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Foo Fighters To Record 8th Album In 12 Cities

January 23rd, 2014 10:40am EST
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Foo Fighters are reportedly recording their latest album in 12 studios around the globe.

The American rock band, featuring Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett are working on their eighth LP and have said it will be made "in a way that no one's ever done before".

According to Billboard, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are already definite choices to record the follow-up to the band's 2011 record Wasting Light and members are scouting other studios around the world.

Dave Grohl recorded with former band Nirvana in Seattle, while he named his docu...
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Taylor Hawkins Performs At Charity Benefit For Autism Research

September 30th, 2013 2:38pm EDT
Taylor Hawkins
On Saturday, the Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins performed with his cover band Chevy Metal in Los Angeles to help raise funds for autism research.

The 41 year-old rocker leaped at the chance to play at Generation Rescue's benefit because the cause is one that strikes close to home.

He told RollingStone.com, "My sister-in-law and my brother have a child that has autism and they just moved down here (to L.A.) from the San Francisco area. I said to (my sister-in-law) a few months ago, 'You were really involved up there in the whole autism community. Now that you're down here, if you w...
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Beyonce, One Direction, Kanye West & More Stars Join Global Citizens Ticket Initiative

May 2nd, 2013 4:19pm EDT
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Several high-profile music acts have joined a new initiative that rewards fans for social activism. Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, One Direction, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Usher, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters and Neil Young are among those who signed up for the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative.

The campaign allows fans to accumulate points when they help further change by signing petitions, contacting government representatives, or raising money for charity. Points can be used towards a lottery to win free concert tickets.

Over the next three years, each of the acts involved will give away one pa...
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Foo Fighters' Rep Slams Split Rumors

October 2nd, 2012 10:53am EDT
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The Foo Fighters have dismissed reports suggesting their concert in New York over the weekend would be their last, insisting the band is "not breaking up."

Dave Grohl's rock group performed at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday night and the frontman sparked rumors of a split by saying goodbye to fans.

He told the crowd, "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man. This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again ...
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Foo Fighters Going On Extended Hiatus?

September 30th, 2012 9:59pm EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl led the Foo Fighters into what looks like becoming a very long hiatus with a stunning end-of-tour gig at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday night.

The band raced through a hits set before an estimated 60,000 music fans and millions more watching the gig live via streaming video online, and frontman Grohl took a moment to say goodbye after a lengthy world tour.

He said, "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man.

"This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a shor...
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Dave Grohl Honored In Hometown With Giant Drum Sticks

July 9th, 2012 8:01pm EDT
Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl is in awe after he was honored in his native Ohio with the world's largest pair of drumsticks.

Two 900-pound sticks were carved from local logs and went on display outside the Warren Amphitheater in his hometown of Warren on Saturday as a thanks for putting the city on the map.

The massive wooden sticks have since been declared the biggest ever made and have gone down in Guinness World Record history - and Grohl is flattered by the unusual accolade.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "To the wonderful city of Warren, from the bottom of my heart I...
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Sting's Daughter To Play Patti Smith In 'GBGB' Biopic

June 5th, 2012 4:18pm EDT
Sting
Sting's actress daughter Mickey Sumner has landed the coveted role of punk icon Patti Smith in star-studded new movie CBGB.

Sumner was added to the cast on Monday, alongside Foo Fighters rocker Taylor Hawkins, who will make his acting debut as Iggy Pop in the film about late New York club boss Hilly Kristal, portrayed by Alan Rickman.

The twosome joins Johnny Galecki and Steven Schub, who will play Terry Ork and DeeDee Ramone in the film, and sexy Malin Akerman, who will play Blondie star Debbie Harry.

Also among the cast: Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Avatar star Joel David Moore as J...
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Starpulse Scene's Erin Demchak Heads To New Orleans For Jazz Fest 2012

May 16th, 2012 9:48pm EDT
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Starpulse Scene’s Erin Demchak was in New Orleans for the 2012 Jazz Fest where she saw the Foo Fighters, Mystikal, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Zac Brown Band and many more bands perform during the festival. Check it out!
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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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Courtney Love 'Sorry' She Believed Gossip About Her Daughter & David Grohl

April 15th, 2012 7:39pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has offered an apology to her estranged daughter after she tweeted about a rumored romance between the teen and her late father's Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl.

The Hole frontwoman raised eyebrows with a post on Twitter in which she accused Foo Fighters star Grohl of seducing her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, writing, "I hear from frannies (Frances') roommate that Dave Grohl hit on Frances, and that she was curious, I'm not mad at her, him I am about to shoot, dead."

Both Grohl and Cobain vehemently denied the rumor, with the rocker insisting her allegations were "upsetting, o...
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Courtney Love Escalates Dave Grohl Feud, Accuses Him Of 'Hitting On' Frances Bean

April 12th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has stepped up her war of words with Dave Grohl by accusing the rocker of destroying Kurt Cobain's memory by allowing a Nirvana song to be used in The Muppets movie.

The Foo Fighters frontman, who played in Nirvana with Love's late husband Cobain, was forced to defend himself this week after the Hole star claimed he had "hit on" her teenage daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Grohl vehemently denied the allegations, branding Love's comments "another hateful Twitter rant," and the blonde star has now hit back by accusing her adversary of staining Cobain's legacy by letting Smells...
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Q&A: Paulina Rubio And Tom Drummond Are Excited For The 2012 New Orleans JazzFest

April 9th, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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A few things come to mind when we think about New Orleans- food, booze, Mardi Gras and great music. When we think of great music, we think of the seven day festival that we are so excited to be covering this year- the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As with every year of the celebrity packed event, this year’s lineup is epic. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Paulina Rubio, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Florence + The Machine, Better than Ezra, Cee Lo Green, The Nevi...
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Current Musicians That Will Be Around For The Long Haul

March 24th, 2012 8:45am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Many can agree that the music industry is a very fickle business marked by the "here today and gone tomorrow" syndrome. However, there are a few current music entertainers have become very adept at surviving popular long trends, by putting it all in, to become musicians in it for the long haul.

These of course are just a few we feel will be around for the long haul. Let us know who would be on your list!

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, being the very first American Idol television singing competition winner, has since built a rock solid music career that shows she is certainly in it f...
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Justin Bieber Wins Worst Album Award At NME Awards; Florence Welch Triumphs

March 1st, 2012 8:30am EST
Florence + the Machine
Florence Welch and her Florence + The Machine bandmates have ended Adele's accolades haul with a double win at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday.

Welch and her band beat the multiple Grammy and Brit Awards winner to the Best Solo Artist and Best Track trophies at the O2 Brixton Academy ceremony, while nailing one of the night's highlight performances.

Other big winners at the 2012 prizegiving, which honors British indie rock, included Foo Fighters (Best International Band), The Horrors (Best Album for Skying) and Arctic Monkeys (Best Live Band).

Kasabian were named Best British Band ...
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Adele Causes Controversy At Brit Awards With Obscene Gesture During Acceptance Speech

February 21st, 2012 9:56pm EST
Adele
Adele was a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, but her triumph was mired in controversy after she flipped her middle finger when her final acceptance speech was cut short.

The singer, who scooped six Grammys earlier this month, continued her incredible run of success by also fighting off competition from Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to be named best British Female Solo Artist.

She choked back tears as she was presented with the award for Album of the Year for "21" at the end of the night from George Michael, telling the audience, "Tha...
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Video: Jennifer Hudson's Tribute To Whitney Houston At The Grammys

February 13th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
The day after Whitney Houston died, Grammy event planners worked around the clock to set up a heartfelt tribute to the late singer by Jennifer Hudson. The beautiful result can be seen below!

Jennifer Hudson, who was said to be emotional during rehearsal, performed I Will Always Love You last night during the Grammys. In our opinion, she knocked it out of the park.

While the Grammys had to deal with the somber news of Houston's passing, it also celebrated the year in music. Adele, Foo Fighters, and Kanye West dominated the awards show - you can read more about who won here.
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Dave Grohl Takes Aim At Autotune Users During Grammy Acceptance Speech

February 13th, 2012 9:49am EST
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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl took aim at Autotune users and computer wizards at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, insisting his band's five rock trophies are a tribute to acts who play their own instruments.

The rocker and his bandmates were accepting their fifth award of the night - for Best Rock Performance (Walk) - when Grohl began his speech.

He told the crowd, "This award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what's most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most importan...
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Adele Sweeps; Foo Fighters & Kanye West Dominate The Grammys (Full List Of Winners)

February 12th, 2012 11:21pm EST
Adele, Dave Grohl and Kanye West
Just as predicted, British songstress Adele dominated the 2012 Grammys, from a rousing performance of her hit "Rolling In The Deep" to sweeping all six categories in which she was nominated.

She picked up the pre-ceremony awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling in the Deep", along with the awards for Record Of The Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Album Of The Year ("21"), Song Of The Year ("Rolling in the Deep") and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You"; but Adele wasn't the only big winner at this year's awards ceremony.

Foo Fighters, Skrillex...
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Foo Fighters' New Video Features Footage From Earthquake-Triggering Concert

February 1st, 2012 12:33pm EST
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The Foo Fighters have commemorated their earth-shaking gig in New Zealand by using footage from the concert in their latest music video.

The band made rock history on December 13th when two seismic stations near their show in Auckland registered earthquake-level tremors during their performance, picking up frequencies at volcanic levels during the highs of the Foos' set.

The rockers were thrilled with the feat and have compiled behind-the-scenes clips and live footage from the ground-rattling show in the video for their new single, These Days.

Frontman Dave Grohl tells The Hollywood R...
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Dave Grohl Confirms Sound City Studios Documentary

January 13th, 2012 3:36pm EST
Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl has confirmed reports he's making a movie about the studio where Nirvana recorded landmark album Nevermind.

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin revealed news of the project last year, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios documentary, and now Grohl has opened up about the film in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

He says, "When Sound City closed last year, it was a very sad day. That place was like a church. The list of people that recorded there reads like a virtual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame... We recorded Nevermind there back in 1...
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Foo Fighters' Concert Caused Tremors In New Zealand

December 15th, 2011 12:27pm EST
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The Foo Fighters made the ground shake at a concert in New Zealand this week as experts picked up seismic tremor readings from the gig more than a mile away.

The band took to the stage at Auckland's Western Springs stadium for the outdoor gig on Tuesday and earthquake monitoring devices around the region picked up geological vibrations from the show.

The readings taken by scientists at the GeoNet project, an organization which monitors earthquake activity in the country, show the rock concert, attended by 50,000 fans, produced tremors comparable to volcanic activity.

A statement from ...
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

December 1st, 2011 8:24am EST
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...
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Taylor Swift Dominates The 2011 American Music Awards

November 21st, 2011 8:10am EST
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Taylor Swift and Adele dominated the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday after walking away with three trophies each.

The Love Story hit-maker ruled the country music categories, taking home the Favorite Female Artist accolade and Favorite Album for Speak Now, as well as the coveted Artist of the Year honor.

Accepting her award, a stunned Swift told the audience, "I wrote this album while I was on the Fearless tour and so I ended up writing lots of these songs at four in the morning in hotel rooms... And the fact that you would honor it in this way, you just have no idea what this mean...
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Courtney Love Storms Off Stage Over Fan Holding Up Kurt Cobain Photo

November 14th, 2011 12:42pm EST
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Courtney Love stormed off stage during Hole's appearance at Brazil's SWU festival on Sunday after an audience member held up a picture of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

The outspoken rocker halted her set at the Sao Paulo event to call out a concert-goer in the crowd brandishing a photo of the Nirvana frontman, who took his own life in 1994.

She shouted, "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, a**hole, and I'm going to have you f**king removed if you keep holding that up. I'm not Kurt, I have to live with his f**king s**t and his ghost and his kid every day. Throwing that up is stupid an...
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Jeff Beck, Foo Fighters & Manic Street Preachers Lead Classic Rock Awards

November 10th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jeff Beck
Guitar great Jeff Beck, the Foo Fighters and the Manic Street Preachers were among the big winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Dave Grohl's group walked away with the Band of the Year trophy, while the Manic Street Preachers were handed the Classic Songwriters prize at the ceremony, held at the English capital's Roundhouse venue.

Jeff Beck's lifetime achievements were recognized as he collected the Living Legend Award, following in the footsteps of previous recipients like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop.

Elsewhere at the prizegiving, w...
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Adele Tops American Music Awards Nominations

October 11th, 2011 2:40pm EDT
Adele
Adele leads this year's American Music Awards nominees with four nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each.

Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations, respectively.

This year's 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com. Artists wi...
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Q&A: Marianas Trench's Mike Ayley

September 28th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
Marianas Trench
You may not have heard of Canadian pop-punk rockers Marianas Trench, but you should remember their name. After enjoying plenty of success in their native country - they garnered three MuchMusic Video Award nominations this year - they're on their way to take the United States by storm.

They've appeared as themselves on ABC Family's Kyle XY, and their music has been heard on the CW hit The Vampire Diaries (the song "Cross My Heart" was included in season 1) and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

As the band prepares to release their third album, Ever After (set for November 29), and head...
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Lady Gaga Leads The 2011 MTV EMAs Nominations

September 19th, 2011 11:04am EDT
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Pop superstar Lady Gaga is set to lead the way at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) after landing six nominations.

The Poker Face singer will face off with Katy Perry in four categories, while Bruno Mars leads the field for male acts, scooping Best New Act, Best Male, Best Song and Best Push nods.

Gaga will also take on rock bands in the Best Live act category - she's been pitted against the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay, as well as Katy Perry.

She'll battle her contemporaries for the Best Female statuette, going up against Adele, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and P...
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Foo Fighters Fire Back At Westboro Baptist Church Protest With Tolerance Song (Video)

September 18th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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The Foo Fighters confronted anti-gay protesters outside their Kansas concert on Friday by serenading them with an ode to tolerance.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church lined up outside Kansas City's Sprint Center ahead of the gig to protest against the rockers, who they have accused of promoting "fornication, adultery, idolatry (and) f*gs."

But frontman Dave Grohl and his bandmates ensured they had the last laugh after performing a comedy song in front of the picket line while wearing trucker hats, wigs and fake bushy beards.

Standing in the back of a flat-bed truck, Grohl belted out ...
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Adele And Jessie J Lead Q Awards Nominations

September 15th, 2011 10:50am EDT
Adele
British singers Adele and Jessie J are leading this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.

The Chasing Pavements hit-maker and Jessie J will battle it out for the coveted Best Female Artist award, while Adele also has two songs, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You, in the Best Track category.

Jessie J has been named as a possible winner for both Breakthrough Artist and Best Video for her Do It Like A Dude single.

The Best Video category also includes nominations for Katy Perry (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)), Foo Fighters (Walk), Ed Sheeran (You Need Me, I Don't Need You) and...
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