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Foo Fighters announce 'Sonic Highways' tour dates

Next summer, Foo Fighters will hit the sonic highways to support their new album. Grohl and Co. will hit 29 stadiums in what a press release touts as “the most massive North American on-the-road undertaking in FF history.”

The tour comes on the heels of the band’s new record, Sonic Highways, and the corresponding HBO docuseries. The July 4 show at Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Foo Fighters debut and will feature artists the band collaborated with for the album, including Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Joan Jett, and Trombone Shorty.

British hard rock duo Royal Blood will support the Foos on the tour’s July and August shows, with the exceptions of the July 18 and August 27 dates.

Watch the video for the band’s new single “Something From Nothing” and check out the tour dates below.

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Foo Fighters announce Fourth of July blowout with Joan Jett, LL Cool J, and Buddy Guy

As well as being world-class rock stars, the Foo Fighters are also world-class music fans possessed of exceptionally good taste. Their unabashed geekiness is central to their Sonic Highways series currently airing on HBO, and also to the shindig they’re putting on in Washington, D.C. on July 4.

The Foos will celebrate their 20th anniversary by headlining a concert at RFK Stadium with Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trombone Shorty, and legendary standard bearers of the D.C. go-go scene Trouble Funk filling out the bill, with a motorcycle rally and fireworks to boot. Tickets are on sale now.

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Week in Re-Foo: Foo Fighters take over Letterman

The Foo Fighters have transformed the release of their album/documentary hybrid Sonic Highways into an event. The eight-part series premieres on HBO tonight, followed by a live performance of the band’s lead single, “Something from Nothing.” To prep for that debut, Dave Grohl and the gang have spent the week collaborating with other musicians on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman.

While the Foos will have one final performance tonight, they have already banked five impressive outings. Here they are, ranked from least to most rockin’, based on actual quality, the guest musician, and the level of Grohl in each song.

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Hear Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways' lead single, 'Something from Nothing'

We’ve arrived at the first stop of Foo FightersSonic Highways  with a lead single straight out of Chicago.

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HBO to livestream Foo Fighters concert after 'Sonic Highways' premiere

Foo Fighters are having a busy week. After spending a week performing every night for David Letterman on The Late Show, the band’s documentary series Sonic Highways will debut on Friday, Oct. 17. But the band is looking to do more than just celebrate with Lettermanthey’ll be letting fans revel in the excitement.

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Foo Fighters share new 'Sonic Highways' teaser

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Continue to get pumped for the fall of the Foo Fighters. No, not their demise—rather, a season packed with the alt-rock titans. On Friday, the band released a teaser for their upcoming eight-part HBO docuseries Sonic Highways, which is more or less a teaser for their album of the same name, set to drop Nov. 10. READ FULL STORY

Foo Fighters to join Letterman for week-long residency

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Foo Fighters are taking a page from Justin Timberlake’s book and taking on a week-long residency on a late night show ahead of the release of their upcoming album, Sonic Highways.

The band will join David Letterman as The Late Show‘s musical guests beginning Oct. 13 and will end their residency Oct. 17, the same day Grohl’s documentary series, Sonic Highways, premieres on HBO.

The series documents the making of Foo Fighters’ latest album, which was recorded in eight different cities ranging from Seattle to New Orleans. Together, the songs are what Grohl calls “a love letter to the history of American music.” READ FULL STORY

Fans crowdfund imaginary Foo Fighters concert; band agrees to play it

Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Va., haven’t seen the band play their town since 1998. In an effort to remedy that 16-year oversight, four friends set up a crowdsourcing campaign to sell out a hypothetical Foo show in frontman Dave Grohl’s home state, hoping that if they sold enough “tickets,” the rockers would agree to play — and they have. The band tweeted the good news late Friday:

Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost set up the “Bring Foo Fights Back to RVA” campaign on Crowdtilt in March, aiming to sell $70,000 in tickets. The group reached their goal on Saturday, with Richmond businesses pitching in $10,000 and the local radio station joining the cause. There was no risk to fans who purchased the $50 tickets; everyone would receive full refunds if the band refused to play. READ FULL STORY

The Roots, Foo Fighters to perform Super Bowl weekend

Foo Fighters, The Roots, and Imagine Dragons will perform on a cruise ship ahead of the Super Bowl.

The bands will hit the stage on the Bud Light Hotel New York, which will be docked at Pier 88 in Manhattan on the Hudson River. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Roots will perform with Run-DMC and Busta Rhymes on Jan. 30, while Grammy-nominated Imagine Dragons will perform a day later.

Foo Fighters will headline the main event on Feb. 1, where Zac Brown Band will also perform.

Fall Out Boy and country singer Jake Owen will play a concert before the Super Bowl.

The cruise ship will offer lodging for 4,000 guests in 1,900 staterooms.

On the scene: Rush embraces cool factor at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Rush — the Canadian prog icons whose fans have passionately decried their lack of inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for years — finally got their (over)due moment Thursday night when they were inducted to wild applause at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Oprah was chilling with Quincy Jones. Jack Nicholson was wearing red sunglasses. Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was rocking an orange backwards baseball cap. The Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Jennifer Hudson,  John Mayer, and many more famous faces were all in attendance to celebrate the band and their fellow inductees Public Enemy, Lou Adler, Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, Albert King, and Heart on Thursday night.

“When did Rush become cool…?” Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl asked the crowd during his induction speech. “Rush are a band that has balls,” said Grohl. “They’ve always been cool.” He and Taylor Hawkins – who also performed a mock-Rush drum riff while dressed like the band in their ’70s heyday – cheered the trio for building their fame off of fans and fans alone.

(To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a band must have passed the 25-year milestone since the release of their first album; Rush waited nearly 40 years. For the first time, this year fans were allowed to vote in the induction process, finally clinching the deal for a band powered by fans from the start.) READ FULL STORY

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