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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    I have to agree with the assessment of Journey & Poison being "sad & horny". But U2 being sad & angry?? Yeah, they had a few angry songs in the 80s, but the only really sad song was "Tomorrow", which was literally Bono singing about his mother's funeral, which would understandably be sad. Black Flag as angry & happy?? Sure, I guess... definitely angry. They had the sense of humor on some songs like "TV Party"
    I think The Unforgettable Fire is pretty sad. It's a great little love sonnet ditty about trying to convince a girl to stay and sleep with you interspersed with imagery of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings. Hey, worked for me in college!...
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    Dave Grohl's best performance on The Best Song in the World...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    I think The Unforgettable Fire is pretty sad. It's a great little love sonnet ditty about trying to convince a girl to stay and sleep with you interspersed with imagery of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings. Hey, worked for me in college!...
    Is that what that song is about? I thought it was about being drunk at a carnival, with a little bit of Reagan era paranoia about nuclear war thrown in. (the mountains crumbling & disappearing into the sea and all that)

    I know they got the album title from something Hiroshima related, but I never got that from the song itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Is that what that song is about? I thought it was about being drunk at a carnival, with a little bit of Reagan era paranoia about nuclear war thrown in. (the mountains crumbling & disappearing into the sea and all that)

    I know they got the album title from something Hiroshima related, but I never got that from the song itself.
    I think that is one interpretation as it sort of follows the sonnet approach of getting a girl to fuck you by reminding her life is short and her beauty is fleeting. U2 had attended a pictorial exhibit of the atomic bombings somewhere while working on the album and the imagery came in...

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    Taylor Hawkins' son Shane performs Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath,... with Chevy Metal

    This thread is worth a bump! Taylor Hawkins' son is a pretty damn good drummer.

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/taylor-...h-chevy-metal/

    Shane Hawkins, the son of Foo Fighter’s late drummer Taylor Hawkins, took to the stage with his father’s covers band Chevy Metal to perform some of rock and metal’s biggest hits during two of their California shows.

    Shane Hawkins sat behind the drums at the band’s Newport Beach show on July 27th and Agoura Hills on 29th, contributing to covers of songs by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, The Police, Thin Lizzy, and more over the two nights.

    Sebastian Bach also joined Chevy Metal for a number of songs at the Agoura Hills concert, while other guests included Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton, and John Mellencamp and John Fogerty drummer Kenny Aronoff.

    Taylor Hawkins formed Chevy Metal in 2013, routinely gigging with them until his passing in 2022. His son has also previously performed with Foo Fighters, including the band’s tribute concert to Taylor Hawkins in September 2022, as well as a guest appearance recently at the band’s Boston Calling gig.

    This follows Foo Fighters’ official kick-off of a run of headlining and festival shows and a recent tribute performance to the late Sinéad O’Connor with Alanis Morissette.

    They provided a cover of ‘Mandinka’ from O’Connor’s 1987 debut album, The Lion and the Cobra. “We’re singing this song for a reason tonight,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said.

    “Yes, for a beautiful woman with high intelligence and deep empathy, way ahead of her time, who is no longer with us,” Morissette continued. “This is for her”.

    The band has US dates scheduled throughout the rest of 2023 and into 2024.
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    21 reasons why Dave Grohl is the Nicest Guy In Rock

    For the haters and the lovers, and Kristy, here are 21 reasons why Dave Grohl is the Nicest Guy In Rock

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    1 - Dave sang ‘My Hero’ to Swedish medic who treated his broken leg

    2 - Dave surprised 9-year-old drumming prodigy

    3 - ...And 10-year-old Nandi Bushell

    4 - Dave cooked a barbecue for firefighters battling Californian wildfires

    5 - He also cooked a barbecue at a food bank at Christmas 2018

    6 - Dave invited a blind boy up on stage

    7 - Foo Fighters cover Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with a 10-year-old

    8 - Dave gave his shoe to a girl on crutches

    9 - He made a documentary series with his mum

    10 - Dave stops fights at gigs

    11 - ...And settles feuds

    12 - Foo Fighters performed gigs in fans’ garages in 2011

    13 - He shone the spotlight on former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    14 - Dave listens to the appeals of his fans

    15 - Dave does an awful lot for charity

    16 - He fills in for sick musicians

    17 - Dave left a 100% bar tip to take bill to $666

    18 - Dave invited a crying fan onto the stage

    19 - Dave read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

    20 - He paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins at Glastonbury 2022

    21 - Dave worked a 16-hour shift cooking food for 500 homeless people

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    [QUOTE=Mushroom;1963744]For the haters and the lovers, and Kristy, here are 21 reasons why Dave Grohl is the Biggest Asshole In Rock

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    1 - Dave sang ‘My Hero’ to Swedish medic who treated his broken leg.
    Why not just give him a blowjob? Oh right, Dave is going for his Eagle Scout badge.

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    2 - Dave surprised 9-year-old drumming prodigy

    3 - ...And 10-year-old Nandi Bushell
    And this makes him "great guy" how? Makes him a fucking creep in my book. A 50+ year old man hitting on 10 year-olds.

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    4 - Dave cooked a barbecue for firefighters battling Californian wildfires
    I'm willing to be not one firefighter that yellow-toothed assface cooked for was a current inmate in the California State Penal System

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    5 - He also cooked a barbecue at a food bank at Christmas 2018
    Wow. Did he buttfuck the Amazon delivery driver, too?

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    6 - Dave invited a blind boy up on stage
    To Dave, Stevie Wonder is a "blind boy."

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    7 - Foo Fighters cover Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with a 10-year-old
    Again, a 50+ year old man hanging around with children. And this normal to you?

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    8 - Dave gave his shoe to a girl on crutches
    And that would help her...how?

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    9 - He made a documentary series with his mum
    Ah yes, the "Dave Shithead Grohl Entitled White Male and Self-Professed Media Whore" documentary

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    10 - Dave stops fights at gigs

    11 - ...And settles feuds
    Not at all surprising when you see the rift-raft that attend a fucking Foo Foo Fighter gig

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    12 - Foo Fighters performed gigs in fans’ garages in 2011
    So I take no local promoter would want anything to do with Dave.

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    13 - He shone the spotlight on former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Dave giving street cred to a much better musician. Good for him.

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    14 - Dave listens to the appeals of his fans
    So when "the fans" tell him he sucks Dave simply gets on his knees for them.

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    15 - Dave does an awful lot for charity
    Media whoring is not charity

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    16 - He fills in for sick musicians
    Such as...?

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    17 - Dave left a 100% bar tip to take bill to $666
    Dave is so...so...so...edgy. Isn't he?

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    18 - Dave invited a crying fan onto the stage
    What's the betting this "crying fan" was not over the age of ten years?

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    19 - Dave read a CBeebies Bedtime Story
    How traumatizing

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    20 - He paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins at Glastonbury 2022
    Yeah, I talked in depth about this and that motherfucker made his dead drug-addict dumbfuck drummer's suicide (and it was a suicide) all abut himself which only proves how much of a fucking monkey dick Grohl really is.

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    21 - Dave worked a 16-hour shift cooking food for 500 homeless people
    You mean, Dave whored himself out for 500 homeless people as long there was a camera on him during those alleged 16 hours.
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    Fuck safe Dad Rock made by nice guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Fuck safe Dad Rock made by nice guys.
    Fucking wimps. We need a band that leaves a body count, knocked up women and destroyed hotels in their wake. Let’s see some big fucking flat screen TVs fly out the high rise windows and make damn sure it hits someone on the sidewalk.
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    Oh God you guys




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Fucking wimps. We need a band that leaves a body count,
    To be fair, statistically speaking, working with Grohl does have a higher death rate than most jobs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    To be fair, statistically speaking, working with Grohl does have a higher death rate than most jobs...
    Right next to this guy:


    Think Dave is after his job.

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    fuckin' Dave Grohl again. Bissonette on drums

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    fuckin' Dave Grohl again. Bissonette on drums
    I've been to the dentist and BDSM sessions that were less painful than that.

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    I, personally, could care less that Dave Grohl is supposedly such a nice guy. He's so over-saturated in the rock 'n' roll market that he clearly sees himself as some sort of savior to the genre. Yet, every time I hear one of his new songs, I always think: "Dude, your songs never break any new ground. They're...BORING."
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    I grew up with Nirvana. They were a great band. Foo Fighters don't hold a candle.

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    And Grohl's drumming was the least interesting thing IN Nirvana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    And Grohl's drumming was the least interesting thing IN Nirvana.
    I agree...to a point. The melodies, even Novoselic's basslines were amazing. The screaming. The feedback-y solos. Great stuff.

    BUT...Grohl was far more interesting a drummer than Taylor Hawkins (when Grohl was in Nirvana). Listen to the beat of SCENTLESS APPRENTICE off IN UTERO. That's a killer beat. That song pumps me up the same way ROMEO DELIGHT does.

    But he's wasted any of his rhythmic talent on a second-rate guitar band. I saw THEM CROOKED VULTURES, third row. That was a great show...though Homme and John Paul Jones were the true champions there.

    Grohl's stuff in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE was good too.

    But if Grohl is left to write the songs, he just doesn't seem to have a lot of vision.

    He releases too much music. I write songs. I write tons of them. But I only really work on the ones that I feel are cutting new ground. This guy thinks everything he writes is gold.

    And it isn't.

    But yes, he was the least interesting thing in Nirvana. That's why BLEACH is far more interesting than NEVERMIND, in my humble opinion.

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    Fuckin' Dave Grohl



    These machines start at $7k and there is a limited edition for $13k

    https://sternpinball.com/game/foo-fighters/

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    Fuckin' Dave Grohl.

    These machines start at $7k and there is a limited edition for $13k

    https://sternpinball.com/game/foo-fighters/
    Yeah, that could be a great machine if it weren't Foo Fighters. And fan-friendly? Fuck that. That's insane (the price).

    I remember when I was building my mancave...huge mancave too...our basement is (not kidding) about 2,000 square feet...and my wife let me basically let me take the lead on that. And I wanted to at least look into getting an original KISS Pinball Machine. Then I saw that they go for at least $5,000. And that's for a classic...something vintage. I wanted one, but FUCK THAT.

    I also considered the HALLOWEEN Pinball Machine (Michael Myers) that they released a few years ago. This thing was seriously awesome...with full miniatures of the film sets inside it and video footage and all this crap. But again, it went for so many thousands of dollars and I just couldn't justify spending that for a pinball machine.

    Now here's Grohl with a much more basic pinball machine...and Mr. Fan-Friendly is charging $7,000-13,000? I mean, that's a minimal pinball machine.

    Fuck Dave Grohl.

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    BYoung must be doing pretty well if he can blow that on a pinball machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    Fuckin' Dave Grohl

    These machines start at $7k and there is a limited edition for $13k
    13 grand and no reference to Kurt blowing his head off or that shitty drummer overdosing or do you have to earn a specific score for that to happen?

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    This thread needs a bump because Taylor Hawkins isn’t here to do it for us.

    Foo Fighters should play a Super Bowl halftime show. It really can’t get any worse than the last decade.

    I really thought Coldplay was a teaser act. Of course the NFL didn’t want Coldplay alone so they required all the other shit performers… Beyoncé, Gustavo who, Mark Ronson.

    So think about it, Foo Fighters would slay this (lip sync of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
    I really thought Coldplay was a teaser act.
    Ah...Coldplay. That's another one I forgot about.

    I know a lot of people hate U2...and I agree that they're all preachy and have gotten annoying and shit...
    ...but I still like ACHTUNG BABY! and ZOOROPA and that 90s period. I also like WAR.

    But Coldplay...Jesus. My guitar player really tried to get me to like them.

    I thought Coldplay were like Radiohead for people who don't like music and without any of the innovation or creativity or original ideas.

    Fucking Coldplay...with that annoying Coldplay voice he sings and their shitty Coldplay songs.

    I heard that Gwyneth Paltrow was sitting through one of her husband's Coldplay sets and was so bored that she was inspired to create a product called Goop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    Ah...Coldplay. That's another one I forgot about.

    I know a lot of people hate U2...and I agree that they're all preachy and have gotten annoying and shit...
    ...but I still like ACHTUNG BABY! and ZOOROPA and that 90s period. I also like WAR.

    But Coldplay...Jesus. My guitar player really tried to get me to like them.

    I thought Coldplay were like Radiohead for people who don't like music and without any of the innovation or creativity or original ideas.

    Fucking Coldplay...with that annoying Coldplay voice he sings and their shitty Coldplay songs.

    I heard that Gwyneth Paltrow was sitting through one of her husband's Coldplay sets and was so bored that she was inspired to create a product called Goop.
    My hot takes:

    ACHTUNG BABY! was U2’s last good record.

    Just to be perfectly clear, I’m no fan of Coldplay. I blame the Brits for exporting them to the USA. We were doing just fine without them.

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    My hot takes:

    ACHTUNG BABY! was U2’s last good record.

    Just to be perfectly clear, I’m no fan of Coldplay. I blame the Brits for exporting them to the USA. We were doing just fine without them.
    I actually like ZOOROPA even more than ACHTUNG BABY. Songs like LEMON, DADDY'S GONNA PAY FOR YOUR CRASHED CAR, DIRTY DAY and the song they did with Johnny Cash (THE WANDERER) are U2 at their peak, right before the long slide into mediocrity.

    I don't mind 1997's POP...but it was spotty.

    But their stuff in the 2000s was just shit...EXCEPT for one album. I really liked NO LINE ON THE HORIZON (2009). It really had that ACHTUNG BABY/ZOOROPA sound...and songs like GET ON YOUR BOOTS, MOMENT OF SURRENDER and UNKNOWN CALLER were sort of the last time they made music that was both creative and exciting.

    Now, they're mostly a nostalgia band. And I do wish Bono would shut the fuck up sometimes.

    But when people try and claim that U2 were always terrible and over-rated, I think they're forgetting a lot of great music the band DID create. (WAR from 1983 was a really solid 1980s rock album.)

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    Ok I’ll need to give Zooropa another spin. After 30 years, I might have a new opinion.

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    Ok I’ll need to give Zooropa another spin. After 30 years, I might have a new opinion.
    Yeah, give ZOOROPA another try, my friend.

    I remember initially being underwhelmed by it (the first two tracks are pretty laid-back and relatively unexciting). But the album gets VERY interesting as it goes along.

    Ironically (and this fits in well with the topic), that idiot Taylor Hawkins actually attacked U2's "dance period of the 1990s" in some rant maybe a decade ago...and it pissed me off. He talked about how "off the rails" U2 got making albums like ACHTUNG, ZOOROPA and POP...and how happy he was when they went back to "real rock" in the 2000s (he bitched about dance music, really). It was so...dull, idiot rocker guy. I knew then that I was glad I did not know Taylor personally, because I have a feeling that he would really irritate me if I spent too much time with him.

    2000s U2 songs like CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS and WALK ON frankly just bore the shit out of me. They're lowest-common-denominator kinda rock. At least the band was truly trying to invent new sounds, be really creative and NOT repeat themselves on albums like ACHTUNG BABY and even POP. Some of the material on POP didn't really work...but at least they were NOT just trying to remake THE JOSHUA TREE. By the 2000s, everything became another stadium anthem, phones in the air, Bono preaching about another world leader he'd just had tea with, preaching at people that they don't care enough about world hunger.

    Have you ever watched U2's ZOO TV LIVE IN SYDNEY DVD? It was originally a Pay-Per-View I remember watching with my buddies in 1993. It was just a killer concert. Nobody had EVER put on a show like that before. It was so...different. And the fact that the band were making fun of their own image and NOT taking themselves seriously was refreshing. During that period, most kids in my High School liked U2 and weren't embarrassed about it.

    By 2004, U2 took themselves SO seriously, it became BEYOND irritating. (But...anyone who says they were NEVER great is just looking at one aspect or era of their career.)

    Definitely check out ZOOROPA again when you get a chance. Particularly check out THE WANDERER, DIRTY DAY, DADDY'S GONNA PAY FOR YOUR CRASHED CAR, LEMON, STAY (SO FARAWAY, SO CLOSE!)... I also like THE FIRST TIME quite a bit (it has a definite ACHTUNG vibe).

    Quick trivia (sorry, this is already a REALLY long post...typical Rikk, I guess): The song NUMB (from ZOOROPA) is a total outtake from ACHTUNG BABY except for Edge's vocal. (There was a lot cut off of ACHTUNG.) Also, remember the Batman hit song they had in 1995, HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME, KILL ME? Some fans don't like this song...but I've always enjoyed it. And, even though it came out in 1995 as a "new song," it was just an outtake from ZOOROPA (they were going through writer's block, which became clear when POP was released two years later). The band just polished it and put on some more overdubs before releasing it in 1995.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
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    You can't polish a turd. But best of luck.

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    We just passed the 2 year anniversary

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    He'll still dead, right? And Ghrol is still making money off of it, right?

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    Taylor Hawkins, clean and sober for two years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    He'll still dead, right? And Ghrol is still making money off of it, right?
    The only difference between Dave Grohl and Sammy Hagar is Dave has more talent. Both will never go away until the reaper takes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    Taylor Hawkins, clean and sober for two years!
    At least you have something funny to say compared to the other hacks

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    The only difference between Dave Grohl and Sammy Hagar is Dave has more talent.
    Absolutely true!

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