Posts Tagged ‘Dave Grohl’

Scream’s Franz Stahl on Being a Teamster, Reconciling With Dave Grohl, and Playing Hardcore Fests Again

D.C. hardcore legends Scream are not the first band to do the punk reunion thing, and won't be the last. But they're doing it in earnest—or at least, as earnestly as adult life permits. Longtime Scream guitarist (and former Foo Fighter) Franz Stahl spoke with Arts Desk by phone from L.A. before flying out for [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James.
This isn't a Jane Austen novel, or a Jane Austen-plus-zombies novel, but a murder-mystery sequel to a Jane Austen novel. In other words, it's fan fiction. When is "Stone Cold" Steve Austen gonna write a WWF-meets-Pride and [...]

Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light, Reviewed

The new Foo Fighters album is all right. There’s muscular, churning riffs; two-to-three pantheon jams destined to be nestled forever alongside “Monkey Wrench” and “All My Life” in setlists; a searing guitar solo on “Rope”; and anthems about nothing.
That part is intentional: “My songwriting is like extending a hand to the listener,” Dave Grohl told The [...]

Arts Roundup: Little Richard Lives Down the Street Edition

Growing Up Foo: WaPo's Chris Richards profiles Dave Grohl on the occasion of a new Foo Fighters album and documentary. You'll have to see the doc to learn about the Foos' "falling-outs, betrayals, drug overdoses, quittings, firings — the works," but the WaPo piece has lots of goodies from Grohl's early years in Northern Virginia. [...]

Paul McCartney Performs at White House, Journalists Re-enact A Hard Day’s Night

I cheated on Washington City Paper this week. Last night Sir Paul McCartney performed in the East Room of the White House and collected the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and I filed this report for Rolling Stone.
Based on the lineup—McCartney performed, as did Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Jack [...]

Arts Roundup: The Billionaires Around Town Edition

Good morning, kids. It’s Wednesday, and the day looks kind of gorgeous on the other side of my curtains.
What a wonderful day to skip work, run to the nearest pool with headphones, a book you actually want to read, and live away. You never know. You might run into Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney or [...]

You’ve Come a Long Way, Davey
The inexplicable career longevity of Dave Grohl

By all rights, Dave Grohl should have faded from public view once Nirvana ended in a final, irreversible decision by Kurt Cobain 15 years ago.
At most, he should have either squeezed out a brief, increasingly irrelevant solo career or found another group where he could pound away in the background while someone else claimed the [...]