David Grohl of Foo Fighters and Neil Young
From The Associated Press By SOLVEJ SCHOU, on David Grohl and Neil Young:
Grohl, married with a cemented home life, said he most looks up to Neil Young, a relentless musician with “a beautiful family, who makes albums when he feels like it and is just as bad-ass as he was 30 years ago.”
From RollingStone.com: Foo Fighters : Foos Reclaim Their Honor : News by AUSTIN SCAGGS(Posted Apr 29, 2005):
The album's title, In Your Honor, came after Grohl spent time on the campaign trail with John Kerry. "We'd pull in to small towns, and thousand of people would come to be rescued by this man," says Grohl. "It's not a political record, but what I saw inspired me." The title track kicks off the electric disc (which features making-of footage on the flip side). "I wanted to have songs that make people beat the shit out of each other the first time they hear them," Grohl says.
The Foos plan to tour the U.S. later this year, playing two gigs in each town: an arena-rock extravaganza and an acoustic set at a more intimate venue. "We're so fucking lucky," says Grohl. "When we play the Bridge School Benefit, we don't have to wonder who's on Neil Young's crew -- it's the dudes in the overalls with gray ponytails down to their asses. That's what I want: to make a life out of this band."
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