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Taylor Hawkins (2010)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages audio, 5 April 2010

The Foo Fighters drummer talks about his solo project, Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, and their new album Red Light Fever: working with guitarist Gannin Arnold; having members of Queen contribute; the album song-by-song; working with guitarists; his favourite British producers; singing on Slash's album; Chris Chaney's bass playing; using Gretsch drums; the family that is the Foo Fighters, and having his own band.

File format: mp3; file size: 26.1mb, interview length: 27' 12" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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King Foo: Foo Fighters: King's College, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 10 June 1995

TRUE, THE FACT THAT the hall is christened "Tutu's" is something of a giveaway, as indeed are the alarmingly generous bar tariffs. But if this ...

Foo Do You Love: Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters (Roswell/Capitol)

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 24 June 1995

Nirvana may have been heroes to many but they never meant shit to some. And, overburdened though it is by the weight of recent history, ...

The glory days of 1995 — Teenage Fanclub, Björk et al: Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

Live Review by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 1 September 1995

Britpop may be bland, but the Reading Festival shows we are over the dark days of last year ...

Foo Fighters: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 7 September 1995

Spooky survivor ...

Foo Fighters: The Chosen Foo

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, November 1995

THE FOO FIGHTERS Melody Maker interview takes place in the lobby of some swank hotel in Madrid, Spain. Outside, gun-toting cops keep the hookers at ...

Foo Fighters: The Foo Epidemic

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, December 1995

IT'S BEEN QUITE A YEAR for Foo Fighters, shaking off the ghosts of the past and confounding the expectations of those who consider Dave Grohl ...

Foo Fighters: Have We Got Foos For You

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 6 April 1996

Foo Fighters are back with a new single, 'Big Me', and a fresh determination to not let adulation force them into a Nirvana–type corner. Melody ...

Foo Fighters — Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Profile and Interview by Tom Doyle, Q, June 1996

HOLD TIGHT! Hang on to your 'cookies'! Belt up! For the Foo Fighters are taking off, turning their backs on the mucky, resonant demise of ...

Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana

Special Feature by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, 14 February 1997

NEARLY THREE years after Kurt Cobain's death in April 1994, interest in his group, Nirvana, remains strong. ...

Placebo & Foo Fighters: Hallo Spaceboys

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 15 February 1997

THE SETTING: Placebo's dressing room, backstage at Madison Square Garden. David Bowie is halfway through his 50th Birthday Concert. Two of his special guests are ...

Foo Fighters: Happy Dave Is Here Again

Interview by Stuart Bailie, Vox, June 1997

Dodgy facial furniture aside, Dave Grohl is, without doubt, the most well-adjusted man in rock as he prepares to lead Foo Fighters onto further glory ...

Foo Fighters: Foo Man Chew

Interview by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 20 November 1997

In our occasional Tour Diary series, we find out why Dave Grohl of FOO FIGHTERS always chews gum onstage, loves punk rock and why he ...

Access all areas: The Rock Muse

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Harper's Bazaar, April 1998

Scratch an epic rock god and you'll usually find a cool, inspiring woman who supplied him with lyrics, contacts and style. Now that girl power ...

Foo Fighters: I'm Still Standing

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, September 1999

This year Dave Grohl has split from his record company, seen long-time friend Franz Stahl walk out on his band and endured far too much ...

Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl

Report and Interview by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, 23 October 1999

IT'S A SPARKLY autumnal London morning. In a back road off Oxford Street, a band are huddled in a radio production company recording an interview ...

Foo Fighters: There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Roswell/RCA)

Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 30 October 1999

NOTHING left to lose? Oh, I wouldn't say that. This reviewer for one wouldn't mind mislaying the notion that the artist formerly known as Grunge ...

Foo Fighters: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Live Review by Keith Cameron, The Guardian, 23 November 1999

A THREADBARE Celtic cliché claims audiences at this decrepit old ballroom are better than anywhere else in the country, perhaps even the world. But as ...

Foo Fighters: At the Brixton Academy

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 27 November 1999

The number of rock drummers who've realised they were destined for headier things at the front of the stage can be counted on two fingers: ...

Foo Fighters: One by One (Roswell/RCA)

Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 18 October 2002

THE RADAR seems to have gone awry in the track sequencing: after sitting through the opening tracks — the blunt metal grunt of 'All My ...

Foo Fighters: "Us or Nirvana? I'm prouder of us!"

Interview by Ian Winwood, New Musical Express, May 2005

DAVE GROHL IS SITTING in a spacious room with his band the Foo Fighters. They're seated in a ragged semi-circle, and at the moment the ...

Dave Grohl

Interview by Stevie Chick, MOJO, July 2005

Grooving on Led Zep, dossing with mud-wrestlers, he joined the "fucking dark" world of Nirvana a goofy naif and left it a rock star. "I ...

Foo Fighters: In Your Honour

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, July 2005

Schizoid double album includes an elegy for Grohl's old flatmate Kurt Cobain. ...

Foo Fighters: "Touring the UK? It Feels Great Every Time!"

Interview by Stevie Chick, Kerrang!, December 2005

2005 HAS BEEN, in the words of guitarist Nate Mendel, 'really fucking chaotic' for the Foo Fighters. First, there was In Your Honour, recorded in ...

Scream And Scream Again: Dave Grohl

Book Excerpt by Jeff Apter, 'The Dave Grohl Story' (Omnibus Press) , 2006

In 1987, DC hopeful Dave Grohl finally scored what he thought was the best gig in the world: drumming for hardcore legends Scream. But what ...

Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Review by Dan Gennoe,, September 2007

EVERYONE LOVES the Foo Fighters, and with good reason. ...

Foo Fighters: "I've never gotten off on chaos"

Interview by Keith Cameron, The Guardian, 14 September 2007

FOO FIGHTER Dave Grohl talks to Keith Cameron about what kept him alive and kicking after the death of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. ...

Monster of Rock: Dave Grohl

Profile and Interview by Dan Gennoe, Mail On Sunday, 16 September 2007

DAVE GROHL IS TIRED. Pulling a back-crunching, jaw-cranking comedy stretch, he twists, grits his immaculate white teeth and let's out a little squeak. Finished, he ...

Dave Grohl: Captain Good Vibes

Profile and Interview by Keith Cameron, Brisbane Times, 6 October 2007

THE DALMACIA HOTEL in Hammersmith, west London, is clean but frills-free. That it can offer competitively priced triple rooms means its clientele sometimes includes rock ...

Foo Fighters: Manchester City Stadium

Live Review by 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. ...

Foo Fighters/Cee Lo Green: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 27 February 2011

ONE-OFF shows throw up some bizarre juxtapositions, and at this NME-sponsored Big Gig, CeeLo Green was painfully aware he was not the support act that ...

Dave Grohl

Interview by Ian Gittins, Man About Town, April 2011

IT'S NIGH ON IMPOSSIBLE to imagine being a member of the biggest, most iconic rock band of your generation then having it snatched away from ...

Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

Review by Mike Diver, Clash, 11 April 2011

WITH THE release of this seventh studio album from the Nicest Man In Rock and his sweat-flecked colleagues, there can be no doubt that Foo ...

Lightning In A Bottle: Foo Fighters: Wasting Light (RCA)

Review by Jim Irvin, The Word, May 2011

Supercharged spontaneity captured straight to tape — yet Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters remain emotionally elusive ...

View From The Top: Foo Fighters: Back And Forth/Lil Wayne: The Carter

Film/DVD/TV Review by Jim Irvin, The Word, August 2011

The rock soap opera of Foo Fighters' journey to a happy place versus the soul-sapping, airlocked celebrity world of Lil Wayne ...

Record Reviews: Who Needs 'Em?

Comment by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages, 23 December 2012

PART ONE I COULD BE WRONG, but – adding together a decade of Trouser Press magazine, five Trouser Press Record Guides and a whole lot ...

Record reviews: Who needs them?

Comment by Ira Robbins,, 1 January 2013

Music criticism is in a horrible state. It wouldn't have to be if we talked about albums like they really mattered. ...

The Sound City Players: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Alan Light,, February 2014

"THAT ROCK fantasy camp shit?," screamed a shirtless Taylor Hawkins. "This is it right here!" The Foo Fighters drummer – taking a rare turn standing ...

see also Nirvana

see also Them Crooked Vultures

see also Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders


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