ROCK NEWS REPORT 09 MAY 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

DAVE GROHL ALMOST FALLS FROM STAGE AGAIN DURING FOO FIGHTERS SHOW

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl nearly booked himself a return trip to the "rock throne" he used onstage in 2015 after breaking his leg during a concert in Sweden. This time, Grohl got tripped up momentarily during the Foos' recent set at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. In footage posted online, Grohl can be seen stumbling over a speaker onstage, but this time he's able to brace himself with his arms instead of hitting the ground below.

Grohl must have flashed back to that moment in June 2015 when he tumbled from a stage in Gothenburg, Sweden, because he returned to the mic and told the Jacksonville crowd, "I almost just broke my f**king leg over there. Here’s the way I look at it, when you get that close to breaking your fucking leg, that means it’s a good show."

  • Grohl was unable to walk or run for several months as a result of that injury in 2015, so he performed a large stretch of Foo Fighters shows on a massive light-up throne constructed for him by the Foos' road crew.
  • The Foos frontman later ended up loaning the throne to Axl Rose after the Guns N' Roses singer broke his foot right at the start of that band's "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour in April 2016, forcing Rose to perform the first portion of the trek while seated.
  • The Welcome To Rockville date wrapped up the first leg of the Foos' current North American tour, which resumes again on July 6th in Columbia, Maryland.

Story source: Exclaim

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Dave save himself from what might have been another ugly fall:

 


METALLICA COVERING SONGS BY LOCAL MUSICIANS AT EACH STOP ON EUROPEAN TOUR

Metallica has added a fun and unusual feature to its shows on the band's current European tour: at each stop, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo have been covering a track by local musical heroes -- often choosing songs that are far removed from the band's traditional metal sound. The "doodles," as the band refers to them in their set lists, have been showing up right before Trujillo's solo on "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth."

While most of the songs are known primarily in their countries, a few are known in the U.S. and are hard rock classics, such as Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane," Accept's "Balls to the Wall" and Europe's "The Final Countdown." But the duo have also performed out-of-the-box cuts like ABBA's "Dancing Queen," "Take on Me" by A-ha, Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" and the Italian standard "Volare."

  • On an earlier European run, Hammett and Trujillo covered Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" while performing in Manchester, and Trust's "Antisocial," which Anthrax also recorded in 1988, during a concert in Paris.
  • Metallica will wind down the current European jaunt with two shows in Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday night (May 9th) and Friday (May 11th).
  • Following that, the band will return home for a four-month break before launching a North American arena tour on September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin.

Story source: Ultimate Classic Rock

CHECK IT OUT: Here are some of the recent covers on the European run:

 
 
 
 

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