FOO FIGHTERS responded to a Westboro Baptist Church picket outside their Kansas City concert with the power of music – and a little bit of ‘Rickrolling’, as reported by independent.co.uk. Check out the video below:
The band danced on the back of a truck to Westboro picketers holding homophobic slogans, blasting Rick Astley’s 1987 single “Never Gonna Give You Up” in their own take on trolling.
The Foos held signs saying “Keep it Clean” and “You Got Rick Roll’d Again”, while Dave Grohl clapped enthusiastically and blew kisses to the Westboro picketers.
Rickrolling refers to the 2007 internet meme that fooled people into watching Astley’s music video when they thought they were clicking through to something else.
Westboro Baptist Church responded with their own parody Rickrolling video, but with just three retweets and one favourite on Twitter it has yet to have the same reach as the Foo Fighters’ effort.
Last Sunday, July 26, Rockin1000.com organized by its creator Fabio Zaffagnini, an incredible performance never tried before, where 1000 rockers played at the same time and in the same place “Learn to Fly” to ask FOO FIGHTERS‘ Dave Grohl to come and play in Cesena, Italy. For more information about this great project, go HERE, Facebook Event Page HERE. Watch the video below.
And today Dave Grohl gave his reply, posting a video message, in Italian, on Foo Fighters’s Official Facebook page, promising to come to Cesena soon to play, watch it below.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl said that inducting RUSH into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last Thursday night (April 18) was “one of the most special nights of my life.” After inducting the band, Grohl, FOOS drummer Taylor Hawkins and producer Nick Raskulinecz donned wigs and kimonos — identical to the ones that RUSH wore on the back of their classic “2112” album — to play the overture to “2112” before stepping aside and letting the real band take the stage.
Grohl told Rolling Stone, “It’s terrifying to play your favorite band’s song in front of your favorite band. It’s one thing to sit in the basement and woodshed ‘2112’, and it’s another to stand in front of RUSH in a fucking kimono and a wig and try to use a wah-wah pedal in your platform shoes. It was amazing.”
Grohl also spoke about the effect that hearing RUSH and “2112” for the first time had on him, saying, “When I got ‘2112’ when I was eight years old; it fucking changed the direction of my life. I heard the drums. It made me want to become a drummer.”
Grohl spoke about meeting RUSH drummer Neil Peart for the first time at the Hall Of Fame rehearsals, saying, “This man was as influential as any religion or any hero or any person in someone’s life. He said, ‘So nice to meet you. Can I make you a coffee?’ And he made me a coffee, man. And later on that night, I went to dinner and had a couple glasses of wine and I started fucking crying because my hero made me a fucking coffee.”
When asked about the chances of Grohl‘s former band NIRVANA getting inducted next year when they’ll be eligible, Grohl replied, “Wow. I didn’t even know that. Interesting. Well, hopefully they make us wait as long as RUSH did, because did you see all their fucking fans out there tonight?”
An edited version of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO on May 18.
MY RUIN has issued the following update:
We’re excited to announce that MY RUIN guitarist Mick Murphy has been moonlighting on the side with the awesome Seventies classic rock cover band Chevy Metal featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Wiley Hodgen. After his first show with the guys in Los Angeles on March 27th where they played an all-star Rock Against MS benefit at the legendary Whisky a Go Go, they hit the road for 3 shows in Chile which included a surprise secret show at Lollapalooza in Santiago where they were joined by Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell for a killer rendition of ‘Mountain Song’ and a cover of Van Halen’s”Everybody Wants Some”.
Chevy Metal also played a show in Pichilemu for Patagonia Clothing & Gear in honor of Chilean surf legend Ramon Navarro where they covered the the first 4 minutes of 2112 by Rush and ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC.
Chevy Metal & Perry Farrell – Mountain Song
Chevy Metal & Perry Farrell – Everybody Wants Some
Chevy Metal – 2112
Chevy Metal – Let There Be Rock
My Ruin’s new album ‘The Sacred Mood’ which was co-produced by Mick Murphy and Joel Stooksbury at Soundtrack Black Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee will be out worldwide on June 11th via Tune Core, iTunes & Amazon.com.
NME reports that ELTON JOHN is confirmed to appear on the new QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE album.
The unlikely collaboration was revealed by FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL, who is also appearing on the forthcoming album, when he interviewed Sir Elton as part of his week covering chat show host Chelsea Lately on her late night talk show last night (February 6th).
During the interview, Grohl told the audience that “Recently, Elton and I recorded something together. Something that people wouldn’t imagine the two of us doing together,” before Elton revealed that it was a new song for the upcoming Queens Of The Stone Age album.
Revealing details of the recording session, Elton added: “I was in Vegas and I flew back to LA and Engelbert Humperdinck had written me a very sweet letter and asked me to sing a duet with him. He is part of my history and I couldn’t say no so I went and recorded a song with him. Then I drove three blocks and went from Engelbert to Queens Of The Stone Age, which was a bit of a mindfuck.”
Grohl, interjecting, said: “I remember you (Elton) walking in and him being, like, (lethargically) ‘Have you got a ballad for me?’ and we were just like, ‘no, we do not have a ballad for you.'” Talking specifically about recording the song, Elton added: “After three hours we got it and he (Grohl) drummed on every take and every take was amazing. He’s built like a brick shithouse when he drums.”
Other guests confirmed to appear on the band’s new album include Trent Reznor from NINE INCH NAILS, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri and Jake Shears of SCISSOR SISTERS.
Watch Dave Grohl interview Elton John on TV HERE.
FOO FIGHTERS were honored with a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. FOO FIGHTERS were nominated for the track “White Limo”, from the band’s 2011 album “Wasting Light”.
The nominees in this year’s “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category were as follows:
* DREAM THEATER – “On The Backs Of Angels”
* FOO FIGHTERS – “White Limo”
* MASTODON – “Curl Of The Burl”
* MEGADETH – “Public Enemy No. 1”
* SUM 41 – “Blood In My Eyes”
To be eligible for nomination, an artist’s work must have been released between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011.
The 54th annual Grammy Awards are once again being broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
In an effort to continuously evolve its Grammy Awards process, The Recording Academy announced in April 2011 that it had restructured the Grammy categories across all genres and fields, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012 to 78 from 109. As a result, instead of separate “Best Metal” and “Best Hard Rock” performance prizes, there is now a single “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” award.
For a complete list of nominees, go to this location. Source: Blabbermouth.net