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Report: John Fogerty, collaborates with the Foo Fighters and country stars for new solo album…

John Fogerty, the former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival, announced the news of his next solo album titled, “A Song For Everyone”, which will be released this fall. The album will be an all star collaboration with the Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and more.

Read more on it, here.

Sounds nice, but John Fogerty is talented enough that he doesn’t need all them stars to collaborate with him. He does a fine job on his own! I love CCR and John Fogerty solo. As you all know, Fogerty mixes rock, country and blues into one genre. I saw Fogerty perform live at SPAC one year. I’ll never forget that show.

Kev

Netflix Pick (DVD): Foo Fighters “Back and Forth”

Over the weekend, I’ve been watching movies on Netflix, both streamable and DVD. Well just earlier tonight, I just watched the Foo Fighters rockumentary, “Back and Forth”. The Foo Fighters is a band who I admired for years. They maybe mainstream and iconic, but they are one of the only mainstream acts that can make great rock music. They are very talented rock songwriters. Of course, Dave’s songwriting was mostly influenced from Kurt Cobain. In the film, he explained how Kurt was the one that got him into songwriting.

The film started off with Nirvana history. After Kurt committed suicide, Dave explained he wanted nothing to do with music for a while. So he made a demo on a cassette tape with the name Foo Fighters on it. The first album was all Dave. He recorded the album himself and recorded all instruments himself. At first, he didn’t want a big career out of music, but something happened to him that made him want to start a career. So he wanted his second album to be with an actual band. The Foos got bigger and bigger each album, and now they are mainstream stars.

The film spans their entire career, giving behind the scenes insight on the recording of each album which is interesting. Did you know that Dave was almost a full time member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers? It’s true. Dave came really close to joining the Heartbreakers, but then he had to tell Tom “No,”, Dave wanted to do his own project.

What I liked most about the film is the recording for their new album, “Wasted Light”, which was recorded in Dave’s garage at his home. He wanted the album to be old school. He wanted that album to sound like it was recorded at your home. They recorded it on tape, instead of using Pro Tools. The Foo’s “Wasted Light” album is the best album of 2011. It’s a really incredible album, I couldn’t stop listening to it all year.

The interviews were entertaining but I thought Taylor Hawkins and Dave gave the best interviews out of everyone though. This was a very inspiring film and I think it’s better than “Pearl Jam 20”. Whether you’re a longtime Foo’s fan or never heard of them before, you should watch this anyway. It’ll make you understand the band better. Over the years, the Foos been wrongly criticized by some music fans and critics, and I think this film was used to help defend themselves. They do a good job of it too. Check this film out.

Other movies I watched on Netflix over the weekend, which were John Carpenter’s new horror film, “The Ward”, “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper, and “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” a horror/comedy with Brandon Routh, all 3 streamable. Those three films sucked, I hated all 3 of them, but I finally watched something I liked this weekend which was the Foo Fighters, “Back and Forth” movie, Netflix DVD.

I love Netflix. So many people talk a lot of shit about Netflix and their company lately, but I’ll always support them. They need some help and I’m willing to stick with them, I don’t care what anyone else thinks.

Kev

Cool Video: Dave Grohl kicks out fan for fighting at Itunes Festival concert…

Usually when kids cause trouble at rock concerts, the bands usually don’t do anything and let the security take care of it. Well, Dave Grohl decided to take care of it himself at the Itunes Festival, when a fan was fighting with other kids. Dave stopped the band in the middle of a song and started swearing and yelling at the kid. He told the fan to get out of his show.

Dave is the man for this. He just cared for his fans safety and he didn’t want this idiot to ruin the fun. Enjoy this hilarious video. I think this was real. It wasn’t an act or scripted or anything.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Nirvana reunion happens for the first time ever!!!

Nobody ever thought a Nirvana reunion would ever happen, but it did just earlier this week. Dave Grohl decided to give Nirvana/Foo Fighter fans a gift by reuniting the surviving members of Nirvana at a secret Foo Fighters show in Los Angeles. Yes, Krist Novoselic was there to play bass, and the former Nirvana touring guitarist, Pat Smear, was there to play guitar, while Dave Grohl played the drums and sang.

The Foo Fighters were mainly there to perform songs from their upcoming new album they’re recording with legendary producer, Butch Vig, but the reunited Nirvana did perform one Nirvana song which is “Marigold”, a b-side from the “In Utero” sessions. Nirvana didn’t play any of their big hits or anything like that.

More on it, here.

Is this a tease that Dave plans on reuniting Nirvana full time for a tour, so the band can play all their big hits? Who knows, maybe that will happen. Of course, it isn’t really a real Nirvana reunion without Kurt Cobain. I think everyone knows that. It’s a good thing Dave did this, ’cause I’m sure that is what Kurt would have wanted.

The band played, “Marigold”, because that was the only Nirvana song which Dave Grohl sang the lead vocals on, and not Kurt.

Here’s hoping for more Nirvana shows if Dave and Krist agrees with it!

Kev

 

Report: The Foo Fighters to take a long hiatus from music…

Dave Grohl has announced to BBC Radio that he and the Foo Fighters will soon take a long break and hiatus from the music business.

Dave explains that after doing the amazing and tight Wembley Stadium show which he calls the best damn show in the band’s career (I agree), he says the band played for everybody in that show and that’s when he realized it’s time to hang it up for a while.

The Foo Fighters had quite a busy and tough career, indeed. Their last three albums, “One By One”, “In Your Honor” (which is a two disc CD set), and “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace” their newest release were all released in a very quick period of time.

The Foo Fighters are an incredible band, they are one of my favorites in today’s industry and I feel that their break is well deserved and needed.

More on it here:

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/39761

Thanks for the great music, Foos. The boys will be back with more great stuff in the future!

Kev