Fighting Foos

It’s never been a better time to be Dave Grohl.

Currently moonlighting in the new “supergroup” Them Crooked Vultures, he has taken some time recently to reflect on nearly 15 years (!) of Foo Fighters with a few key projects and releases.

What’s been going on? 

Well, the obvious answer is this Tuesday’s release of the overdue Greatest Hits package, with 16 songs on CD (including the long-awaited release of the acoustic version of Everlong, along with two new songs, Wheels and Word Forward) to go along with a 21-track DVD featuring videos and live performances.

Foo Fighters

As a way of re-connecting with their fans, the band streamed a live performance on Facebook from their own studio this past Friday.  It’s a loose and relaxed session, befitting the general attitude of the band.

Equally relaxed was the VH1 Storytellers performance recorded on Wednesday, which will be broadcast beginning on November 27th. 

Check out the Reuters recap of the gig, which provides a great overview of the performance in addition to a brief synopsis of the band’s history, with a reminder of Grohl’s minimal expectations for the band he dubbed “Foo Fighters” to make people think that it was a legitimate band, “like the Ramones or the Pixies”.

Yes, Dave, you’ve got a real band and we’re glad that it’s here to stay.  Now north of 40, with a wife and two kids, Grohl has earned the right to say: “I like that we have songs that lots of different people either enjoy or dislike.” 

Personally, I’m counting on many more years of the former.

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~ by acm213 on November 1, 2009.

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