With the help of his fellow Foo Fighters and a little movie magic, Grohl takes on the role of Carrie White, from the classic horror movie based on Stephen King’s first novel.
We caught up with drummer Ashton Irwin, who told us about some of the older tunes he’s into, obsessing on Guardians of the Galaxy and how this gig helped him achieve a lifetime goal: meeting Dave Grohl.
If the first few seconds of the Foo Fighters upcoming new record — a measly eight — let fans know anything it’s that Dave Grohl and the guys can definitely still rock.
“I don’t want my kid to think that the only way you can be a musician is to stand in line at a song contest audition, and then wind up having a bazillionaire tell you if you’re not a good singer,” Grohl said.
“We’re doing things that we’ve never done before. And I want to say that it’s only eight songs but I think it might be our longest record because, as I was writing these songs, I had to take a cinematic approach,” Dave Grohl said.
Much like the Dave Grohl-directed feature, Sound City, the Foo Fighters’ HBO show will be shot documentary style, and will be “a love letter to the history of American music,” according to Grohl himself.
“This is another album that has it’s own sound. It shows the evolution that we’ve gone through as a band,” said Jimmy De Martini.
“Once or twice, it was quite tempting,” he admitted to KROQ’s Kevin and Bean.
Grohl’s first reaction to hearing ‘Superunknown’? “Holy s–t! This is gonna be huge! It was the perfect meeting of the Beatles and Black Sabbath.”
PJ Harvey was on their A-list of performers.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night. Today it’s an arena-rock spectacle with stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” Michael Stipe said about Nirvana, during the band’s induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “This was not just pop music.”
The duo introduced Stevie Nicks’ performance of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Jimmy Fallon before sitting down to discuss their time in Nirvana.