Foo Fighters - 'Sonic Highways'

Foo Fighters - 'Sonic Highways'

After 2011’s chart-topping ‘Wasting Light’ reaffirmed Foo Fighters’ status as one of the planet’s biggest bands after four years away, Dave Grohl realised that he had “licence to get weird” on its follow-up. “If we wanted,” he...

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Live Review: Foo Fighters

Live Review: Foo Fighters

So, you think you know what Foo Fighters are about live? Well, yes you do, and that’s the whole point. As T In The Park rocks its final bells to ‘Everlong’ , and enjoyment rises above the clouds which are pissing rain on Balado, we are...

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Live Review: Radio 1 Big Weekend

Live Review: Radio 1 Big Weekend

Even if you turned up thinking this was the sort of hellhole where Comedy Dave could sing parody songs on the main stage without being dragged off by his hair, it soon becomes obvious that you’d have to be a real horrible bastard not to have fun...

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Album Review: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA)

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA)

The victory lap is almost as important for the soul as crossing the line first. Getting back to the base elements of what makes you you is the only way to stay sane and rein shit in; trying to rebottle the lightning is only going to end badly. You...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (26/2/11)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (26/2/11)

1. Tyler, The Creator – ‘Yonkers’ When Tyler’s gang Odd Future played their debut Big Apple show last month, our NYC spies told us that not since Arctic Monkeys’ make-or-break gig there has the city witnessed scenes of such hysteria....

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

A s a marker of their brilliant renewal, tonight’s opening slot launches the delayed second summer of The Futureheads. Back with a bang, the newer likes of ‘The Beginning Of The Twist’ and ‘Radio Heart’ actually outstrip...

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing in this case, as the title doesn’t have anything to do with the song. It seems Lord Grohl just wanted to take a shot at guyliner-wearing emo bands. Fair enough, he’s Dave Grohl and Dave Grohl can do...

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

It’s a cliché, but Dave Grohl really is rock’s nicest man. This writer has met him only once, at a festival, for a total of 73 seconds, but the rest of our weekend was that much brighter for the experience. Which is what makes reviewing a new...

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

It’s 10 whole years since the most vital Foo Fighters album, ‘The Colour And The Shape’, hit the shelves. How do we know this? Because they’ve just re-released the damn thing, that’s how. New single ‘The Pretender’ was already up...

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Ten years after Foo Fighters’ second record, this month’s re-release of ‘The Colour And The Shape’ represents the moment Dave Grohl established himself as a musical talent that didn’t end with being drummer in Nirvana: some feat...

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