In unflashy detail, and via archive footage and new interviews with the band conducted by the director (“I did 14 hours!”), it details Grohl’s musical history: pre-Nirvana, when he was in punk bands in Los Angeles and Seattle; joining Nirvana in 1990, prior to the recording of their landmark second album Nevermind; his “crash course in rock”, between 1991-94, when the trio, contrary to anyone’s expectations, became the biggest band in the world; the horror of Cobain’s descent into heroin addiction and his suicide, 17 years ago, at the age of 27.Read More Days after the Foo Fighters teased a European tour on their website, the tour finally starts to take shape.The band’s vocalist, David Grohl, has now confirmed they will play as headliner for the Polish Open’er Festival.Read More The new album from Foo Fighters is an indie-rock tour de force, combining blistering anthems and delicate acoustic tracks (there’s even a cameo from dinner-party doyen Norah Jones).
Our man Brian Mulligan was on hand to photographically document Read More Ahead of this Saturday's extravaganza at Slane Castle, treat your ears to a massive collection of Dave Grohl & co.'s greatest hits, as well as the other acts that are Meath-bound this weekend Read More Having previously produced and directed 2013’s Sound City, Dave Grohl collaborates with the rest of the Foo Fighters on Sonic Highways, an HBO eight-parter that makes its Stateside debut on October 17.
Grohl could have been speaking about any of the Foo’s previous LPs when he recently said of 2002’s One By One that “Four of the songs were good, and the other seven I never played again in my life.” Read More John Walshe previews the new Foo Fighters double-album, In Your Honor, which Dave Grohl describes as "by far the most ambitious project I have ever had anything to do with in my entire life." Read More "The Foos rock out royally, the reverberations from the kick drum dislodging confetti from the ceiling": Hannah Hamilton - and hotpress.com's three prizewinning guest reviewers - report from the Point's front line Read More It’s been a long, strange trip for David Grohl, from Nirvana drummer to Foo Fighters frontman, via Queens Of The Stone Age and Tenacious D.
Is Dave Grohl, leader of Foo Fighters and former drummer with Nirvana, The Nicest Man In Rock? For one thing, these days he may be a happily married father of two, but after his first marriage ended, he had a John Lennon-style “Lost Weekend”. That was post-divorce,” remembers the 42-year-old who, via his two Nirvana albums and six Foo Fighters releases, can lay claim to record sales of 25 million copies. The man responsible for the hiring, firing and retiring of a fistful of guitarists and drummers? This merry-go-round is recounted in wincing detail in Back And Forth, a new documentary about the band.
Read More Foo Fighter's The Colour and The Shape turns 19 years old today.
To celebrate its birthday we take a look back at its best tracks and Stuart Clarke's interview with Dave Grohl before last year's historic Slane Caslte gig.