Foo Fighters Begin Their Late Show Residency with a Black Sabbath Cover

The Foo Fighters are on a massive publicity tour for their HBO special and album Sonic Highways.  Everynight this week, the Foos will be the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.  They kicked off the week with Zac Brown and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” Enjoy!

Hear New Foo Fighters Song Snippets in This ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer


HBO Go subscribers can get an early taste of the band’s new project

Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways, New Songs, HBO Trailer

The Foo Fighters are in the rare position for a rock band of not only having a new album to promote, but a new HBO TV series about that new album as well. The band kills two birds with one stone in the recent Sonic Highways trailer available to watch on HBO Go (sorry, non-cable people) in which the band talks about their new LP while also previewing parts of two tracks from it, “Something From Nothing” and “The Feast and the Famine.” It’s not enough to get too critical an impression of the songs, but they still sound very much like the Foo Fighters, so it’s enough to be assured they didn’t go full go-go while in DC or anything.

There’s also plenty of other info dilvulged about the new album, including the fact that lyrics from it will largely be culled from conversations singer Dave Grohl and the band have with various musical heroes of the cities visited (“If you go to Seattle, you have to talk to someone from Heart. If you go to Nashville, you have to talk to Dolly [Parton]…”). Grohl even went as far as to say that when listening to the final songs, “You’ll recognize all of these references from stories you’ve heard in the last hour.” So expect the end of every episode to be a lot like watching the final scene of The Usual Suspects.

Sonic Highways the TV show starts on HBO October 17th, while Sonic Highways the album will follow on RCA on November 10.

Watch Foo Fighters’ Cover of Roky Erickson’s “Two Headed Dog.”

The Foo Fighters take on Roky Erickson’s psychedelic classic “Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)” to celebrate 40 years of Austin City Limits.

PBS’ live music TV show Austin City Limits is gearing up to celebrate its 40th season starting Saturday, October 4 and though they’ve already celebrated that occasion with teaser performances from Nine Inch Nails and Beck, they’ve enlisted another crew of ’90s alt-rock legends to herald the first episode. Friday, Foo Fighters shared a blitzing cover of psych-rock explorer Roky Erickson’s “Two Headed Dog.” Though the cover is a fairly faithful representation of the Erickson’s raspy original, Dave Grohl’s take offers a refreshingly freewheeling side of the Foos. If nothing else, it serves heighten anticipation for the October 17 debut of Grohl’s Sonic Highways show and the November 10 release of the album of the same name. Watch above via Consequence of Sound.

Foo Fighters Crush A Tiny British Club as the ‘Holy Shits’

At last night’s “Holy Shits” concert at Brighton’s Concorde 2 theater in England, the Foo Fighters delivered a career-spanning set that included hits like “Rope” and “The Pretender” alongside deep cuts (“Enough Said” and “Up in Arms”), snippets of new Sonic Highways material, and a cover of Tom Petty’s “Breakdown.” Watch below

Here’s the band’s set list, according to Consequence of Sound.

Foo Fighters/Holy Shits, London set list, September 10

“Enough Space”
“I’ll Stick Around”
“See You”
“New Way Home”
“Up in Arms”
“Big Me”
“The Pretender”
“Learn to Fly”
“White Limo” (with Foo Fighters tribute band’s singer)
“Cold Day in the Sun”
“Dear Rosemary”
“Breakdown” (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
“My Hero”
“Hey, Johnny Park!”
“All My Life”

Foo Fighters Name New Album ‘Sonic Highways,’ Reveal Track List

The group’s eighth record, which it teased with various occurrences of the number “eight,” is due November 10th. The 180-gram vinyl edition features nine covers, including one for each of the eight cities the band recorded in for the record.

“This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it,” Grohl said in a statement. “I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”

Here is the track list for Sonic Highways:

1. “Something From Nothing”
2. “The Feast and the Famine”
3. “Congregation”
4. “What Did I Do?/God as My Witness”
5. “Outside”
6. “In the Clear”
7. “Subterranean”
8. “I Am a River”