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(New Musical Express)   If you had "Fifteen months" as the amount it would take for the Foo Fighters to come out of their "retirement," claim your prize   (nme.com) divider line 43
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2013-10-31 08:08:16 PM
Great farking news!
 
2013-10-31 08:08:24 PM
They didn't retire so much as transition to backing Rick Springfield.
 
2013-10-31 08:35:27 PM
So Dave Grohl came out of retirement?

Let's be honest, the Foo Fighters basically is just one guy and whoever plays for him on tour, it just sounds better than The Dave Grohl Band.
 
2013-10-31 09:15:49 PM
That means tour!!!!
 
2013-10-31 09:38:14 PM
Dave Grohl likes playing and I'm sure Dave Grohl likes money (though at this point it's probably not his primary motivation) so this is hardly unexpected.

bdub77: Let's be honest, the Foo Fighters basically is just one guy and whoever plays for him on tour, it just sounds better than The Dave Grohl Band.


With the exception of Pat Smear leaving and then rejoining later, the lineup has been the same since 1999. Grohl does stuff with a lot of other musicians (Probot is awesome) but the Foos have been pretty consistently just one band.
 
2013-10-31 09:51:07 PM

bdub77: So Dave Grohl came out of retirement?

Let's be honest, the Foo Fighters basically is just one guy and whoever plays for him on tour, it just sounds better than The Dave Grohl Band.


Taylor Hawkins would like a word with you.
 
2013-10-31 09:55:42 PM
I had 15 years as the amount of time it would take me to notice the Foo Fighters had retired....
 
2013-10-31 10:02:21 PM
Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.
 
2013-10-31 10:07:24 PM
they retired?
 
2013-10-31 10:09:56 PM
I thought it wasn't so much a retirement as an indefinite hiatus".

Everyone else just put up the retirement label.
 
2013-10-31 10:10:03 PM
I love the Foo. I've bought most of their albums. The documentary about them was awesome. But ... I'm kinda waiting on their groundbreaking record. I mean, everything is solid. But ... you know.

/maybe I don't know
 
2013-10-31 10:19:31 PM

realmolo: Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.


Wow. You summed up my feelings about their music very well.

The only thing I would add is that I actually wish I liked their music more because they all seem like such great guys, especially Grohl.

/absolutely love their cover of 'Baker Street'
 
2013-10-31 10:22:12 PM
Who?
Oh, the guy from Nirvana and whoever plays with him.
 
2013-10-31 10:33:25 PM

DubyaHater: Who?
Oh, the guy from Nirvana and whoever plays with him.


And I'm done - came here for this, leaving snarky.
 
2013-10-31 10:43:48 PM
does this mean Josh Homme won't be joining Dave Grohl next year to work on TCV album #2?
 
2013-10-31 11:02:04 PM
I've stopped paying attention to their music sometime around In Your Honor, which was almost ten years ago. Doesnt look like I've missed much.
 
2013-10-31 11:05:22 PM
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2013-10-31 11:15:21 PM

Fallout Boy: I've stopped paying attention to their music sometime around In Your Honor, which was almost ten years ago. Doesnt look like I've missed much.


Wasting Light was probably the best beginning to end record they've done. I'd check that one out.

/Love s/t and TCATS, but there are some major stinkers on those two.
 
2013-10-31 11:16:51 PM

moistD: does this mean Josh Homme won't be joining Dave Grohl next year to work on TCV album #2?


TCV doesn't get enough love in my mind. No One Loves Me and Neither Do I is an automatic 'fark yes!' And volume to 11 whenever it pops up on shuffle.
 
2013-10-31 11:22:13 PM
Urgh. Shiat 'music'.
 
2013-10-31 11:33:40 PM
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VOL. II please???
 
2013-10-31 11:36:22 PM
Colour and the Shape rocks your balls off. And you like it.
 
2013-10-31 11:42:31 PM
Huh. Didn't know they retired. Wasting Light was an excellent album.
 
2013-10-31 11:48:27 PM
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2013-10-31 11:57:07 PM

gutterman: Colour and the Shape rocks your balls off. And you like it.


Yes. This big time.
 
2013-11-01 12:06:08 AM

mediablitz: Huh. Didn't know they retired. Wasting Light was an excellent album.


Was there an actual 'retirement'?  I assumed it was just Grohl taking a break to do one of his 100 side projects, or to make a documentary, or cure cancer.  God knows what other stuff he does.

Wasting Light was a really good album from beginning to end.


I know Fark, so first we will get the 'Grohl is a hack' stuff, then 'Foo Fighters suck', followed by a laundry list of bands 2 people have heard of that are better than  the Foo Fighters, then some 'well they sold a lot of albums but they still suck' comments, and then the thread will be locked.
 
2013-11-01 12:11:17 AM
Dave Grohl is great musician and an amazing drummer, but I've never been able to get into the Foo Fighters, not even remotely.
 
2013-11-01 12:13:05 AM
When they announced it did they start speaking quietly, then slowly talk louder and louder until they were screaming?

/I like the Foo Fighters.
 
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2013-11-01 12:18:08 AM

A_bomb37: moistD: does this mean Josh Homme won't be joining Dave Grohl next year to work on TCV album #2?

TCV doesn't get enough love in my mind. No One Loves Me and Neither Do I is an automatic 'fark yes!' And volume to 11 whenever it pops up on shuffle.


Damn straight they don't.   That's still one of the better rock albums to be made in a long while, even if one of the tracks is a unbelievably blatant Rick Derringer rip off.

/FF are fun to see in concert
//had no idea they were going to retire
///you can be certain that this 'new way' they're going to record isn't very new at all.
 
2013-11-01 12:45:23 AM

bluenote13: mediablitz: Huh. Didn't know they retired. Wasting Light was an excellent album.

Was there an actual 'retirement'?  I assumed it was just Grohl taking a break to do one of his 100 side projects, or to make a documentary, or cure cancer.  God knows what other stuff he does.

Wasting Light was a really good album from beginning to end.


I know Fark, so first we will get the 'Grohl is a hack' stuff, then 'Foo Fighters suck', followed by a laundry list of bands 2 people have heard of that are better than  the Foo Fighters, then some 'well they sold a lot of albums but they still suck' comments, and then the thread will be locked.


Well, the documentary came out in January, was awesome, and should win an Oscar.
 
2013-11-01 12:57:48 AM

CarrieWhite: Urgh. Shiat 'music'.


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2013-11-01 01:38:05 AM

realmolo: Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.


The guy knows what sells, and probably burned out on all the angst and deep meanings early with Nirvana. He's just out to have a good time and make people happy now.
 
2013-11-01 01:53:10 AM

realmolo: Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.


There are a lot of bands that may be proficient and technically sound but they just make really generic music. Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul, for instance. They make radio rock and that's all they are -- safe and bland music for people who aren't picky and 12 year olds. The kind of rock Christians listen to outside of their niche Christian rock.
 
2013-11-01 05:09:35 AM
Didn't Dave Grohl even say he was tired of playing Foo Fighters songs, and "Wasting Light" was made just so they could play loud and fast music for a change?

I really liked "Wasting Light". I hope the next one is more of that, and less wuss rock.

/Listen to "White Limo" on repeat about 20 times.
//Then punch a cop.
 
2013-11-01 06:40:13 AM
Are they still ADIS denying AIDS denialists?
 
2013-11-01 07:41:07 AM

smrtone: they retired?


No.  Grohl said during the last show of their last tour that they were sort of going to retire for a while after that show, basically he meant they were going to take a break like most bands do after a long tour.  Which was then taken wildly out of context.
 
2013-11-01 09:01:36 AM

Ishkur: realmolo: Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.

There are a lot of bands that may be proficient and technically sound but they just make really generic music. Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul, for instance. They make radio rock and that's all they are -- safe and bland music for people who aren't picky and 12 year olds. The kind of rock Christians listen to outside of their niche Christian rock.


I think there is a large group of people, including me, who were in their mid 20's when those bands kind of hit the airwaves who those bands were timed right for.  I like Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, Seven Mary Three, etc.  But that doesn't mean I don't like other stuff, I grew up with mugh heavier stuff in high school, was in college when Nirvana, Pearl Jam etc hit it big and then out of college when the grunge movement split in to smaller 'sub' groups.  These bands were all part of sub groups that tended to be less 'angsty' which was fine with me.  I had enough angst without needing to hear it on the radio all the time.  Foo Fighters were/are a heavier, more traditional rock band, moreso than Matchbox 20, Collective Soul etc.

Funny you make that comment about the Christian rock..there are bands that show up on my mainly rock Pandora stations that I have to look up to see if there are/were Christian rock bands.  Listening to the lyrics you could easily claim they are religious in their undertones.
 
2013-11-01 09:29:14 AM

Ishkur: realmolo: Foo Fighters is a weird band. They're highly competent, and they *sort-of* know how to rock, but I just can't get excited about any of their songs. They're really high-quality background music, basically.

There are a lot of bands that may be proficient and technically sound but they just make really generic music. Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul, for instance. They make radio rock and that's all they are -- safe and bland music for people who aren't picky and 12 year olds. The kind of rock Christians listen to outside of their niche Christian rock.


These comments sum up my feelings on the Foo Fighters quite nicely. Good, quality music, but I can't seem to find a thrill in it.

Now, two other projects Grohl has recently worked on, Them Crooked Vultures and the latest Queens of the Stone Age album, that some supreme quality, bad-ass shiat.
 
2013-11-01 09:41:32 AM
"retirement", as others have said, was a misnomer for "break so we can do many other non-foo things"

the sound city thing was INCREDIBLE! love the mix of musicians, and the stories they told. and of course the soundtrack is pretty good. i love that paul mccartney can hang with musicians 30 years his junior, without seeming like an old man. and omg the things i would do to stevie nicks! she's my dad's age, yet looks at least 10 years younger, despite the fact that she has done and consumed enough stuff to rightfully have died 30+ years ago!

and josh homme...such an underrated rock front man! seriously, i know that qotsa has had some commercial success and a lot of critical aclaim, but am i correct in saying they should be every bit as famous as the foo? not to mention all of josh's other projects...i can definitely understand kyuss not being a huge commercial success, but tcv? come on!
 
2013-11-01 10:04:15 AM

timswar: I thought it wasn't so much a retirement as an indefinite hiatus".

Everyone else just put up the retirement label.


This.  The article that subby is referring to quoted Dave Grohl pretty much saying "Right now we don't have any fresh ideas, and if we don't have any more then we won't make more music.  We're not going to just play manufactured bullshiat, but if we can come up with some more awesome original material, you can expect to see us again."  At least that was my interpretation, maybe they all just wanted to spend more time on their families and side projects.  What do I know?
 
2013-11-01 11:54:49 AM

UnderwaterAlly: timswar: I thought it wasn't so much a retirement as an indefinite hiatus".

Everyone else just put up the retirement label.

This.  The article that subby is referring to quoted Dave Grohl pretty much saying "Right now we don't have any fresh pots ideas, and if we don't have any more then we won't make more music.  We're not going to just play manufactured bullshiat, but if we can come up with some more awesome original material, you can expect to see us again."  At least that was my interpretation, maybe they all just wanted to spend more time on their families and side projects.  What do I know?


fresh pots!
 
2013-11-01 02:59:22 PM
I do not believe Dave Grohl actually sleeps
 
2013-11-01 03:21:27 PM
This discussion is retarded. The Foo Fighters are one of the few bands that still PLAY instruments together and the outcome is outstanding plain ol ROCK MUSIC.
 
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