ALBUM REVIEW: Foo Fighters – But Here We Are


Ronnie James Dio. David Bowie. Dimebag Darrell. Lemmy. Jeff Hanneman. John Lennon. Kurt Cobain. Layne Staley. Trevor Strnad.


Countless others.


We all know where we were when we first heard they had died.

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Foo Fighters Announce Josh Freese As Their New Drummer, Plays Thgeir First Gig Together on a Global Livestream


Foo Fighters have finally announced that their new drummer will be Josh Freese. World-renowned for his drumming skills, versatility, and professionalism, Josh has been known for his close association with Punk legends the Vandals, as well as Devo, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, as well as hundreds of sessions and his own solo career. Freese steps in a year after the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins. The band shared the announcement in their typical comedic style at the start of their livestream, with fellow drumming legends Chad Smith, Tommy Lee, and Danny Carey making cameos in the group’s announcement. The band then played their first gig with Josh, a global livestream concert via

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ALBUM REVIEW: Narrow Head – Moments Of Clarity


With their third outing Texas-based Narrow Head have created a body of music that if you were there, will well and truly spin you back in time to the mid-nineties. And if you weren’t there but nonetheless love the alternative rock sound of the time, then you’ll also find yourself intriguingly transported back to the era when baggy clothes and dirty scuzzy guitar riffs were the sign of the times. And on top of that Moments Of Clarity (Church Road Records) may well be considered a classic today, was it released some 25-30 years ago amongst the influences that it clearly wears on its sleeve.


And the record stands out today, as it lulls you into a sense of security before changing style and introducing heavier elements where the band sounds on their peak for me, before then throwing in a highly experimental closer. So the album opens with ‘The Real’ and a fuzzy grunge riff, with the vocal of Jacob Duarte sounding somewhere between an early Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, and an early Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan. There is a lighter nineties indie alternative rock style to the sound, which continues into ‘Moments Of Clarity’ invoking memories from the likes of Weezer, Placebo, and The Lemonheads. It’s clear from the first couple of tracks that Narrow Head can write one hell of a catchy riff with highly engaging vocal hooks, and then on ‘Sunday’ they introduce a Deftones-esq riff which more than hints at what’s to come.


‘Trepnation’ kicks like a mule with dirtier down-tuned guitars and a heavy chugging bass, and my attention has well and truly been captured by the change in tone. ‘Breakup Song’ is melancholic with a lovely entwine between the main riff and a rolling bass, while ‘Fine Day’ is another sweet heavy cut with crunching guitars.


On ‘Carline’ Narrow Head reverts back to the more melodic feel of the album’s first quarter, but from here it changes tact once again with the darker muddy sounding ‘The World Sunday’ and the explosive ‘Gearhead’, which slams into a late-nineties era Deftones style, with Duarte channeling a shoe-gaze Chino Moreno vocal. And with the first screams on the album laid down before a furious outro of impressive drumming and heavy distortion … More of this, please!



And the band delivers on ‘Flesh & Solitude’ with the further subtle use of screams in amongst the heavy intoxicating music with a beautiful outro of avant-garde percussive cacophony. The aptly titled ‘The Comedown’ follows with lush strumming and kind of a Pearl Jam flavour, which gradually builds to the climax of ‘Soft To Touch’ where a mischievous guitar line perfectly plays over electronic beats. I love the way this album twists and turns from the indie rock style into a heavier alternative beast, before turning full circle and then going completely leftfield with the use of electronica. And these changes in tone create a real album experience which should definitely be absorbed as one. This is where rock music needs to be, for me, in 2023.


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8 / 10



Watch Nirvana and Heart’s Ann And Nancy Wilson Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards From The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy (a.k.a The Grammy Awards) honored the surviving members of Nirvana and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson with the Recording Academy’s 2023 lifetime achievement award at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on February 4th. Other honorees included Bobby McFerrin, Ma Rainey, Nile Rodgers, and Slick Rick. The ceremony – the Special Merit Awards ceremony, was presented the day before the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. The lifetime achievement award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy’s national trustees to performers “who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.” Watch the ceremony now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cave In – Heavy Pendulum

Released some twenty-five years into a career that saw them burst out of the east-coast hardcore scene in the mid nineties, Heavy Pendulum (Relapse Records) is Cave In’s seventh album, and is a landmark release for the band who sadly lost their bass player Caleb Schofield to a car accident in 2018. Schofield also provided many of Cave In’s heavier vocals, and his role in the band is assumed by close friend Nate Newton (Converge, Deathriders), and who also has a mean voice himself.

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Watch Dave Grohl Make a “Black Tooth Grin” on Hot Ones Series

First We Feast’s YouTube channel has a popular Hot Ones series where guests eat increasingly spicy chicken wings with Craft hot sauces while answering interview questions. Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters joins as the latest guest and the most requested ever besides past guest Gordon Ramsey. Watch Dave make Pantera’s infamous Black Tooth Grin Cocktail, while answering questions about the Foos new film Studio 666, the Medicine at Midnight album, touring and more!

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Foo Fighters Add 10 More Dates to Their 2022 North American Tour

Foo Fighters have added ten more dates for 2022 across Canada and the USA. Tickets for the newly announced headline shows will be on sale to the public this Friday, February 18 at 10 am local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to exclusive presales for the Sioux Falls and Bend shows from Tuesday, February 15 at 10 am local through Thursday, February 17 at 10 pm local.
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Foo Fighters Shares the Full Trailer for Their Horror Comedy Movie – “Studio 666”

Foo Fighters have shared the full trailer for their upcoming horror comedy movie – Studio 666 – due out on February 25th 2022 in the USA. An international release date will be announced soon. Directed by BJ McDonnell the cast includes Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin. Watch the trailer now!

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