There’s just two weeks to go until the almighty Foo Fighters kick off their 2023 tour in the USA, and there’s a badly kept secret we don’t have to wait too long for some shows in the UK.
As spotted by the Foo Fighters UK fan group via Twitter, the rock legends have put a message on their official website that there are “forthcoming and soon-to-be-announced” UK live dates – of which you’ll be able to get early ticket access to by pre-ordering any format of their new album But Here We Are.
In the music news relating to the Foo Fighters, ‘But Here We Are’ – the 11th record from the band and first since the loss of Taylor Hawkins last year – is set to be released on June 2.
A press release also shared that: “Sonically channeling the naivete of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.”
Check out the latest Foo’s single, ‘Rescued’ below.
Foo Fighters have announced that they are going to be releasing a documentary.
‘What Drives Us’ and will focus on the process of heading out on the road as a band in search of making your dreams come true.
The film has been directed by vocalist Dave Grohl who had this to say about its themes:
“This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music. What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of ‘why?’ What drives us?’”
Ringo Starr, Slash, Ian Mckaye, Lars Ulrich, St. Vincent, The Edge, Steven Tyler will make appearances in the film as well!
It’s set for release on April 30th and will be available to watch via Amazon Prime.
There’s massive news in the UK Albums Chart this week as both The Pretty Reckless and Pale Waves have reached places in the Top 10!
This Friday, it was revealed that The Pretty Reckless’s latest full length record, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ debuted at the No.06 position, which equals their previous best when their debut record, ‘Light Me Up’ was in that position in 2010.
For Pale Waves, their record, ‘Who Am I?’ debuted at No.03 which is the best debut they received as a band to date! Their debut record, ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ debuted at No.08 in 2018.
In addition to all this record news, Foo Fighters latest record ‘Medicine At Midnight’ kept in the top 10 at No.02.
That’s a massive week in the world of rock and plenty of reason to celebrate!
Check out The Pretty Reckless’s track, ’25’ below.
And here’s the latest music video for Pale Waves in ‘Fall To Pieces’.
Touring crews are still in desperate need of financial support as live music is still on pause but now, a fundraiser has been launched to help with those involved with making live shows happen.
Following on from #ILoveLive’s 2020 initiative (which raised an amazing £546,000 for Stagehand), the fundraiser has announced a second wave of fantastic prizes up for grabs – with everyone from Foo Fighters to IronMaiden to Frank Turner getting involved and offering up some unique memorabilia for fans to get their hands on.
Set up by David Stopps, Ian McAndrew and Tom Schroeder alongside Andrew Lenthall and Mike Lowe from Stagehand, the #ILoveLive prize draw is live for the next month, with a £5 minimum donation getting you entry into one draw (donate multiple times for multiple entries).
“When I heard about the 10th suicide among stage crew in late August, I knew I had to do something,” explains David of how the crowdfunder first came about. “Stage crew are not only suffering great financial hardship but most are also experiencing mental ill health. Money raised from these prize draws will actually save lives and help to safeguard their future.”
“The #ILoveLive campaign on Crowdfunder is critical to supporting the ‘behind the scenes’ workers in the live music industry,” adds Crowdfunder’s Rob Love. “Without roadies there won’t be a live events industry, even when COVID restrictions are lifted. Crowdfunding is a way for communities to come together to support causes close to their heart, and this is a great example of how the music industry is pulling together to help each other in a time of need.”
🤩 Eeeek, the #ILoveLive prize draws are BACK! New artists, new prizes and the same amazing cause! Be in with a chance to win amazing music memorabilia from big artists to support the unsung heroes of the live music industry with @StagehandFund!
The 2021 nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame are in!
Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden have both been nominated for the very first time and Rage Against The Machine have been nominated for the third time.
They join Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick in the long list.
To be eligible for consideration an artist has had to have released their first single or album before 1995, which Foo Fighters did in 1995.
The inductees will be voted on by a pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry will select the new class.
Fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at rockhall.com or at an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. The fan selections will count as a single “fan ballot” that will get added to the other votes.
iHeartRadio have shared a new snippet of Foo Fighters set at the virtual ALTer EGO concert over the weekend.
Now the track is normally a set closer but this time around, the band opted to open with the track ‘Everlong’ before tackling Medicine At Midnight singles Shame Shame and Waiting On A War, and finishing up with 2007 mega-hit The Pretender.
Check out the clip below.
They chatted about their upcoming record, ‘Medicine At Midnight’.
Foo Fighters are in launching a limited run radio station next week in celebration of their upcoming record, ‘Medicine At Midnight’.
Their upcoming release is set for 5th February 2021 and will be the tenth record released as a band.
Foo Fighters Radio will air on SiriusXM from February 3 at 12pm ET (5pm UK time) until April 4. Programmes that will be broadcast include a special track-by-track premiere of ‘Medicine At Midnight’ at midnight ET (5am UK time) on release day (February 5) and a live performance from the SiriusXM Garage at 5pm ET and PT later on in the day.
In addition, a small number of subscribers to SiriusXM will have the chance to be a part of the virtual audience for the release day show, which will be hosted by Kat Corbett.
Foo Fighters Radio will also see the band “sharing insight into their new album and the stories behind some of their biggest songs, demos, B-sides and rarities throughout their more than two-decade career”.