It was no secret that big-time Rush fanboy Dave Grohl would officially welcome the Canadian prog-rock trio into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during last night's (April 18) induction ceremony in Los Angeles, but nobody could've expected Grohl, his Foo bandmate Taylor Hawkins and Foo Fighters/Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz to hit the stage in white robes and wigs to cover the Rush classic '2112 Overture' in honor of the band.
Bringing together the surviving members of Nirvana with a different singer taking over for the late, great Kurt Cobain is a touchy subject, but Dave Grohl reveals he recently came up with the perfect person to fill Kurt's Converse All-Stars: PJ Harvey. Unfortunately, her schedule wouldn't allow it.
Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players hit SXSW 2013 last night (March 14), playing to a packed house at Stubb's BBQ in Austin. Grohl warned those badgeholders and attendees lucky enough to get into the show that it was going to be a long night, but we doubt anyone was too bummed about the prospect of a marathon set with Grohl at the helm. The show was one of the hottest tickets of the festival so far.
These days, Dave Grohl is everywhere, so who better to deliver the keynote speech at SXSW 2013? The Foo Fighters main man, former Nirvana drummer and 'Sound City' director and all-star bandleader takes to the podium today (March 14) at 12PM EST, and you can watch his entire address right here.
There was a time when musicians couldn’t correct mistakes with a computer program. They either rerecorded a song until they got it right or released it as is, complete with slip-ups. It made the music more real. More human. And it’s an era that Dave Grohl eulogizes and celebrates in ‘Sound City,’ a documentary he directed about a Los Angeles recording studio that was state-of-the-art in the 1970s – when Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and Neil Young made records there – but closed in 2011, when it became clear that it couldn’t compete with technology on some kid’s laptop.
Dave Grohl sure has been busy on the late-night talk show circuit lately, what with appearances on 'Chelsea Lately,' 'The Colbert Report' and the 'Late Show with David Letterman' all in the last month or so. Add 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to that list, as Dave brought his Sound City Players there Tuesday night for a two-song performance that included Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Fortunate Son' (watch above) and Rick Springfield’s Sound City collaboration, 'The Man That Never Was' (watch below). CCR's John Fogerty and Rick Springfield were, of course, along for the ride.