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.
Here's the link:
As I mentioned before, Dave Grohl was selected to give the Keynote Address at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year. If you're interested, but can't make this event like I can't, you can still hear it live since NPR will be broadcasting it live, streaming over the interwebs. It's next Thursday at noon (EST).
You can attend this event live at the following URL: http://www.npr.org/event/music/173331505/dave-grohls-sxsw-2013-keynote-speech
Thank you NPR!
Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players played a fast and furious rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son for the Jimmy Kimmel show. Check the video here. Makes me want to cover a CCR song at our next gig!
Dave Grohl and NPR put up the Sound City: Real to Reel soundtrack album on the NPR website for a week before it's official release. You can listen the the
whole thing or each track individually.
Here's the link:
There's more news in the Dave Grohl camp as well, like the fact the Foo Fighters are recording their next album (so much for the band breaking up). So we've got that to look forward to. I wonder who will release an album first now: Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? My bet's on the Foo's since they kicked my butt so badly the last time.
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: