Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) were among the artists that took part in the “iHeart Living Room Concert for America” last night (March 29). You can see footage of Grohl performing “My Hero“ and Armstrong performing “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” on the program below:
Since virtually everyone is stuck inside right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, iHeartRadio have decided to team up with Fox for a special “iHeart Radio Living Room Concert For America.” The event will air on March 29 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT and it will find Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, and Tim McGraw performing from their own living rooms. Elton John will also serve as the host.
With virtually everyone stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has decided to launch an Instagram account to share “true short stories that will make people smile.” His first post outlined his plans:
Foo Fighters have officially finished their new album. Dave Grohl confirmed the news during an appearance on the Bill Simmons Podcast.
Grohl said the following:
“We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”
In other news, the frontman also revealed that he is working on a documentary about touring in a van:
“I’ve interviewed everybody… The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van. There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge. The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour anecdotes, it’s more about the drive to do it.”
“Why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee you’re ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you’re sick, you’re pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig. Everyone has the same story, and it’s absolutely the key to success.”
Sepultura have shared official footage of “Roots Bloody Roots” from the 2020 “Dimebash” all-star jam. That performance found Sepultura’s Derrick Green performing with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Art Cruz (Lamb Of God), Gene Hoglan (Testament), Tanya O’Callaghan, Ola Englund (The Haunted), and more.
The 2020 Dimebash was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16 and it included an all-star jam featuring members of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Stone Sour, Testament, Act Of Defiance, Prong, Static-X, Vio-lence, Sepultura, and tons more. You can see some footage from the concert below:
As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:
It is unbelievably sad to hear that my favorite drummer of all time, Neil Peart, has left us. Very hard to find words to properly express the level of inspiration & influence he had on so so many musicians. He will forever remain at the top of my list. Farewell to a true king. pic.twitter.com/A9QkSWg2f9
Neil Peart Is single-handedly the reason I became a musician back in 1978 after hearing “all the worlds a stage” @rushtheband has been my favorite band since, so to hear that Neil passed away today is absolutely devastating to me. I’m sad beyond words……………… pic.twitter.com/PPcjzJNyXB
At the end of a crazy @rockhall night in 2013 where @rushtheband & @PublicEnemyFTP were inducted. It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word. Rest in Beats my man