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Foo Fighters: Manchester City Stadium

Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2008

FOURTEEN YEARS and six albums since the demise of Nirvana, Dave Grohl continues to smooth down the spiky edges of his former band's indie-metal sound. It's a lucrative formula, broad in populist appeal if not artistic ambition. The Foo Fighters frontman certainly seemed at home in front of a three-quarters-full City Stadium in Manchester on Monday, just 24 hours after sharing a stage with Paul McCartney in Anfield.

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