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Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection
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Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection

The Foo Fighters have announced a new greatest hits collection and there's no shortage of material to choose from. In the wake of the tragic passing of long-time drummer Taylor Hawkins, the 19-song album will be available on October 28th on Sony Legacy Records. SONY Legacy Records Nirvana disbanded in 1994 after the death of Kurt Cobain. From there, Dave Grohl fielded offers to play drums with a number of high-profile acts. Instead, he entered Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington, and recorded what would become the Foo Fighters' debut album. This led to a storied career that included 10 studio albums, sold-out tours, a few documentaries, and even a mockumentary. The band has amassed an impressive 15 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2...
Apple TV+ Launches ‘Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson’ Today (Review)
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Apple TV+ Launches ‘Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson’ Today (Review)

First things first: it would be impossible for me to be impartial when it comes to all things Mark Ronson. I fell deeply in love with his early production work for Nikka Costa. I played tracks from his first solo album "Here Comes The Fuzz" on the air at 97X/WOXY-FM in my past life as an alt-radio programmer. I put on my headphones religiously to stream his weekly East Village Radio show "Authentic Shit" in the mid-aughts. I have spent far too much money on collecting vinyl of his albums and remixes. All of that to say, when I got the press release for his new Apple TV+ docuseries called "Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson," I couldn't wait to watch. I was fortunate to be able to watch the full series early and am happy to say it doesn't disappoint. Mark is undoubtedly a ver...
Grohl-Led Documentary Chronicles ‘Life In A Van’ Before Massive Success For Bands
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Grohl-Led Documentary Chronicles ‘Life In A Van’ Before Massive Success For Bands

No band or musician starts out selling out Madison Square Garden or The Forum right away. It can take years to even progress past playing the bar circuit. A new Dave Grohl-directed documentary tells the story of a number of well-known bands just starting out. Perhaps it'll even inspire some of the next generation of talent to hit the road and test their fortunes once more concerts return. The new trailer for What Drives Us provides a sample of how the film will take an in-depth look at experiences from acts like No Doubt, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, and many others before they started selling out arenas. Each act pays tribute to their early years on the road and points out how important that time was to their development. According to a press release the movie is a testament to...
Foo Fighters At The Top Of Their Game With ‘Medicine At Midnight’
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Foo Fighters At The Top Of Their Game With ‘Medicine At Midnight’

The Foo Fighters were supposed to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band in 2020 in grand fashion. A new studio album, tour and festival on 4th of July weekend were all planned but the onset of the pandemic forced a major change in plans. Fast forward to early 2021 and the long awaited 10th studio album from the band Medicine to Midnight has been released and it's been worth the wait. The nine track LP is their first since 2017's Concrete and Gold and is a return to form for the vaunted rockers. In an interview with Pitchfork, Grohl likens the new collection of tunes to a modern day dance record comparing it to Bowie's Let's Dance. They set out to make a fun record and it's mission accomplished on all fronts. Producer Greg Kurstin returned to helm the project after last worki...