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(New Musical Express)   Well, that retirement didn't last long; Dave Grohl says a new Foo Fighters album has been written and will be recorded next year   (nme.com) divider line 51
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2013-08-17 05:31:05 PM  
That means a tour, and that makes me happy.
 
2013-08-17 06:17:11 PM  
YES!
 
2013-08-17 06:18:05 PM  

basemetal: That means a tour, and that makes me happy.


Done in one
 
2013-08-17 06:25:06 PM  
I was hoping there would at least be a Vultures sequel before another Foos album.  Oh well, I will always pay my hard-earned money to Mr. Grohl.  Keep up the good work.
 
2013-08-17 06:27:43 PM  

PistolGripPump: I was hoping there would at least be a Vultures sequel before another Foos album.  Oh well, I will always pay my hard-earned money to Mr. Grohl.  Keep up the good work.


I would welcome another Vultures album but I would really like to see some more from Probot.
 
2013-08-17 06:29:17 PM  
new Foo Fighters album has been written

well yeah, Monkey Wrench came out like 16 years ago.
 
2013-08-17 06:35:14 PM  
Easily the most successful guy in my high school class. (He left after Sophomore year.)
 
2013-08-17 06:44:08 PM  
Did he ever actually say "retire?" I feel like that would have been news that found my ears.

/favorite is the acoustical second cd of in your honor
 
2013-08-17 06:44:21 PM  
Of all the news I've read today, this is the best, the best, the best, the best, the best, the best, the best, the best, ...
 
2013-08-17 07:06:34 PM  
It would seem to me that when musicians retire what they really mean is they need to get away from stress of deadlines for producing new material and from the grind of touring.  Once they've had a good break they can play around with some music with no pressure and when they are ready head back to the studio and back on the road.
 
2013-08-17 07:07:43 PM  
Hello.
I'm waiting here for money.
Everbroke.
Today.
I throw my talent away
And out of my cred
Out of my head I drag
 
2013-08-17 07:21:36 PM  
Good news everyone!  Loves me some FF.
 
2013-08-17 07:21:51 PM  
So is Mccartney on this?
 
2013-08-17 07:31:30 PM  
I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.
 
2013-08-17 07:55:16 PM  
i hate it when bands or people just never go away
long after they've issued their best work
 
2013-08-17 08:00:17 PM  

davynelson: i hate it when bands or people just never go away
long after they've issued their best work


How do you feel about Madonna?
 
2013-08-17 08:04:57 PM  
He's like another fifty million bucks away from bribing the devil to get his soul back.

Satan's got bills too.
 
2013-08-17 08:16:59 PM  

TheJoe03: I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.


Foo Fighters are not the band anyone places as a top three or must see or must have in the library, but nothing put out by them seems to fall in quality, and chances are everyone will be willing to listen to them on a playlist. Hard to find many bands which are not offensive or otherwise clashing and yet make quality music.

But yes, Grohl needs to get back on drums as often as possible.
 
2013-08-17 08:27:43 PM  
Is Def Leppard getting back together too?  What about Loverboy?
 
2013-08-17 08:47:23 PM  
I was curios because I never heard anything about a retirement so I did a Google search of "dave grohl retiring."  This FARK headline was the fourth link.  There was a blurb in article from last September speculating about Foo Fighters being retired, but all that it was based on was a single sentence said by Grohl during one of their last concerts: "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this... honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again."  Which prompted the media to breathlessly churn out "FOO FIGHTERS RETIRING?!?!" headlines.

There was another article from this March where Grohl said he felt like he was retired but he said he had been since Nevermind came out back in 1991.  He cited some of the crap jobs he worked before making it big and was comparing his success to being retired.

So it doesn't sound like he thought much about retiring and any hype to that effect is mostly wild speculation to gain website hits.
 
2013-08-17 08:59:29 PM  

Vangor: TheJoe03: I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters are not the band anyone places as a top three or must see or must have in the library, but nothing put out by them seems to fall in quality, and chances are everyone will be willing to listen to them on a playlist. Hard to find many bands which are not offensive or otherwise clashing and yet make quality music.


I disagree. The Foos put on one of the best shows i've seen in the last 10 years. Stupidly, and sadly for me, they didn't even come to Florida on their last tour except one festival 8 hours away. 

And whoever said they should have stopped after their best stuff, that would be Wasting Light. Every song on it was good except that screamy White Limo song.
 
2013-08-17 09:22:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Is Def Leppard getting back together too?  What about Loverboy?

They never retired. :)

 
2013-08-17 09:27:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: What about Loverboy?


They were going to, but they're too busy working for the weekend.
 
2013-08-17 09:29:50 PM  

Vangor: TheJoe03: I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters are not the band anyone places as a top three or must see or must have in the library, but nothing put out by them seems to fall in quality, and chances are everyone will be willing to listen to them on a playlist. Hard to find many bands which are not offensive or otherwise clashing and yet make quality music.

But yes, Grohl needs to get back on drums as often as possible.


Speak for yourself. Hands down my favorite band out there today. Dave Grohl is the man and I'll be the first guy in line to buy whatever they release and to get tickets for the tour that follows. Wasting Light didn't have a bad song on it... that may actually be my favorite album of theirs yet.
 
2013-08-17 09:30:55 PM  

thecpt: Did he ever actually say "retire?" I feel like that would have been news that found my ears.

/favorite is the acoustical second cd of in your honor


I could have sworn they used the word "hiatus". I know I had the feeling that they were just taking a vacation from each other. 15 or so years dealing with the same few people's bullshiat will make anyone want a break.

I'm just glad it wasn't permanent.
 
2013-08-17 09:52:46 PM  
madonna?

she makes foo fighters look like the beatles
i suppose
 
2013-08-17 09:55:05 PM  

Twist-42: Vangor: TheJoe03: I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters are not the band anyone places as a top three or must see or must have in the library, but nothing put out by them seems to fall in quality, and chances are everyone will be willing to listen to them on a playlist. Hard to find many bands which are not offensive or otherwise clashing and yet make quality music.

I disagree. The Foos put on one of the best shows i've seen in the last 10 years. Stupidly, and sadly for me, they didn't even come to Florida on their last tour except one festival 8 hours away. 

And whoever said they should have stopped after their best stuff, that would be Wasting Light. Every song on it was good except that screamy White Limo song.


Foo's are also the best show I've seen. I love Dave. He'll get my money every time.
 
2013-08-17 10:13:21 PM  

Vangor: Foo Fighters are not the band anyone places as a top three or must see or must have in the library,


The heck ever, bro. My top three bands:

Blues Traveler
Foo Fighters
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

All interchangeable.

Those three, incidentally, are ALSO three of the best concerts I've ever seen. So take that for what you will.
 
2013-08-17 10:28:53 PM  

Twist-42: I disagree.


MasterGlip: Speak for yourself.


Cosmoboy: Foo's are also the best show I've seen.


PizzaJedi81: The heck ever, bro. My top three bands:


Really? I enjoy Foo Fighters, have seen them, and while I thought the concert was great I would choose several acts over them if need be. I have never encountered anyone who has had a huge passion for Foo Fighters (except for one girl who had no real idea who Dave Grohl was... which is kind of strange).
 
2013-08-17 10:55:51 PM  

Vangor: Really? I enjoy Foo Fighters, have seen them, and while I thought the concert was great I would choose several acts over them if need be. I have never encountered anyone who has had a huge passion for Foo Fighters (except for one girl who had no real idea who Dave Grohl was... which is kind of strange).


I sort of get it. I think they're one of those bands that's just kind of a constant. Its sort of silly that I'm quoting this, but this is from their Pandora bio and I think its pretty accurate:

Other bands burned brighter but they flamed out, breaking up after scoring a hit or two, but the Foos steadily racked up success after success, filling up stadiums around the world while staying on top of the charts...Wasting Light became their first number one album in America upon its release in the spring of 2011, it was confirmation that Foo Fighters were survivors who had earned a large, devoted audience primarily through hard work.

There's a lot of other bands who get bigger all of a sudden, and then kind of fade away but Foo Fighters seem to always just kind of be there doing what they do. I only really got into them within the past few years so I'm firmly in the camp of people that quote talks about that got won over through their hard work. That and Dave Grohl can do no wrong. Every time I hear that dude talk I like him more.

Like I said though, I love their stuff. They honestly don't have a song in their discography that comes on and I'll skip. The only other band I've listened to like that was Van Halen back in their glory days (1 through 1984).
 
2013-08-17 11:02:45 PM  

PistolGripPump: I was hoping there would at least be a Vultures sequel before another Foos album.  Oh well, I will always pay my hard-earned money to Mr. Grohl.  Keep up the good work.


QFT
 
2013-08-17 11:05:23 PM  
MasterGlip: I sort of get it. I think they're one of those bands that's just kind of a constant.

Different styles of music, but they remind me of INXS in that regard. I first heard INXS in 1985 (1982's excellent Shabooh Shoobah) and they always seemed to be around, having a hit or song on MTV etc. Well, until that whole Michael Hutchence-driven-to-suicide-by-Bob-Geldof thing.

Love listening to the FF greatest hits album, I really have to make a point to go see them the next time around.
 
2013-08-17 11:26:29 PM  

TheJoe03: I prefer him on the drums, for some reason I can't stand the Foo Fighters.


He pretty much does the drums for Foo........

/also agree with the people saying Foo Fighters are an awesome concert, because they are
//and I've seen a lot of concerts
///since the mid 70's a lot of concerts
 
2013-08-18 12:23:21 AM  
I remember these guys. They were great when I was a suburban high school kid.
 
2013-08-18 12:29:41 AM  

basemetal: He pretty much does the drums for Foo........


Oh, I thought that blonde guy did all the drumming.

/don't hate Foo Fighters, just always thought they were generic
//I do like Everlong, but that Learn to Fly song is the generic style I know them by
///They probably are great live, I wouldn't turn down a free ticket to their show
 
2013-08-18 12:54:49 AM  
FRESH POT!!
 
2013-08-18 01:12:11 AM  
Oh Fooey!
 
Boe
2013-08-18 03:17:35 AM  

burning_bridge: I was curios because I never heard anything about a retirement so I did a Google search of "dave grohl retiring."  This FARK headline was the fourth link.  There was a blurb in article from last September speculating about Foo Fighters being retired, but all that it was based on was a single sentence said by Grohl during one of their last concerts: "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this... honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again."  Which prompted the media to breathlessly churn out "FOO FIGHTERS RETIRING?!?!" headlines.

There was another article from this March where Grohl said he felt like he was retired but he said he had been since Nevermind came out back in 1991.  He cited some of the crap jobs he worked before making it big and was comparing his success to being retired.

So it doesn't sound like he thought much about retiring and any hype to that effect is mostly wild speculation to gain website hits.


He made a comment at the Reading Music Festival last August that Foo Fighters wouldn't be playing the UK for a while and people freaked out and decided they were breaking up.

/they were the closing act on the last night of the festival
//not really a fan of their music, but they put on one hell of a live show
 
2013-08-18 03:55:12 AM  
what do y'all think about "one by one"  ?
 
2013-08-18 04:06:35 AM  
I've never been a huge fan, I like a couple of their songs. However, I want to be Dave Grohl, it seems like he's probably had one of the most fulfilling lives of everybody on the planet. And I just watched his Sound City documentary and it kicked ass.
 
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2013-08-18 04:44:27 AM  
I'm wondering what this "groundbreaking" way to record an album "that's never been done before" is.
 
2013-08-18 05:21:37 AM  

Vangor: I have never encountered anyone who has had a huge passion for Foo Fighters


Their music calms me. Almost more than anything else. When I need to calm the f down, mind you . I always make sure Dave gets his money for his music from me . I really want to see them but its too expensive atm .
I feel bad that it took Kurt kiiling himself to have the foo fighters, but there it is.
I think Chris picked a damn good drummer as well. I would really heart a Kodo / Foo Fighters collaboration however.
 
2013-08-18 06:58:31 AM  

Vangor: I have never encountered anyone who has had a huge passion for Foo Fighters


they seem to be Fark's favorite. I don't really get it either.

Well, I do kind of get it.  I think they appeal to the aging music fan who constantly laments about Rock not Rocking anymore. They're not a bad band by any means... but kind of boring.
 
2013-08-18 07:14:40 AM  

thecpt: Did he ever actually say "retire?" I feel like that would have been news that found my ears.

/favorite is the acoustical second cd of in your honor


Love that one too
 
2013-08-18 07:22:56 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Vangor: I have never encountered anyone who has had a huge passion for Foo Fighters

they seem to be Fark's favorite. I don't really get it either.

Well, I do kind of get it.  I think they appeal to the aging music fan who constantly laments about Rock not Rocking anymore. They're not a bad band by any means... but kind of boring.


I think that's it. They're the closest thing in popular music with any sort of edge, even though they're comparatively less edgy than most famous rock bands that came before them. I mean, I am getting older, but I actually lament that today's popular music is too lame. And because someone will say it, no I don't rely on popular music for what I listen to. I just don't want it to be an embarrassing decade when we watch "Remember the 2010s" in 20 years.
 
2013-08-18 08:07:59 AM  

browntimmy: I just don't want it to be an embarrassing decade when we watch "Remember the 2010s" in 20 years.


I think we're way past that point already. I think it's easier at this point to just not give a shiat about popular music.

I do think the embrace of pop music among indie circles is really weird though. it goes beyond "Like what you want to like" and goes into defensive mode when people point out that they really won't give a shiat about the current flavor by the end of the year.
 
2013-08-18 08:12:40 AM  

browntimmy: I just don't want it to be an embarrassing decade when we watch "Remember the 2010s" in 20 years.


Well it's like the 80s, the mainstream sucks but the alternative and underground scenes are amazing. It's better now because the internet gives us access to those scenes.
 
2013-08-18 08:16:20 AM  

Nogrhi: FRESH POT!!


Favorite moment was his daughter tugging on his arm while laying down a guitar track. Finishes the track with daughter in full "Dad,swimming,dad,swimming,dad,dad" mode, puts down the guitar, and jumps in the pool.

//Doing it right.
 
2013-08-18 08:19:11 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-18 04:30:30 PM  
It'll sound like every other album he's done with that band. It's kind of amazing to be how nearly every other project he touches turns to gold (the drums on  Songs for the Deaf,for instance, are basically perfect), but his own band puts out some of the most boring material in modern rock. Look, "Monkey Wrench" is a great song, that doesn't mean you have to make it over and over again for the rest of your career Dave! Branch out! You've clearly got boundless skills when you're working on anyone else's music.
 
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