Band reveal first single from 'Wasting Light'


Foo Fighters have debuted their new single ‘Rope’ today (February 23).

The band, whose new album ‘Wasting Light’ is out on April 11, made the track available via their official website,

‘Rope’ will be released formally on March 1.

Foo Fighters are set to play tonight’s Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 at the O2 Academy Brixton, where Dave Grohl will pick up the NME Godlike Genius award.

The band also headline the NME Awards Big Gig on Friday (25) at the capital’s Wembley Arena. Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age are also on the bill.

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The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl‘s band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.