FOO FIGHTERS Released Their 4th Album ‘ONE BY ONE’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

23 October 2022

Band: FOO FIGHTERS
Who: Immensely famous and beloved
rockers with Dave Grohl in the middle
Active: Since 1994 – 10 studio LPs, so far

Anniversary LP: ONE BY ONE
Released: 22 October 2002 – 20 years ago

Pitchfork: “I expect to see the Foo Fighters featured in “Have You Seen Me?”
ads on the backs of milk cartons… I just can’t help but miss the sincerity of their
older material. At one time, Foo Fighters could pull off “great” with a fraction of the
technical support; One by One had its sights set on “good enough” from the very
beginning.”
Score: 5.5/10.

TUTV: Great singles, but it doesn’t save the overall mediocre album.

Singles/clips: All My Life / Times Like These / Low

– ALL MY LIFE –

– TIMES LIKE THESE –

– LOW –

Stream full album via Spotify

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FOO FIGHTERS: All Albums – Instagram

Phenomenal Hero Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS By His Own Son SHANE And FOO FIGHTERS

Daily electricity to load your batteries

With this message, below, on the Foo Fighters website, two massive tribute concerts
for their heroic drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away last March, only 50, were announced a couple of weeks ago.

“Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with
the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.

As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over. Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.”

The most gripping, incredibly goosebumps moment last Saturday at the Wembley Stadium show in London (and probably wil be in Los Angeles too, on 27 September) was the one where Hawkins‘ son Shane took his father’s place behind the drums and delivered a truly phenomenal performance with the Foo Fighters when playing their gigantic classic
MY HERO

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

FOO FIGHTERS: Bio

50-Year Old FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS Died In His Sleep – R.I.P.

25 March 2022

Shocking. Last night, Taylor Hawkins
the Foo Fighters drummer died in his
sleep. No cause has been revealed yet.

The band broke the news on social media…

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins.
His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go
out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the
utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

FF are on tour in South America. Four days ago they
played at the Lollapalooza festival in Argentina.
Hawkins‘s final concert.

Hawkins was born in Dallas in February 1972. He joined FF in 1997, replacing
original drummer William Goldsmith. Before that, he played for Alanis Morissette
for quite a while.

Short bio here.

He also had his own projects. Firstly Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
and afterward The Birds of Satan, a spin-off cover band of Chevy Metal.

Yesterday I wrote a piece, planned to publish today, about their brand new EP
titled – what an incredibly irony – Dream Widow. Eight death metal (also incredibly
ironic) and hardcore songs. Of course, I deleted it as this terrible news came in.

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Hawkins about joining FF: “Me and Dave Grohl just looked like long lost brothers in a weird way. We had a similar vibe and I don’t know why. I remember my friend playing with the Foo Fighters before I met Dave and watching them goof around backstage. He said to me, ‘That
guy could be like your brother’.

Rest in peace.

Stay On Track In The Weekend With Five Fresh Firecrackers

5 new firecrackers to boost your weekend

Band: KILLING JOKE
Who: Post-industrial-punk veterans from London
Active: 1979–1996, 2002–present / 15 LPs
with Pylon as their latest, released 7 years ago.

New EP: LORD OF CHAOS
Out: 25 March 2022

New single: LORD OF CHAOS – title track

Lord Of Chaos resounds familiar from the get-go.
A huge wall-of-storming sound, Coleman‘s poignant
vox and a muscular chorus…

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Band: BODEGA

Who: Jangly indie rockers from NYC

New album: BROKEN EQUIPMENT – 2nd LP
Out: 11 March 2022

New single: STATUETTE ON THE CONSOLE

Speedy stunner
Punchy Panache
Full blast ahead…

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Band: FOO FIGHTERS

New single: MARCH OF THE INSANE
From their upcoming horror
movie (no joke) titled Studio 666.

The Foos go metal mental.
Trash, crash, smash.
Here they come…

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Band: FOALS

Who: Oxford 4-piece led by front star
Yannis Philippakis (Greek father, Ukrainian Jewish mother)
Active: Since 2005 / 7 studio LPs (new one included)

New album: LIFE IS YOURS, set for a summer release

New single: 2AM

The fervent funk machine hits again.
Get up and shake your booty, folks…

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Band: CYPRESS HILL
Who: Legendary West Coast hip-hop desperados
Active: Since 1988 / 10 studio LPs including new one

New album: BACK IN BLACK
Out: 18 March 2022 – order info here

New single: Bye Bye

The hip-rap-hop motherfuckers
are back with this dope lullaby
featuring Dizzy Wright

See/hear you next week, music junkies

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7  from the past 7 days

1. ‘This Night’ by SUPERCHUNK (North Carolina)

The second single from their 11th LP
called Wild Loneliness, out 25 February.

Mac McCaughan (guitarist) About: “Like much of Wild Loneliness, this song was
written in the mode of “let’s look around and be thankful for what we have rather
than focusing on what Republicans have taken from an entire generation.”

Never too old to rattle and roll…

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2. Slowly Separate by CROWS (London, UK)

Almost three years after their debut album Silver Tongues this must-hear
post-punk hit team returns with follow-up Beware Believers, out 1st of April.

James Cox (frontman): “Slowly Separate is about living in London, working a job
you hate and just going through the mundane routine of hand to mouth living.”

A blazing uppercut with the
cutting force of a chainsaw.

Yeahhhhhhhh

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3. ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ by WHITE LIES (London)

Another warm-up piece from their upcoming
6th longplayer, out on 18 February.

Not a happy one, yet funky and jumpy in sound…

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4. ‘Wake Me Up’ by FOALS (UK)

I’m not a big fan of remixes unless the remixer – in this case, electro duo
Flight Facilities – transforms a head-dazzling rocker into a head-dazzling
disco stomper that works like a vaccination with a shot of adrenalin.

Yoohoo! Party time…

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5. ‘Lights’ by BAND OF HORSES (Seattle, US)

Album number six Things Are Great hit the streets on 4 March.
And they dropped taster number three Lights a few days ago.

An experience with security guards and the police flashing
their lights inspired frontman Ben Bridwell to write this song.

Vibrant vibe…

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6. ‘Thrown’ by BODEGA (NYC)

I’m sure that this Big Apple indie squad has all Parquet Courts records on their shelves. You already could hear it on their 2019 debut album Endless Scroll and their second one, titled Broken Equipment looks to go in the same direction when hearing new single Thrown.

Not original but tumbling
and revolving nevertheless…

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7. ‘Fraggle Rock Rock’ by FOO FIGHTERS (Seattle, US)

Seems like Dave Grohl and his Fighters adore the spotlights
and do anything to have them shine on them every day.

Check this… children’s television series Fraggle Rock gets a full revival on Apple TV+ and yes, you already guessed it, the Foos are among the musical guests on the show. For the occasion, they wrote this bonkers retro rocker that triggers your laughing muscles.

Have fun