Dave Grohl is an icon for all the right reasons. He’s made some of the best albums of the past 25 years and is one of the most in-demand musicians in the world and yet, if you want to have a beer with him backstage all you need to do is offer him a cold one and he’ll gladly hang out and talk about old hardcore; he is, basically, a mighty dude.
In the new look issue of Rock Sound we talk to Dave about the Foo Fighters’ rise from garage-band noisemakers to stadium kings and then back to the garage as they prepare to release their new album, the brilliant ‘Wasting Light’. “It’s important that people recognise you as a human being, that you’re a good person and that music is only part of it,” he says.
FREE with this month’s issue is a Silverstein / There For Tomorrow EP + Rock Sound CD + giant Download Festival poster featuring Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine.
Also, A Day To Remember answer your questions, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth gives his most revealing interview ever, we welcome back Funeral For A Friend, Rival Schools and Panic! At The Disco and Rise Against, er, call for the end of the world. In a good way. We find out the darkness behind Francesqa’s uplifting anthems and talk to Within Temptation about the secrets of their longevity as they launch into their 15th year as a band.
What’s more, we’re getting excited about Defeater, the most intricate hardcore band in the world, while The Maine give us a tourist’s guide to the UK and Craig Owens’ new band D.R.U.G.S. blow us away. We look back and celebrate the impact of Queens Of The Stone Age’s stunning debut and look forward to new albums from Frank Turner, The Blackout and Lower Than Atlantis.
You want the best new bands in the world? Get ready to have your world changed by Trap Them’s vicious death-punk battery, the perkiness of Man Overboard, Sick Puppies’ dark pop symphonies, Such Gold’s melodic frenzy and loads more in Exposure.
Reviewed and rated – albums from Rise Against, Turisas, Funeral For A Friend, Yellowcard, Children Of Bodom and more, and epic shows from the likes of My Chemical Romance, Kylesa, We The Kings, Twin Atlantic among others.
Rock Sound 146 – on sale from WHSmith and all good newsagents. Buy it or we’ll send the boys round.
Issue 220 - December 2016
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