Sunday, May 18, 2014

Foo Fighters play surprise show in New Orleans

Foo Fighters played a surprise show at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans on Saturday.

The Times-Picayune reports the band are in the Louisiana town writing and recording songs for their eighth album, part of a trek that includes visiting cities with rich musical traditions, like Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and now New Orleans.

The band rented Preservation Hall as its New Orleans headquarters. A temporary studio – with analog, rather than digital, recorders – was installed in an office behind the Hall's courtyard, manned by producer Butch Vig.

Hours before the 9:00 PM start, the Foo Fighters tweeted a picture of Grohl with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Charlie Gabriel and Freddie Lonzo (photo above), along with the teaser, "So...NOLA, what're you guys up to tonight?"

That hint, and word of mouth, was enough to generate a crowd outside the Hall and one that, eventually, filled the street.

Followinng a 30-minute performance by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Foos took the stage to perform a great-hits-heavy 90 minute-set that included "Times Like These," “My Hero”, “Big Me” and “This Is A Call.”

This past week, Grohl revealed that he is set to host and produce his own series for HBO.

The series will see the Foo Fighters' frontman visit, and record music at, some of the world's most iconic recording studios. Grohl will also conduct interviews for the series, speaking with some of the artists who have recorded at each facility.

Musicians interviewed for the series include KISS frontman Paul Stanley, Heart's Nancy Wilson and Joe Walsh from The Eagles.

The series will launch in sync with the fall release of the Foos new album.

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