As we move into the second half of our deep dive into the finest records of the past ten years, things certainly haven’t gotten any easier. At many times this list became a real battle between head and heart; between the records with a profound personal connection and those that hold great influence and importance in the wider scheme of things. After much soul searching we’ve struck upon the right balance between the two for our final look at the best albums of the decade. (If you missed part one, you can check it out here) Continue reading
Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold
Yes, the rumours are true, Foo Fighters are returning to Worthy Farm. The band announced the news at a secret intimate gig in Frome in Somerset, which they broadcast globally via a livestream. This follows after they had to pull out of their 2015 headline slot due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg, with Florence + the Machine filling the slot. The Foo Fighters will be joining fellow headliners Radiohead on the Pyramid Stage this summer, with the third and final headline act still yet to be announced.
For everyone who’s fed up of the whole wretched affair…
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has made it his mission to help out young UK metal band Black Leaves of Envy after their local council said they were too loud. The rock legend wrote a letter the council (above) asking them to reconsider as well as penning a separate letter to the band themselves offering advice on soundproofing so that they can continue rehearsing in their garage. Needless to say the band have been stunned by the support.
Following growing rumours about an imminent breakup, the rock titans faced up to them in their trademark tongue-in-cheek style. The band released a spoof announcement video that features frontman Dave Grohl going solo and electronic and the rest of the band brainstorming ideas for a new lead singer, eventually settling on American pop singer Nick Lachey. The band have made it clear that they are in no danger of breaking up, however they will be taking an indefinite hiatus.
Following a mysterious countdown clock on the band’s website, Foo Fighters have released a surprise EP. The five track Saint Cecilia EP was made from demos recorded in the hotel of the same name in Austin, Texas during sessions for their most recent album ‘Sonic Highways’. If the tracks are any indicator of what the future may hold for the band, then they will be back on top form after the misstep of ‘Sonic Highways’. The EP is being offered as a free download and Dave Grohl has dedicated it to the victims of the Paris attacks.
A vast group of singers and musicians have gathered in the Italian town of Cesena to perform the Foo Fighters song ‘Learn To Fly’. The video, which has since gone viral, included a message to frontman Dave Grohl asking him and the band to play a concert in their town. Given the lengths they have gone to and the reception it has gotten I don’t see them saying no.
The Foo Fighters frontman has performed from his own custom chair for dates on the band’s US tour after he broke his leg during a gig in Sweden. Grohl say’s that he designed the chair – which is based on the Iron Throne from Game Of Thrones – whilst he was ‘high as a kite’ on painkillers. It features numerous guitar necks as well as the band’s logo. He is undoubtedly making the best out of a bad situation and as much as I wish him a speedy recovery, I want to see plenty more of his creation while his leg heals over the upcoming tour.
After frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg during a performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, the band have called off the remaining dates for their European tour including their headlining slot at Glastonbury. Depending on how well he recovers, his injury may also affect some American dates. There is no information yet as to whether any of the shows will be rescheduled or as to who will be filling the prestigious role of Glastonbury headliner. Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery!