Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Live Review: Foo Fighters + Amyl & The Sniffers + The Meanies, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong (05.03.22)

March 5, 2022

It felt like a long time coming, the Foo Fighters released both their Bee Gees inspired album, Hail Satin under the name DeeGees and released their most recent Grammy-nominated record, Medicine At Midnight. Yet, every time it felt like we may see the glimpse of an announcement that the Foo Fighters would come to tour […]

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Film Review: Studio 666 comes out rockin’ as the Foos pay tribute to the classic horror genre

February 24, 2022

When it was announced that the Foo Fighters made a comedy horror movie in lockdown, it didn’t feel much of a surprise to those of us who grew up watching the band make quirky music videos or Devilish cameos in a Tenacious D movie. But a music video this is not – so the question […]

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From Hurricanes and Heartbreak to the Open Arms of Wine Country: How Bottlerock Saved the Day

September 9, 2021

There are many uncertainties in this world. Over the past 18 months that fact has been painfully proven time and time again. With thousands of concerts, sporting events, and festivals canceled due to Covid-19 it would seem like an unwise idea to get my heart set for my all-time favorite annual gathering. Unwise indeed. The […]

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US festival Bonnaroo sets new dates and lineup for 2021 with Tame Impala and King Gizzard set to join Lizzo, Foo Fighters and more

April 6, 2021

The past year has been hard on the world and especially tough to live music fans. But as vaccines start to roll out and Covid-19 numbers go down the hope for a return to normal gets stronger. As Bonnaroo unveiled its 2021 lineup, it started to feel like the world might be slowly looking familiar […]

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Album Review: Foo Fighters play it safe with Medicine at Midnight, but that’s not a bad thing

February 5, 2021

Today marks the day that iconic American rockers Foo Fighters return with the long-awaited release of their tenth (!!) studio full length, Medicine at Midnight. The release – their first since 2017’s well received Concrete and Gold – coincides with the band’s 25th anniversary, and was set to be released in a year when they were […]

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Interview: Doz from Cosmic Kahuna (Melbourne) talks about playing Cal Jam with Jack Black, Billy Idol and Nirvana

November 12, 2018

While I was walking out of the 2018 Cal Jam Festival in California – the one that was curated by the Foo Fighters and saw Nirvana reform – I bumped into the Melbourne band Cosmic Kahuna, who had played the opening night of the event alongside the one and only Billy Idol. When we both […]

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Review: Foo Fighters’ festival Cal Jam 18 proves a joyous celebration of Rock n Roll

October 9, 2018

This weekend, I travelled about an hour outside of Los Angeles to San Bernadino, to experience the second year of the festival Cal Jam – an event programmed and run by the Foo Fighters, featuring an eclectic mix of rock bands from around the world, and celebrating the 25 years of the band’s career with […]

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Nirvana reunites at Cal Jam with Joan Jett: Here’s everything that happened during the Foo Fighters set

October 7, 2018

Tonight at the second annual Cal Jam Fest in San Bernardino, California – the festival put on by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters – a much teased and anticipated event happened. They got Nirvana back together. Surviving members Dave Grohl and Kris Novaselic got together with Joan Jett, Pat Smear and John McCauley of […]

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Review: Foo Fighters prove more than deserving of Sydney’s largest stadium stage

January 28, 2018

Wearing an Oxford Art Factory t-shirt – where the iconic frontman last performed in Sydney – Dave Grohl and his fighters of Foo returned to Sydney last night, thrilling audiences in their ANZ Stadium debut with a rollicking 3 hour set that proved as much a trip down memory lane as it was a celebration […]

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Foo Fighters Announce Their Own Brew and Australian Pop Up Bars

January 19, 2018

Rock legends Foo Fighters have announced two pop up pubs in Sydney and Melbourne. The Foo Fighters Hotel in Sydney (aka Hotel Hollywood) and the Fooie Bar in Melbourne (aka Cherry Bar) will stock the bands own “Foo Town” brew, a lager developed by the band and Newtown based brewery Young Henrys. All this is […]

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Live Review: The Foo Fighters’ CalJam Festival proved to offer a one of a kind rock n roll experience out in San Bernadino

October 9, 2017

For anyone not in the know, CalJam is the birth child of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Debuting in San Bernadino, about an hour and a half drive from LA, the festival hosted a huge lineup including Cage The Elephant, The Kills, Royal Blood, Liam Gallagher and Babes in Toyland. Like any […]

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Album Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold (2017 LP)

September 20, 2017

It can’t be easy when you’ve been around as long as the Foo Fighters, both collectively and as the myriad of musical permutations of the individuals within the band, to come up with an album that sounds fresh and exciting but Concrete and Gold, the latest offering by the Foos, is just that. From the moment […]

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Here’s what went down when Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins surprised Sydney fans with a $20 gig

August 29, 2017

Australia awoke this morning to surprise news that half of the Foo Fighters had come to Sydney to promote their anticipated new album Concrete and Gold (out September 15th), fresh off wowing crowds in Singapore over the weekend. And though the full band couldn’t make it, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins made sure they made the […]

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Album Review: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town (2017 LP)

April 12, 2017

Though firmly anchored in Americana Chris Shiflett‘s third solo album, West Coast Town, translates beautifully to the Australian country scene.  I most recently listened to the album as I churned through a road trip through Victoria and New South Wales and it made many of the 1400 kilometers melt away.  There’s something about the wide […]

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Chris Shiflett on his new solo album, West Coast Town

March 15, 2017

Chris Shiflett, widely known as the awesome guitarist from Foo Fighters, is releasing his third solo album, West Coast Town, next month before heading out on a US tour to support the album release.  We were lucky enough to snag some of his time to have a quick chat with him before the madness begins. […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Four – The Top 25

May 30, 2016

Today, we find ourselves at the top end of our 101 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown. We’ve already seen some classic gems mixed in with some older favourites further down the list but as we look at this eclectic Top 25, there are definitely some tunes in here that might surprise. When it came […]

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Foo Fighters deny all internet rumours with hilarious online video

March 3, 2016

Yesterday, the Foo Fighters revealed they were making a band announcement – a band announcement that music media around the world quickly assumed would be the band announcing they were breaking up, or taking an indefinite hiatus, based on one quote from the drummer a while back. There was so much rhetoric about it that […]

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Foo Fighters have released a new EP and you can download it for free right now

November 23, 2015

Accompanied by an emotional letter written by Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters have surprised their fans with the release of a brand new EP titled Saint Cecilia. Streaming on a landing page and available on iTunes, the five-song package comes after a mysterious countdown on the band’s official website hit 00:00, giving us material which has […]

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Album Review: Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia (2015 EP)

November 23, 2015

Earlier today, US rock group Foo Fighters released a free, out-of-the-blue EP entitled Saint Cecilia. The release is their first since their well received concept LP Sonic Highways, which co-incided with the band’s 20th anniversary and led into what became “The Broken Leg Tour”, following Dave Grohl’s infamous on-stage accident. For those who missed the memo, in […]

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Six artists not to miss during Day One (Friday October 2nd) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

October 2, 2015

An epic weekend of music is ahead for fans attending the 14th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, USA – and those of us at home will get the chance to see quite a few of the performances ourselves thanks to the live stream. Each day there is a myriad of incredible […]

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Foo Fighters unleash Sonic Highways DVD

March 5, 2015

Foo Fighters have announced the release of a Sonic Highways DVD – featuring additional footage and extended interviews from their HBO original series. If you’re a fan of the Foos’ Sonic Highways TV show, then you’re day is about to get better. The band have just confirmed that they’ll be unveiling the programme through a […]

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The first episode of the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways starts this weekend on GO!

October 15, 2014

Aussie Foo Fighters fans are getting keen, with the first episode of the highly anticipated Sonic Highways documentary scheduled to go to air on the free-to-air channel GO! at 4:30pm this Saturday! Just hours after it makes its premiere on HBO in the US, the ‘musical map of America’ will be available for us to […]

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Foo Fighters release the trailer for the Sonic Highways HBO documentary series!

August 22, 2014

The first look at the Foo Fighters’ highly-anticipated documentary for Sonic Highways has been released online! Airing on HBO in the US on October 17th, the trailer sees the band performing and recording their upcoming new album in studios across America, documenting the extensive history of music in each city along the way. The clip […]

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