Thursday, June 30, 2005

Foos rock out in Roswell!

Check out this live concert footage of the Foo Fighters in Roswell, New Mexico.

(For those keeping track – the FF’s own label is called Roswell Records.)

Dave & Co. really kick it for the first couple of songs from the new album In Your Honor. “In Your Honor” & “The Last Song”

If you click on WATCH THE ENTIRE CONCERT – you get to see all 1 hour and 27 minutes of Foo-ness!

Wow - sometimes it pays to be in the music biz!

Check this out:

RIAA Top Artists based on cumulative US album sales -

1 - The Beatles $168.5 million
2 - Elvis Presley $116.5 million
3 - Led Zeppelin $107.5 million
4 - Garth Brooks $105 million
5 - The Eagles $89 million
6 - Billy Joel $78.5 million
7 - Pink Floyd $73.5 million
8 - Barbra Streisand $70.5 million
9 - Elton John $69 million
10 - AC/DC $66 million

Other Top 100 rock acts
11 - Aerosmith $65.5 million
12 - The Rolling Stones $64.5 million
13 - Bruce Springsteen $61.5 million
18 - Metallica $57 million
19 - Van Halen $56.5 million
21 - U2 $50.5 million
23 - Fleetwood Mac $48.5 million
29 - Santana $42 million
30 - Journey $41 million
32 - Eric Clapton $39 million
35 - Bob Seger $38 million
36 - Chicago $38 million
38 - Guns N’ Roses $36.5 million
40 - Foreigner $36.5 million
43 - Rod Stewart $34.5 million
45 - Def Leppard $33 million
46 - Phil Collins $33 million
49 - Bon Jovi $32 million
50 - Queen $31.5 million
53 - Boston $31 million
55 - The Doors $30 million
56 - Dave Matthews Band $29.5 million
57 - Pearl Jam $29 million
59 - Ozzy Osbourne $28.3 million
61 - Tom Petty $28 million
63 - John Mellencamp $27.5 million
67 - Lynyrd Skynyrd $26 million
72 - Nirvana $25 million
73 - ZZ Top $25 million
74 - Rush $24.5 million
77 - Steve Miller Band $24 million
78 - Creed $24 million
81 - The Cars $23.5 million
84 - Motley Crue $22.5 million
88 - CCR $22 million
90 - Doobie Brothers $22 million
91 - Beastie Boys $22 million
92 - The Police $22 million
93 - REO Speedwagon $21.5 million
95 - Genesis $21.5 million
98 - Beach Boys $20.5 million
99 - Meat Loaf $20.5 million
100 - Alanis Morissette $20.5 million

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

If you live in NYC then what are your plans for Wednesday?

On Wednesday, June 29th at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, join Virgin and the ONE Campaign to watch free live performances by Michelle Shocked, Head Automatica, the Swedes, Heavenly States and other special guests (Billy Corgan is tentatively slated to go on at 7 p.m.).

The ONE Campaign is working to increase awareness of world poverty. Customers can buy a wristband for $1 and sign a personal commitment declaration. All profits go to the ONE foundation. Nice way to prep for Live8, yes?

Virgin Megastore, 52 E. 14th St., (212) 598-4666.
Performances begin at 5 p.m. Free.

Visit here for more details.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Ok Go

You have to check out this OK Go video for their new single "A Million Ways". Sure to be a classic. What great dancers they are. Who knew???

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Good on Drew!

from Page Six:

"Most actors don't ask to be thought of as public role models. But they are sometimes fashioned as such in the mind of the fans and the media. Drew Barrymore, an actress since the age of 5, has never indicated she had life's answers — in fact she often presented herself as a cautionary tale. But I'd say Drew is a role model of the best kind.

When Drew found out that a 23-year-old girl was about to have plastic surgery to look like her, for MTV's loathsome "I Want a Famous Face" show, the actress tracked down the young woman's phone number. Drew begged her to reconsider: "You are beautiful just as you are, as yourself."

Life & Style magazine reports that Drew was so convincing, so earnest in her plea to save this girl from unnecessary surgery, that the potential patient relented and cancelled her Drew-like transformation. Drew Barrymore — child actress, adult star, rehab survivor, producer, role model."

Monday, June 20, 2005

Foo Fighters break it down

This interview is awesome. Click on the link above to go to the XFM web page where Dave and Taylor talk about each and every song on their new album. There's a killer quote by Dave about how lucky he is to play music and to have collaborated with the people he has worked with like Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Kurt Cobain, etc. It's in the "Last Song" clip - the 6th one down. Rock on!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

If you like ROCK music then please...

...RUN out and buy the new Foo Fighters album "In Your Honor" this week. It's a killer album! Two discs for the price of one. One loud. One not so loud. And the dreaded Backstreet Boys might beat the Foos to the #1 album position if we don't buy enough Foos CDs. And we can't let that happen to my beloved Mr. Grohl and his bandmates. Can we? I didn't think so. I got to see them perform live at MTV last week (photos coming) and it kicked my ass!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Dave Grohl continues to be my hero!

Check out this quote:

The idea, (about the upcoming double disc) Grohl says, was to span the musical range of the band -- which also includes Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett -- by showing the extremes of its sound.

The two-disc set is priced at $19.98, $1 more than the standard list price for a single-disc release.

"I remember having the pricing discussion with my lawyer and her explaining to me that you don't get paid the same amount for each song that you would if you released them separately, but the whole idea was to display the contrast" between the two albums, Grohl says. "I thought they'd complement each other in one package, and I don't need any more money. I'm fine, thanks."

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Wow - this is a must read article on guys picking up girls

Monday, June 06, 2005

Blogs rule!

Even the NY Times thinks so.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Want to see a killer video?

Then click on the link above to see the new video from the Foo Fighters for "Best Of You". It was directed by Mark Pellington who is well known for his video of "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam among others. Sure to be a classic Foos video! Rock on.