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Grammy’s Have Become Hard To Watch

Last night was the 2014 Grammy Awards and it was very hard to watch. The show has become so ridiculous and of course the award show snubs Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. The Grammy Award show even managed to ruin the closing artists performance, as usual. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Queens of the Stone […]

Dave Grohl Brings Sound City Players to NYC – Exclusive Photo Gallery

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire It would seem that with Foo Fighters on hiatus, we wouldn’t be hearing much from them, but that’s certainly not the case. Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foos rocked New York City last night (Feb. 13) as the primary backing band for the Sound City Players, a collection of acclaimed musicians who came together to celebrate Grohl’s new documentary and the storied music studio that the film chronicles. The concert last night featured several sets led by various artists, including such legends as John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Steve Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. Also participating in the once-in-a-lifetime show were musicians like Nirvana ‘s Krist Novoselic and Rage Against the Machine ‘s Brad Wilk. Read a full review of the NYC show over at our brother site Ultimate Classic Rock , and learn more about Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ film at this link . And be sure to check out our exclusive photos of the concert below: Photos of Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters Rocking Out With the Sound City Players in NYC: John Fogerty’s Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Rick Springfield’s Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick’s Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Lee Ving of Fear’s Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Chris Goss’ Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Al Johannes’ Set: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dave Grohl Talks ‘Sound City’ Documentary and More on ‘The Colbert Report’

Comedy Central Dave Grohl has been all over TV recently. Supporting his new documentary, ‘Sound City,’ which chronicles the legendary albums that have been the recorded at Sound City Studios, Grohl graced ‘The Colbert Report’ stage on Feb. 13 to promote the film. Prolific musician and rock’s most lovable overachiever Dave Grohl was in New York City last night to perform with the Sound City Players, a group of musicians who have recorded at Sound City Studios, including Grohl’s Foo Fighters bandmates, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk , Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic , Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, rock legend John Fogerty + many more. Before the NYC performance, however, Grohl stopped by ‘The Colbert Report’ for an hilarious interview with host Stephen Colbert. Having recently finished guest-hosting the E! talk show ‘Chelsea Lately’ for a week, Dave Grohl answered Colbert-esque questions such as, “You sold 30 million copies of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ alone, why not phone it in and get fat?” and “Do you think about the [‘Nevermind’] sessions now and go, ‘Why didn’t we turn up the drums?’” After naming off a litany of artists who recorded on Sound City’s board such as Rage Against the Machine, Barry White and the now-imprisoned Charles Manson, Grohl shot the funny right back at Colbert. “The first thing we had to do when we got it [the Sound City board] was open it up and scrub all the cocaine and fried chicken out of it,” Grohl joked. “And that was just Barry White!” Check out Dave Grohl’s full interview with Steven Colbert via the video player below. Dave Grohl Talks ‘Sound City’ on ‘The Colbert Report’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-explains-history-of-rock-n-roll-on-chelsea-lately/” title=”Dave Grohl Explains History of Rock ‘n’ Roll on ‘Chelsea Lately'” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl Talks ‘Sound City’ Documentary and More on ‘The Colbert Report’

Comedy Central Dave Grohl has been all over TV recently. Supporting his new documentary, ‘Sound City,’ which chronicles the legendary albums that have been the recorded at Sound City Studios, Grohl graced ‘The Colbert Report’ stage on Feb. 13 to promote the film. Prolific musician and rock’s most lovable overachiever Dave Grohl was in New York City last night to perform with the Sound City Players, a group of musicians who have recorded at Sound City Studios, including Grohl’s Foo Fighters bandmates, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk , Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic , Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, rock legend John Fogerty + many more. Before the NYC performance, however, Grohl stopped by ‘The Colbert Report’ for an hilarious interview with host Stephen Colbert. Having recently finished guest-hosting the E! talk show ‘Chelsea Lately’ for a week, Dave Grohl answered Colbert-esque questions such as, “You sold 30 million copies of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ alone, why not phone it in and get fat?” and “Do you think about the [‘Nevermind’] sessions now and go, ‘Why didn’t we turn up the drums?’” After naming off a litany of artists who recorded on Sound City’s board such as Rage Against the Machine, Barry White and the now-imprisoned Charles Manson, Grohl shot the funny right back at Colbert. “The first thing we had to do when we got it [the Sound City board] was open it up and scrub all the cocaine and fried chicken out of it,” Grohl joked. “And that was just Barry White!” Check out Dave Grohl’s full interview with Steven Colbert via the video player below. Dave Grohl Talks ‘Sound City’ on ‘The Colbert Report’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-explains-history-of-rock-n-roll-on-chelsea-lately/” title=”Dave Grohl Explains History of Rock ‘n’ Roll on ‘Chelsea Lately'” align=”center”]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Collaborates With RDGLDGRN on New Song ‘I Love Lamp’

John Shearer, Getty Images Dave Grohl may be the hardest working man in the world of rock. Along with his highly decorated careers with Nirvana , Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age , Probot, Them Crooked Vultures and many others, Grohl recently premiered his ‘Sound City’ documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, with the film now available to see in select theaters. Taking on yet another project, Grohl collaborated with Washington, D.C., group RDGLDGRN to record the song ‘I Love Lamp.’ RDGLDGRN (short for Red Gold Green) are a D.C.-based rock, hip-hop and punk hybrid who take influence from acts such as Bad Brains, Vampire Weekend, the Neptunes and many more. The trio entered Sound City Studios to record their music, and managed to catch the ear of Dave Grohl, who would end up playing drums for RDGLDGRN’s upcoming self-titled EP. The track’s title, ‘I Love Lamp,’ is a reference to a line from the Will Ferrell modern comedy classic ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ spoken by Steve Carell’s character Brick Tamland. Although there are no direct lyrical connections to the film, the song’s title will surely catch attention, as Carell’s line is among the most repeated and beloved comedic references of the last decade. As for the song itself, ‘I Love Lamp’ is a smooth and up-beat anthem which is both well-written and radio-friendly. If you’re looking for a sunny-day track to warm you up during bleak winter weather, you might find some solace from the elements within the track. Click below to hear RDGLDGRN and Dave Grohl’s recording of ‘I Love Lamp’ via Rolling Stone. [button href=”http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rdgldgrn-recruit-dave-grohl-for-i-love-lamp-song-premiere-20130204″ title=”Listen to RDGLDGRN’s ‘I Love Lamp’ Featuring Dave Grohl at RollingStone.com” align=”center”]

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Hosting ‘Chelsea Lately’ for Entire Week

Jason Merritt, Getty Images Musician/director/actor  Dave Grohl is branching out in yet another direction. Two months after serving as guest host of Chelsea Handler’s E! talk show ‘Chelsea Lately’ for one night , he’s now set to host the program for the entire week, starting tonight (Feb. 4). Not surprisingly, the guest list is heavy with musicians. Grohl will interview Rick Springfield tonight (Feb. 4), Elton John on Wednesday and Tenacious D on Thursday. Grohl appeared as Satan in the 2006 movie ‘Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.’ Tuesday’s guest is yet to be announced. See the schedule here . In addition to a main interview guest each night, the Foo Fighters frontman will be discussing current events with  a roundtable of comedians, including John Caparulo, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf and Jo Koy. Grohl has also been keeping busy with his ‘ Sound City ‘ documentary. In addition to screenings and film festivals, he has been putting together live shows of musicians featured in the film. The Sound City Players played two memorable three hour shows at the  Sundance Film Festival and in Los Angeles . The next Sound City Players concert is slated for New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Feb. 13. The lineup changes from show to show, and in New York Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates will be joined by  Nirvana ‘s Krist Novoselic ,  Queens of the Stone Age ‘s Alain Johannes, Stevie Nicks , John Fogerty , Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick ‘s Rick Nielsen , Rage Against the Machine ‘s Brad Wilk,  Fear’s Lee Ving and Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss. Tickets for the New York show go on sale tomorrow (Feb. 5) at 4PM ET. Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ movie is currently screening in select theaters and is also available for purchase online here . The soundtrack for the movie hits stores on March 12. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-foo-fighters-have-really-awesome-big-plans-for-next-album/” title=”Dave Grohl Talks ‘Big Plans’ for Next Album” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Unveil ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video Directed by Dave Grohl

VEVO Nothing says badass like a “gang,” but director Dave Grohl takes a little bit of a sting out of those troublemaking lads from Soundgarden by having them cruise the streets on Segways in the band’s latest video for ‘ By Crooked Steps .’ Grohl, whose own band the Foo Fighters have had their fair share of offbeat and funny clips, puts his stamp on the clip with his own sense of humor. The musician-director has the Soundgarden bad boys park their Segways, stroll into a club and immediately confront the laptop DJ whose spinning tunes for those in attendance. The frightened DJ scurries away before Soundgarden take the stage and truly rock the audience with their plugged in instruments. But the DJ won’t be defeated as of yet, calling the cops on the Segway-riding toughs. The band eventually eludes the cops and escapes the venue, but they’re not totally off the hook as a slow-speed police chase follows before they finally give up. It pays, however, to watch to the very end of the clip for a special guest cameo from a certain EDM superstar posing as the arresting officer. Soundgarden are currently in the midst of their first North American tour of 2013, promoting the ‘King Animal’ album. They’ve also signed on to play the Rock on the Range festival in May. Watch Soundgarden’s ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/watch-chris-cornell-perform-president-obama-commander-in-chief-ball/” title=”Next: Watch Chris Cornell Perform at President Obama Gala” align=”center”]

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