Watch 1,000 Musicians Play the Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn to Fly’

One thousand musicians banded together in Italy to perform the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” all at once in an attempt to woo the band to come play a show for them.

“The Foo Fighters are not in Romagna since 1997, it’s time to get them back, but we need a crazy idea,” the Rockin’ 1000’s website explains. “We have to organize something that kicks ass worldwide and can be seen by Dave Grohl: We will ask one thousand rockers to play one of their songs, all together and at the same time.”

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David Letterman’s Top 10 Musical Moments

Originally Posted on Rolling Stone

From Sonny and Cher’s reunion to Future Islands’ freakout, the most memorable performances during Dave’s 33 years in late night

David Letterman
(Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS)

When David Letterman permanently signs off the airwaves later this month, it won’t just be the end of one of the greatest comedy institutions in TV history — it’ll also close out an amazing showcase for musical talent. Nearly every episode of NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman and CBS’sLate Show With David Letterman had a musical guest, and it was the place where many Americans first saw everyone from R.E.M. and Weezer to Future Islands. We’ve put together 10 of the greatest musical moments from the shows’ history, and though the list is by no means complete — we could easily have gone to 100 — these are the performances we keep returning to over and over again.

R.E.M. – ‘So. Central Rain’ (1983)

To most people outside of Athens, Georgia and the college rock scene in the early Eighties, R.E.M. were a largely unknown band. But they did have enough buzz to earn a Letterman slot on October 6th, 1983, playing an early version of “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” off their sophomore albumReckoning — which wouldn’t actually hit shelves for another seven months. It was the band’s first time playing on network television, and it played a huge role in helping them reach a wider audience.

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25 Record Store Day 2015 Exclusives You Need In Your Life

New and rare tunes from Wu-Tang Clan, The White Stripes, and Johnny Cash are just a few of the gems on offer at the annual bonanza for vinyl nerds.

Record Store Day is back!

Record Store Day is back!

The annual high holiday for vinyl lovers is happening this Saturday, April 18, at a local record store near you. Here are just a few reasons, of many, to be excited about this year’s crop.

1. A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky

LPFJ2

Limited edition white vinyl 7”
RSD Exclusive Release

2. The Black Keys

The Black Keys

Meet Me In The City

7” Vinyl Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of Kimbrough’s “All Night Long”, two versions, for the first time on a split single.
RSD Exclusive Release

3. Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

The Night We Called It A Day

7” blue vinyl Limited Edition single featuring two songs from Bob Dylan’s newest release “Shadows In The Night”
RSD Exclusive Release

4. Bruce Springsteen

6 different newly remastered LP Vinyl: The River, Nebraska, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Born To Run, Born In The U.S.A.

All RSD First Release

5. Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

The Way

7”Colored Vinyl. The A-side is the title track from their popular 2014 album and the B-Side is an unissued track from the same sessions. Artwork is by Malcolm Garrett, the artists of all the early iconic Buzzcocks artwork. Limited to a one time pressing of 900 copies on Blue vinyl & 300 on White. Not to be repressed.
RSD Exclusive Release

6. Courney Barnett

Courney Barnett

Kim’s Caravan

The B-side of this 12” is a cover of John Cale’s “Close Watch” and is exclusive to this Record Store Day release.
RSD Exclusive Release

7. David Bowie

Changes and Kingdom Come

Both 7” vinyl. Changes is the continuation of 40th anniversary picture disc series. The previously unreleased AA side was recorded in 1971 for a small run of promo LPs made to secure David Bowie a record deal. Kingdom Come is a transparent red inside opaque black (Classic Black) – Color in Color. Part of Rhino’s now celebrated RSD exclusive Side By Side 7” singles series. Two artists perform the same song.

Both RSD Exclusive Release

8. The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen

Beelzebubba

LP Vinyl featuring tracks “Punk Rock Girl,” “Stuart,” and “Smokin Banana Peels.” 4000 Pressed — 3900 Blue vinyl and 100 randomly inserted White vinyl.
RSD Exclusive Release

9. Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

Bad Reputation

7” 45 RPM Colored Vinyl is baby blue with coke bottle green splatter.
RSD Exclusive Release

10. The Flaming Lips

Both 10” Colored Vinyl, a series three Limited Edition 10” EP’s on different colored vinyl that contain tracks previously released only on CD overseas.
RSD Exclusive Release

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Foo Fighters Bring Their Brand of Bad Ass to Austin City Limits — watch

Foo Fighters ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

The 40th season of Austin City Limits continued Saturday night with an hour-long episode featuring Foo Fighters.

They were also joined by Gary Clark Jr. and blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan for a cover of The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ 1986 single “Tuff Enuff”.

Click here to watch the full episode.

EPISODE SETLIST

Times Like These
The Feast and the Famine
Rope
Congregation
What Did I Do?/God as my Witness
Tuff Enuff
I’ll Stick Around
Walk
Best of You

BAND CREDITS

Dave Grohl – vocals, guitar
Taylor Hawkins – drums, vocals
Nate Mendel – bass
Chris Shiflett – guitar, vocals
Pat Smear – guitar
Rami Jaffee – keyboards

with special guests
Gary Clark Jr.
and
Jimmie Vaughan

New Foo Fighters– What Did I Do? / God as My Witness Featuring Gary Clark Jr.

Photo: What Did I Do? / God as My Witness

On Tuesday, the Foo Fighters will drop their eighth studio albumSonic Highways, but in the meantime the band is sharing a new track from the record that have them teaming up with the Gary Clark, Jr.

The song features Gary Clark, Jr. and was recorded at KLRU-TV Studio 6A, the same studio where they film PBS’ Austin City Limits.

Life is Beautiful Festival– Best Performances

The Life is Beautiful Festival was held this past weekend (October 24-26) in Downtown Las Vegas. The festival “is meant to guide people to the place where they can embrace life and find happiness, whatever that looks like to the individual.” It is three days of music, food, learning and art.

Outkast
Foo Fighters
Phantogram
Kanye West
Jenny Lewis
Lionel Richie
Broken Bells
The Roots
Panic! at the Disco

Foo Fighters Bring The Awesome to 60 Minutes

With a new record and HBO making-of documentary series, Foo Fighters have been everywhere. They’ve capped off this past week with an appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

The Foos caught up with Anderson Cooper at New Orleans’Preservation Hall. Afterwards, they sat down with Cooper to discuss why they were bringing the Sonic Highways journey to HBO. Watch it all below.