Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is featured on The Bird And The Bee’s cover of “The Little Drummer Boy.” This track is from the duo’s new holiday album “Put The Lights Up,” which will be released on October 23. You can stream “The Little Drummer Boy” and a new original track titled “You and I At Christmas” below:
“Put The Lights Up” Track Listing:
01. “You and I At Christmas Time”
02. “The Christmas Song”
03. “Sleigh Ride”
04. “Deck The Halls”
05. “Little Drummer Boy” (feat. Dave Grohl)
06. “Christmas Time Is Here”
07. “Merry Merry”
08. “Hallelujah Chorus”
Greg Kurstin said the following about the record:
“I’m so happy it’s finally here. We included some of our favorite holiday songs and wrote a couple of originals too. One of my favorite songs we wrote is ‘You and I at Christmas Time’ which was written through email. I sent Inara the piano part and I was blown away by what she sang over it.”
Inara George added:
“Working on a holiday record during summer is always strange, no matter what the circumstance. But working on a holiday album during the summer, and a global pandemic, worldwide civil rights protesting, historical wildfires and the lead up to the most important election of our lives is really, really strange. Although, I have to admit, it felt like such a sweet little momentary escape singing “Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire…” all alone in my closet. It was a little respite from reality.”
Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) has premiered a new song titled “Show Them The Way.“ This track features drums from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and a music video for it can be found below:
“The year was 2008… I was in St Charles, Illinois. It was cold, snowing~ and it was winter~ February. I was there to edit a concert film. It’s like making a record. You go to the studio everyday~ come home~ sit down with your dog – and turn on the tv.
It was the Democratic Primaries. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were fighting over who would be the candidate for President. I started watching the documentaries being aired from the late 50’s up to the present. Mostly the fight for civil rights – The dreams of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy and John Lewis ~ and all the hidden figures that surrounded them. I was hypnotized. This went on for two months.
One night I had a dream. A dream that was so real that I was pretty sure it had happened. It was a cinematic story. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Every detail, every color, every smile ~ was there. I started writing the story the moment my eyes opened.
I was invited to a party~ to play piano and sing a few songs. It was a benefit. There were political people there. It felt~ really important. I was just the piano player, the voice, part of their dream.
I wrote the poem the next day~ and the music the day after that. I never recorded it until now. I felt that this was its time, its reason. I understood what it meant then and what it means now~ Please God, show them the way~ Please God, on this day. Spirits all, give them the strength. Peace can come if you really want it. I think we’re just in time to save it.
I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world.
I love you always,
10-year-old musician Nandi Bushell has shared a new track, titled “Rock And Grohl – The Epic Battle,” as part of her ongoing drum battle against Dave Grohl. You can check that out below. This news comes after the Foo Fighters frontman shared a theme song that he wrote for Bushell after she bested him with a cover of Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends.”
Dave Grohl’s drum battle against 10-year-old Nandi Bushell has officially entered the next round. As previously reported, the young musician recently bested the Foo Fighters frontman after accepting his challenge to perform a cover of Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends.” Now, Grohl has responded by sharing a special theme song that he wrote Bushell. You can check that out below:
I cant believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so so #EPIC!! I think its the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!! Thank you so much Dave. You have raised the stakes to all instruments! I accept your next challenge! Thank you to the whole Grohl family! @foofighterspic.twitter.com/rWgTBwEtyb
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.”
As previously reported, Dave Grohl recently agreed to take on 10-year-old musician Nandi Bushell in a drum battle. While responding to Bushell, the Foo Fighters frontman challenged her to perform a cover of Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends”, which she has since done. Bushell said the following about that:
“It was an honour to be part of the most #EPIC #ROCK in battle in history! With the most awesome, fun, kind and legendary Dave Grohl! Thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful. The Rock Gods of old are happy!”
Ok, @Nandi_Bushell ……you win round one….but it ain’t over yet! Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind…
10-year-old musician Nandi Bushell recently expressed a desire to take on Dave Grohl in a drum-off. Now, the Foo Fighters frontman has officially accepted her challenge.
Bushell said the following while sharing a cover of Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”:
“My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and all the @Foo Fighters! Mr Grohl I would love to have a drum battle with you! I LOVE Everlong it’s really hard to play as it’s so fast but so much FUN!!! #davegrohl #taylorhawkins #foofighters Thank you for supporting me @ludwigdrumshq @zildjiancompany @vicfirth #zildjian #vicfirth #zildjiancovers #ludwigdrums #ludwig”
Grohl has since responded with the following:
“I haven’t played that song since the day I recorded it in 1997. Our drummer Taylor Hawkins plays ‘Everlong’ for us every single night. But Nandi, in the last week, I’ve gotten at least 100 texts from people all over the world saying, ‘This girl is challenging you to a drum-off, what are you gonna do?’ Now look I’ve seen all your videos, I’ve seen you on TV. You’re an incredible drummer. I’m really flattered that you’ve picked some of my songs to do for your videos and you’ve done them all perfectly.”
“Today, I’m going to give you something you may not have heard before. This is a song called ‘Dead End Friends’ from a band called Dead Crooked Vultures, which is me playing drums, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age playing guitar and singing, and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin playing bass. This is my response to your challenge. So now the ball is in your court.”
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’ Dave Grohl has shared a special audio edition of his “True Stories” series in which discusses the topic of reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman, whose mother served as a teacher for years, says “it would be foolish to [open up] at the expense of our students, teachers and school.”
Here’s an excerpt from Grohl’s discussion:
“Teachers are also confronted with a whole new set of dilemmas that most people would not consider. There’s so much more to be addressed than just opening the doors and sending [children] back home, my mother tells me on the phone. Now 82 and retired, she runs down a list of concerns based on her 35 years of experience: Masks and distancing, temperature checks, crowded bussing, crowded hallways, sports, air-conditioning systems, lunchrooms, public restrooms, janitorial staff. Most schools already struggle from a lack of resources. How can they possibly afford the mountain of safety measures that will need to be in place?”
He also added:
“Remote learning is an inconvenient and hopefully temporary solution, but as much as Donald Trump’s conductor-less orchestra would love to see the country reopen schools in the name of rosy optics, ask a science teacher what they think about White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s comment that ‘Science should not stand in the way.’ It would be foolish to do so at the expense of our students, teachers and school.”
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, and more recently teamed up for a quarantine performance of “When The Saints Go Marching In” with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. You can check that out below. The performance was part of the recent “Round Midnight Preserves” livestream, which was held to raise money for the Preservation Hall Foundation.