Sonic Highways. With his shaggy mop flung over his face, Dave Grohl led the group...

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The Passion of Dave Grohl: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

November 19, 2014

Dave Grohl has had one of the wildest journeys in rock — a ride that's taken him from the D.C. punk scene to the podium at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the Foo Fighter's first appearance on the front cover of Rolling Stone since 1995 (on...

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Foo Fighters Plot Massive North American Tour

November 18, 2014

Foo Fighters will be revisiting most of the cities it paid tribute to in its Sonic Highways TV series, and then some, on their newly announced North American tour. The group will be on the road from the summer into the fall next year, beginning with...

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Joe Walsh on 'Sonic Highways': 'I'm an Honorary Foo Fighter'

November 15, 2014

Earlier this year, Joe Walsh jammed on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at a Beatles tribute in Los Angeles with Dave Grohl backing him on the drums. "I had a really good run at it," Walsh says. "And the reason was, he was right behind me and his drum part...

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