In many ways, Foo Fighters’ second album, ‘The Colour and the Shape,’ is really their first. Or at least their first as a real band. Dave Grohl made the group’s 1995 self-titled debut as a solo project -- basically demos recorded by himself in a Seattle studio with a producer in less than a week. Grohl played all of the instruments (except for one guitar part) and dug up a handful of old songs he had written when he was in Nirvana. The new songs he wrote tried to come to terms with Kurt Cobain’s death. Foo Fighters weren’t supposed to be the next chapter in Grohl’s career, but they turned out that way.
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.
It turns out that Dave Grohl wasn't exaggerating when he said there's "pretty much an entire" new Foo Fighters record ready to record. That news, which came from the mouth of Dave last week, was an exciting surprise for Foo fans who were resigned to the idea that the band would be on an indefinite hiatus while Grohl focuses on his 'Sound City' movie, his supporting Sound City Players all-star band and whatever other activities keep the always-busy rocker busy.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been insisting that his band is on hiatus ever since he wrote an open letter to fans announcing as much last fall, but it seems he hasn't been entirely truthful. Despite all the talk of his intentions to "pack it in the garage" for awhile, Grohl is now saying that the Foos already have a new album written.
This is a big year for Rush, who will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April after more than a decade of being turned down for the honor. And who will be on hand to deliver the induction speech for the legendary Canadian prog-rockers? None other than "self-professed Rush superfans" Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Foo Fighters have won Best Live Act in the 2012 Diffuser.fm Music Awards, securing an impressive 47% of the vote in the category and besting such big-name live draws as Coldplay (20%) and Dave Matthews Band (9%). The Foos spent much of 2012 on the road in support of their latest album, 'Wasting Light,' which dropped the previous year.