Foo Fighters

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In Foo Fighters vs. Westboro, Dave Grohl Just Scored

Hint: Rickroll.

(Newser) - Picking a fight with Dave Grohl is apparently more ill-advised than previously thought , as members of the Westboro Baptist Church have again found. Back in 2011, the Foo Fighters responded to a WBC protest of their concert in Kansas City by driving by in a flatbed truck and performing "... More »

This Is What 1K People Covering Foo Fighters Sounds Like

The project has been a year in the making

(Newser) - What started off as an idea in May 2014 and turned into logistical and technical gymnastics in the months leading up to the big event has just been pulled off. One thousand people from all over Italy gathered in a field in the northern town of Cesena to perform the... More »

Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage, Injures Leg, Finishes Show

'I think I just broke my leg'

(Newser) - If Dave Grohl wasn't already a legend to his Swedish fans, he is now: He fell off the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg last night, seriously injured his leg, and then returned to finish the show, reports the Guardian . "I think I just broke my... More »

Dave Grohl Helps Out a Dying Fan

Aussie with terminal cancer will meet the band

(Newser) - A big Foo Fighters fan with terminal cancer will get to scratch off one item from his wish list: meeting Dave Grohl and the band. The band was flying home from Australia when a flight attendant told Grohl about the wish of her friend, Australian Ken Powell, 56, who has... More »

Determined Fans Force Foo Fighters Concert Into Existence

Band agrees to play crowdsourced show

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters say they'll be playing an upcoming show in Richmond, Virginia—but this isn't your average concert. This show was completely organized and funded by fans. It all began a couple months ago when Richmond Foo Fighters fans began brainstorming ways to bring the band to... More »

Courtney Love Explains Weird Cobain Rant

Oh, and did we mention she went topless, too?

(Newser) - Courtney Love had quite the night on Sunday, first ranting against a fan who held up a picture of Kurt Cobain before storming off stage, only to return and flash the audience. Afterward, she explained the diatribe (which you can watch in full in the gallery—it’s definitely NSFW),... More »

Foo Fighters Punk Westboro Protesters

Dave Grohl's in the mood for 'some hot-man muffins'

(Newser) - When the Westboro Baptist Church decided to protest the Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City on the grounds that their music promoted fornication and homosexuality, the band came up with a counter-protest of their own. The musicians—dressed in hillbilly costumes from a recent promo video—performed their song "... More »

Air Guitar Contest Crowns New World Champ

German woman snags top prize for Foo Fighters performance

(Newser) - A German woman rocked her invisible guitar yesterday and walked off with top prize at the 16th Air Guitar World Championships—the first female to snag a medal there in seven years. Held in Oulu in northern Finland, the contest included wild fingerers like US champ Justin "Nordic Thunder"... More »

SNL's Obama: Nobody Got What They Wanted

Even the congressional interns are peeved over budget deal

(Newser) - Fred Armisen's Barack Obama opened Saturday Night Live last night with a summary of the budget deal: "No one got everything he wanted, and everyone walked away unhappy." The unhappiness trickled down to Congress, Congressional cleaning staff and interns, Tea Partiers, Mitt Romney, the New York Times, and... More »

David Byrne Sues Charlie Crist for $1M Over Song Use

Use of Talking Heads song 'Road to Nowhere' at issue

(Newser) - David Byrne has sued Charlie Crist for $1 million, saying the Florida governor used the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an ad without permission. Crist, who was then running in the Republican Senate primary, used the song in an attack ad targeting Marco Rubio. "I was... More »

Artists' Complaints About Pols' Use of Songs Off-Key

Free speech outweighs whatever objections they might have

(Newser) - Political campaigns routinely use popular music to help shape voters’ perceptions about their candidate. And while the practice may hit a sour ideological note with some artists, there’s not much they can—or should—do to turn off the music, since both copyright laws and free-speech doctrine support it,... More »

Foo Fighters: McCain's Not Our 'Hero'

Band complains that candidate is using song without permission

(Newser) - When it comes to the “rock music” the kids are so into these days, John McCain just can’t catch a break. Joining an increasingly long line of ticked-off rockers, the Foo Fighters are accusing the candidate of using their song “My Hero” without permission, Wired reports. "... More »

Foo Fighters' Rider: Diva Demands, Snarky Delivery

Band doesn't skimp on asking for what it wants on tour—nor on humor in its request

(Newser) - The rider from the Foo Fighter's 2008 tour is packed with wit, the Smoking Gun observes, including requests for "big ass kielbasas that make men self-conscious." The document is "every bit as amusing as the Iggy rider," the site says of the copy accompanying an '06... More »

Writers Cut Grammys a Break

Preliminary talks also underway to settle strike

(Newser) - Striking writers have agreed not to picket the Grammys next month, opening the way for major stars to perform and attend the telecast. The Writers Guild and the Recording Academy are negotiating a deal that would also allow union writers to work on the CBS broadcast. Writers and studio representatives... More »

Grammy Nominations Revealed

Kanye West leads with eight nominations; Amy Winehouse scores six

(Newser) - Kanye West and Amy Winehouse lead the field in Grammy Award nominations, announced today. West scored eight nods, but only Winehouse and the Foo Fighters landed in both the record-of-the-year and album-of-the-year categories, AP reports. It's been a tough go lately for West and Winehouse (six nominations): The rapper's mother... More »

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