Foo Fighters kicked off their week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman with a little Sabbath for the masses.
The Foos, with some help help from Zac Brown, ripped through a sizzling version of Black Sabbath’s classic track War Pigs, with frontman Dave Grohl sharing the vocal duties.
David Letterman couldn’t contain his praise for the Foos/Brown collaboration, saying: “Well there, you see, that’s what we’re talking about. Zac Brown. Black Sabbath. Foo Fighters. I don’t know, what do you kids want from me?”
Grohl and co. are promoting HBO mini-series Sonic Highways, which premieres on October 17, and the album of the same name, which arrives on November 10.
Yup. That’s it. The first eight, intense seconds (listen below) of Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album has been released by Dave Grohl and co. today. It is 8/8, after all.
Did anyone expect a ballad to kick it off? Dave is at his screamo best, leaving us hanging and desperately waiting for the band to kick it into high gear, but alas, it doesn’t happen. You bunch of teases.
The band will release their as-yet-untitled 13th album in November, with more details to be revealed on Monday.
Producer Butch Vig describes the effort as “epic,” according to NME. The release will be accompanied by a Dave Grohl-helmed mini-series Sonic Highways, which will document the recording progress.
The long-gestating new Blink-182 album is apparently on the way, according to singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge.
In a post on Instagram, which shows a retro shot of the band (including bassist-singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker), DeLonge writes:
“Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”
The long-delayed seventh studio album has been a source of frustration for fans, since the effort was rumoured to be out at various points over the last few years. Blink-182 hasn’t released a full-length album since 2011′s “Neighborhoods.”
Soon after DeLonge posted up the news, Barker took to the site as well, posting his own picture with the caption:
ANOTHER UPDATE: Another day, another “Weird Al” Yankovic video taking the online world by storm.
This time, it’s for his take on Lorde’s Royals, called Foil.
Watch his culinary masterpiece below:
“Weird Al” Yankovic brought out the star power for the video to his parody of Pharrell Williams’ mega-hit Happy.
Tacky features appearances by Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, who all take turns lip-synching while wearing some – you guessed it – tacky clothing.
The track is featured on Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album, which is out today (Tuesday).
Also included on the effort are parodies of Iggy Azalea’s Fancy, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines (see below), and Lorde’s Royals.
UPDATE: Yankovic has posted another new video online today (which is the second of eight he will be releasing each day) — this time for a parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines called Word Crimes – watch it below:
After Kanye West’s epic Bonnaroo rant-fest which had the festival crowd turning on the rapper, and then his U.K. Wireless Festival grumblings about racism in the fashion industry, the comedy site decided to reveal a faux setlist with his rant prompts – with a handful of songs placed in between.
Check out the hilarious document below (click for full view):