Dave Grohl takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has taken the ALS Ice Bucket challenge to a whole new level.

With the help of fellow Foos Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear, Grohl spectacularly recreates the infamous “bucket of blood” scene from horror film Carrie, including being dressed head-to-toe in full prom dress. Hawkins portrays Grohl’s prom date.

Grohl calls out Jack Black and Carrie star John Travolta to make their own ice bucket challenge videos, and also nominates Stephen King, author of the original book of Carrie.

You can watch Grohl’s typically flamboyant video below:

Celebrities the world over have been taking part in the challenge, filming themselves having a bucket of ice cold water thrown over them in various different and dramatic ways. ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – is a terminal illness which causes muscles to weaken and stiffen.

If you’d like to donate to the cause, you can do so via the ALS Associate website.

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Foo Fighters new LP “Sonic Highways” out in Nov! Tracklist revealed!

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Foo Fighters have today revealed that their new album will be titled Sonic Highways.

The LP is slated for released on the 10th of November, with the 180-gram vinyl edition featuring nine covers, including one for each of the eight cities the band recorded in for the record.

Frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that the album will feature guest appearances by a number of notable musicians, including Chuck D, Carrie Underwood, Gary Clark, Jr., Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes and Joe Walsh. He has also revealed that the album will be the Foos’ longest. “When you get Joe Walsh with you out in the desert, it’s not going to be a three-minute pop single.”

The complete tracklist for Sonic Highways is as follows:

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways1. “Something From Nothing”
2. “The Feast and the Famine”
3. “Congregation”
4. “What Did I Do?/God as My Witness”
5. “Outside”
6. “In the Clear”
7. “Subterranean”
8. “I Am a River”


Grohl has said in conversation with Rolling Stone that the album had originally been planned to be even bigger, taking in recording locations the world over. However, as soon as it became apparent that the plan would not be financially viable, the band instead decided to focus on their homeland: “We’re an American band,” he said. “We wouldn’t be the band we are if it wasn’t for the cities here and their music.”

Check out a new video clip, featuring some of the music from the album, below!

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Foo Fighters tease 8 seconds of 8th album!

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Following yesterday’s reveal of what might be the Foo Fighters new album cover art, the teases continue afresh today!

The band have now released an 8 second clip featuring snippets of material from the new record, most notably frontman Dave Grohl shouting “All rise!”

It sounds very much like the new album could be the heaviest and most intense work that the Foos have released for some time.

Check out the clip below:

A further “major” announcement is expected from the Foo Fighters camp next Monday 11th August.

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Nirvana contract appears online

NirvanaNirvana’s original contract with Seattle label Sub-Pop has appeared online.

Detailing an advance of just $600 (£380) the contract declares that the agreement will start on 1st January 1989 and names original band members Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, Chad Channing and Krist Novoselic (incorrectly spelt as ‘Chris’.)

The contract is for three album length master tapes and offers slightly more generous terms of $12,000 (£7,650) for the first option year, and $24,000 (£15,300) for the second option year. Nirvana only actually recorded one album under the contract, debut LP Bleach. In 1990 the band were snapped up by major label DGC/Geffen. Their first album for the new label, Nevermind, sold over 30 million copies.

Meanwhile a remastered version of ‘In Utero’ is being released to mark its 20th anniversary on September 23. It will feature 70 tracks, including previously unreleased recordings and demos, B-sides and compilation tracks and live material featuring the band’s final touring line-up of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear.

You can view the copy of the Sub-Pop contract here.