Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Says He Will “Absolutely” Write A Memoir One Day

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) was asked if he would ever consider writing a memoir. The frontman responded by saying he will “absolutely” write a book one day.

Grohl said the following:

“Oh absolutely. You know years ago I was at a barbecue and I met a book agent, and he said, “Have you ever considered writing a book?” and I said, “Well, of course, someday.” And he said, “It’s really easy — you’ll do four or five hours of interviews and someone else will write it in your voice and it will be great.” And I thought, “F— that!”

I come from a family of writers, and granted I’m a black sheep but I’m not that bad, my God. So I figured you know if I were to ever write a book, it would be in my hand. I’ve considered it for f—in’ years but A, I never had the time, and B, I never felt like I was ready because every day something happens that I’d love to write about, and I’d hate to write sort of a typical autobiography. So years ago I thought, “Well maybe it will just a collection of anecdotes — maybe instead of it just being my life in 300 pages it could be just funny stories.”

I mean listen, most rock musicians are great storytellers, this is true. Because most rock musicians have spent more than a few hours in the back lounge of a bus spinning yarns, swapping stories about all the different people they’ve gotten wasted with or jammed with. So there aren’t too many rock musicians that are short on great stories.”

Foo Fighters Share Footage Of Entire 2008 Wembley Stadium Show

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 Pens New Op-Ed On The Return Of Live Shows In The Future

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.”

Dave Grohl On Post Malone’s Nirvana Covers Set: “They Were Killing It”

As previously reported, Post Malone recently livestreamed a Nirvana tribute set with Travis Barker (Blink-182) and more. Now, the band’s drummer Dave Grohl (also of Foo Fighters) has since praised the performance saying that the musicians killed it.

Grohl told ALT 98.7 FM the following:

“It was so weird, because I was writing… I started this Instagram page called ‘Dave’s True Stories‘, because I thought, ‘Well, I just wrote a whole record. I don’t wanna write music. And I don’t really know what else to do, so I’ll just write all these stories.’

So I’m sitting there writing one of these stories out, and someone said, ‘Hey, Post Malone is live on YouTube right now doing a whole set of Nirvana covers.’ And I’ve met him before. He’s really nice; he’s really cool. I’ve met his dad; he’s cool too. So I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool. I’m in the middle of writing something.’ And then I started getting hit with texts, people texting me, like, ‘Yo, are you watching this Post thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No, I’m writing right now.’

They’re, like, ‘It’s pretty good.’ I’m, like, ‘Really?’ So I keep on writing. Another text comes in, ‘Dude, are you watching this Post Malone thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No.’ So finally I tuned it… I started watching, and first of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honored — I thought that was super cool.

More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good. To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’

I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Surprises Frontline Healthcare Worker With “Everlong” Performance On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

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 Cancel DC Jam, Announce Rescheduled European Shows

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

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Members Featured On “Times Like These” Charity Single

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.

Over 20 Artists To Cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” For Charity

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.

[via Blabbermouth]

2020 Boston Calling Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Boston Calling Music Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston, MA on May 22-24 with Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more set to perform.

Organizers commented:

“After several weeks of consultation with local and state authorities, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Boston Calling 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

We are heartbroken; however, the health and safety of our audience, artists, partners, vendors, first responders, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we felt that this was the only acceptable way forward.

To our audience, whom we value dearly, we are so sad that we will not be together with you in May. We know information regarding your tickets is extremely important to you. As such, we will be reaching out to all ticket holders in the coming weeks with a detailed outline of options available.

This includes obtaining a full refund or rolling tickets to next year’s event – about which we hope to have exciting news to share soon. We thank you for your patience; please stay tuned and we will be in touch with more information in the near future.

To our valued partners, vendors, restaurants, staff and artists, we wish you all the very best during these trying times, and we look forward to collaborating with you all again soon.

With love,
Boston Calling“

Boston Calling will return on May 28-30, 2021.