"Every month, we would have a meeting. Foo Fighters' David Grohl shares his travel tales, from the hotel alias he’s used since the 1990s and where he goes in Austin to escape the crowds to how his love for music gave him a ticket to explore the world. "I mean, it's our 10th record. We discussed and consider a lot of different singers. How are ya? "I'm gonna be at your door. Can you guess which Led Zeppelin song they played? I hate to call it a funk or dance record, but it’s more energetic in a lot of ways than anything we’ve ever done and it was really designed to be that Saturday night party album. Like, 'Okay, is it time to release it? Given Grohl's energy, it's no surprise his champing to get the show back on the road was ceaseless throughout the year. Marking their 25th anniversary, the band had finished a tenth album that would expand the dimensions of their sound, and they were gearing up to take it to stadiums across the globe. This bland but sunny university town, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, is an incongruous place for the Foo Fighters to have built a new HQ. His primary recording guitar is an original cherry red Gibson Trini Lopez Standard that he bought in the early 1990s because he liked the look of the diamond-shaped holes. Don't worry about that.". Grohl: “Those were the days! Foo Fighters interview – Dave Grohl talks 'Medicine at Midnight' He has three. Grohl talks to NME about new music, fear of the end of the world and releasing their inner David Bowie. Where are ya? Hear Tim Shiel on Arvos, Monday to Thursday from 3pm on Double J. Foo Fighters are not your average rock band. BRANN DAILOR We're in Wales right now. First and foremost, everyone went home and made sure their friends and family were safe.”, Rick Astley and Dave Grohl performing together at Club NME in August 2019. Credit: Jenn Five/NME, “Well, we settled in for the long haul and months went by, when we just wondered when we would give the music to the people. "We started recording this record a year ago," he says. TROY SANDERS We're up against the church so we can avoid the wind, and we're walking over these old tombstones of priests, which is kind of weird. So that’s what ‘Waiting On a War Is About’.”, “Then there’s ‘Medicine At Midnight’, that’s our David Bowie‘s ‘Let Dance’. ', 'Nah, let's wait'. Until that can happen safely, we’re just gonna have to fucking knock it out in the rehearsal room.”, “To be honest, being away from it for six or seven months, not seeing the guys and having instruments in our laps, getting back to the rehearsal place and playing together to no one was just the best feeling in the world. And then there's this weird finger-snapping thing, we could turn it into this weird loop'. They're my best friends. 'Shame Shame' doesn't quite fit the "huge, groove-oriented" description Grohl ascribes to the rest of the album. It was written and sequenced in a way that you put on, and nine songs later you’ll just put it on again. "Spend a Saturday night with me, you'll be like, 'Where does he get all that energy? We’ve made some many different types of album, we’ve done acoustic things, we’ve done punk-rock things, mid-tempo Americana type of things. 'Shame Shame' is out now. I had these really big grooves and really big choruses," Grohl explains. It’s a huge fucking rock song that I imagine opening every festival from here to Melbourne! With this record?'. Really? So, when you're separated for that long, coming back to a roomful of Foo Fighters is like a birthday party every day. "It's hard to judge which day is weirder and crazier and worse than the next," the Foo Fighters frontman tells Double J's Tim Shiel. #MedicineAtMidnight Available February 5th. "I just never expected it." "I never didn't want it," says dave Grohl. After five or six months, we realised that our normal routine didn’t apply anymore. That doesn't mean he's immune to the wildness of 2020. Here's why. ", The early years, the famous faces, and what the Foo Fighters frontman is really like. The magnetic Dave Grohl and his band almost get it right in Brisbane. Listen now at link in bio. Especially these days, having been in isolation for so long.". I thought 'That's a good place to start. Whether we’d been recording or touring, or making documentaries, we’ve been on it for fucking years! "We finished mixing and mastering this record in February. But, like so many things in 2020, it just had to go on the backburner. As you may recall, back in 2019, Foo Fighters revealed that they had been […] I love making records and everything that goes along with being in this band. But then the pandemic hit and their best-laid plans went awry. Foo Fighters never leave it too long between visits to Australia. Dave Grohl, 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell and One Very Epic Drum Battle The Foo Fighters leader and the English prodigy struck up a competitive friendship on … "Finally, I just thought 'Okay, listen, we made these songs for people to hear'," he says. Dave Grohl may be the biggest rock star in the world right now. ARE YOU READY??? Yet as late as the fall of 1993, in his last Rolling Stone interview, Cobain expressed concern for Grohl, that “he still feels like he can be replaced at any time…. Now, the engines in Foos HQ are rumbling once more. Discogs: 1997 CD, Dave Grohl Interview. It's our 25th anniversary. Which, at this point, after 25 years, that means a lot. Asked if he considered bringing former POSSESSED vocalist Jeff Beccera out of retirement, Dave responded, "Yes. The most important thing is that people can hear the songs. I didn't want to make some sleepy, acoustic thing that we'd just write off into the sunset of our career. Hear Tim Shiel's interview with the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl above In difficult times, people like Dave Grohl can prove to be vital forces of positive energy. Don't expect the rest of Medicine At Midnight to be quite so sedate when it's released in February. If you are even slightly interested in the technology or the automotive industry, there is not […] ', 'Nah, let's wait. On a current interview with Apple Music, Dave Grohl, the drummer of Nirvana and the founder of Foo Fighters, explained what exactly he felt when he joined Nirvana in 1990.Through his conversation with Apple Music which was made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Foo Fighters, Grohl talked about the turning point in his musical career with Nirvana and revealed he felt not good enough … Pre-Order/Save at link in bio. "We still work very much like a family. When everything shut down, I was like, 'Goddamn it! But Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl was still driven into therapy. ‘Shame Shame’ from the upcoming tenth album, ‘Medicine At Midnight,’ is out now. It’s been a really strange year, to say the least. After 25 years, let's give them something that's unlike anything we've ever done'. These are nine songs that you can listen to that will hopefully give you a little bit of relief.". We had a quick chat with frontman Dave Grohl to talk about what to expect from the record, anniversary plans, constant fear of the end of the world and releasing their inner David Bowie. Grohl says the Nirvana front man was estranged from "everyone" before taking his own life. Dave Grohl’s been honest about the ways he’s still reckoning with the loss of his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain 25 years ago. I was really afraid that we were going to die in a nuclear holocaust. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. Listen, we really do care for the people that come to see the band, so until we get to a place where everyone’s safe and sound, we’ll just have to adapt and figure out new ways to connect with the audience. DAVE GROHL Gentlemen! Check back soon for more of our interview with Dave Grohl. To me that’s rooted in Sly & The Family Stone grooves, but amplified in the way that the Foo Fighters do it.”. It’s the first track from ‘Medicine To Midnight’, which is coming next year. they tore up SNL and released new single ‘Shame Shame, gave us the mother of all parties at Club NME with Rick Astley. In the same interview, Grohl spoke at length about the PROBOT project and the singers that were being considered for inclusion on the CD. It’s like Christmas has come early, as rock music legend Bruce Springsteen has interviewed rock music legend Eddie Vedder and other rock music legend Dave Grohl for his Apple Music radio series Letter To You Radio. "We were good to go. To have it grind to a halt was really strange. "I think every day is made to be lived," he says. I love playing live and all the other bells and whistles that come along with being in the Foo Fighters, but these songs were made to be heard. We’ve all seen these commercials on television. Our band wouldn’t just jump out on the road for the sake of having an audience. Our band is rooted in live performance, more than anything. There is evidence of the town planners' set square and ruler all over Northridge, California. Disappointing as that may be, it allowed Grohl time to consider the holistic benefits of his music. When we get back and once it happens that we walk on stage to an audience, I have a feeling it’ll be the best show and the best feeling the band’s ever had.”. Photo: Thomas Niedermueller/Redferns, Getty It would have been a glorious year and a half of touring for Foo Fighters, as the band marks its 25th anniversary and a 10th record, with which it explores musical territory it has never ventured into before. Since his days as drummer for game-changing grunge icons Nirvana, he's had an enviable life. Let's go! It's like, 'Oh, thank God!'.". リリースのクレジット、レビュー、トラックを確認し、購入。 Hello! We're outside because the bus is locked, and we're standing in a churchyard cemetery. ", It's not often Dave Grohl isn't the coolest guy in the room…. Foo Fighters have come a long way from being the one-man band Dave Grohl cooked up in the wake of Kurt Cobain's death over 25 years ago. "We started writing this record about two years ago," Grohl says. "We found something we'd never done before, so we started moving in that direction.". His daughters were the inspiration. Why their second record is the reason Foo Fighters still exist. "We had made the video for the first single, we had the t-shirts ready to go, we had the tour booked, we had the tapes on the way to the to the plant to be pressed into vinyl. "We don't just make songs we could jump up on a stage, we write these songs so that people can listen to them, connect to them, sing along with them, dance to them. In an interview with Planet Rock, Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl talked about the band’s upcoming album, ‘Medicine at Midnight,’ and mentioned the type of album that The Rolling Stones and David Bowie managed to do, yet he hadn’t done yet. 'Is it time to release it now? Now? And you have to have the energy, and you have to find the joy, and you have to find the happiness. And then the world shut down. It's Grohl's natural state, and lockdown as only exacerbated it. FireFox NVDA users - To access the following content, press 'M' to enter the iFrame. He's been waiting for this moment for a long time. "So, we just kind of hold on. Your information is handled in accordance with the ABC Privacy Collection Statement. In fact, the sparse, somewhat cinematic feel doesn't really fit with much of what Foo Fighters have offered at all in their past 25 years. Hear Tim Shiel's interview with the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl above. "Then I started playing the guitar parts, and I did the vocal – I mean, the song was done in one day, we finished the song really quickly – and it was unlike anything we'd ever done. Foo Fighters release ‘Medicine At Midnight’ on February 5, 2021. Eventually it became clear that the goal of hearing these new songs pumping through packed stadiums wasn't going to happen for a while. Dave Grohl tells the larger-than-life story of jamming with Prince during soundcheck in an empty arena. "God, man, it was such a huge relief to just be in the same room as my guys, you know? "You wake up every morning, you pick up your phone, you look and see what time it is, you realise you're a little bit late to make a cup of coffee, and you take a deep breath before you touch on that thing to read the news. It came halfway through the recording process and came from a feeling I had as a child, when I was terrified that we were heading for nuclear war in the late 70s and early 80s with all the political tension and arms race. We were ready to implement our world-dominating routine, and then everything just stopped.”, “The whole band just went our separate ways and it was the first time we’d had a substantial break from the Foo Fighters in forever. But, ever the optimist, I found a lot of beautiful moments in things calming down. '," Grohl explains. When Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones ventured into the wastes of Northridge, California to visit his friend Dave Grohl's brand new 606 Studios, he was struck by a peculiar sense of deja vu. And we just kind of waited.". "Dude, I will be there the second they let me in the country," he enthuses. Lars Ulrich welcomes special guest Dave Grohl for an epic two-part series full of tall tales and tons of laughs. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. We have detected English as your language preference. We finished our new album in February, it was mixed, mastered, and ready to go. This weekend they tore up SNL and released new single ‘Shame Shame‘ – a searing, scorched-earth epic that explores their very darkest corners. Dave Grohl Play (2018) Last year Grohl recorded a 23-minute long jam, setting himself the challenge of playing every instrument. Dave Grohl plays a large number of guitars, but his two primary guitars are both based on the Gibson ES-335. "It's only the last two months that the band has started to get back together, and rehearse, and record, and film things, and do things," he says. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. "It's not huge guitars. Grohl is perhaps a little more joyous than usual today, as his band have just released 'Shame Shame', the first single from their forthcoming tenth album Medicine At Midnight. "I just never expected it." It reminded me of how I felt when I was her age and I just thought, ‘What a fucking drag!’ How depressing is it that childhood could be robbed of that beauty and innocence by this dark feeling of dread. "I was like, 'Fuck, no way dude. "You're like, 'Okay, what's it gonna be today?'". | iHeartRadio Learn More Our tour itinerary was 18 months long too, with shows all over the world to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs during the first day of the Southside Festival 2019 on June 21, 2019 in Neuhausen, Germany. "This one is something we've never really done before. We had finished everything. This positive energy isn't an affectation. very song is a little bit different but they all have something that feels fresh and I like it!”, “First and foremost, our main concern is that everyone is safe. The Foo Fighters frontman is full of energy as he calls Double J to give us the lowdown. A couple of months ago, we just started up the machine again and decided it’s time! Bruce Springsteen Interviewed Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl, And of Course You’re Going to Listen Just three old music vets shooting the shit about their craft Right now, no one is going out on the road, so how do we connect with our audience and deliver the music we were so excited to give to the world? And then everything shut down. Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters anniversary plans, his worst fears, and listening to Fiona Apple "Right now I’m in such a daddy-domestic headspace that even just calling to do an interview is strange" '," Grohl says. Y’know, songs like ‘Making A Fire’. That's why they like it. That's the way I look at every day.". I personally happen to feel like every day is a little bit too short. "We were writing it while we were on tour, with the intention of making this really huge, groove-oriented rock record that would fill stadiums and have everyone singing at the top of their lungs the entire time. What? During his 2011 interview with Howard, the Foo Fighters frontman looks back on his days as the drummer for Nirvana and his relationship with Kurt Cobain. Something to take them out of what's going on in everyday life. "This album was designed for large audiences: festivals, stadiums, arenas. "You just have to have hope. "I'm just like that. "So I thought, maybe now more than ever people need that joy or that happiness or that escape. In difficult times, people like Dave Grohl can be vital forces of positive energy. In the interview, Grohl also looks back to Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut album which celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow – and says if he could go back, he’d dedicate the record to Cobain and Novoselic in the liner notes. Dave Grohl interview 'The Nicest Man in Rock' on endless touring, the legacy of Nirvana and what he'd do to protect the Foos By Craig Mclean 18 April 2011 • 08:48 am And then last year, I was taking my daughter to school and it was around the time that the US and North Korea were ramping up tensions with each other and she had seen it on the news.”, “She just asked me ‘Dad, are we going to war’? The band have been here 12 times in their 25-year career and Grohl assures Australian fans that he intends on making that 13 as soon as possible. Excited as Grohl is to release the first new Foo Fighters music in three years, he is even more excited by the opportunity to see his bandmates again. On a latest interview with Absolute Radio’s YouTube channel, Dave Grohl, former drummer of Nirvana and the founder of Foo Fighters, talked about lots of things from Foo Fighters latest album to the worst car he has ever bought. Medicine At Midnight will be out Friday 5 February. "When we started recording the record, we were recording these really big rock songs. But being on stage is really where we shine. "We all went our separate ways. The band approached the album with a very specific end goal: they wanted this thing to be at its best in the band's enormous stadium shows. It’s time!”, “Since it’s our tenth record and 25th anniversary, we decided years ago that we wanted to do something that sounded fresh. 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