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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...

Live Review

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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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'...

Feature

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...

Video

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...

News

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...

Interview

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...

Album Review

Sonic Highways

November 11, 2014

It's been 20 years since Dave Grohl headed into a Seattle studio and recorded some songs he'd written during his time behind the kit in Nirvana. At the time, Foo Fighters were less a band than an informal solo project. But over the next few years, the...

Video

Hear Two Driving, Melodic New Foo Fighters Rockers

November 7, 2014

Update: The video containing "Outside" is no longer available. Foo Fighters have shared two new songs from their upcoming album Sonic Highways, which will come out next week. The first is the group's catchy, euphoric, Austin-inspired double-song...

News

Dave Grohl Shames Bands Who Play One Classic Album Live

November 5, 2014

Dave Grohl isn't a fan of musical nostalgia, at least not when it involves the stage or studio. In a new interview with NME, the Foo Fighters frontman says he "fucking hates" when bands tour behind one classic album. "I don't like...

Q&A

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...

Q&A

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...

Video

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...

Interview

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...

News

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...

News

Q&A: Dave Grohl Talks Austin's Gentrification

November 8, 2014

For the fourth episode of the Foo Fighters' musical travelogue Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl and Co. headed to Austin, Texas Friday night to explore the history and culture of, as Grohl put it, "some of the weirdest, freakiest stuff in the city...

News

Foo Fighters Plot Epic All-Day July 4th Show

November 6, 2014

Even though Foo Fighters have been prepping for the November 10th release of their eighth record, Sonic Highways, they've already begun looking ahead to the future. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the group's debut, Foo Fighters,...

Video

Watch Zac Brown Jam With Foo Fighters in Nashville

November 3, 2014

Never underestimate the power of a good suit. During the Foo Fighters' sold-out hot-ticket Halloween show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Friday, Foo leader Dave Grohl told a story of how he met "friend for life" Zac Brown while shopping for formal...

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