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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribute, Hall & Oates, KISS & More

April 11th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribut
The surviving members of Nirvana paid tribute to late singer Kurt Cobain at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday by inviting several women of rock on stage to perform the band's classic songs.

Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon belted out "Aneurysm," St. Vincent sang "Lithium," and Lorde closed out the set with "All Apologies."

Cobain's mother, sister and his widow, Hole singer Courtney Love, joined drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic on the podium at the Barclays Center to honor the grunge singer.

Bush Recording New Album At Dave Grohl's Studio

March 29th, 2014 10:02am EDT
Bush Recording New Album At Dave Grohl's Studio
Bush have been recording their new album in Dave Grohl's studio.

The band, fronted by Gavin Rossdale, are busy working on tracks for an upcoming LP and have been using the Foo Fighters singer's Studio 606 in Northridge, California, to get their parts down.

The rockers are collaborating with producer Nick Raskulinecz - who is best known for producing songs for the Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains - and other than letting Bush use his studio, Grohl is not involved in the project.

In a post on his personal Twitter account, Gavin revealed: "The news is out!!! we're in the thick of it with ni...

Dave Grohl hits the studio with bandmate's side project

March 4th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl has given his Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins' side project a big boost by joining the group in the studio.

The former Nirvana star features on one track on The Birds of Satan's self-titled debut, which will be released in April (14).

Foo Fighters and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear is also a guest on the album, which was reportedly recorded in less than a week.

Joining drummer Hawkins in the new band is Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy.

Trent Reznor to boycott the Grammys

February 19th, 2014 8:14am EST
Trent Reznor to boycott the Grammys
Rocker Trent Reznor has vowed never to attend the Grammy Awards again after his set at the 2014 show was cut short.

The Nine Inch Nails frontman was furious when his finale performance with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Lindsey Buckingham fell victim to time constraints, and the TV broadcast's credits began to roll before their set was finished.

He has now revealed he didn't know about the snub until he walked off stage and was told his performance had been cut short so TV channels could show adverts instead.

Reznor tells 3news.co.nz, "It was an utter waste of time... We weren't expecting w...

Dave Grohl's wife is pregnant

February 12th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum are expecting their third child.
The Foo Fighters star's 37-year-old wife, whom he married in 2003, is set to give birth to another baby girl this year.
A source told UsMagazine.com that the couple, who already have daughters Violet Maye, eight, and Harper Willow, five, are struggling to come up with a name for their unborn baby, as they have already used all of the names they liked for their eldest girls.
Dave recently revealed that he had passed on his love for music, particularly the Beatles, to his children.
Speaking at the CBS special, 'The Night That Changed...

Ryan Philippe performs striptease

February 1st, 2014 6:20pm EST
Adam Levine
Ryan Philippe performed a striptease at Howard Stern's 60th birthday party last night (31.01.14).
The controversial radio host enjoyed a huge star studded birthday bash in New York, attended by stars including Heidi Klum, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, and Joan Rivers, but 'The Lincoln Lawyer' actor stole the show when he took his shirt off and gave Howard's sidekick Robin Quivers a sexy lap dance.
He later tweeted: "(And I just gave robin a lap dance on stage) (sic)"
Others to perform at the party at the city's Hammerstein Ballroom include...

Foo Fighters To Record 8th Album In 12 Cities

January 23rd, 2014 10:40am EST
Foo Fighters
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...

Dave Grohl Responds To Nirvana's Hall Of Fame Induction

December 19th, 2013 1:54pm EST
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl has paid tribute to the late Kurt Cobain after Nirvana was named among the 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The grunge icons were among the nine acts to make the cut and will officially become part of rock 'n' roll history when they are entered into the fabled hall of fame next April. Foo Fighters star Grohl, who played drums in Nirvana, admits he is delighted by the honor.

He says, "For once... I'm speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to... the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"I'd like to thank the committee not only f...

Foo Fighters return from hiatus for Mexico City show

October 31st, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Foo Fighters
Rockers the Foo Fighters will end their year-long concert hiatus by performing live in Mexico City on 13 December (13).

Frontman Dave Grohl had to assure fans the band was not splitting up after onstage remarks he made at some of the group's final world tour shows left devotees fearing the worst, but, after the success of his debut as a documentary maker and drummer Taylor Hawkins' movie debut as Iggy Pop in CBGB, it appears the band is ready to hit the stage again.

They'll join The National for a gig at the 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium in December (13).

The Foo Fighters last perform...

Joan Jett returns with first album in seven years

August 1st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Joan Jett
Rocker Joan Jett is planning to capitalise on her Sunset Strip Music Festival honour in Los Angeles on Thursday night (01Aug13) by announcing the release of her first new music in seven years.

The I Love Rock 'n' Roll singer has teamed up with Dave Grohl and Against Me! star Laura Jane Grace to record new album Unvarnished, which is scheduled for release on 1 October (13).

Jett, who will be the subject of a tribute gig that will kick off this year's (13) SSMF, tells Billboard.com the new release will feature tracks about the death of her parents and the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Mick Fleetwood wants to perform with Rolling Stones

June 14th, 2013 5:16pm EDT
Mick Fleetwood
Fleetwood Mac star Mick Fleetwood has appealed to The Rolling Stones to give him a guest slot on their 50 & Counting tour.

The veteran musicians are currently taking North America by storm with their comeback shows, and they have been treating fans to regular guest appearances from stars including Dave Grohl, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, John Fogerty and Gwen Stefani.

Fleetwood has now stepped forward and appealed to the band to give him a shot, telling Australia's Herald Sun, "I would cut off my right arm to play with the Rolling Stones.''

The rocker's chances to play wit...

Carrie Underwood performs with The Rolling Stones

May 27th, 2013 3:10am EDT
The Rolling Stones
Carrie Underwood injected a little country into The Rolling Stones' show in Toronto, Canada on Saturday night (25May13) by joining them onstage.

The Before He Cheats hitmaker teamed up with the British legends to perform It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It) and the singer reveals her appearance at the concert came on a special day.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "8 years ago today, I won American Idol and tonight, I sang with the Rolling Stones! Wow, so much has happened!"

Underwood joins a lengthy list of stars who have joined the rockers on their 50 & Counting annive...

Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl And Brandy Remember Whitney Houston

February 11th, 2013 10:08am EST
Whitney Houston
Dave Grohl and singer Brandy are among the stars who have paid tribute to Whitney Houston on the first anniversary of her death.

The music world was sent into mourning after the legendary singer drowned in the bath tub at her Beverly Hills hotel suite on the eve of the Grammy Awards on 11 February last year.
A host of famous faces have spoken out to remember the tragic superstar, with Grohl praising her "as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time".
He adds to The Hollywood Reporter, "Not only did she sell 800 bazillion (sic) records, but she's (an) amazing singer."
R&B singer...

Prepare To Be Tempted: The 12 Best Portrayals Of The Devil In The Movies

January 30th, 2013 4:05pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled
The Devil is always trying to tempt people to sell their souls, and when he comes in the form of Elizabeth Hurley, who starred as the prince, er, princess of darkness in the 2000 remake of Bedazzled the offer can sometimes be pretty enticing.

Resisting temptation can be pretty tough when it comes to the Devil, especially when he shows up himself, either to blackmail, influence, or just plain collect the souls of those he's won through his deals.

Movie depictions of the dark angel have ranged from serious to hilarious to downright chilling.

Here are our picks for the 12 best portrayals of...

Dave Grohl's Rep Slams Nirvana Reunion Tour Rumors

December 17th, 2012 8:58am EST
Dave Grohl
A representative for Dave Grohl has shot down rumors suggesting the Foo Fighters star is planning to stage a Nirvana reunion tour by hiring a new singer to front the legendary band.

The drummer-turned-singer re-teamed with his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and the group's touring guitarist Pat Smear for a performance at the 12-12-12 charity concert in New York City last week.

They played with Paul McCartney filling in for frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, and revived the line-up for a second time with a performance on Saturday Night live show over the weekend.

The perf...

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...

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...

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...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Ashley Judd And Courtney Love

April 13th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Shining Star: Ashley Judd
Shining Star: Ashley Judd: It was the diss heard round the world, and Ashley responded with not a whimper, but a bark!

You may have seen the pictures. Ashley Judd was spotted with what appeared to be a plastic surgery enhanced face. She was photographed looking bloated and puffy. Media outlets assumed the A-List actress had gotten Botox and fillers injected into her face, some even called on plastic surgery experts to diagnose her appearance.

But just imagine how degrading that speculation must have been, when you're really just been sick and were prescribed antibiotics. You see, Judd cla...

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...

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...

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

February 1st, 2012 12:33pm EST
Foo Fighters
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...

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...

Courtney Love Storms Off Stage Over Fan Holding Up Kurt Cobain Photo

November 14th, 2011 12:42pm EST
Courtney Love
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...

Dave Grohl Filming Documentary About 'Nevermind' Studio

October 3rd, 2011 9:27am EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl has reportedly turned documentarian to chronicle the history of the studio where he recorded Nevermind with Nirvana over 20 years ago

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin has revealed news of the project to ArtisanNews.com, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios film.

He explains, "Dave is working on this project based on a studio that we all used to work at. It's really interesting. I probably shouldn't be talking about it... but it's very cool. They (Nirvana) recorded Nevermind (there), and I know that it meant a lot to a lot of artists."

"So Dave is...

Nirvana's Iconic 'Nevermind' Turns 20

September 24th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20
The album "Nevermind" was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's second album turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream.

This wasn't entirely an accident, either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded. And, yes, "Nevermind" is probably a little shinier than it should be, positively glistening with echo and fuzzbox distortion, especially when compared with the black-and-white murk of "Ble...

Foo Fighters Fire Back At Westboro Baptist Church Protest With Tolerance Song (Video)

September 18th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Foo Fighters
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 ...

Dave Grohl Gets Pulled Over For Talking On The Phone While Driving

September 10th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl was pulled over for speeding and using a cellphone while driving on Thursday as he raced to appear on a TV show.

The rocker was running late for his slot on Conan and foolishly decided to phone the show's producer as he sped through Hollywood.

But, appearing on the show on Thursday night, Grohl had nothing but praise for the traffic cop.

He said, "He let me off with a warning for the speeding but gave me the thing-a-ding (ticket) for talking on the phone."

It's illegal to drive in California while holding and using a cellphone.

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Foo Fighters Concert

September 2nd, 2011 11:20am EDT
Foo Fighters
Religious zealots are to picket outside an upcoming Foo Fighters concert after accusing the rockers of promoting "fornication, adultery and idolatry."

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, comprised mostly of Pastor Fred Phelps' family members, are planning a stake-out when Dave Grohl and his band mates play the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Kansas on September 16th.

A statement from the anti-gay fundamentalists reads: "These people have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornicat...

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