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Fabio Zaffagnini brought 1,000 musicians together to attract the attention of Foo Fighters
Fabio Zaffagnini loves various types of rock. He’s an Italian geologist and is also obsessed with the band Foo Fighters. He knew they wouldn't perform in his small Italian city so instead he organised a concert where 1,000 musicians played one of their songs. This attracted the attention of the band’s frontman Dave Grohl, who went on to make Fabio’s dreams come true…

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Early Dave Grohl demo tape sold on eBay

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A tape featuring 10 pre-Foo Fighters demos by Dave Grohl has sold on eBay for $565.55.

On the auction website, the seller described the tape as a “rare cassette (purchased in 1994 via mail order) of songs that Dave Grohl demoed, some of which would be re-recorded for either Nirvana or the Foo Fighters."

Originally called Pocketwatch, the collection of songs was later released under the name Late!

They were recorded in 1992 when Dave was still the drummer in Nirvana but clearly future-proofing his musical career.

He went on to form the Foos in 1994, following the death of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain.

The rest is rock 'n' roll history.

Foo Fighters guitarist announces solo album

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Channelling the looks of country legend Willie Nelson and rock star Bruce Springsteen and a sound not a million miles from his regular band, the Foos guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced his debut solo album.

Check out Welcome To Your First Heartache from the album Hard Lessons which is due on 21 June.

The album is produced by Dave Cobb who has won two Grammys for his work with country star Chris Stapleton.

Chris is also playing a 10-date tour in the UK this spring. Wonder if he'll being any of his rock 'n' roll buddies along with him?...

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Foo Fighters and Taylor Swift close the final day of Radio 1's Big Weekend at Earlham Park in Norwich.

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Dave Grohl falls off stage (again)

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2019: New year, same old Dave...

The Foo Fighters frontman has narrowly avoided hurting himself after tumbling off stage, directly after necking a beer at a gig in Las Vegas.

Luckily a large security guard was there to break his fall.

Check it out above but don't drink and (stage) dive people.

The band were forced to delay their Glastonbury headline slot by two years, after the reckless singer broke his leg falling off stage in a similar manner at a gig in Sweden in 2015.

Dave Grohl debuts epic new track Play live with all-star band

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performed the bespoke 23-minute track at Warren Haynes’ 2018 Christmas Jam in Ashevill.

Play was recorded by Dave on his own for a documentary encouraging fans to take up musical instruments and this was its first live outing.

Obviously he couldn't play all seven instruments himself live so he recruited some of his talented (and famous) friends, including members of his side project Them Crooked Vultures and Jane’s Addiction, as well as songwriter to the stars Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher, Adele).

How could you possibly say no to the nicest man in rock?

Just look at that smile above.

Foos to headline Reading and Leeds

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So the big festival news of the day was revealed earlier this morning on Greg James's Radio 1 brekkie show.

Foo Fighters will top the bill at next summer's R + L, alongside The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots.

The festival will take place in Richfield Park and Bramham Park respectively over the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 09:00 GMT.

Until then you'll have to make do with a few fancy graphics made by the festival and the headliners below.

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Dave Grohl cooks BBQ for California firefighters

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The nicest man in rock 'n' roll is at it again.

The Foo Fighters frontman brought his Backbeat BBQ to treat a group of firefighters tackling the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles.

At least 42 people are known to have died in the state's deadliest wildfire, which has also claimed the homes of music stars like Neil Young and Kevin Parker.

Firestation68 on Instagram posted the above pic alongside the caption: "It was awesome to get a visit tonight from Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

"He also treated us to some of his own Backbeat BBQ.

"Thanks Dave! It was excellent!"

Not a bad review.

Singer/guitarist/drummer and now head chef. Is there anything that Dave can't do?

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl invites young blind fan on stage

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The nicest man in rock 'n' roll has been living up to his nickname once again.

According to Consequence of Sound, US radio station Go 96.3 reported that Dave invited a young blind kid and his family up on stage to experience the Foos' Minnesota gig close up on Thursday night.

You can watch some fan-shot footage below as the rocker dedicates their track The Sky is a Neighborhood, from last album Concrete and Gold, to the youngster.

"You gotta take his parents too now, hold on," says Dave. "This is a family occasion.

"I'll sing a song to him."

Just a few weeks ago Dave allowed another young fan to show off his Metallica guitar skills on stage with the band.

What a guy.

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