Posted: 31 October, 2014

Fooies Drop New Track "Congregation"

The third track off Sonic Highways comes from their Nashville session.

Foo Fighters - "Congregation": YouTube - Foo Fighters

Halloween just got a bit happier with a brand new Fooies track.

"Congregation" is the third song we've received off Sonic Highways and comes from their Nashville recording session.

However, it ain't no country & western, its a rock-y ballad that was recorded at Southern Ground Studios, the recording studio of alt-country star Zac Brown, who you might remember joined Grohl for an epic cover of "War Pigs" recently on Letterman.

With the recent announcement of their massive Australia tour, we're pretty excited for the new track to come out over the next weeks or so.


Sonic Highways Nashville Trailer

HBO Sonic Highways Nashville Trailer: YouTube - HBO's Channel

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Foo Fighters Australian Tour

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Triple M Exclusive Foo Fighters Interview

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Triple M Exclusive Foo Fighters Interview - Part 2

Triple M was able to sit down with the Foo Fighters' Dave, Pat and Chris, asking them all the questions you would've asked.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Nashville, Congregation

Posted: 30 October, 2014

REVIEW: The Rolling Stones At Perth Arena

The Stones prove yet again why they are the world's best and most enduring rock bands.

 

The Rolling Stones hadn’t played a gig in Perth for almost two decades, but judging by their first Perth show, time has only strengthened this city’s admiration for these icons of rock’n-roll.

The iconic tongue logo was everywhere as a massive crowd filtered into a jam packed Perth Arena and the excitement was palpable.

And when the first iconic riff of Start Me Up belted out across the arena, that excitement hit absolute fever pitch and continued for over 2-hours as the band belted out hit after hit.

Mick Jagger was at his pea-cocking best as he strutted and bounced to every corner of the stage and back again.

His love of sport was evident when he asked the crowd if they were Dockers and Eagles fans. It was difficult to split the difference!



The 13,000 strong crowd was in absolute admiration of Keith Richards - who took control of the mic to sing You Got The Silver and Can’t Be Seen to give Sir Mick a much deserved break.

"It's good to be here, its good to be anywhere!" Keith told the audience.

Ronnie Wood was as cool and laid back as you expect him to be, often taking the opportunity to smoke a cigarette - without missing a single beat mind you!




And speaking of beats, Charlie Watts was as solid as ever, maintaining his stoic expression and unflappable drumming  as the madness of a Rolling Stones concert erupted around him.




The band play another Perth gig on Saturday before heading to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland.

If you get a chance to see these icons of music on this tour do it. What a gas, gas GAS!

SET LIST

Start Me Up

Get Off Of My Cloud

It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)

Tumbling Dice

Worried About You

Doom And Gloom

Bitch (Song vote winner)

Out Of Control

Honky Tonk Women

You Got The Silver (with Keith Richards on lead vocals)

Can’t Be Seen (with Keith on lead vocals)

Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)

Miss You

Gimme Shelter

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Sympathy For The Devil

Brown Sugar

ENCORE

You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Giovanni Consort)

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)

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Review - Stones Worth The Wait

The Stones have opened their Australian tour with a typically charismatic show in Adelaide. It rocked.

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Tags: The Rolling Stones, 14On, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Posted: 30 October, 2014

Axl Rose & Nirvana's 1992 MTV Performance

Mick Molloy reveals the mystery behind this bizarre 1992 MTV awards performance

Mick Molloy reveals the mystery behind this bizarre 1992 MTV awards performance where Nirvana went off-tap at the end and weren’t seen for the rest of the night.

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Tags: Dave Grohl, Nirvana

Posted: 30 October, 2014

Foo Fighters Australian Tour

It's official. The Foos are coming. Get your tour and ticket info here

It's official. The most anticipated rock tour of the summer has just been confirmed!

Triple M and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that rock superstars Foo Fighters will be returning to Australia in February and March 2015 for their biggest shows ever, with very special guests Rise Against.

This will be their first time back in Australia since 2011's epic Wasting Light tour.

"When I think of the absolute peak of this band's success or experience it's that tour 'coz those shows were just so massive… long… they were just f***ing stadium shows," Dave Grohl told Triple M. Listen to the full interview below.

Foo Fighters On Triple M

Rock superstar Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters sat down with Triple M before the massive tour announce. Warning: Interview contains language which may offend some listeners.

Triple M will be presenting the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways tour which kicks off 24th February, 2015. Tickets on sale Thursday, 13 November at 10am.

The Foo Fighters will be playing songs from their killer new album Sonic Highways (which is out Nov 10) alongside all your favourite anthems from their massive back catalogue like “Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "My Hero," "Learn To Fly," "All My Life," "Best Of You," "The Pretender," “Walk" and more!

Tickets On Sale

Thursday, 13 November at 10am (AEST)

Tour Dates

TUE 24 FEB – Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium Tickets: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
THU 26 FEB – Sydney, ANZ Stadium Tickets: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
SAT 28 FEB – Melbourne, Etihad Stadium Tickets: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
MON 2 MAR – Hobart, Derwent Entertainment Centre Tickets: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
WED 4 MAR – Adelaide, Coopers Stadium Tickets: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
SAT 7 MAR - Perth, nib Stadium Tickets Tickets: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

Dave Grohl On Touring Oz

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Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett talk about touring Australia and why it is one of their, if not their favourite place. (Videos courtesy of YouTube users: coolhandluque, 43Kouta & Jon Madd)

In this video: Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett

 

Official Links

To buy all your Foo Fighters stuff, use the links below:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/sonic-highways/id910701272
http://smarturl.it/SonicHighwaysiTunes
http://smarturl.it/SHSanity
http://smarturl.it/SHJBHiFi

Social Media

www.foofighters.com
facebook.com/foofighters
twitter.com/foofighters

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foo fighters 2015 australian tour

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways publicity shot Photo: Sony Music

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Triple M Tours

Posted: 29 October, 2014

New Soundgarden Track "Storm"

Their first new track in two years comes off a new compilation, Echo of Miles.

Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell plays in Washington: Getty Images

This is the first new Soundgarden we've heard in about two years and it's some of the darkest we've heard in ages.

The song comes from a brand new rarities and b-sides compilation album coming out called Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.

Supposedly the track is a re-record of an old one '85 (of the same name), but old or new, it's damn good.

The new compilation album is a massive three disc set that contains a bunch of rare, b-side and remixed tracks.

We'll definitely be listening to this in the lead up to Soundgarden at Soundwave 2015.

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Tags: Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, Storm

Posted: 28 October, 2014

Triple M Exclusive Foo Fighters Interview - Part 2

Triple M was able to sit down with the Foo Fighters' Dave, Pat and Chris, asking them all the questions you would've asked.

Foo Fighters latest press shot.

In the first part of our exclusive interview with the Foo Fighters in LA, we heard about how the whole idea to pair the Sonic Highways album with a television documentary began.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE: BIG FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUCEMENT COMING THURSDAY

As we're sure you already know, the Sonic Highways documentary follows the band's travels to eight different cities that changed rock forever.

While visiting some of these cities they also recorded the majority of the tracks at some of the iconic studios they visited along the way.

One of those studios held a special place in Dave Grohl's heart as it was the "last place that Nirvana recorded" and the "first place that Foo Fighters recorded."

Dave told us what it was like recording back in Seattle.


We also talked to Dave, Pat and Chris about the nature of radio and the discovery of music.


They told us some hilarious stories about what it was like for them back in the day discovering music that they wanted to listen to and what it is like for their kids now and their 'interesting' choices of music.


Foo Fighters lates track "The Feast and the Famine"

New track, Foo Fighters - "The Feast and the Famine": YouTube - Foo Fighters

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Triple M was able to sit down with the Foo Fighters' Dave, Pat and Chris, asking them all the questions you would've asked.

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Here's the first video from new album Sonic Highways


 

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Sonic Highways, Triple M Exclusive, Interview

Posted: 28 October, 2014

Massive Foos News

We have some massive news coming this Thursday

foo fighters, big news

We have some massive news coming this Thursday.

Now we can't say what it is but it will the biggest announcement in quite some time… and it could have something to do with the Foo Fighters. Did we just say that?!

We gotta go, but listen to Triple M this Thursday on 104.7 FM to find out what this big news is all about. CLICK HERE to listen live.

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Official Links

To buy all your Foo Fighters stuff, use the links below:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/sonic-highways/id910701272
http://smarturl.it/SonicHighwaysiTunes
http://smarturl.it/SHSanity
http://smarturl.it/SHJBHiFi

Social Media

Foo Fighters Facebook page
Foo Fighters Twitter page

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 27 October, 2014

Bono Tackles Tony Abbott

U2 frontman takes a swipe at Aussie PM in Channel Nine interview

Bono and U2 were on Channel Nine's 60 minutes on Sunday night talking up their brand new album Songs Of Innocence, when the conversation soon moved to Bono's passionate social activism work in Africa.

And he had some very strong things to say about Aussie Prime Minister Tony Abbott's reluctance to send Aussie aid workers over to Africa to help tackle Ebola.

U2 On 60 Minutes

U2 interviewed on Channel Nine's 60 Minutes on Sunday night Video: Channel Nine

“The idea that you wouldn’t send medical workers to west Africa, this is just not the Australia I know”, Bono said, on Channel Nine.

“To think Australia’s far away and you can protect yourself by protecting the airports and docks is not smart; you have to protect it at the source of the problem.

"These diseases do not respect borders.”

He also had a go at Anbbott for not doing enough to deal with humanitarian crises around the world, describing cuts to foreign aid as not “being very Australian”.

AAP Reports, the World Health Organisation last week estimated that unless 70 per cent of infected people were treated in the next two months, there will be 10,000 new cases each week, affecting potentially 1.4 million west Africans.

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Tags: U2, Bono, Tony Abbott

Posted: 27 October, 2014

Stage Invasion Raises Questions At Stones First Aussie Concert

Questions raised by Adelaide stage invasion during 'Satisfaction'

stage

Questions are being asked as to how a stage invader was allowed to stroll past security and on to the stage during the Rolling Stones' first Australian gig on Saturday night.

In front of a packed 54,000+ crowd at Adelaide Oval, the world's biggest band were nearing the end of their set, when a man clad in shorts, a black hoodie and an orange high-visibility vest made a run for the stage, but was quickly brought down by on-site security.

ROLLING STONES-On Stage Runner Getting Dragged Off

Mick Jagger was quoted as calling the stage invasion “All part of the act, some Aussie Rules tackling!”yet many Stones fans are now scratching their head as to how it could have occurred, given the security measures at such a major event.

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Tags: rolling stones, adelaide, mick jagger

Posted: 27 October, 2014

Triple M Exclusive Foo Fighters Interview

Triple M was able to sit down with the Foo Fighters' Dave, Pat and Chris, asking them all the questions you would've asked.

Dave Grohl rocking the crowd at a recent gig in Washington DC: Getty Images

You may have heard about the Foo Fighters?! Yeah, they're those guys who have an awesome brand new album...and tv show....and played Letterman for a week, yeah they're pretty cool.

As you can guess here at Triple M, we're pretty big Fooies fans, so when the chance came around to interview Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett about the new album to the tv show and everything in between, we jumped at the chance.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE: BIG FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUCEMENT COMING THURSDAY

Speaking to Triple M's big boss Mike Fitzpatrick in LA, we asked all the questions you would've asked to these absolutely down to earth legends.

We kicked things off by asking Dave about how the whole Sonic Highways television documentary came about.

"This whole concept kind of started with the last Foo Fighters album which we made in my garage, so, I thought rather than make the record here in our studio which is really nice and comfortable, that we've used for records before we would go something that would challenge the band to do something different," he explained.

Listen To Dave Talk About The New Album And Show



The Foo Fighters playing on the set of The Late Show with Dave Letterman during their residency: Getty Images

Pat And Chris On Setting The Bands Challenges

"A lot of people have a lot of great ideas, I have a lot of great ideas and I never follow through but he [Dave] follows through," said Pat Smear.

"I also don't think that anything's impossible. At this point I try and imagine the most fucked up shit I possibly can to make our band do," continued Dave.

"You know, Dave will actually say things like 'things are running too smoothly around here I want to fuck things up'," Chris Shiflett joked.


Foo Fighters - Something For Nothing

Foo Fighters - "Something For Nothing" video: YouTube - Foo Fighters

Dave On The Next Album And Doing Things Differently.

There is already rumours about what they're going to be doing for the next album and Dave talked about how it is even more adventurous and why it's important for bands to be doing things differently.

"This is the problem, you have to inspire people to be inspired, don't just fucking had them something. Inspire people to feel inspired, that's when they get into music, don't just hand them a sound, pose a challenge to them or do something that someone hasn't done yet and that's when you get inspired, the feeling of discovery or the feeling of something you haven't heard before," explained Dave.

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Posted: 26 October, 2014

Review - Stones Worth The Wait

The Stones have opened their Australian tour with a typically charismatic show in Adelaide. It rocked.

Well, that was worth the wait.

Some seven months after the Rolling Stones were due to rock Adelaide, the British rockers took to the stage at Adelaide Oval and did not disappoint.

The setlist delivered the classics as they opened with Jumpin' Jack Flash and finished on Satisfaction. And yes, we were satisfied. Completely.

Stylish, energetic, this is a band who - some 50 years after their formation - still love their craft and above all, love to entertain their fans.

They took time to gauge the crowd's footy loyalties (Crows or Port) and embraced Social Media to allow the audience pick a song. Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone', with Jagger declaring, "Thank you Bob Dylan for writing that for us."

The fans went Rolling home happy. And the the band's swagger shows no sign of waning. 


Here's 14 Other things we loved from the gig...


14.
Barnesy was the opening act for the gig, how good!

Listen to Barnesy talk to Triple M Sydney about opening for and meeting the Stones!


13.
 Adelaide oval - there wasn't a spare seat in the joint. What an incredible venue. 

12. The Fireworks

11. Charlie disinterest - how charlie remains so nonchalant while belting out hit after hit is incredible. What a legend.

10. Wild horses - brilliant live performance.

9. The screens - the stones stage manager said during the week they were the biggest screens the band had ever played under. They were massive.

8. Ronnie Wood smoking darts playing slide guitar - we know smoking is bad for you. You really shouldn't do it but Ronnie looked pretty damn cool.

7. Mick's jackets - We lost count of how many jackets Mick went through but each was as equally as glorious as the next.

6. The choir during the encore - the excitement levels when the choir launched into "you can't always get what you want" hit fever pitch.

5. Keith's bandana. Bloody cool.

4. Mick's harmonica - in Keith Richards book he says Mick is the best "harp" player in the world. He's right.

3. Gimme Shelter. Possibly the best song of the night.

2. Mick saying... "I'm as dry as a dead dingo's donga"

1. Mick's strut - quite simply, it was a privilege to witness!   

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Tags: Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards

Posted: 25 October, 2014

Fooies Release Second 'Sonic Highways' Single

The Foo Fighters have revealed their new song 'The Feast and The Famine'.

The Foo Fighters have revealed the second song from their eagerly-awaited Sonic Highways album.

'The Feast and The Famine' was released on Friday following the first single, Something For Nothing. Have a listen. It rocks.

Also See

VIDEO: Foo Fighters "Something From Nothing"

Here's the first video from new album Sonic Highways

Official Links

To buy all your Foo Fighters stuff, use the links below:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/sonic-highways/id910701272
http://smarturl.it/SonicHighwaysiTunes
http://smarturl.it/SHSanity
http://smarturl.it/SHJBHiFi

Social Media

Foo Fighters Facebook page
Foo Fighters Twitter page

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways