The Foo Fighters just unveiled the official trailer for their upcoming rockumentary Back And Forth, which will debut at SXSW (South By Southwest) on March 15, before being released theatrically on April 5th. If you miss it at a theater it will also be airing April 8th on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia!
Directed by James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), the movie chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos that Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure in Nirvana through his band’s ascent to one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.
There has been a flurry of activity surrounding the Foo Fighters lately as they prepare to release their seventh album, Wasting Light, on April 12. The new video for the single “Rope” premiered on MTV last night (March 12) with the Foos doing a live Q&A after the debut. The Q&A took place at the home of a contest winner in California, where Dave Grohl spoke about working on the new album with Nevermind producer Butch Vig and jamming with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on the song “I Should Have Known.”
Here’s the KILLER video!:
“When we made that record, Nevermind, it really changed everyone’s lives — forever,” Grohl said. “Butch is a great guy. It was a long time ago, but we don’t really feel like we’ve changed too much. We’ve seen each other over the last 20 years. We’ve seen each other at parties. I always kind of knew that someday I’d make another record with him, ’cause he’s an amazing producer. He’s great.”
Vig’s involvement with the new Foo album prompted Grohl to get Novoselic involved as well. “We’ve got a lot between us. We’re very close friends,” he explained. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’ll call Krist and have him come down and jam.’ At first, I don’t think we had a particular song in mind; I just called him up and he was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll come down and do it.’ The most important thing, really, was for us to hang out together, with Butch, in a studio.”
Following on the heels of Wasting Light’s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compilation of cover tunes that will be released in honor of Record Store Day on April 16. Medium Rare will boast the Foo Fighters’ renditions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run,” Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park,” Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says,” Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and more. Here’s the track listing:
‘Band On The Run’ (Paul McCartney and Wings)
‘I Feel Free’ (Cream)
‘Life Of Illusion’ (Joe Walsh)
‘Young Man Blues’ (Mose Allison)
‘Bad Reputation’ (Thin Lizzy)
‘Darling Nikki’ (Prince)
‘Down In The Park’ (Gary Numan)
‘Baker Street’ (Gerry Rafferty)
‘Danny Says’ (The Ramones)
‘Have A Cigar’ (Pink Floyd)
‘Never Talking To You Again’ (Husker Du)
‘Gas Chamber’ (Angry Samoans)
‘This Will Be Our Year’ (The Zombies)
And in other news, the namesake car from the band’s “White Limo” video will soon be embarking on a cross-country promotional tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more to play Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Fans can follow the car at http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR in order to go catch a preview of the new album.