Given that Grohl is a huge Led Zeppelin fan, we figure that it’s a given that he’ll return to the stage to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors event in December where Zep will be honored, alongside Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova.
Dave Grohl has taken to Facebook in order to set the record straight about the future of his band, the Foo Fighters.
The Global Citizen Festival in New York City was an event with a stated goal to “Celebrate the progress made in fighting extreme poverty, secure financial commitments for tackling extreme poverty and disease, and mobilise thousands of ambassadors for change.” But festival headliner Neill Young made sure that this wasn’t your average televised money and awareness raising concert: when he and Crazy Horse played “F***in’ Up,” it took the event straight into PG-13 (or R) territory.
“Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this… honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again.” – Dave Grohl from the stage of the Global Citizen Festival.
Tomorrow afternoon the Global Citizen Festival will bring top artists and 60,000 rock fans to New York City’s Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, a massive, free ticketed advocacy concert that will put the movement to end extreme poverty in the headlines.
To quote the legendary James Brown, “give the drummer some!” Or in the case of this list ranking the richest beat-keepers in the world, give the drummers a whole lot, as in a fortune.
During the mammoth 27-song Reading Festival set, Grohl dedicated “These Days” to his former Nirvana bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, saying “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight.”
Information on how to get tickets is available at Global Citizen’s website: you can earn tickets by “learning, sharing and taking action against global poverty.” Three points gets you into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the festival. There are also limited V.I.P. tickets available that you can purchase.
A new Beatles compilation celebrating the Fab Four’s “most powerful rock songs,” titled Tomorrow Never Knows, hits iTunes exclusively today. Though there’s obviously no new music here, the album’s digital packaging does include a new note from Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman.
San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2012 has just announced the line-ups for each of the show’s three days. Tickets to the massive show featuring Metallica, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Skrillex and more go on sale Friday.