Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

“(Joan) Jett is always the coolest person in the room, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like an outsider or misfit,” the rock and roll firebrand’s biography reads on her Hall of Fame inductee page. It’s a great line, but it also sums up Joan Jett perfectly. Jett and her band the Blackhearts fused… Continue reading Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)

Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable @Pasadena Daydream (Courtesy of Pasadena Daydream & Goldenvoice)

The first-annual Pasadena Daydream Festival, put on by Robert Smith and the Cure, along with Goldenvoice, wound up being one of the year’s most enjoyable music festival experiences. It featured a deep, eclectic lineup of acts, including The Joy Formidable, a Welsh three-piece currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut EP. At the festival,… Continue reading Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)

Noel Gallagher Said He Wants to Start a Petition to Split Up the Foo Fighters

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned rock and roll spat — and that’s what we have on our hands now, courtesy of Noel Gallagher and the Foo Fighters. Last weekend, Dave Grohl and the Foos joked at Reading + Leeds that they wanted to start a petition to get Oasis back together. A big ask,… Continue reading Noel Gallagher Said He Wants to Start a Petition to Split Up the Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds: Campaigning for an Oasis Reunion, and Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Joins Him on ‘My Hero’

This past Sunday night, the Foo Fighters headlined the UK’s Reading Festival. Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the opportunity to adorn his drum kit with big pictures of Noel and Liam Gallagher, erstwhile band mates in Oasis and long-feuding brothers whose battles forced the band apart in 2009 — a split that remains in effect today.… Continue reading Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds: Campaigning for an Oasis Reunion, and Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Joins Him on ‘My Hero’

Dave Grohl Has ‘A Lot of Demos’ Worked On for a New Foo Fighters Record, According to Taylor Hawkins

Might there be a new Foo Fighters record on the horizon? In 2017, the Foos released Concrete and Gold, their ninth studio album to date and began touring the world heavily in support — but according to drummer Taylor Hawkins in a new video interview, the band might be preparing to put together some new… Continue reading Dave Grohl Has ‘A Lot of Demos’ Worked On for a New Foo Fighters Record, According to Taylor Hawkins

Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett (Brantley Gutierrez)

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding on lead guitar alongside Dave Grohl and the Foos, Chris Shiflett forges a solo career and most importantly, is able to do it on his… Continue reading Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)

Chris Shiflett is known as the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, which he has been since joining Dave Grohl’s band prior to their 2012 album One By One. But if that’s all you know him has, you’ve been missing out — because the man had several solo releases and other projects spanning rock, Americana and… Continue reading Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)

Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters Guitarist) Announces Solo West Coast Tour Dates, New Album Out 6/14

Chris Shiflett is known around the world as the lead guitarist of the Foo Fighters, but he’s much more than just that — he’s a troubadour of sorts, having taken part in a number of projects and bands over the years, both before and during his tenure with Dave Grohl and the guys. His latest… Continue reading Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters Guitarist) Announces Solo West Coast Tour Dates, New Album Out 6/14

Watch Brandi Carlile and Pal Dave Grohl Busk at the Pike Place Market in Seattle

In one of those right-place-at-the-right-time moments, recent GRAMMY winner Brandi Carlile turned up at her old busking haunt in Seattle over the weekend for some impromptu jamming — alongside friend Dave Grohl. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwfj2gjjAqw/ While at the famous fish market in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Carlile, Grohl and a few pals delighted the surprised… Continue reading Watch Brandi Carlile and Pal Dave Grohl Busk at the Pike Place Market in Seattle

Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’

In addition to being the lead guitarist of Foo Fighters and committing to the heavy workload that job requires, Chris Shiflett is an accomplished solo artist. His new solo album, Hard Lessons, was officially announced on Friday ahead of its scheduled release date of June 14. This will be Shiflett’s fourth solo album, and finds… Continue reading Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’