Frank Turner covers Foo Fighters' 'All My Life' - watch
... homelessness charity Shelter. The singer-songwriter asked fans to bring the flag to each show of his tour without any of his help, and the flag was bought onstage at The Forum in London on April 25, for the last night of the run of dates. "People carried the flag with them and it enjoyed the sights of York Castle, Winchester Cathedral, the village where I was raised and many more," wrote Frank Turner on the item's listing on eBay. "Thank you to everyone who made pass the flag a successful venture, and thank you to all who are bidding on it now," he added. Frank Turner covers Foo Fighters
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Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem Songs Featured in Hurricane Sandy Documentary
... Allen and Jessica Beutler of music industry agency MAC Presents. "This documentary is to give these survivors a voice to tell their story," Marcie Allen, co-director of the film, said. "'Beach 119' is a story of humanity. Strangers came together in a time of need." Allen and fellow director Jessica Beutler work with New York music industry agency MAC Presents, which counts the Rolling Stones among its past clients. Watch the entire 13-minute documentary below. The Best of Billboard Video:See All Billboard Video Foo Fighters
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... 119' is a story of humanity. Strangers came together in a time of need." Allen worked with co-director Jessica Beutler on the film. They both work at music industry agency MAC Presents, which currently counts The Rolling Stones on its client list. At the end of last year, The Stones were one of the artists who played the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit gig at New York's Madison Square Gardens. Others on the bill included Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Kanye West and Coldplay singer Chris Martin. Foo Fighters
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Foo Fighters (1995-)
Dave Grohl (vocals, guitar)
Pat Smear (guitar) 1995-1998
Nate Mendel (bass)
William Goldsmith (drums) 1995-1997
Taylor Hawkins (drums) 1997-
Franz Stahl (guitar) 1998-
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"Foo Fighters" are what the US Air Force calls UFOs.
Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana. After Kurt Cobain died, he switched to guitar and formed The Foo Fighters.
The Foo Fighters impose a $100 fine for "any mispelling or other stupid typos" on advertising materials, as their 2000 concert rider reveals. The rider also notes that the guys would rather have the promoter buy their underwear. Much funnier is the band's US/Canada 2008 rider, where cereals are wanted unopened and "not recycled from last night Dio's show," dressing or ketchup is to be fresh, not with "the last 4 millimeters" in the bottle, lunch should include "soup of the day" but only vegetarian because "meaty soups make roadies fart," and many other food demands "since rock bands and their crews need to eat every 90 minutes or so."
The 2008 rider also contains some advice on how meat should be prepared, as "lightly cooked chicken breasts with goo on them... are definitely not going to get you a hug from our bass player, Nate." The preferred meat for the Foo Fighters is "big ass kielbasas that make men self conscious" or bacon which is "god's currency."
As a sort of an apology for all the whims of the band comes the last sentence of the rider food and drink part, "We are just another band trying to make enough money to fuel our private jet. Please help." The tour manager's sense of humor also manifests in the demand for specific cups – solo red or blue plastic cups, about which he says in the rider, "I will call out a catering jihad if we do not have these cups."
Then there's the "Wow, rock stars ask for some stupid crap" part of the rider, where the Foo Fighters give a detailed request on DVDs, magazines and again underwear. The rider concludes with advice about leftover food, which is to be given to a local kitchen or shelter or collected by "our roadie that looks like Osama Bin Laden."
Grohl takes on a lot of side projects. He played drums for the band Queens Of The Stone Age and fronted the death-metal group Probot.
Their first album was a solo project for Dave Grohl because he didn't have a band yet.
Hawkins was part of the backing band for Alanis Morissette before he joined the Foo Fighters. (thanks, Casey Baker - Austin, TX, for above 2)
Grohl often chews gum before and during their sets, which keeps his mouth from getting dry. He prefers Dentyne Ice, and says, "Onstage, I need a minty-fresh microphone."
The bands debut album was written and recorded almost entirely by Grohl. He wrote just about all of the songs while he was still the drummer for Nirvana. (thanks, Mark - Chicago, IL)
Their original second guitarist Pat Smear was also the second guitarist for Nirvana when they toured for In Utero. (thanks, Justin - Rochester, England)
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.