Got a “Double Dose” of Foos for ya this morning! First off, The Pulse Of Radio says Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl has credited Paul McCartney with coming to his rescue after Grohl badly broke his leg during a show in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. Grohl told Australia’s Herald Sun it was the former Beatle who helped Grohl find medical care quickly enough that he was able to get the leg set and continue the tour after canceling just a few shows.
Grohl recalled, “He and his family basically set up my entire surgery in London after I broke my leg. It still blows my mind.” Grohl was able to perform on the rest of the tour while seated atop an elaborate throne surrounded by guitars.
Grohl recalled for us how the incident went down: “Unfortunately in the heat of the moment, I wasn’t really thinking about anything but rockin’ Sweden’s ass off, and I think we were doing that for the first seven-and-a-half minutes. And then the show came to an abrupt halt as I went over the edge. I’m surprised that this hasn’t happened before, to be honest.”
The former Nirvana drummer also acknowledged McCartney’s musical influence, saying, “I wouldn’t be playing music if it wasn’t for Paul McCartney, because I learned how to play guitar with Beatles songbooks and playing along to Beatles records. But I also would not be walking right now if it was not for Paul McCartney. He knows some good f**king doctors.”
McCartney also plays drums on a song on the new Foos album, Concrete And Gold, which arrives on Friday (September 15th). The follow-up to 2014′s Sonic Highways also features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake and more.
Then there’s THIS!
While the Foos were in England, they filmed a session for the BBC Radio‘s “Live Lounge,” and in their set, they covered AC/DC! Let there be rock, indeed!
Despite the fact there will be no Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil this year, there will be an exhibition of his horror movie collection in, of all places, the bewitching capital of the world, Salem, MA! The Pulse Of Radio says some 135 works of horror movie art owned by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett are on display as part of the exhibit It’s Alive: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection, which is currently at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem through Nov 26th. Among the items on display are rare original posters for horror classics like 1931′s Dracula and 1932′s The Mummy, along the lone surviving three-sheet poster for the 1931 film Frankenstein of the only surviving standing cardboard cutouts for 1933′s King Kong. The exhibit also features some collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures in addition to the poster art.
Hammett said in a statement, “My collection takes me to a place where I need to be — among the monsters, where I’m most comfortable and creative. That’s where the magic has happened for me all these years and it’s something I’ve come to trust. From the moment I first encountered these characters, I could see that these guys had just as much difficulty in coping as I did.”
Hammett, who has an extensive collection of horror movie memorabilia, told us that he takes his love for the genre very seriously: “I like to think of myself as someone who, like, has a real passion for this stuff and is knowledgeable. You know, I like to think of myself as a horror movie historian and, you know, I like to think of myself as someone who actually means it. I really love this stuff.”
Show curator Daniel Finamore said, “These are rare works of art, but they’re under-recognized as such. These posters are part of our cultural history, and they play to many of the same fears and anxieties we still have today as a society.”
On the Metallica news front:
The band is in the midst of a European tour behind its 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. They performed “ManUNkind” in Paris on Sunday night for the first time!
Seether will return to the U.S. later this year for a month-long run of headlining dates beginning on Nov 25th in Charlotte, NC and wrapping up on Dec 20th in Cincinnati. Support on all the shows will come from Shaman’s Harvest. The group continues to hit the road behind its seventh studio album, Poison The Parish, which emerged last May.
Frontman Shaun Morgan told me a while back it can be tough to maintain a “normal” life when on a break from touring: “Normally you go home and it’s, you know, that first day you sleep, you probably sleep pretty much two days. And then once that’s over, then you kind of get back into a normal routine of just kind of existing and that sort of domestic environment. And once you’re in it, you kind of enjoy it for a little while, but you start getting antsy pretty quickly. So it’s that double-edged sword of, like, you tour real hard and you want to go home for just a week, and a week is just long enough to kind of recharge and come back out, you know.”
The latest single and video from Poison The Parish is “Betray And Degrade,” which has collected over one million views in just one month. Seether is currently on a European tour that brings the band to St. Petersburg, Russia tonight (Sep 13th).
In other touring news, Alter Bridge have announced some new dates for the fall with All That Remains. Find them in Road Rage!
Blabbermouth reporting Stone Sour have released the music video for what will be the follow up single to “Song # 3.” I give you….
“Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I),” featured on the band’s new album, Hydrograd. The clip, which was directed by Ryan Valdez, includes a guest appearance by members of Steel Panther.
White Zombie‘s two-million-copy-selling 1992 album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One will receive a limited edition 25th anniversary vinyl pressing on Sep 29th. Two thousand copies of the album will be made available on 180-gram purple vinyl. The LP was the horror-rock act’s third full-length studio album and their major label debut, with the band having signed to Geffen Records the year before. It was also the group’s commercial breakthrough, spawning the hits “Thunder Kiss ’65″ and “Black Sunshine.”
Singer Rob Zombie and bassist Sean Yseult formed White Zombie in the mid-’80s on New York’s Lower East Side. The band went through several lineup changes and issued several EPs and albums independently before becoming stars with La Sexorcisto. The band got their name from a Bela Lugosi movie.
The band split in 1996, with Rob Zombie starting a solo career. He told us not long ago that his younger fans don’t always know that he was in White Zombie: “I wouldn’t normally think that but, like, if some kid’s, like, 15, you know, White Zombie had broken up as a band when the kid was, like, eight or something so he doesn’t remember it. So there’s always confusion, like, ‘Hey, was he in that band?’ and ‘What songs should I listen to?‘”
Since launching his solo career in 1998, Rob Zombie has released six solo albums and directed seven feature films. He recently disclosed that he has started working on the follow-up to last year’s studio album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. (The Pulse Of Radio)
And tonight on Comedy Central (10 PM/9 C) turns out South Park in it’s 21st Season, is as old as hardDrive with Lou Brutus. So to honor both, Lou sent us this!
Happy 50th to Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction!