Foo Fighters played yesterday on MTV's
Sports and Music Festival.
They only had one song (Learn To Fly) actually played.
Tour dates will be posted soon.
A touring guitarist has been found.
to read the whole
story from SonicNet.
Here's some more on the next album from CDNow's
Allstar Daily News:
Select journalists, label executives, and
music retailers were
invited to a sneak preview of the Foo Fighters' forthcoming third album,
There Is Nothing Left To Lose, in L.A. Wednesday (Aug. 25)
evening at the home of Gary Gersh, who co-manages
the band with John Silva at G.A.S. Entertainment.
Anyone fearing that the band would come
back with an album full of
"Big Me"s, can rest assured that the new disc rocks as hard as
such Foo hits at "This Is A Call" from their self-titled debut
"Monkey Wrench" from their last offering, The Colour and the
The first single, "Learn To Fly," is the only track that turns
down a notch, but fans won't have to wait long for a more
rockin' track to hit the airwaves as one song mentioned as a
contender for the second single, "Breakout," kicks out the hard
rock jams in full force.
The band's Dave Grohl (vocals/guitar),
Nate Mendel (bass),
and Taylor Hawkins (drums) were on hand to schmooze and
hear the playback of the album as well. They are still in the process
of looking for a replacement for guitarist Franz Stahl
who left in June (allstar, June 29), and will likely be looking
at the new guy initially just for touring.
Tour plans as of right now include the
Sept. 8 and Sept. 10
Gravity Games shows (Kid Rock, Busta Rymes, and Primus are also
on the bill for the 10th) and a CFNY show in Toronto on Sept. 15.
However, a full tour is in the works. Meanwhile, "Learn To Fly"
is out Sept. 20, while the album hits stores Nov. 2 on RCA Records.
Here is the complete track listing for There
Is Nothing Left To Lose:
- "Stacked Actors"
- "Learn to Fly"
- "Gimme Stiches"
- "Live-In Skin"
- "Next Year"
- "Ain't It The Life"
Ok, something new about the new album:
the title is Nothing Left To Lose
and the first single, Learn To Fly, should be out around the 20th
of September. Nothing Left should be out on November 2nd.
thanks to the Foo
Fighters club on Yahoo! for this info.
Here's some new album info fer ya:
the prospective month
that it'll be released in is November. Thanks muchly
to David Zhang for this tid-bit.
As to what label it's gonna be released
according to Rolling Stone, RCA (Dave Matthews Band's label)
is now gonna be carrying the Foos.
In the post-Franz world, it's looking
like they'll remain a
three piece and hire a touring guitarist to play the old songs.
On 91x's daily news bit, the X Philes,
they talked about Franz's
leaving the band. However, they had Dave talking about Pat's
leaving and that if another member left the band after Pat,
he should just quit and start over. He said that if another member
left that he'd start another band and leave the Foo Fighters behind.
Wha wha WHAT?! Read this article
from CDNow's Allstar Daily News
and you'll be as angry as i am.
A week after Aerosmith dropped off the
Woodstock ’99 bill for
"mutual production problems and scheduling conflicts," the
Foo Fighters have pulled out of the show as well.
Despite reports citing the band's desire
to finish mixing their third
album, a source close to the festival has informed allstar that the
truth of the matter is that the band simply does not have a guitar
player for the gig. Although organizers have been working closely
with the band's manager, John Silva, to find a stand-in guitarist
for the gig, neither camp has been able to come up with one.
It was unclear at press time why
guitarist Franz Stahl, who
replaced Pat Smear after his departure in late ‘97, could not
make the gig, but the source did make it perfectly clear that
the band "is currently without a guitarist" -- thereby hinting
the fact that Stahl may no longer be a Foo Fighter.
The band's publicity firm, Nasty Little
Man, maintains that the
band will not play because they want to finish their record.
In the meantime, festival organizers are
expected to announce
additions to the already grandiose lineup later this week.
-- Kevin Raub
Ok, yeah. Franz might be gone?
That sucks!!!!!! And now the only real
reason i would want to go is to see KoRn. Lets just hope that they
really making the finishes on their next album, and Franz is still around.
Oh yes, the Foos have left Capitol.
Also, rumors of them
co-headlining the Ozzfest tour are exactly that, rumors. I have
heard nothing that they're actually gonna do it. But who knows....
The new album hopefully will be out either later this month or in the
The Foos, along with such company as Dave
KoRn, Limp Bizkit, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, Aerosmith, George
Clinton, *gags* Bu$h, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Creed,
Everlast, Fatboy Slim, Jewel, Live, Los Lobos, Metallica, DMX,
Ice Cube, Willie Nelson, moe., the Offspring, Rage Against the
Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rusted Root, Brian Setzer Orchestra,
Sugar Ray, and the Tragically hip are all going to play at Woodstock '99,
in honor of the 30th anniversary of the original Woodstock. The
cost $150 (and that's not including taxes and surcharges) and go on sale
on April 25 at 9 am EST. But if you can't afford the bus passes
(which start at the low low price of $249.99)
have no fear. There are talks of a pay-per-view special, webcasts,
television highlights special, and it wouldn't be complete without the
album and home video! If you really wanna know more, you can
always visit here. all this
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The Foos are currently recording their
follow-up to The Colour
and the Shape. The release date is still up in the air, but it
looks like pretty soon we'll have a new record from them.
Also, this has been in the rumors section for a long time,
but it looks like Dave might co-appear on Garbage's next album
with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
The following is an article from the
Allstar Daily News provided by
Foo Fighter Dave Grohl Sues Miramax Over
'Big Me' Dave Grohl to
Miramax Films: This is a call... for a date in court. The head Foo
Fighter, along with his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment
World, EMI Virgin Songs, and M.J. Twelve Music (Grohl's publishing
company) filed suit against Miramax in California District Court on
Tuesday (Feb. 9), accusing the film giant of unauthorized use of
the Foo Fighters' hit "Big Me" in trailers for the film Rounders.
suit claims that the Foo Fighters offered Miramax the use of a
15-second snippet of the song, as well as various other options
for use of the snippet on radio, home video cassettes, and
international promotions, for a sum totaling some $86,000 in
March 1998. However, an agreement, according to the suit,
was never signed, sealed, and delivered, and Miramax went on to
use the song anyway, including removing Grohl's vocal track from
the song. The suit reads, in part, "Miramax knowingly, willfully,
and with the intention of evading the licensing terms offered by
the plaintiffs, directly copied the master and composition in
creating three versions of the trailer, two of which
contained approximately 18 seconds of both the composition
and the master... " and that "Miramax digitally altered the
Master as to remove the vocal tracks as performed by Grohl."
Grohl and Co. are suing Miramax for federal and international
copyright infringement, unfair competition, conversion,
accounting, constructive trust, and injunction. The suit calls
for, among other things, the recall of all trailers and home video
cassettes containing the song as well as a whole slew of
punitive and compensatory damages involved with the suit
and the alleged misuse of the song. In related news, the current
issue of Hits reports the Foo Fighters are free agents, and
are shopping for a new record deal among the likes of
Atlantic, Epic, Columbia, RCA, and Maverick. The band's first
two albums surfaced on Roswell/Capitol Records. - Kevin Raub
Happy Foo Year! On Saturday,
January 9th, 1999 at 6 o'clock,
PM, MTV is going to play the videos from the Varsity Blues
soundtrack. Why is this significant? Well, they're gonna play
My Hero for the first time in like 600 years! Be sure to watch!
Oh yeah, happy birthday to Dave! I know its early, but there's
only about 9 days until his b-day on the 14th. So happy 30th
birthday, o wonderful lead singer you.