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Ever wonder if Kurt Cobain would like the Foo Fighters? Now we finally know!!!

Some of us wondered if Kurt Cobain would have liked the Foo Fighters. Some of us speculated that he wouldn’t like them ’cause of his punk background and some of us speculated that he would love them. Turns out that Kurt ended up loving the Foo Fighters. Kurt heard an early demo of the Foo Fighters back in the days when it was just Dave in the band (NOTE: The Foo Fighters started off as a one man band at the time). Kurt loved the demo, loved the demo a bit too much that is. If Kurt was still alive today, I’m sure he would have continued to support the Foo Fighters.

I thought this was an interesting story so I thought it was worth posting here.

Kev

The Foo Fighters steal the show with the Ice Bucket…

This is the best one yet. The Foo Fighters parody the Stephen King movie, “Carrie”, the Brian Depalma version. Check it out. It’s hilarious. This will give you the LOL’s.

Dave Grohl is no stranger to wearing drag… remember back in his Nirvana days now.

Kev

The Foo Fighters, have taken long breaks from the music business before, it’s nothing new…

The Foo Fighters have been known to taking long breaks from the industry every now and then. Now they are taking another one. Why? Even though the band doesn’t really explain, I’m pretty sure Dave wants to focus on the upcoming “Sound City” movie that he’s working on. When that movie hits the theaters, he’s probably gonna do a lot of promotion for it, and stuff. So I’m sure his focus will be on that. Of course, I’m sure Dave will do other musical side projects with other bands, so who knows what he’ll be planning.

I’m hoping Dave will get Them Crooked Vultures back for a second album, ’cause their first one was great. Or maybe Dave will plan a supergroup with Jimmy Page, Jonesy, and Jason, that will be cool too.

With that being said, even though the Foo Fighters are gonna be gone for a while again, Dave won’t be. He will always be around in some way. He’s always doing different projects.

Kev

Foo Fighters/Neil & Young Crazy at Global Poverty Project in NYC review…

CORRECTION: Neil Young and Crazy Horse did play a few new songs from their upcoming new album, “Psychedellic Pill”. Their song they played, “Walk Like a Giant” is a new song, my bad.

So I watched the live viewing on youtube of the Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert at the Global Poverty Project event in NYC. A serious event to raise money for a good cause. I know the Black Keys were a part of this concert too, but I missed their set. I did catch the Foo Fighters and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The Foo Fighters played a short set, but they were pretty tight. They played mostly their hits, of course, but they were fun to see. My only problem is that Dave talks a bit too much in between songs, and he can get kind of annoying with the crowd. Other than that, they played an incredible set, I am a fan of the Foo Fighters as I own quite a few of their albums in my CD collection.

As for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, they were just phenomenal and they killed it, like Neil usually does. When Neil walked on stage, you don’t see him wearing any fancy clothing, he just wears casual things. Just jeans, a t-shirt and he wore a red flanel coat. It was just Neil and his guitar. Neil Young and the band played mostly recognizable classics. I recognized “Ontario”, “Fuckin’ Up”, “Walk Like A Giant”, “Needle and the Damage Done” (solo acoustic) and “Let the Good Times Roll” (solo acoustic). Of course, they had to close their set with their most famous song, “Keep On Rockin’ In the Free World”, which they had the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys jamming with them on that one.

I love the way Neil performs on stage, ’cause he is a phenomenal lead guitarist. One thing I’m disappointed in that when the Foo Fighters were on stage, the live viewing got like 18,000 views, and when Neil got on stage, the views got lower and lower, all the way down to about 6,000 views or a little under. I mean, really? I’ve also noticed that some of the crowd were leaving Neil’s set as well.

After seeing all that, kind of hit me. Don’t people know good music anymore? Unfortunately not! Neil is a genius, a fucking legend! A rock n’ roll legend and people weren’t interested in watching him? The man is 66 years old, and he can still rock on that fucking stage! After all that talk about discussing “guitar gods”, I will include Neil in that guitar god category. My belief is that people were getting bored of his long guitar jams. Well, that’s tough people! That’s how Neil always played his concerts. He’s been playing like that for the past 30 years or more. Long 15 – 20 minute guitar jams. Just play guitar for a long time, sing a few lyrics, jam some more,  sing a few lyrics, jam some more, etc. That’s Neil.

Why do rock bands sometimes jam that long? It’s called improvisation. The music stops when it wants to. It’s all about using your imagination. Long jams and improvisations were really big back in the 60’s – 70’s. That kind of music is no longer popular anymore in today’s industry. Neil still sees music that way. Which is why I admire him. That’s what pisses me off about today’s industry. A lot of people would rather see Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj or Jay-Z, when everyone should concentrate on real musicians like Neil Young. While it is a bad time for Neil to still be around, he is still here ’cause music is what he does. He’s not going to give it up until he’s dead.

This is a perfect example of how I’m going to play my live shows when I get a band. Jam out. I love those long guitar jams myself, and I want to rock out like that. It’s why I admire bands like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Phish, Hendrix, etc. The jam rock stuff. That’s how I played my acoustic shows over the years when I play out. Musicians and bands can’t help it when they play long on stage. That’s what music does to them.

I thought the Global Poverty Project in NYC was interesting stuff, and they put on a good concert too. I’m such a huge fan of Neil. I own a little over 10 of his albums in my collection and still counting. I’m trying to collect his entire discography. Neil is the fuckin’ man and a guitar genius. I’m sure people wanted a better headliner for the Global Poverty Project, but the reason they wanted Neil to headline ’cause Neil is a polio survivor, so it made sense to have him.

Kev

Report: Dave Grohl to make his film directing debut for the big screen. He will make a documentary about, Sound City Studios…

Dave Grohl, most famous as the frontman for the Foo Fighters, and former drummer of Nirvana, may have years of musical experience, but he has been on and off in the movie industry as well. He’s got some acting experience through his own music videos, and he made cameos in a few movies/TV shows as well. I think he even directed a few videos for the Foo Fighters himself. Well, Dave is finally making his own film. He’s doing a documentary about Sound City Studios, a legendary studio that Dave owns himself. Many rock legends over the years have recorded in it.

See the website for his film, here.

I’m sure it won’t be a world wide release, it’s probably going to be released independently, but the film sounds cool.

Kev

Thought: What would Kurt Cobain think of the Foo Fighters?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Nirvana’s “Reading Festival” and “Bleach’s 20th edition”, both albums are amazing as Nirvana always is. After listening to these albums, I’m sure everyone wonders what it will be like if Kurt Cobain is still alive.

If Kurt was still around today, Nirvana will still not be together ’cause before Kurt’s death, Nirvana was about to break up anyways.

You just wonder what Kurt would think of the Foo Fighters music. Do you think he would love it or would he hate it?

Me? Knowing Kurt Cobain’s musical style, of the type of music he likes. He mostly liked dark punk music, stuff like the Meat Puppets to the Pixies. Mostly stuff that we never heard of back in those days.

I would think Kurt would hate the Foo Fighters. He might think they are too pop and silly for Kurt to listen to. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Foo Fighters, I think they are great. The Foo’s are different from Nirvana. Kurt would feel uncomfortable with Dave’s songwriting. Sorry Dave, but I think Kurt is rolling in his grave about the Foo Fighter’s music.

It’s just something I can’t see Kurt getting into and can’t see him enjoying it.

I think Kurt would like Courtney’s music with Hole and her solo stuff, ’cause I believe Kurt helped launched Courtney’s career. Hole was already formed way before Kurt’s death. I also read that Kurt collaborated with Courtney in Hole on a few songs for the single, “Ask For It”. Knowing Kurt Cobain’s sense of humor, I’m sure he would make fun of  the Foo Fighters.

Kurt was an amazing singer and songwriter. Even though all of his songs in Nirvana had a few easy chords for each song, they were still amazing to listen to ’cause Kurt had his own style writing these simple songs.

Nirvana deserves to be Hall of Famers, definitely, but their first single “Love Buzz” still has four more years to go to be eligible. They are getting close to 25 years, don’t worry, they’ll be inducted soon.

Kev

 

Report: First Jackson Browne, then Van Halen, and now Dave Grohl is attacking McCain for using music without permission…

You know, while I do like John McCain a lot, I disagree with his actions for the music business though. I agree that McCain does need to start asking permission for using Bands/Artists songs at his campaigns.

The Foo Fighters are not suing John McCain, they just simply released a statement asking him to not use the band’s songs without permission. A warning type of thing.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003872307

I’m glad the Foo’s didn’t go as far as suing like Jackson Browne did. Just shows that Dave knows how to say things in a polite way without putting people down.

Why don’t musicians ever attack Obama for using band’s songs? Well for one, I’m sure Obama asks the band’s permission first. That’s why no band or music artists attacked Obama yet.

If you’re a band and a musician if you own your music, you have the right to use your music however you please. It’s all up to the artist if they want to sue or not. If they own the copyright, they have the right to do what they want. Remember, the copyright and know how copyright works.

Kev

Report: First Jackson Browne, then Van Halen, and now Dave Grohl is attacking McCain for using music without permission…

You know, while I do like John McCain a lot, I disagree with his actions for the music business though. I agree that McCain does need to start asking permission for using Bands/Artists songs at his campaigns.

The Foo Fighters are not suing John McCain, they just simply released a statement asking him to not use the band’s songs without permission. A warning type of thing.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003872307

I’m glad the Foo’s didn’t go as far as suing like Jackson Browne did. Just shows that Dave knows how to say things in a polite way without putting people down.

Why don’t musicians ever attack Obama for using band’s songs? Well for one, I’m sure Obama asks the band’s permission first. That’s why no band or music artists attacked Obama yet.

If you’re a band and a musician if you own your music, you have the right to use your music however you please. It’s all up to the artist if they want to sue or not. If they own the copyright, they have the right to do what they want. Remember, the copyright and know how copyright works.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: The Foo Fighters plays with John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page at Wembley Stadium!!!

Last night at Wembley Stadium in the UK, the Foo Fighters played a concert there which Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foos say it’s their best gig and most amazing gig in history of the band’s career. Many rumours speculated that the Foo Fighters will play a few shows together with Led Zeppelin and those rumours turned out to be true at last night’s Wembley Stadium concert.

At last night’s show, after the show was over, Dave Grohl invited John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page to the stage to play a few Led Zeppelin songs for the encore. Jason Bonham and Robert Plant were not there. It was just Jimmy and Jonesy jamming with the Foos. Grohl’s dream of jamming with Led Zeppelin just came true!

More on it here:

http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/37175

Sounds like a good show, I hope the Foos release that concert to DVD. They probably will.

Kev