Thursday, June 1, 2017

Foo Fighters release surprise new single and video for Run

The Foo Fighters have dropped a video for a new single, “Run.”

The Dave Grohl-directed clip – which surfaced without notice on June 1 – sees the band rocking out as, and with, seniors at a retirement home.

“It’s something that we came up with not too long ago, maybe 3 or 4 months ago,” Grohl tells The Kevin & Bean Show on 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles. “We’re about to go out and do a bunch of shows this summer so we kind of felt weird going out on tour without anything new to play, so we thought we’d offer this up before we go out.

“We’re doing a bunch of festivals in Europe. We’re playing Iceland, Latvia, Scandinavia, then we’re doing the Glastonbury Festival in England, we’re going to Paris, doing some stuff in Spain, kind of bouncing around a little bit. It’s been a while. We haven’t been on the road in a couple of years and we miss it, so we’re going back out.”

The summer run of shows marks the Foo Fighters return from a planned hiatus after the completion of extensive touring in support of 2014’s “Sonic Highways.”

“The last time we were on the road, I couldn’t even walk,” Grohl recalls. “I was in the throne. I was sitting down, screaming, and drinking Jaegermeister from my cupholder for months. When we were done with that tour, everybody needed to take a break. We’d been out for over a year and I had to start being able to walk around and run around again.

“We’re restless the way we work,” he adds. “We’re actually friends too, so we keep in touch when we’re not on tour. We just like to play, so we’ll get together and jam and write. We have our own studio so we’ll record stuff every now and then, but we do miss playing. We played the other day at BottleRock Festival – that was the first time we’d been on a big stage in front of a bunch of people in almost 2 years, it was amazing.”

The band made headlines when they continued playing at BottleRock after organizers pulled the plug on the power due to a strict 10 p.m. local curfew.

“You know, here’s the thing,” laughs Grohl. “If you’re gonna pull the plug, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re gonna stop. We were close. They could have given us that one extra minute.”

The Foo Fighters will perform at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 16 before they hit the European festival circuit, after which they’ll play some late-summer dates in Asia, including stops in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore.

See also:

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