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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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Rush: 2112 (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe)

Rush's 2112 is reissued with bonus material and powerful reminders of the trio's full prowess.

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Get in the Ring: Mike Watt Talks 'Ring Spiel '95'

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.

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The New Oral History: Chris Shiflett and Steve Dawson's Smart, Listenable Podcasts

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.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 4 (40 - 21)

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.

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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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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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Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Sonic Highways is based around a high-concept idea, but the result is an affirmation of the Foo Fighters' core appeal.

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I'm Your Man: An Interview with Butch Vig

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?

Joshua Kloke
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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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Global Citizen Festival: 29 September 2012 - New York (Photos)

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.

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Global Festival 2012: An Event to Help End Extreme Poverty

Take action to help end extreme poverty through GlobalCitizen.org. (As a perk, you might see the Foos for free).

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5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.

Music

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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In Defense of Rock Radio, a Force in Popular Culture

With Clear Channel recently purchasing Boston's WFNX, we look at how important it is for alternative radio to exist -- and evolve.

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Bamboozle Gets Caught in Between: 19 May 2012

Bamboozle was in a lovely setting, but it wasn't a controlled environment like the Meadowlands provides, so everything tended to be a bit up and down.

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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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Bored This Way: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

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.

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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
Music

Guessing the 2012 Grammys

Predictions on who will be honored on “music’s biggest night”, based on a mixture of rumors, critical acclaim, and the academy’s voters.

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Cherri Bomb: Stark

There's no way Stark is the last we hear of Cherri Bomb.

Music

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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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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Celebrating the Allure of the Almighty Riff

The riff: is there any sweeter two-word phrase in the rock vocabulary? AJ Ramirez offers his examples of the best riffs via video.

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Foo Fighters

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
Music

Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace

On their sixth studio album, Grohl and Company sound like Bob Seger fronting for your garden variety modern hard rock group.

Music

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.

Music

Foo Fighters: Skin and Bones

Inadvertently, Foo Fighters have put out the most listenable, enjoyable disc of their career so far.

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Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl goes acoustic, leading his band of rock warriors into uncharted, lite-rock waters.

Kristi Bailey
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Foo Fighters: In Your Honor

Without a rip or a roar, the first disc passes harmlessly -- it's the quieter second disc that truly demands attention.

Mike Schiller
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