Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Brian Johnson (AC/DC) will be discussing their careers together in a new documentary titled “Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl.” U.K’s Sky Arts will be airing the film on September 17. Here’s a synopsis:
“It’s a meeting of rock legends as AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meets Foo Fighters lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl at the Foos’ LA studio to share stories about life on the road.”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has paid tribute to Trini Lopez, who sadly passed away at the age of 83 following a battle with COVID-19. The frontman said the following:
“Today [August 11] the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one. Every album we have ever made, from the first to the latest, was recorded with my red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar. It is the sound of our band, and my most prized possession from the day I bought it in 1992. Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions. You will be missed by many, remembered by all. RIP Trini Lopez”
“Foo Fighters have cancelled the Van Tour 2020. All shows listed below will be automatically refunded. For further information, please visit your point of purchase. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.
10/01/2020 Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Centre
10/03/2020 Cleveland, OH | Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
10/05/2020 Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena
10/07/2020 Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
10/09/2020 Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena
10/13/2020 Cincinnati, OH | Heritage Bank Center
10/15/2020 Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
10/17/2020 Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
12/01/2020 Oklahoma City, OK | Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/03/2020 Albuquerque, NM | Santa Ana Center
12/05/2020 Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Arena”
Foo Fighters have shared footage of their entire June 7, 2008 concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England. You can watch that below. Notably, the band performed covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll” and “Ramble On” with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones during this show.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has penned an inspiring op-ed, titled “The Day The Live Concert Returns,” for The Atlantic. The piece finds the frontman discussing the powerful nature of concerts and what they mean to people. You can read the full article HERE and an excerpt below:
“In today’s world of fear and unease and social distancing, it’s hard to imagine sharing experiences like these ever again. I don’t know when it will be safe to return to singing arm in arm at the top of our lungs, hearts racing, bodies moving, souls bursting with life. But I do know that we will do it again, because we have to. It’s not a choice. We’re human.”
On last night’s (April 27) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Dave Grohl surprised TJ Riley, a huge Foo Fighters fan and nurse in Bronx, NY, with a performance of “Everlong.“ You can see footage of that below. Riley recently recovered from COVID-19 after contracting the disease while working on the frontline. In addition to the performance, Riley and his co-worker also received a monetary donation and gift packages on behalf of Life Is Good.
Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel the DC Jam festival in Landover, MD due to the coronavirus pandemic. With this news, the band have also postponed their European dates to 2021.
Here’s the new European dates for next year:
06/08 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne
06/14-15 Nimes, FRA – Festival de Nimes
06/17 Valencia, SPA – Ciudad de Las Artes y Las Ciencias
06/19 Lisbon, POR – Rock In Rio Lisbon
A new date for the I-Days festival in Milan, Italy is still pending. In addition to these shows, the band also still have a 2020 North American tour booked:
10/01 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
10/03 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
10/05 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
10/07 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/09 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/13 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
10/15 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
10/17 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
12/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
12/05 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
The BBC recently brought together over 20 artists to perform Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. Now, a video for the track can be seen below. In addition to the band’s own Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, the track also features Royal Blood, Yungblud, Biffy Clyro, Chris Martin (Coldplay), 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Dua Lipa, and more. As previously reported, the UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The BBC are bringing together over 20 artists to cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. A video for the track will premiere during BBC One’s “The Big Night In” fundraising event on Thursday (April 23) and fans will also be able to hear it across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music, Asian Network, and on demand on BBC Sounds. The UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Here’s all the artists taking part: 5 Seconds Of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Yungblud, and Zara Larsson.