While products like the iPod Touch or Nano may be tiny, it's rare that the folks at Apple do anything concerning the launch of their products small. So with that in mind it should be of no surprise that they were able to secure one of the biggest rock bands in the land, the Foo Fighters, to play the Apple iPhone 5 launch party Wednesday (Sept. 12).
Foo Fighters are scheduled to perform live tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte before President Obama's speech. Last night (Sept. 5), the band played a nearly four-hour concert for Rock the Vote, an organization formed to engage young people in the political process.
Even though the U.K. may be thousands of miles away, it really is a small world when the Internet gets involved. And that is something that Dave Grohl is realizing firsthand this week after making comments Sunday to the Reading Festival crowd that it would be the last time they would see the Foo Fighters for a long while.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced from the stage at the UK's Reading festival on Sunday night (Aug. 26) that the gig would be their last show for a long time, as it marked the end of their summer tour. However, the band does have a couple of more high-profile gigs at the various festivals throughout September.
There's no doubt the Foo Fighters rock, and it's usually pretty hard when they do. But their efforts were not exactly embraced by everyone in the surrounding Belfast area Tuesday night (Aug. 21) as a number of people filed noise complaints during the band's set on the opening night of Tennant's Vital festival.
While the the Foo Fighters days of playing sweaty, intimate club shows may be a thing of the past, there’s nothing like a great cause to bring them back to their roots. The band announced a special show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 5 to benefit Rock the Vote, helping to register young Americans to vote in the upcoming elections.
Foo Fighters and the Black Keys are among the acts who will be playing the Global Festival on Sept. 29 in New York City's Central Park. The two rock groups will be joined by Band of Horses, K'naan and classic rock legend Neil Young at the massive concert, which aims to help spread awareness and raise funds for the global epidemic of poverty.