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Foo Fighters 'Concrete and Gold' Tour Is Anthemic Sure Shot

The Foo Fighters sound simply fantastic on this tour.

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Foo Fighters 4th of July 20th Anniversary Blowout at RFK Stadium (Photos)

Foo Fighters and friends, like Buddy Guy, Heart and LL Cool J, celebrated the band's 20th anniversary, and the 4th of July, with a huge festival in Washington, D.C.

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'I Found My Friends' Is a Drop in the Bucket of the Nirvana Story

Nick Soulsby tries to crack the case of Nirvana, the watershed band that very few saw coming.

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In Defense of Not Wanting to Hear Your Band Perform a Favorite Album Live

When a band performs its best album at shows, over and over, it's like they're admitting that they'll never achieve that particular level of greatness again.

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Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

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Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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In Defense of Going to South By Southwest

Four days, six stories, one column, dozens of tweets and nearly 10,000 words later, I'm still wondering how we define success at SXSW.

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Dave Grohl Gets Nostalgic in SXSW Keynote Address

As the featured speaker of this year's music festival, the Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighters lead singer reflects on what it took to get where he is today.

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Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead? Again?

Actor Jack Black recently joined a long line of prognosticators shaking the death rattle for rock 'n' roll. However, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl says, "There will always be rock 'n' roll." If saltine crackers are any way of judging, I'm with Grohl on this.

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Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell (Expanded Edition)

"Meet Glen Campbell" showcases the singularity of Campbell's interpretive talents as a singer spectacularly. But there is hardly any reason to buy this skimpy "expanded edition" unless you don't already own the record in some other form.

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Rating the Performances at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Starting with the most memorable and ending with the most dull (or clichéd), here’s what happened on “music’s biggest night”.

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Foo Fighters: 2 December 2011 - Melbourne, Australia

The band seemed awestruck at the magnitude of the crowd, drowning the band out while singing the chorus.

Joshua Kloke
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Nirvana: Nevermind (Deluxe Edition)

Over time, it has become clear that this is an album about the feelings of one man (not a generation), and his struggle between rock purity and pop sensibility is what makes this classic.

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No Past Resignations: The First Two Foo Fighters Albums

Foo Fighters might be at the peak of their fame now, but it was those first two albums that stand as the conclusive proof that Kurt Cobain wasn't the only brilliant songwriter to have spent time in Nirvana.

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The Year In Music: July 2010

July 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of new releases, high-profile concerts, and TV specials.

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders: 6 May 2010 - New York

Hawkins imagined Red Light Fever as “sounding like me having sex with my record collection,” but delivered from start to finish with the same thrusts at the same speed with the same pressure, the music only humps the listener into numbness.

Kellie M. Walsh
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Slash: Slash

The Guns ‘N Roses/Velvet Revolver guitar-slinger gathers some of the most recognizable voices in popular music for his brand new solo album and... er, it doesn’t work out.

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Them Crooked Vultures: 8 February 2010 - New York

Them Crooked Vultures are a supergroup in the "classic" sense of the word, which is to say they inspire a slippery question: at what point does a no-pressure jam session end and a real band begin?

Chad Berndtson
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Sun, Sweat and Tears: Three Days at the Austin City Limits Festival

PopMatters takes a look at how a disparate array of acts fared in Austin’s playpen of mud, the blood, and the beer.

Tim Slowikowski
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Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape

For anyone who experienced the heyday of Nirvana, it's still surreal that the lanky, string-haired drummer is the guy who'd be on magazine covers and writing #1 rock radio hits 15 years later.

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