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2014

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Foo Fighters Play Tiny Show in Abandoned London Train Tunnel

September 12, 2014

"Usually at shows like this, we like to take advantage of our hot, sweaty audience and play shit that people don't like," Dave Grohl said as surveyed the mosh-pit carnage at the second of the band's three intimate U.K. club shows. "But...

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Foo Fighters Play With Cover Band at Secret Show

September 11, 2014

The Foo Fighters played a secret gig at Brighton, England's Concorde 2 on Wednesday, performing under the alias "the Holy Shits." While the group usually packs arenas, only 600 fans caught this surprise concert, which featured a mix of greatest...

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See Bob Mould and Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Play 'Kimmel'

August 28, 2014

As if reuniting the women of Friends were not enough of a spectacle for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the same episode featured a performance by Bob Mould with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins sitting in. The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman led...

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Foo Fighters Turn Ice Bucket Challenge Into 'Carrie' Tribute

August 19, 2014

Count on Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to find a way to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to new levels of ridiculousness. As HitFix points out, the frontman not only accepted the challenge from friend/collaborator Zac Brown, but...

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Foo Fighters Title New LP 'Sonic Highways,' Reveal Song List

August 11, 2014

Foo Fighters teased the name of their upcoming eighth album last week with a Facebook post and an eight-second video of a man, presumably Dave Grohl, growling, "All riiiiise." Now the group has revealed that it has named the record Sonic Highways...

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Outkast, Foo Fighters Top Eclectic Voodoo Experience Lineup

June 19, 2014

Outkast's summer reunion run will continue with a headlining gig at the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans. The Foo Fighters, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys join the hip-hop duo at the top of the characteristically diverse...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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Foo Fighters Agree to Play Unscheduled Crowdsourced Show

June 14, 2014

UPDATE: Foo Fighters tweeted that they'll play the crowdfunded show on September 17th at Richmond's National Theater. The Foo Fighters have agreed to play a show in Richmond, Virginia that was orchestrated and crowdfunded without their knowledge....

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Dave Grohl Details New Foo Fighters Album, HBO Series

June 2, 2014

Season four of Game of Thrones may be inching toward its finale, but HBO has another kickass project on the horizon courtesy of Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters frontman recently revealed that his travelogue docuseries on HBO would be titled Sonic Highways,...

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Taylor Hawkins Really Hates U2's 'Discotheque'

May 23, 2014

A lot of U2 fans harbor a deep musical hatred for "Discothèque," the band's glitzy 1997 curveball single. But Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins really despises the song – enough to rant about it in A.V. Club's "Hatesong" feature, calling...

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Dave Grohl Details HBO Doc Series

May 15, 2014

One day after Dave Grohl biographer Paul Brannigan revealed plans for the Foo Fighters frontman to host and produce his own HBO show, Grohl himself has detailed the as-yet-untitled series. Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig Grohl...

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Watch Foo Fighters' Extended 'Sonic Highways' Trailer

August 21, 2014

Foo Fighters have shared a first look at the HBO series Sonic Highways – which chronicles the making of the band's upcoming LP of the same name – set to begin airing on October 17th. "I really believe that the environment in which you...

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The Everything Index: Katy Perry is Not a Buxom Cartoon

August 12, 2014

This week, on the Rolling Stone Everything Index, we've got Katy denying her cartoonish roots, Kanye kinda premiering new music and Miley doing the kind of cultural appropriation that only requires a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop. As always, we've...

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Grohl: Crowdsourced Shows May 'Change the Game'

July 3, 2014

Dave Grohl said the fan-orchestrated and crowdfunded concert the Foo Fighters agreed to play in Richmond, Virginia could be the future of how bands plan their tours in a new interview with South African radio station 5FM. 'Rolling Stone' Readers...

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Foo Fighters Make Their National TV Debut

June 19, 2014

It was exactly 19 years ago today that Foo Fighters released "This Is a Call," their very first single. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began recording demos just months after Kurt Cobain died, playing nearly all the instruments himself. He never imagined...

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Courtney Love: It's Time to 'Make Amends' With Dave Grohl

June 18, 2014

Following a drama-free reunion with Dave Grohl at Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Courtney Love wants to resolve her differences with her late husband's bandmate. "It's time to make amends," she said, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail,...

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Inside the Foo Fighters' Wildly Ambitious New Album

June 4, 2014

"This is the most terrifying part – the last day of the week," Dave Grohl says over the phone one morning from New Orleans, in a voice actually more heavy with excitement than fear. The Foo Fighters' singer-guitarist-leader is about to go to a local...

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Preview Dave Grohl's New HBO Doc Series

May 31, 2014

HBO has released its first trailer for Dave Grohl's new documentary series, revealing the title as Sonic Highways. "It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country," Grohl says in the trailer's voiceover. "Doing...

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Foo Fighters Surprise New Orleans With Preservation Hall Show

May 18, 2014

The Foo Fighters hit New Orleans with a special treat on Saturday night, playing a surprise show at Preservation Hall that drew a crowd large enough to shut down an entire city block. The Times-Picayune reports that the band hinted at the show...

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The Birds of Satan Descend on 'Kimmel'

May 15, 2014

The Birds of Satan, the new side project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, made their network TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, ripping through two tracks off their self-titled debut. You can check out the biting "Thanks for the Line" above,...

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