Foo Fighters stage emotional tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins
LONDON — It was an emotional night at London’s Wembley Stadium as the Foo Fighters paid tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, on Saturday night. The drummer was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia, shortly before the Foo Fighters were due to play a festival in Bogotá. Musicians on stage joining the Foo Fighters included members of Metallica, Queen, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Nile Rodgers and Liam Gallagher, Deadline reported. A second Hawkins tribute concert is set for Los Angeles’ Kia Forum on Sept. 27, Rolling Stone reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 27 Taylor Hawkins Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters attends a cooking demonstration at BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Paul McCartney joined by Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen in UK show
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)Paul McCartney served up some surprises as he headlined the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night, bringing Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen on stage. Grohl helped McCartney with a garage rock version of “I Saw Her Standing There.”“This guy flew in specially to do this,” McCartney told the audience, turning to Grohl. “We love you.”DAVE GROHL IS ON STAGE WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY. McCartney was not done with surprises for the audience after singing with his “friend from the west coast of America,” as he introduced Springsteen, CNBC reported. “Thank you Dave, thank you Bruce, thank you Glasto,” McCartney said before leaving the stage, CNBC reported.wftv.com
Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss
APTOPIX Britain Glastonbury 2022 Day 2 Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) (Joel C Ryan)LONDON — (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock’n’roll guest stars — for a 2½-hour concert at the southwest England festival on Saturday night. McCartney was due to play Glastonbury in 2020. Some 200,000 people are attending the four-day festival at Worthy Farm in southwest England, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.wftv.com
Tribute concerts for the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins to take place in September
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50 (NCD)Tribute concerts for the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins are expected to take place this September in London and Los Angeles. >> Read more trending newsThe Foo Fighters, along with the Hawkins family, announced Wednesday that there will be two tribute concerts taking place in the fall in honor of the late Taylor Hawkins. Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee, with Hawkins’ family, will be coming together to celebrate his life, music and their admiration for him. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will take place on September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, according to the Foo Fighters. “My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor.wftv.com
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died. He also starred in Foo Fighters' recently released horror-comedy film, “Studio 666,” in which a demonic force in a house the band is staying in seizes Grohl and makes him murderous. Hawkins was Foo Fighters' drummer for 25 of the band's 28 years of existence, taking over for original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997. Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Beach, California. He then spent the mid-1990s as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette before Grohl asked him to join the Foo Fighters.wftv.com
Foo Fighters cancel F1 Abu Dhabi concert for medical reasons
F1 Abu Dhabi Foo Fighters FILE - Dave Grohl performs with the Foo Fighters during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Cleveland. The Foo Fighters rock band has called off its concert at the Formula One race in Abu Dhabi due to "unforeseen medical circumstances," event organizers said on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/David Richard, File) (David Richard)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — (AP) — The Foo Fighters rock band has called off its concert at the Formula One race in Abu Dhabi due to “unforeseen medical circumstances,” event organizers said Sunday. The organizers offered no further details about the medical issue, other than to say that Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were “unable to travel" to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Sunday's concert. The Foo Fighters last performed in Fresno, California, on Thursday and had been scheduled to end their rock tour in Abu Dhabi.wftv.com
Clips of musicians including Dave Grohl and Adele responding to potentially injured concert-goers resurface after 8 people died during Travis Scott's Astroworld
Following 8 deaths during Travis Scott's Astroworld festival, social media users are highlighting how other musicians have reacted to issues in crowds.news.yahoo.com
2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters sing ‘Get Back’
Hall of Famers: Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl jam onstage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The former Beatle and the Foo Fighters sang "Get Back" during the induction ceremony. 1 hit, sharing a microphone with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, Rolling Stone reported. The Foo Fighters were inducted in their first year of eligibility, just like Nirvana, which was enshrined in 1994, the magazine reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 32 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters played a three-song set as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night (David Richard/Associated Press )©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Foo Fighters announce Bee Gees tribute album for Record Store Day
Foo Fighters pay tribute Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will pay tribute to the Bee Gees with an album next month. (Jason Armond /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)How deep is your love for the Bee Gees? >> Read more trending newsDave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will be releasing a Bee Gees tribute album next month, as the “Dee Gees” will debut July 17 during the second drop of Record Store Day 2021, Rolling Stone reported. “So I was like, ‘Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ‘OK. !’ And I said: ‘Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees,’” Grohl told the magazine.wftv.com
Foo Fighters to rock Madison Square Garden later this month
Music-Madison Square Garden FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band will perform at Madison Square Garden on June 20. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File) (Leo Correa)NEW YORK — (AP) — New York City's Madison Square Garden is ready to rock ‘n' roll again. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD." Foo Fighters, who first headlined the Garden in 2008, last played at the venue in 2018.wftv.com
Madison Square Garden to re-open with Foo Fighters concert
Music-Madison Square Garden FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band will perform at Madison Square Garden on June 20. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File) (Leo Correa)NEW YORK — (AP) — New York City's Madison Square Garden is ready to rock ‘n' roll again. MSG Entertainment announced Tuesday that Foo Fighters will help re-open the famed arena with a concert on June 20 — the venue's first show in more than 460 days. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD."wftv.com
Lollapalooza is back! Music festival will be held this year
Lollapalooza announcement FILE PHOTO: After being canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lollapalooza is back for 2021. (Gabriel Grams/Getty Images for Samsung)Life is getting back to normal as Lollapalooza’s organizers announced Tuesday that the music festival is back for 2021. >> Read more trending newsThe festival will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park from July 29 through Aug. 1 at full capacity, WMAQ reported. In alignment with our public health guidance, the world class festival returns to the city later this summer. However, full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enjoy the festivities.wftv.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Go's in Rock Hall on first try
Music-Rock Hall This combination photo shows, from left, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. After serving as Nirvana's drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Grohl, King and Turner bring the number of artists inducted into the Rock Hall twice to 26.wftv.com
Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?
FILE - Ringo Starr attends Ringo's 11th Annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FILE)LOS ANGELES – If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? “Here's to the nights we won't remember, with the friends we won't forget,” they all sing. Ringo won't reveal who, but they must have been REALLY busy. “It was a super-incredible connection of peace and love,” Starr said.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.
It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall
are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special that told the stories of Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. As she inducted Houston into the Rock Hall, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about one of the best singers in pop history. The Notorious B.I.G.
Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)CLEVELAND – Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. Other guests will include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. The special guests will speak on how this year’s inductees impacted their personal life and careers.
On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. During that time, she recorded the new single Show Them the Way" and edited her new concert film Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road. “This song really is a prayer.
Broadway stars stream, rock stars stay off road amid virus
___SINGING AT HOMEBroadway shows may be shuttered, but that’s not stopping some Broadway voices. The shows will encourage viewers to donate to The Actors Fund’s services for those dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and its financial costs. The shows can be seen at The Actors Fund YouTube channel, as well as Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com. ___MET GALA MUST WAITThe Met Gala, annually one of the biggest nights in fashion, has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The superstar said Monday that the March 26 through May 2 shows of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will be rescheduled.
The drumming greats of the Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gives us a tour of his home studio and a lesson in the drums before talking music with the drummer he considers the greatest in the world, band mate Taylor Hawkins. Watch Anderson Cooper’s full report, “Foo Fighters.”cbsnews.com