In 1995, Mike Watt released his first solo album and embarked on a tour with some talented, famous and supportive friends. He looks back on that time now with fondness but says that, at first, he wasn't sure what the future would bring.
12 Dec 2016
There are more podcasts than you can shake a flash drive at these days. Though the number of 'casts that embrace Americana music is growing, these two stand out.
24 Aug 2016
The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.
24 Jul 2016
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.
13 Jul 2015
Hear an exclusive track from Bryan Lee Brown's score to the Foo Fighters HBO documentary Sonic Highways, "Many Branches", a week before its release.
12 Jun 2015
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.
23 Nov 2014
When not touring with garbage or manning the boards behind some of the most iconic rock albums of the modern era, Butch Vig can not only wax nostalgic (even though he's not a big fan of it), but can also get some of his friends together to form an alt-country band called the Emperors of Wyoming. 'cos when you're Butch Vig: why the hell not?
19 Mar 2013
While countless numbers watched the stream online, nearly 60,000 people attended the Global Citizen Festival, a concert designed to create awareness of the global poverty issue.
10 Oct 2012
Take action to help end extreme poverty through GlobalCitizen.org. (As a perk, you might see the Foos for free).
28 Aug 2012
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.
30 May 2012
With Clear Channel recently purchasing Boston's WFNX, we look at how important it is for alternative radio to exist -- and evolve.
23 May 2012
"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.
29 Mar 2012
Starting with the most memorable and ending with the most dull (or clichéd), here’s what happened on “music’s biggest night”.
13 Feb 2012
In the wake of a tragic loss within the music industry, the Grammy Awards actually went on a surprisingly respectful, understated route... before turning into the vapid technicolor circus that has become hallmark for the very worst of Grammy broadcasts.
12 Feb 2012
The band seemed awestruck at the magnitude of the crowd, drowning the band out while singing the chorus.
15 Dec 2011
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.
03 Mar 2011
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
13 Jun 2010
Sure, it was Foo Fighters that played, but it was singer-guitarist Dave Grohl and his unyielding desire for attention, his wild and crazy antics, and his unkempt, 80s-era, glam-metal hairdo that became the predominant focus of the evening.
William Carl Ferleman
04 Aug 2008
On their sixth studio album, Grohl and Company sound like Bob Seger fronting for your garden variety modern hard rock group.
23 Sep 2007
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