Good guy Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is back at it again. As part of his Backbeat BBQ project, the frontman showed up at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas to barbecue for some of the firefighters that are working to control the deadly fires in California. The station thanked him via Instagram:
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) will be performing his 23-minute song “Play” live with friends during “Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam 30”. The event will take place on December 7-8 at US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina and it will also feature appearances from Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Grace Potter, etc. Grohl will perform on the second night.
After the Foo Fighters played a surprise set as The Holy Shits in Los Angeles back in August, they went over to the famous Rainbow Bar & Grill for drinks. Dave Grohl ended up with a $333.30 bill and decided to jump on the opportunity to pay $666 by giving out a $333 tip. The frontman admitted he was too drunk to do the actual math, so he technically paid $666.30, but it’s still pretty funny nonetheless. Grohl told 955KLOS the following:
“When you get a bill that says $333, it’s like, I’m gonna go the extra mile. The sad thing was – I think it was $303.30, but I was too hammered to figure out the $302.70… I couldn’t do the real math. Which would have been strong but I was seeing double at that point.”
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has joined forces with Reverb for The Dave Grohl “Play” Reverb Auction. The auction, which will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the frontman, will launch on October 9 and it will end on the evening of October 21. Proceeds will go towards organizations that help young musicians “just play.”
During a September 15 appearance at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) played a cover of Nirvana‘s “In Bloom” with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. This was reportedly only the second time he’s perfomed the track since Kurt Cobain’s death.
It looks like Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl will be making an appearance on the 50th anniversary season of “Sesame Street,” which is set to kickoff in February. There are not many details regarding Grohl’s episode, but Foo Fighters Live said he will be performing a song. The site also uncovered a couple of Instagram posts, including one that shows the frontman holding a map with Big Bird and Elmo, giving fans an idea of what they may be talking about. It’s also worth noting that this season will see the characters “traveling across the United States, visiting kids in their own neighborhoods.”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has officially released his two-part mini-documentary and song “Play.” The feature was directed by Grohl with some help from “Sound City” and “Sonic Highways” collaborator Mark Monroe. The first part focuses on Grohl’s love of playing music and the process and challenges that went into performing and filming his new 23-minute song, while the second part shows him playing the epic track with seven different instruments live in the studio one by one. The documentary was filmed in black and white by Brandon Trost and fans can check it out below or view it as part of an interactive experience that allows them to watch everything as is, focus on one particular instrument, and download the sheet music. The online version also includes a list of organizations where time, money, and instruments can be donated to help give people a chance to play live music. Aside from all this, the film also showcases young musicians from the Join the Band music school in the San Fernando Valley.