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FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH OUT JUNE 7 ON iTUNES, JUNE 14 ON BLU RAY & DVD

Acclaimed Documentary Release Follows On Heels Of Worldwide #1 Album Wasting Light

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, the feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), will soon be available to anyone who couldn’t score a ticket to its theatrical premiere or missed its broadcast debut. An exclusive iTunes digital release begins June 7, followed by a June 14 DVD . The Blu-Ray  version will be released exclusively first through Best Buy on June 14 – then available at all retailers starting July 12.  The DVD and BluRay features 35 minutes of extras including additional interviews and deleted scenes.

Produced by Exclusive Media Group¹s documentary division Spitfire Pictures and co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is an incredibly intimate and comprehensive portrait of Foo Fighters. From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos that became Foo Fighters’ self-titled 1995 debut to the new worldwide #1 album Wasting Light, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH chronicles every triumph and tragedy along the band’s path to becoming one of the biggest and most loved bands on the planet.  In-depth interviews with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear take the viewer through the making of the double-platinum The Colour & The Shape, the back to back Best Rock Album Grammy winners There Is Nothing Left To Lose and One By One, the double album opus In Your Honor, the multiple Grammy winning Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, a record-breaking 170,000-plus-attended two-night headline at Wembley Stadium, and the Foos’ subsequent return to Grohl’s garage for the analog-only sessions with producer Butch Vig that yielded Wasting Light. With all that and breathtaking performance footage to spare, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is essential viewing not just for Foo fans, but for anyone who’s ever wondered what makes a rock band great–and what makes a great band persevere.

For further information, go to foofighters.com or spitfirepictures.com

FOO FIGHTERS: WASTING LIGHT DEBUTS AT #1 IN TWELVE COUNTRIES

235,000 Sold Domestically First Week As Seventh Album Becomes First FF Album To Debut #1 U.S.

Foo Fighters’ seventh album has become its first to hit #1 in the band’s native U.S., selling 235,000 in the week since its April 12 release via Roswell/RCA–more than double the week’s #2 seller (Adele) and more than the combined sales of the three other Top 5 debuts (Alison Krauss, Paul Simon, Mana).

Wasting Light debuts at #1 in eleven other countries–including the UK where it ends Adele’s 11-week run atop the albums chart, and Australia and New Zealand where it has had the biggest first week digital album sales in both country’s chart histories.

Wasting Light’s twelve #1 chart entries double the six international #1s scored by its predecessor Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. In addition to becoming Foo Fighters’ first #1 album in their native U.S., Wasting Light has debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Singapore.

In addition to the stellar sales story, Wasting Light has generated some of the most positive critical notices of Foo Fighters’ 16- year career. In a four star Rolling Stone lead review, David Fricke called Wasting Light “the best Foos album since the first two,” while Us Weekly hailed the album as proof that “rock is not dead,” while People’s four star lead review lauded the Foos’ “undiminished intensity,” and Entertainment Weekly awarded it an A- summing up “Here’s the miracle, though: Foo Fighters never feel like a backward-looking band. Light is a muscular rock & roll throwdown, featuring the Foos delivering exactly the kind of catchy, pummeling anthems they’re known for, with total disregard for the whims of the masses.”

Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a whirlwind tour that has seen the theatrical and televised premiere of their documentary, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and that will take them from the garages of contest-winning fans to the headline slots of virtually every major summer music festival the world over–and will include a sold out 130,000 capacity July 2-3 headline engagement at Milton Keynes Bowl as well as a string of midwestern U.S. arena  headlining gigs.

FOO FIGHTERS PREMIERE FULL ALBUM STREAM ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE

WASTING LIGHT IN STORES APRIL 12TH

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH DOCUMENTARY ONE NIGHT ONLY THEATRICAL PREMIERE FOLLOWED BY 3D STREAMING PERFORMANCE APRIL 5TH

Foo Fighters have premiered their brand new album, Wasting Light, on their official website nearly two weeks before its April 12 release on Roswell/RCA.

Upon hearing news of inferior sounding leaks surfacing in recent hours, Foo Fighters took to Twitter to announce the album stream, tweeting:

“Leak? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better. http://bit.ly/wastinglight”

You can see the trailer for the band”s upcoming documentary film Foo Fighters: Back and Forth also on their official site. The film will show in theatres for one night only, followed by an exclusive streaming live performance–in 3D no less–across the US on April 5th. For theater location and ticket info, go to http://www.foofightersfilm.com

For further updates from the Foo Fighters be sure to check out their official website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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FOO FIGHTERS GARAGE TOUR 

Garage Tour Contest presented by BlackBerry

Band To Play Fans’ Garages In Eight North American Cities

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This April, Foo Fighters will be playing songs from Wasting Light, the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities.

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have teamed with BlackBerry® and local radio stations to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for the ultimate fan to host a Foo Fighters live performance in his or her actual garage for these eight dates only.

Fans who want a shot at making their garage one of these eight intimate venues can either enter the contest directly by explaining, in 25 words or less, why they (and 50 of their friends) deserve to win  and then sending in a picture of their garage. For detailed  instructions go to www.foofightersgaragetour.com/contest. Listeners of local radio stations will also have a  chance to attend the garage show in their town.   BlackBerry is also  sponsoring a Concert Sweepstakes, in which winners will receive tickets to see the band in concert, an autographed copy of Wasting Light and more. For full details and additional prizes etc., visit www.foofightersgaragetour.com/sweepstakes

Foo Fighters new record Wasting Light, out April 12, 2011 on Roswell/RCA, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, the no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From  the opening one-two punch of “Bridge Burning” and lead single “Rope” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that has headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

The full list of Foo Fighters Garage Tour Markets and affiliated radio stations are as follows:

April 8 New York (RXP 101.9)
April 13 Washington DC (DC 101)
April 14 Toronto (102.1 The Edge)
April 19 Chicago (Q101)
April 20 Minneapolis (93X Rocks)
April 25 Denver (Channel 93.3)
April 26 Dallas (102.1FM The Edge)
April 27 Seattle (107.7 The End)

FOO FIGHTERS “ROPE” VIDEO PREMIERE MARCH 10 ON MTV AND MTV.COM WASTING LIGHT OUT APRIL 12 MEDIUM RARE COVERS COMPILATION OUT TO COMMEMORATE RECORD STORE DAY ACTUAL “WHITE LIMO” TO TOUR THE U.S. THROUGH END OF MARCH

The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light’s no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light’s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of  Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR

Finally, Wasting Light’s release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records.   Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

FOO FIGHTERS: “ROPE”

“ATOMIC BEAST OF A SINGLE” (ROLLING STONE) STREAMING ON FOOFIGHTERS.COM NOW

AVAILABLE MARCH 1 AS DIGITAL SINGLE AND iTUNES PRE-ORDER INSTANT GRAT

ARTWORK UNVEILED  FOR NEW ALBUM WASTING LIGHT OUT APRIL 12

“White Limo” Video Approaching One Million Views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ

Beginning today, February 23, “Rope”–the single that Rolling Stone ranks #1 on its current Hot List and hails as a “hairy-testicled, devil-dicked atomic beast”–has become the first full taste of Foo Fighters’ upcoming Wasting Light to impact the internet and the airwaves. The song is currently streaming at foofighters.com and http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191618494205417

“Rope” will be available beginning March 1 both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of Wasting Light.

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Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA. The band recently unveiled the artwork to its seventh full length studio opus, which features the core Foo Fighters quintet of Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From  the opening one-two punch of “Bridge Burning” and lead single “Rope” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

Concurrent with the album’s release, Exclusive Media Group’s documentary division Spitfire Pictures are producing a feature documentary about the Foo Fighters directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara).  Co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, Moll’s documentary chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.   This chronicling of the Foo Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies  culminates in an in-depth behind the scenes perspective on the making of the new album: A process in which the band pushed itself forward by returning to its roots and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analog tape.

FOO FIGHTERS: WASTING LIGHT

TRACKLISTING REVEALED FOR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT APRIL 12 ON ROSWELL/RCA

FIRST SINGLE “ROPE” AVAILABLE MARCH 1

FF FANS GIFTED WITH SPECIALLY DEDICATED VALENTINE AT whitelimo.foofighters.com

The title and track listing of Foo Fighters’ upcoming seventh full length studio album has been revealed. Wasting Light will be released April 12 by Roswell/RCA and will consist of the following tracks:

Bridge Burning
Rope
Dear Rosemary
White Limo
Arlandria
These Days
Back & Forth
A Matter Of Time
Miss The Misery
I Should Have Known
Walk

First single “Rope” will be available beginning March 1 both as a digital single and as an instant grat with the iTunes pre-order of Wasting Light.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters celebrated Valentine’s Day with a gift to their beloved fans: Those valentines who visited (or continue to visit) whitelimo.foofighters.com received a token of affection dedicated to them by Dave Grohl: A kick-ass shot-on-VHS video of “White Limo” starring Motorhead’s own Lemmy Kilmister as the driver and Grohl (and wife Jordyn), Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear as players in scenarios no doubt familiar to any aficionado of “classic” ’80s hard rock videos.

“White Limo” can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ

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Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

Concurrent with the album’s release, Exclusive Media Group’s documentary division Spitfire Pictures are producing a feature documentary about the Foo Fighters directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara).  Co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, Moll’s documentary chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.   This chronicling of the Foo Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies  culminates in an in-depth behind the scenes perspective on the making of the new album: A process in which the band pushed itself forward by returning to its roots and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analog tape.

FOO FIGHTERS TEASE SECOND SNIPPET OF NEW ALBUM AT http://www.foofighters.fm

APRIL 12 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

MORE LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

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With the recently leaked snippet of opener “Bridge Burning” having surpassed 500,000 plays in one week, Foo Fighters have now unleashed a second morsel of hard rock goodness from their upcoming seventh studio album, out April 12 on Roswell/RCA.

FF fans jonesing for another several seconds of new material should head posthaste to http://www.foofighters.fm and move the virtual tuner to 101.5 for this new taste.

The album received its first public airing at a surprise gig Friday, January 28 at the minuscule Velvet Jones club in Santa Barbara, where the band ripped through the entire record from start to finish–and followed up with a crushing live collection of greatest hits and rarely played deep cuts including “Wattershed” from the band’s self-titled 1995 debut.

In other live FF news, the band has announced its first U.S. show (so far) of 2011: a May 21 headlining appearance at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. CST Wednesday, February 2, and will be available via http://Hangoutmusicfest.com or 888-512-SHOW. The show is the second of many domestic dates to be announced in an upcoming world tour, the first being a May 27 appearance at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA. Other recently announced FF dates abroad include headlining appearances at the UK’s Isle of Wight, the Netherlands’ PinkPop, Wulheide Stadium in Berlin, and numerous others across the UK and Europe including an already sold out 130,000 capacity July 2 & 3 headline “weekender” at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK.

Foo Fighters’ still untitled seventh album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.

FOO FIGHTERS NEW ALBUM TEASER SOARS PAST 300,000 PLAYS IN 48 HOURS

FIRST SINGLE AND RELEASE DATE STILL TBD

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The first taste of the new Foo Fighters album at http://tease.foofighters.com/ (See embed code below) has rocketed past 300,000 plays in barely two days since its launch.

The preview features a snippet of “Bridge Burning,” the opening track of the band’s seventh full length studio album, due out this spring on Roswell/RCA.

The first single from the album will not be “Walk” as previously and erroneously reported. The single will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

The as yet untitled album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.

FOO FIGHTERS UNVEIL FIRST TASTE OF NEW ALBUM AT http://tease.foofighters.com/

CONFIRMED FOR SPRING 2011 RELEASE ON ROSWELL/RCA

Butch Vig-Produced Seventh Studio Record To Hit Simultaneously With Theatrical Release Of Feature-Length Foo Fighters Documentary Directed By Academy Award Winner James Moll

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Foo Fighters have launched http://tease.foofighters.com/ (See embed code below) featuring a first taste of “Bridge Burning,” the opening track of the band’s seventh full length studio album, due out this spring on Roswell/RCA.

The album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The no computers/no software/flesh blood and tape only approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From the soaring melodies of first single “Walk” to the  beautifully bipolar “These Days” to the stunning duet with Bob Mould on “Dear Rosemary,” the record is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials–a bunch of friends recording an album to tape in a garage—and coming up with its finest hour.

The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.

Concurrent with the album’s release, Exclusive Media Group’s documentary division Spitfire Pictures will be producing a feature documentary about the Foo Fighters to be directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara).  Co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, Moll’s documentary will chronicle the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.   This chronicling of the Foo Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies  will culminate in an in-depth behind the scenes perspective on the making of the new album: A process in which the band pushed itself forward by going back to basics and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analog tape.

The new Foo Fighters record will of course be supported by an extensive world tour, of which the first dates to be announced, the band’s own July 2 & 3 Milton Keynes Bowl headline stint, blew out all 130,000 tickets within hours of on-sale. Additionally, the Foos are confirmed to headline across the worldwide summer festival circuit, including Washington state’s Sasquatch!, the UK’s  Isle of White, Pink Pop in the Netherlands, Germany’s Southside and Hurricane, Oxegen in Ireland, T in the Park in Scotland, Optimus Alive in Portgual, and more to be announced as they are confirmed.