Sweet sensation BILLIE EILISH played a couple of shows last weekend in Los Angeles. For each one she invited guests. So she did last night too with Dave Grohl for a gripping, acoustic rendition ofFoo Fighters‘s 1997 classic MY HERO (almost 300 million streams on Spotify).
JOE WALSH (74) is best known as the guitarist of country rock legends Eagles. Before joining those superstars he had his own band called James Gang.
Walsh founded a charity fund for military veterans’ in 2017. Yesterday he played
with the James Gang members at VetsAid in Columbus, OHIO. It was Walsh himself who organised the event and he invited some big-name acts such as The Black Keys and NIN.
The Breeders with the Deal twins also took part in the 6-hour show.
One of the songs they played was Gigantic. A Pixies classic from their
1983 Surfer Rosa album, sung by Kim Deal. The omnipresent Dave Grohl
joined them on guitar.
A couple of weeks ago, living beatle legend PAUL McCARTNEY celebrated
his 80th birthday and last Sunday he was the star headliner who got tens of
thousands of the sing-along crowd into ecstasy at the Glastonbury Festival.
He also surprised everybody with two giant guests, Dave Grohl and Bruce
Springsteen, who each played a couple of songs (and one as a trio) with
the imperishable King Of Melody.
My pick of the concert. The performance of Beatles song I’ve Got A Feeling with his third guest… JOHN LENNON.
Afterward, McCartney and Dave Grohl went on the run…
Nirvana comeback? Well if two of the original members – Dave Grohl
and Krist Novoselic – get together to play again, it’s a 2/3 reunion, right?
What happened? Dave and his utterly charismatic daughter Violet,
on vocals, shared their droning cover of Nausea, a 1980 cracker by L.A.
punk legends X, a week ago.
Then they got invited by the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show to play that steamy stunner.
So Dave asked old Nirvana pal Krist Novoselic to join him, along with an occasional Foo Fighters collaborator, former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and producer Greg Kurstin on organ. But the sparkling star of the night was Violet Grohl.
Only 15 years old with a nevermind rock-out teen spirit.
Two living mega rock legends, from different generations,
sir MICK JAGGER and DAVE GROHL teamed up to rock
like fired-up teenagers who’re looking for satisfaction
Jagger about their Covid-19 inspired corker EAZY SLEAZY. “I’m sure
an atmosphere of isolation or semi-isolation has changed what’s being
created in this period. I’m sure it subtly affected a lot of people’s subject
material and the way they write music.”
Dave Grohl, former drummer of Nirvana and frontman/guitarist/gentleman of his own mega successful band Foo Fighters (who celebrate their 25th year of making noise this very year) publishes his first book, titled THE STORYTELLER: TALES OF LIFE AND MUSIC on 5 October 2021 via Day Street Books.
With lots of time on his hand, because of the tour-canceling-coronavirus, he started the @davetruestories Instagram account, sharing stories and anecdotes, which led eventually to this book.
Publisher Day Street Books says the book includes “spectacular stories about Nirvana,
Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty
on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC.”
Dave Grohl about the project: “It’s a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From my
early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone. Turn it up!”.