Rockers the Foo Fighters closed out their week-long residency on America's The Late Show With David Letterman by performing their new single with Cheap Trick star Rick Nielsen. Dave Grohl and his bandmates, who are all huge fans of Cheap Trick, performed with Nielsen earlier in the week, as well as Heart sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson and Zac Brown - and they brought him back for their last night on Letterman's show.
The programme aired just hours after Grohl's new documentary TV series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways debuted in America. That too featured Nielsen, recording Something From Nothing with the band in alternative music mogul Steve Albini's Chicago, Illinois studio.
Heart stars Nancy and Ann Wilson, Zac Brown and legendary singer/songwriter Tony Joe White have been giving the Foo Fighters something to sing about during the group's week-long residency on U.S. TV show The Late Show With David Letterman. Rather than perform their own songs, Dave Grohl and his bandmates have invited their heroes and friends to join them for nightly cover versions.
The Wilson sisters joined the group on Monday night's (13Oct14) show, while Brown belted out a rendition of Black Sabbath's War Pigs with the Foos on Tuesday (14Oct14), and Tony Joe White performed his signature 1968 song Polk Salad Annie with Grohl and company on Wednesday (15Oct14).
Surprise guests will join the Foo Fighters for their remaining sets on Thursday (16Oct14) and Friday (17Oct14).
The Foo Fighters are taking up a week-long residency on U.S. TV's Late Show With David Letterman from next Monday (13Oct14) to perform tracks from their forthcoming album, Sonic Highways. The band will play with special guests each night, while frontman Dave Grohl will sit down for an interview with host Letterman at the start of the week.
Brit Craig Mandell has launched a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign to keep Canadian rockers Nickelback from performing in London. Inspired by recent online campaigns to raise funds for Foo Fighters gigs in Cornwall and Birmingham, England, Mandell has decided to offer music fans the chance to be part of an anti-concert initiative.
He is hoping to raise $1,000 (£625) to keep Chad Kroeger and his bandmates out of London for the foreseeable future.
On his Don't Let Nickel Back Kickstarter page, Mandell writes, "With your help, we can ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here - nor even phone here... Just imagine, thousands - perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers - all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious."
Those who donate to the cause will have their names added to a collection of emails that will be sent to sent to Nickelback's management company.
Mandell has given himself until 3 November (14) to raise the funds.
Foo Fighters fans have surpassed a crowdfunding target to bring the band to Cornwall, England for a show, marking the second campaign to successfully reach its goal in the U.K. Fans of the Everlong hitmakers launched a drive on Crowdfunder.co.uk on Monday (29Sep14) asking fellow enthusiasts to donate money in a bid to bring the band to Cornwall in the south west of England.
The organisers of the Cornwall campaign cite the county's "thriving music scene", and hope a visit from the Foo Fighters will "bring in the big names that we deserve to have visit."
Fans surpassed the $242,886 (£150,000) target in just three days, raising more than $254,632 (£157,191) with 53 days left to run.
The successful campaign comes days after fans raised enough money for a Foo Fighters gig in Birmingham, England. The trend was started weeks ago by a devotee in Richmond, Virginia, who was successful in securing a gig in his hometown.
Frontman Dave Grohl and his bandmates have yet to confirm if they will play the U.K. shows.
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Fans of rockers the Foo Fighters have hit a Kickstarter.com target to bring the band to Birmingham, England for a show. Just weeks after a devotee in Richmond, Virginia was successful in securing Dave Grohl's group for a gig in his home city, thanks to a crowd-funding campaign online, Foo fans in the U.K. appear to have landed a special concert in the Midlands.
The campaign reached its goal of $240,000 (£150,000) on Thursday (25Sep14), with 54 days still to go.
Fans who donated upwards of $80 (£50) to the Kickstarter initiative secured a ticket for the potential show, which could now take place next year (15) as part of the band's European tour.
A venue has yet to be confirmed and Grohl and his bandmates have not confirmed they'll play the show.
British Foo Fighters fans have raised $110,000 (£70,000) on a crowd-funding page in an effort to persuade the band to perform in the U.K. The devotees want Dave Grohl and his band to play an entirely fan-funded, one-off gig next year (15) in conjunction with the release of their latest album Sonic Highways.
Donations must reach a minimum of $240,000 (£150,000) to make the concert possible.
News of the new campaign comes a week after the band played its first crowd-funded event in Virginia on 21 September (14).
More than 600 people have already backed the British campaign, raising almost half the money needed to fund the gig.
To secure a ticket, patrons must pledge at least $80 (£50) but the page is accepting smaller donations from supporters of the project.
Jack White has reached out to fellow rocker Dave Grohl to explain himself after appearing to take aim at his band the Foo Fighters for no reason during a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday night (17Sep14). The former The White Stripes star launched into a four-minute rant during the show at Fenway Park, focusing the majority of his complaint on the content of Rolling Stone magazine and editorial decisions made by its co-founder and editor Jann Wenner.
He also appeared to lambast the Foo Fighters, noting their use of two guitarists "playing the same parts" to cover up any potential mistakes.
White's comments went viral shortly after the show, and now his publicist has spoken out to assure fans the remarks were made in jest.
In a statement issued to WENN, his representative writes, "Dear dream-makers of the media... Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!
"There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: 'hey sorry, you're stuck with just me up here...' vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows."
The spokesperson goes on to reveal that White called Grohl on Thursday (18Sep14) to smooth over relations, adding, "Jack has the upmost (sic) respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning."
Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters have poked fun at the rumours of a feud by posting a photo of a chimpanzee holding a guitar on their Twitter.com page, alongside the caption, "Busted....behold, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound...."
The Foo Fighters returned to Virginia to play their first gig in Richmond in 16 years following a high-profile campaign by fans to bring the band back to the city. Local officials declared Wednesday (17Sep14) to be Foo Fighters Day in honour of the group's show at The National venue that night, and Dave Grohl's band did not disappoint.
Grohl, who grew up in Virginia, was seen greeting fans outside the venue prior to the event and posing for pictures with them, and he was full of praise for the crowdfunding campaign after taking to the stage.
He told the crowd, "I've been a musician for a long time and I've played a lot of shows. But I've never played a show like this before," according to the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.
The band thrilled the audience with hits including My Hero, Monkey Wrench and Everlong.
Grohl has previously insisted the concert could be a "game changer" for the way artists tour in the future, adding, "It could become the way that bands decide where they want to play... For the past 20 years we always decided who we're going to play with and where we're going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we'll come there."