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Dave Grohl was recently interviewed by All Things Considered on NPR, where he discusses further the Sound City documentary as well as the legendary Neve console. Interesting stuff. Also, read the full transcript if you want even more than what actually aired.
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Dave Grohl is now a "Documentarian" as Stephen Colbert calls him. He also had some words of wisdom for us all when Colbert asked him how he ended up directing a movie:
"The way I look at it is...I never took lessons to learn how to play the drums. And I never took lessons to learn how to play guitar, I just sort of figured it out. And I think that if you're passionate about something and you're driven and focused, that you can pretty much do anything that you want to do in life."
"Nobody taught me how to yell at people," agreed Colbert.
I think Dave's got a second career as motivational speaker if he wanted it.
While I was on vacation, Dave has been in a frenzy of activity. He debuted his directorial debut Sound City at Sundance where he did interviews and performed a show with the Sound City Players. In one interview he revealed that he has 50 new Foo Fighters songs on his iPhone that they can't wait to record. Someone steal that for me okay?
It was also announced that he and Taylor Hawkins will be inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
He recorded drums for an ABBA cover with doom metal band Ghost.
The video he directed for Soundgarden debuted:
He hosted the Chelsea Lately show all this week while she was on vacation. Here's a fun interview with Elton John where they talk about Elton recording piano on the latest Queens Of The Stone Age album with Dave on drums:
And this song came out that Dave played drums on:
Warning to my kids: this video would be rated R for language if the MPAA had anything to do with it. Therefore, since we don't let you watch R rated movies at home, let's not watch R rated videos daddy posts on his website, okay? We like Dave Grohl as a person, but we don't want to talk like him.
Okay, now that we've got that little bit of hypocrisy out of the way, let's get to it. If you're at all interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff of Dave Grohl recording the new Foo Fighter's album, check this video out. He gives a tour of his garage where they recorded the album (and sure enough it is a real garage - I especially like the pink little girls bike along the same wall rows of microphone and instrument cables are hung on) and talks about recording demos there and how they recorded using analog tape and how he didn't want to lose the "garagy" sound that he liked so much. Oh, and he shows the "Foo Fighters Guitar" he's used on all the FF albums.
All in all, Dave Grohl's garage sounds like a cool place to record an album. My garage is freezing cold and has dirty slush all over the floor.
I hate Dave Grohl.
Paul over at fooarchive.com made some notes a couple of days ago on the latest phone interview with Dave about their completed album.
Steve Harris Interview at xfm where Dave talks about recording in his house, what the album is going to sound like (big), when it's going to come out (spring) and the huge shows they have planned in the summer.
Here's an article about what the home life of Dave Grohl is/was for the recording of the album.
I hate Dave Grohl and so should you.
Here's a link that will only be active for seven days if you want to listen to a Zane Lowe (BBC) phone interview with Dave Grohl. The Dave interview starts at around 59 minutes in (just drag the cursor there in the media player). Or check out the Dave Grohl Bootleg Interview version I found. Here are the highlights from FooFightersArchive.com:
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Here’s a phone interview with Dave Grohl on the eve of Them Crooked Vulture's Australian tour. He explains the origins of the new super group, which had its beginnings at Dave’s 40th birthday party at Medieval Times (I’m sure there’s some sort of joke in there). He also talks about how he ended up playing on Slash’s new album that’s coming out.