Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dave Grohl: Living Saint (An Occasional Series)

Off to see the Foo Fighters in the Q-boro tonight.

Apparently, the frontman is still in a foot cast, so perhaps he'll have a guest of some sort to help him out.

Maybe this guy, if I'm lucky.

That's a terrific song, BTW. And it still kind of boggles my tiny mind that Grohl turned out to be the Bruce Springsteen of his generation, i.e. the keeper of the rock-and-roll flame.


Anonymous said...

If Dave Grohl turned out to be the Bruce Springsteen of his generation, then the 1990's offer pretty slim pickings for that generation's music.

What do you think Sal?

Capt. Al

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy reading your articles, Steve.

Thanks ☺

Anonymous said...

Bitchin' about the one-percenters one day, and then deifying them the next. Tisk, tisk:-) Maybe Dr. Irving Pitlor can help.

You better hope David Lee Douchebag isn't one of the "special guests." He was one of them in L.A. earlier this year. Maybe The Jersey Devil will show up and they can have a flame-keeping duel live onstage.

Enjoy the show - what ever cards you are dealt.

Saw Fogerty last night. Very Professional show which gave everybody what they wanted. Maybe too much so. I hate the Bowl. And I've seen him too many times. The guy's got no personality on stage. As good as he is, his passion is receding with his testosterone. There is nothing spontaneous about him. And I hate Centerfield. Creedence ruined me for other guys.

Have fun tonight. You gonna be scrapping in the infield with the whippersnappers? Foo Fighters are heading back my way September and I've heard rumors, which are probably total bullshit, that members of Led Zepp might guest. That ought to boost ticket sales.


edward said...

This is not very Bruce-Like:
Below is the contract that Foo Fighters' management company gave to our freelance photographer. If we signed it, we would have agreed to: the band approving the photos which run in the City Paper; only running the photos once and with only one article; and all copyrights would transfer to the band. Then, here's the fun part, the band would have "the right to exploit all or a part of the Photos in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all configurations" without any approval or payment or consideration for the photographer.

Though that last part sounds like something Iggy Pop would do for a chuckle.

Then again, maybe the Foos are just funning':

Uppah Peninsula said...

What I've always wanted to know about Dave is exactly what foo are the Foo Fighters fighting?

Jai Guru Dave said...

If I were them, I'd write on the back of every one of their CD's: "Fightin' the Foo Since 2002". Regardless of whenever it is that they actually started the band. The slogan is just too good not to use it.

And, in every interview I gave, I would take pains to point out that the level of Foo had declined precipitously since the band came on the scene.

And that ladies and gentlemen, is why I am not a rock star and he is.

Anonymous said...

"Fighting Foo" has not been exploited because they would have to pay David Letterman a royalty.

FMcGrath said...

Or maybe Bill Holman.