Foo Fighters Are Working on A New Album for 2020!

Right after sharing a surprise covers EP last week, Foo Fighters make news again, announcing they are working on a new album. During their set for Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival, Dave Grohl teased that the band was about to begin work on the follow-up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold. It’s as the band also gears up to celebrate their eponymous debut album’s 25th anniversary, which is happening next year. Continue reading

Roky Erickson, Psychedelic Rock Legend, Dies at Age 71

Sad news today as Roky Erickson, who build a career as a psychedelic rock founding father has died. He was 71 years old. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. A beloved artist by popular and underground acts, Roky first came to attention with seminal 1960s rock band 13th Floor Elevators. Erickson and the band coined the phrase psychedelic rock with the group and had a brief but impactful four years as a band. The bands’ trajectory was slowed down by Erickson’s issues with mental illness and depression. While he sought help, he was systematically abused in the system for years, which impeded his career further. But artists ranging from The Flaming Lips, Dave Grohl, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, ZZ Top, Big Brother and the Holding CompanyMy Bloody Valentine, Ghost, The Black Angels, Ween, Mazzy Starr, The Verve, and more touted him and 13th Floor Elevators for years in song and in the press as a heavy influence. Ghost’s 2013 cover of ‘If You Have Ghosts’ has almost five million plays on YouTube. The 2007 documentary You’re Going to Miss Me’ led to renewed interest in his career. We send our condolences out to Roky’s family, friends, and fans at this time. Continue reading

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Brandi Carlile Busking in Seattle

Rocker Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and folk-pop artist Brandi Carlile hung out at Pike Place Market in Seattle, and busked for fans playing originals and covered. The musicians reportedly busked for 15 to 20 minutes, backed up by Carlile’s twin backing guitarist/vocalists, Phil and Tim Hanseroth. Watch it now! Continue reading

Nikki Sixx Performs Motley Crue Songs with Taylor Hawkins ‘Chevy Metal In Los Angeles

Taylor Hawkins with Chevy Metal, by OJC Pics

Chevy Metal, the heavy metal and classic rock cover band led by Foo Fighters members Taylor Hawkins and Wiley Hodgen led a benefit show this past weekend (December 22) at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Among the guest stars to join were Dave Grohl, Lisa Loeb, and Hawkins’s 11-year-old son, Oliver Shane Hawkins, and Nikki Sixx. Sixx joined to perform Mötley Crüe classics ‘Looks That Kill’ and ‘Live Wire’. Sixx, who just turned 60 is looking forward to a big year in 2019 with the expected release of The Dirt biopic about the Crüe, and a new album by Sixx A.M. Watch fan-filmed video below. Continue reading

Dumb And Dumbest Podcast 66: Telling A Story With Your Band

Do you know how to tell a story with your band, in order to help engage fans and be more interesting? Check out Episode 66 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast- Interview for the scoop on how the hell to do this correctly, and who some of the experts are (hints: Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Ghost, Skrillex). The new episode is streaming right now, hosted as always by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and hosted here at Ghost Cult.    Continue reading