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IV. Television Appearances
A. What songs did they play on their appearances on David Letterman?
See Section VI-B; the recording sessions list also lists as
many TV appearances as we know about.
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B. What songs did they play on their MTV special? On November 22, 1995 MTV aired I'M OK, EUR-OK, a combination of two taped Foo Fighters concerts from London. They played: *Enough Space *This Is a Call *Winnebago *Wattershed *For All the Cows *Weenie Beenie *Big Me *I'll Stick Around *Alone+Easy Target *Up In Arms *Gas Chamber (Angry Samoans cover) *Exhausted C. What songs did they play on Saturday Night Live? See Section VI-B, the recording sessions list. D. Have there been any "in-store" appearances? Yes, at least one that we know of. On 4/25/96, the boys played the Virgin Records Megastore in New York City, NY. It was only intended for private television viewing of the rest of the Virgin Megastores around the world. The setlist is as follows: *Wattershed *This is a Call *For all the Cows *Gas Chamber *Big Me *Butterflies *I'll Stick Around *How I Miss You *Alone + Easy Target *Exhausted E. Did they win any 1996, 1997, or 1998 MTV Music Video Awards? The Foo Fighters' video for Big Me won them Best Group Video award in 1996. In 1997 and 1998, the Foos were shut out, and did not win any awards. V. Foo Fighters Internet Resources A. Where can I find Foo reviews, lyrics, images, etc...? *The Foo Fighters http://www.imagebusiness.com/mikec/foo.html Maintained by Mike Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tour schedule, images, a link to the Billboard Top 100 Albums page, this FAQ, soundclips in .AU format *A Brave Foo World http://www.clever.net/foo/index.html Maintained by Sean Foley (email@example.com) Information, Foo icons, lyrics, images, guitar tabs, this FAQ, soundclips in .WAV format, movie clips in .mov and .avi format, tradecenter, Videography, screensavers, etc. *Foo Fighters http://www.duke.edu/~blaccs/pages/foo.html Maintained by Chris Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) Images, soundclips in .AU format *-=Foo Fighters Unofficial Homepage=- http://www.shu.edu/~bochicvi/foo/foo.html Maintained by Vincenzo Bochicchio (email@example.com) Band information, various links *Foo Fighters http://www.cs.uit.no/Music/View/foo+fighters/ Maintained by: Espen Skoglund (firstname.lastname@example.org) Foo Fighters interactive discography *Jeff's Foo Fighters Page http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/airjeff/foo.html Maintained by: Jeff Tan-Ang (email@example.com) Images, this FAQ, links to many other Foo pages *Chris' Alternative Bands Homepage - Foo's http://www.iea.com/~rlake/FooFighters/foos.html Maintained by Chris Lake (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sound clips and movie clips *The Quadrangle - Foo Fighters http://www.uow.edu.au/~dto/foo.html Maintained by Dave To (email@example.com) Sound clips (many in mp3 format), articles, lyrics *Jim's Foo Fighters Page http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/1448/FOOFIGHT.HTM Maintained by Jim Lennerhed (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: Discography, tabs, European concerts, lyrics *Foo Song Interps! http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/8984 Maintained by Scott Newby (email@example.com) Notes: Fan based interpretations of the meanings behind various Foo Fighters songs *Lee Bishop's Nirvana and Foo Fighters Page http://expage.com/page/leepage712 Maintained by Lee Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: News, facts, and links about Foo Fighters and Nirvana *Swimming In A Wattershed - A Foo Fighters Page http://members.xoom.com/swimshed/index.html Maintained by Scott Schillaci (email@example.com) Notes: Rare Song FAQ, concert reviews, lyrics *Static - Foo Fighters http://www.webmart.net/~fish/foo/ Maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org Notes: lyrics, images, tabs *Foo Fighters World Wide Web Site http://members.xoom.com/foowwwsite/ Maintained by Loel Campbell (email@example.com) Notes: Foo related multimedia, lyrics, tabs *Foo b, the Foo Fighters b-side page http://freespace.virgin.net/rich.fagan/foob/foob.htm Maintained by Chris Osborne (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: Many audio files of Foo b-sides, including mp3's *Foo Fighters Dot Com http://www.foofighters.com Maintained by email@example.com Notes: Official site, news, tour dates, etc. *Dave Grohl's Best-Kept Secret http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Surf/2134/davelust.html Maintained by Tayla Shale (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: Uh.... *Village of the Foo People http://members.tripod.com/~jokumlarsen/main.html Maintained by Jokum Larsen (email@example.com) Notes: Bootlegs, pictures, etc. *Oof Brand Tofoo http://members.xoom.com/foorooster Maintained by Curtis (Foorooster@aol.com) Notes: Hard to describe *foo fighters: the.colour.and.the.shape http://members.xoom.com/natewhite Maintained by Whitey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: mp3s, tour dates, ICQ list, etc. *The Worst Foo Fighters Page... http://www.tiac.net/users/caffeine/foofighters Maintained by email@example.com Notes: wav clips, news, etc. *I'll Stick Around http://www.tiac.net/users/daveread/foo Maintained by Pamela (DaveRead@tiac.net) Notes: Original artwork inspired by the Foo Fighters *Footos - The Fresh Fighter! http://foofighters.8m.com Maintained by Jamie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Whitey (email@example.com) Notes: news, tour dates, ICQlist, mailing list, etc. *Tnltl.com http://www.tnltl.com Maintained by Will Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mathieu Tremblay (email@example.com), and Ben Guevara (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: message board, rare audio, mailing list Foo album and live show reviews: http://www.seds.org/~smiley/nirvana/foo.html www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/3194/REV.TXT www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/1027/foofightersarticles.html Interviews: http://www.mtv.com/news/gallery/f/foo/foofeature99_2.html http://www.biggun.com/Summersault/Bands/foo.html http://www.unomas.com/featurefoofighters.html Misc. Foo Stuff: http://stew.zdnet.com/stew.fcgi?purpose=frmDisplayThread&thread_id=4292 Sunny Day Real Estate sites: http://www.sunnydayrealestate.com www.subpop.com/bands/sdre/sdre.html hubcap.clemson.edu/~bpmccal/sdre.html Nirvana links: http://pw1.netcom.com/~dperle/nirvana/nirvlinks.html B. Why do people yell at me when I ask for mp3s in this newsgroup? Well, you didn't read this FAQ to find out where to find them. :-) Seriously though, the issue boils down to this: you are obtaining a digital copy of a song that you did not purchase, which in turn means that you are not compensating the artist who created the song. This is especially problematic when you are asking for a song that is available on one of the Foo's major releases, such as "Everlong" or "Big Me." Not only are you asking for something that's readily available in music stores, but the CDs are also now available from such places as cdnow.com (which, coincidentally, also has samples from the songs on the albums) on the net. This tends to raise the ire of some of the regulars of the newsgroup, and thus the rather negative responses to your post. If you are really desperate for the mp3s, and are possibly just looking for rare releases that you can't find in stores (such as live performances), your best bet is to use one of the many, many mp3 search engines available on the web. A fairly decent list of available mp3 search engines can be found at: http://www.mp3now.com C. Where can I find guitar tabs? ftp://ftp.uni-puderborn.de/doc/guitar/f/foo_fighters ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/music/guitar/f/foo_fighters http://idt.net/~timbob29/foo http://saturnet.net/olga/main/f/foo_fighters D. Is there a newsgroup? The Foo Fighters newsgroup is alt.music.foo-fighters. For those without access to the newsgroup, there is usually some Foo or Foo-related discussion going on in alt.music.nirvana or alt.music.alternative. E. Are there any mailing lists? Yes, there is one. For more information on it, go to: http://www.onelist.com/community/foo-news VI. Miscellaneous A. Is there a fan club? Foo Merchandise and Fan Club: P.O. Box # 19700 Seattle, WA 98109 Note: Reports are that this address has never worked, although it was listed in the liner notes for the Foo Fighters' debut album. Use your $.<insert current postage rate here> wisely. B. Can you list every recording session and the songs recorded? Well... no. And frankly, I haven't been able to keep this section of the FAQ up to date. As a result, *Simon 13* maintains a more complete list than I do. I've included the latest version that he has here; any updates can be sent to him at his e-mail address: email@example.com |one in ten : a foo fighters page| |the (updated) foo fighters recording sessions list| _________________________________________________________________ The list is split in 2 differents sections : studio sessions (including bcc sessions) tv/radio appearances _________________________________________________________________ Original Creator: Brian Olson (The Foo Fighters Faq) Maintainence Concept: Johnny and Simon 1.We made this list because the first one wasn't updated anymore, so we decided to take over. 2.We're just trying to give information out to people - we're not suporting bootlegs. 3.We're not 100% sure on some of this info, we try our best to put this as accurate as possible. If you want to give info or make corrections, e-mail us. _________________________________________________________________ please do not post this list on your website. _________________________________________________________________ Recent Updates : February 2000 : Added 2 Meter Session info. January 2000 : Added 2000 Leno appearance. November 1999 : Added TINLTL sessions, SNL appearance. August 31 1998 : Top of the Pops. July 27 1998 : added some infos about the Xfiles soundtrack session (again). June 7 1998 : added some infos about the Xfiles soundtrack session. May 23 1998 : split the guide in 2 differents sections. _________________________________________________________________ Sources: The Foo Fighters FAQ The Guide to Foo Fighters Live and Demo Recordings Dave in some interviews _________________________________________________________________ Contributors : Brian Spekis Ed Dame Brian Olson _________________________________________________________________ |the (updated) foo fighters recording sessions list|-|studio sessions| _________________________________________________________________ December 23 1990 - Laundry Room Studios with Barrett Jones Pokey the Little Puppy [pocketwatch] Petrol CB [pocketwatch] Friend of a Friend [pocketwatch] Throwing Needles [pocketwatch] Just Another Story about Skeeter Thompson [pocketwatch] Color Pictures of a Marigold [pocketwatch] * Dave played all instruments _________________________________________________________________ July 27 1991 - WGNS Studios, Arlington, VA with Geoff Turner Hell's Garden [pocketwatch] Winnebago [pocketwatch] Bruce [pocketwatch] Milk [pocketwatch] * Dave played all instruments _________________________________________________________________ ?? ?? 1991 - Laundry Room in Arlington, VA, with Barrett Jones How I Miss You [I'll stick around single] * Dave on guitar and drums; Lisa Grohl on bass _________________________________________________________________ ??/??/?? unknown session Ozone [I'll stick around single] _________________________________________________________________ 19?? King Buzzo Ep session Annum Isabella Porg * Dave - plays bass, drums and guitar under the name Dale Nixon * Buzz Osbourne - vocals and guitar _________________________________________________________________ Early 1994 Backbeat Soundtrack - Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA Money [Backbeat] Long Tall Sally [Backbeat] Bad Boy [Backbeat] Twist and Shout [Backbeat] Please Mr.Postman [Backbeat] C'mon Everybody [Backbeat] Rock 'N' Roll Music [Backbeat] Slown Down [Backbeat] Roadrunner [Backbeat] Carol [Backbeat] Good Golly Miss Molly [Backbeat] 20 Flight Rock [Backbeat] Darkroom [Backbeat] She's Wearing My Bathrobe [Backbeat] Just Read The Poems [Backbeat] Why Do They Call This Drink? [Backbeat] You Asked, I Came [Backbeat] * Additional Recording at Record One, LA * Recorded by: Rik Pekkonen * Dave - Drums on all tracks; Greg Dulli - vocals; Don Fleming - Guitar and Vocals * Mike Mills - Bass and vocals; Thurston Moore - Guitar; Dave Pirner - Lead Vocals _________________________________________________________________ May 29 1994 - September 11 1994 Mike Watt Album various studios Big Train Against The 70's Forever - One Reporter's Opinion * Dave - plays drums on Big Train and Against The 70's * Krist Novoselic - plays farfisa organ on Against the 70's * Pat Smear - vocals on Forever - One Reporter's Opinion * Eddie Vedder-guitar and backup singer on Big Train and lead singer on Against the 70's; Mike Watt vocals and bass on Big Train and Against The 70's * Producer: Mike Watt _________________________________________________________________ October 17-23 1994 - Robert Lang's Studio, Seattle, WA This Is a Call [Foo Fighters] I'll Stick Around [Foo Fighters] Big Me [Foo Fighters] Alone+Easy Target [Foo Fighters] Good Grief [Foo Fighters] Oh, George [Foo Fighters] Weenie Beenie [Foo Fighters] Floaty [Foo Fighters] Winnebago [this is a call single] X-Static [Foo Fighters] For All the Cows [Foo Fighters] Exhausted [Foo Fighters] Podunk [this is a call single Wattershed [Foo Fighters] Butterflies [bootlegs] * Producer:Barrett Jones and Dave Grohl * Dave on all instruments - drums, guitar and bass * Greg Dulli - guitar solo on X-Static _________________________________________________________________ ?? ?? 1994 - Laundry Room in Seattle, WA, with Barrett Jones Gas Chamber [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ November 16 1995 - BBC Radio One, Mayda Vale Studios, England Winnebago (live) [bootlegs] Wattershed (live) [bootlegs] Alone+Easy Target [Big Me single] Floaty [Big Me single] How I Miss You [bootlegs] Up In Arms [bootlegs] Gas Chamber [Big Me single] * broadcast in January 1996 _________________________________________________________________ January 24-26 1996 - Robert Lang Studios, Seattle, WA Enough Space [bootlegs] Butterflies [bootlegs] I'm Alone Again [bootlegs] My Hero [bootlegs] Down in the Park [X-Files Soundtrack] _________________________________________________________________ October / November 1996 - Touch Soundtrack - Robert Lang Studios, Seattle ,WA Bill Hill Theme [Touch] August Murray Theme [Touch] How Do You Do [Touch] Richie Baker's Miracle [Touch] Making Popcorn [Touch] Outrage [Touch] Saints In Love [Touch] Spinning Newspapers [Touch] Remission My Ass [Touch] Scene 6 [Touch] This Loving Thing (Lynn's Song) [Touch] Final Miracle [Touch] Touch [Touch] * Producers:Dave Grohl and Barrett Jones * From an interview : "I started it (recording the soundtrack) six days after we came home from the Phoenix festival of the last year(1996). It took me 2 weeks to finish it and now I've seen the movie for the 1st time!". If you know the exact date, mail-us. _________________________________________________________________ The Colour and the Shape session at Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA Doll [TCATS] Up In Arms (Slow Version) [Monkey Wrench single] Monkey Wrench Hey, Johnny Park My Poor Brain Wind Up My Hero See You Enough Space February Stars Everlong New Way Home The Colour And The Shape [Monkey Wrench single] Dear Lover??? [Scream 2 Soundtrack and My Hero single] * Producer: Gil Norton * Drums : William Goldsmith * help needed; Make a Bet was recorded at either this TCATS session or the next one, any info appreciated _________________________________________________________________ The Colour and the Shape session at Grand Master Recorders, Ltd., Hollywood, CA Monkey Wrench [TCATS] Hey, Johnny Park! [TCATS] My Poor Brain [TCATS] Wind Up [TCATS] Up In Arms [TCATS] My Hero [TCATS] See You [TCATS] Enough Space [TCATS] February Stars [TCATS] Everlong [TCATS] New Way Home [TCATS] * Producer: Gil Norton * Handclaps on See You: Lance Briggs, Chris Bilheimer and Ryan Boesch * help needed; Make a Bet was recorded at either this TCATS session or the last one, any info appreciated _________________________________________________________________ The Colour and the Shape session at WGNS Studios, Washington, D.C. Walking After You [TCATS] Everlong ??? * Recorded by: Jeff Turner * Producer: Gil Norton * help needed _________________________________________________________________ April 30 1997 - BBC Evening Session, London, England Requiem [everlong single] Drive Me Wild [everlong single] Friend of a Friend [bootlegs] Baker Street [my hero single] Note: 1st broadcast date is May 19 1997 _________________________________________________________________ About a Girl Session - Laundry room studio, Seattle , WA with Barret Jones About a Girl * help needed _________________________________________________________________ Puff Daddy Session It's All about the Benjamins * help needed _________________________________________________________________ AutoEnvironment Session 45 min crazy jam * help needed _________________________________________________________________ February - March 1998 Godzilla Soundtrack session - Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA A320 [godzilla soundtrack] * Petra Hayden plays violin on A320. * help needed _________________________________________________________________ February - March 1998 X-files "Fight The Future" Soundtrack session - Ocean Way Recoding, Hollywood California Walking After You [Xfiles soundtrack] * Jerry Harrison plays piano on Walking After You. * According to Giles, "when the Foos were recording the new version of Walking after you, they took about seven or eight takes to get it right - Dave was trying to get all his emotion into the song. Anyway - he succeeded - he's actually crying while singing the song, if you listen carefully, you can hear his voice cracking and breaking..." It did come from the mouth of Dave. * help needed _________________________________________________________________ Spring 1999 There Is Nothing Left To Lose session at Studio 606, Virginia Stacked Actors [TINLTL] Breakout [TINLTL] Learn To Fly [TINLTL] Gimme Stitches [TINLTL] Generator [TINLTL] Aurora [TINLTL] Live-In Skin [TINLTL] Next Year [TINLTL] Headwires [TINLTL] Ain't It The Life [TINLTL] M.I.A. [TINLTL] Fraternity [TINLTL import] Have A Cigar [LTF single] Iron and Stone [LTF single] Try Me On ??? 7 Corners ??? Fuck Around ??? * Recorded by: Adam Kasper * In interviews, it's been said that there were 20 tracks recorded for TINLTL _________________________________________________________________ July 1999 There Is Nothing Left To Lose Session at Conway Studios, Los Angeles * Recorded by: Adam Kasper * unsure of track listing here _________________________________________________________________ |the (updated) foo fighters recording sessions list|-|tv appearances| _________________________________________________________________ January 8 1995 - Self Pollution Radio Gas Chamber [bootlegs] Exhausted [bootlegs] * This was broadcast by Eddie Vedder during Pearl Jam's 1995 american tour. Gas Chamber is the version recorded with Barret Jones at the Laundry Room in Seattle. _________________________________________________________________ August 14 1995 - Late Show with David Letterman, NY This Is A Call [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ August 28 1995 - Nulle Part Ailleurs, french tv This Is A Call _________________________________________________________________ November 6 1995 - Nulle Part Ailleurs - french tv interview Big Me [bootlegs] I'll Stick Around [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ December 2 1995 - Saturday Night Live - NBC Studios I'll Stick Around [bootlegs] For All The Cows [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ Almost Live, Seattle Big Me + Dave guest starring in the episode * Dave plays an acoustic Big Me as part of a fake talk show. Then the host interrupts the song and says that the C chord after the chorus really should be an A minor. _________________________________________________________________ March 18 1996 - Rockline - Clatter & Din Studios For All The Cows [bootlegs] Wattershed [bootlegs] How I Miss You [bootlegs] Up In Arms [bootlegs] * Acoustic session _________________________________________________________________ April ?? 1997 - Tokyo, Japan, Live from the road Carry On My Waywayd Son [bootlegs] Wannabe [bootlegs] Bullet With Butterfly Wings [bootlegs] Big Me [bootlegs] * Only part of the songs. Acoustic. _________________________________________________________________ April 2 1997 - Tokyo, Japan, EMI Studio For All The Cows [My Hero japanese single] Big Me [bootlegs] Up In Arms [bootlegs] * Acoustic _________________________________________________________________ May ?? 1997 - TFI Friday, London, UK Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] * Broadcast on may 9 1997 _________________________________________________________________ May 9 1997 - Nulle Part Ailleurs, french TV - Cannes, France Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] 2 others songs wich weren't broadcast. _________________________________________________________________ May 13 1997 - MTV Studio, London, UK Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ May 15 1997 - Letterman Show, Ed Sullivan Theatre, NY Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] * Broadcast on may 16 1997. _________________________________________________________________ May ?? 1997 - Later with Jools Holland, London, UK, BBC Studios Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] Everlong [bootlegs] * broadcast on may 31 1997 _________________________________________________________________ June 13 1997 - Tonight show with Jay Leno, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ August 7 1997 - Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Los Angeles, CA Everlong [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ September 4 1997 - MTV VMA pre-show, NY Monkey Wrench [bootlegs] Everlong [bootlegs] * Pat leaves the band after Monkey Wrench. _________________________________________________________________ October 8 1997 - Letterman Show, NY Everlong [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ December 12 1997 - TFI Friday, London, UK My Poor Brain [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ ??/??/97 David Bowie - A Birthday Celebration -Hallo Spaceboy (Foo Fighters Backing) -Seven Years In Tibet (Only Dave Backing?) _________________________________________________________________ February 26 1998 - Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NVC Studios, Burbank, CA My Hero [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ March 18 1998 - Howard Stern Show, NY Everlong (acoustic) [bootlegs] _________________________________________________________________ May 14 1998 - Letterman show, New York, NY Walking After You [bootlegs] * They played the new version, with drums and backing vocals. The backing vocals were done by Greg from Shudder To Think. Dave played an acoustic guitar. They may have played Everlong with the Letterman orchestra too. At the end of the song, you can hear the orchestra starting Everlong. Then the advertisements start. Atter, you can hear the end of the song. _________________________________________________________________ August 28 1998 - Top Of The Pops, UK Walking After You [bootlegs] * Dave played with blue contact lens. _________________________________________________________________ November 6 1999 - Saturday Night Live, New York Learn To Fly Stacked Actors _________________________________________________________________ November 18 1999 - TBD, Madrid ???? _________________________________________________________________ November 22 1999 - 2 Meter Sessions, Amsterdam Intro (Short Dutch Intro for the band by Jan Douwe Kroeske (Ducth DJ) with a little talking by Dave) Ain't It The Life [Stacked Actors & Generator single] Blackbird (Short Jam on Beatles Song by Dave and Taylor) Learn To Fly [probably mjuice.com version] Dave Grohl Interview Everlong Floaty - This Is A Call (Short "Rockabilly" Jam on these songs by the whole band) Next Year Also played, but not broadcasted: Floaty [Stacked Actors & Generator singles] *The interview with Dave focused on the band and also the 2 Meter Session that he did with Nirvana *Next Year features Taylor on the Mellotron _________________________________________________________________ November 29 1999 MTV Total Request Live Larger Than Life (Short Instrumental Backstreet Boys Cover) Learn To Fly Stacked Actors *Stacked Actors was only partially aired _________________________________________________________________ November 30 1999 - The Late Show with David Letterman, New York Learn To Fly Breakout *Full broadcast of Breakout on Internet, but cut on TV _________________________________________________________________ December 5 1999 - The VH-1 Fashion Awards, New York Learn To Fly _________________________________________________________________ January 13 2000 - Tonight show with Jay Leno, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA Learn To Fly _________________________________________________________________ March 9 2000 - Sen Kvall Med Luuk, TV 4, Stockholm, Sweden Generator (not broadcast) Generator * Generator was played twice, but only the second version aired * Taped March 2, 2000 * Read the full show review at: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/1448/senkvallmedluuk.htm _________________________________________________________________ April 4 2000 - Late Night with Conan O'Brien, New York City, NY ??? _________________________________________________________________ May 15 2000 - The Late Show with David Letterman, New York City, NY *Breakout _________________________________________________________________ May 23 2000 - The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Los Angeles, CA *Breakout ----------------------------------------------------------------- June 23 2000 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Burbank, CA *Breakout C. What do the songs mean? The songs may have multiple meanings, or none at all, so you shouldn't look too much into them. Dave has given some of the mystery away, though, in a few interviews, and in his introductions of the songs at concerts. *This Is A Call: Dave thanking and paying respects to everyone he's ever been close to. *I'll Stick Around: A song about feeling like you're lost, but you're not going to quit. *Big Me: A song Dave wrote for his ex-wife. *Floaty: Dave told an interviewer that he once had a dream that aliens had come to the earth, and a new age of man was beginning. It inspired one of the songs on the album. While he didn't say which one, he did say that the lyrics were very spacey and general. He could be talking about "Floaty". (Then again... maybe not.) *Up In Arms: Right before they played this song on the MTV special, Dave mentioned that [probably paraphrased] "That's a cute little love song about my wife." D. Can you tell me what Dave's whispering towards the end of Everlong? Apparently Dave scrambled three audio tracks together so as to distort what you, the listener, hear. To this date, no one has been able to decipher exactly what is being said, but we do know that one track is a love letter being read, one track is a technical manual being read, and the last track is a story about one of the studio technician's father. E. What was the LATE! "Pocketwatch" album? Dave Grohl recorded a 10 track demo back in 1990. Just as with the Foo Fighters demo, he played every instrument himself. He gave this demo to one of his friends, Jenny Toomey, who happened to own Simple Machines records. This demo was later released under the band name Late! The album title was "Pocketwatch". The tracks are: 1. Pokey the Little Puppy 2. Petrol CB 3. Friend of a Friend 4. Throwing Needles 5. Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson 6. Color Pictures of a Marigold 7. Hell's Garden 8. Winnebago 9. Bruce 10. Milk (A different recording of "Marigold" later appeared as a B-side of the Nirvana "Heart-Shaped Box" single. A different recording of "Winnebago" was released as a B-side of Foo Fighters' "This Is a Call" single. See section II-A for more info.) The album has been available via Simple Machines; however, they are currently swamped with orders, and are no longer taking new orders until they can get caught up. For more information on Simple Machines, a good web site is "Jeff's Tribute to Simple Machines": http://wsrv.clas.virginia.edu/~jst7q/smr/smr-home.html F. What's the connection with the movie "Touch"? The movie "Touch," released in the United States early in 1997, was completely scored by Dave. The CD to look for in music stores is entitled, "Music from the Motion Picture Touch." The tracklist is as follows: 1. bill hill theme 2. august murray theme 3. how do you do 4. richie baker's miracle 5. making popcorn 6. outrage 7. saint's in love 8. spinning newspapers 9. remission my ass 10. scene 6 11. this loving thing (lynn's song) 12. final miracle 13. touch G. What's the connection with Nirvana? Are you kidding? Foo Frontman Dave Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana. Guitarist Pat Smear was recruited by Nirvana near the band's end. (See section I-A; for Nirvana links, see section V-A; For additional Nirvana information, consult the Nirvana FAQ, posted bi-monthly to alt.music.nirvana, maintained by Jeff McRae.) H. What's the connection with Sunny Day Real Estate? Bass player Nate Mendel and ex-drummer William Goldsmith were the rhythm section of the once dead and now resurrected band, Sunny Day Real Estate. (See section I-A.) A new album was recorded prior to the break-up, and was released in November, 1995 under the independent Sub Pop label. (For SDRE web sites, see section V-A.) I. What's the connection with Devo? Devo bass player Gerold Casale directed the Foo Fighters' first video, "I'll Stick Around". Dave rented a video of a collection of Devo videos and short films, directed by Casale. The Foos started talking about making a video with him, that would sort of resemble a Devo video, and it happened. Also, in 1990 when Dave was with Nirvana, they recorded "Turnaround", a Devo song co-written by Casale, for the John Peel show in England. This recording was released first on the EP Hormoaning and then the album Incesticide. (For more information, check out the Nirvana FAQ, posted bi-monthly to alt.music.nirvana, maintained by Jeff McRae.) J. What's the connection with Backbeat? Backbeat was a movie released in the mid '90s that chronicled the early years of the Beatles. Dave played drums on a number of tracks for the soundtrack of the movie, and even played the MTV Music Video Awards with some of the other contributing artists. K. What's the connection with Sean "Puffy" Combs? Dave laid down the guitar, bass, and drum portions of the rock remix of Puffy's "It's All About The Benjamins." It can be found on the following single: *Been Around The World (CD) Puff Daddy & Family 1. Been Around The World (Radio Edit) 2. It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix 1) 3. It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix 2) Release date: 11/21/97 L. How well are their albums selling? Their debut album has slowly but steadily sold, never cracking the top 20 popular albums. In January 1996 it was given certification by the RIAA as a platinum album, and this was then announced in the February 1996 issue of Billboard Magazine. The Colour and The Shape, their second album, peaked at #10 on the charts and has gone platinum since. There Is Nothing Left To Lose, the Foos' third album, debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts, and went platinum in December of 1999. M. Why is all this information so out of date? Because it's now January of 2016, and you're reading the June 2000 version. The Foo Fighters FAQ is updated periodically. Always check the date of the FAQ to make sure you're looking at the most recent version. VII. Credits The "Foo Fighters FAQ" is maintained by Ben Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org), and was originally created and maintained by Brian Olson. The "Foo Fighters Bootleg List (all compact discs)" is maintained by Andrew Wontorsky (September-April email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org May-August). Contributors: Brian Olson (PXTS92E@prodigy.com) Chris Carman (email@example.com) Dee (firstname.lastname@example.org) F. Cozzarelli (KGSK13C@prodigy.com) Mike Cunningham (email@example.com) Sean Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org) Andrew Kruczek (RFVP91C@prodigy.com) Richard Pingree (Pinra@mtbs.demon.co.uk) Dave To (email@example.com) Andrew Wontorsky (September-April firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com May-August) Gary Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) Vincent M. Yim Jim Lennerhed (email@example.com) Jon Bruhm (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tym Clarkin (email@example.com) Lee Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org) Scott Schillaci (email@example.com) Chris Osborne (firstname.lastname@example.org) Brian Spekis (email@example.com) Joey Staton (firstname.lastname@example.org) Simon *13* (email@example.com) CORD5@aol.com Curtis (Foorooster@aol.com) Fabien Lenglet (Fabien.Lenglet-Segime@renault.com) Pamela (DaveRead@TIAC.NET) Paulvh (firstname.lastname@example.org) Greg Roberts (email@example.com) Ed Dame John Hargrave (firstname.lastname@example.org) And thanks, of course, to Foo Fighters for simply existing. The "Foo Fighters Concert Chronology" is maintained by yours truly. Contributors: Liz Michael Thompson Daniel Smith Erin Kelly Alexander Rich Weber Candace McRae Pete Salzman Andrew Kruczek Arnie Montes Bob Cwalina Dirk De Bruyker Chris Wallace Martin Menrad Brian Schweitzer Jim Wraith Brian Patrick Benny MrDrainyou Jennifer McRae Joey Beasley Jai Richard Pingree Dave To Gary Davis Kris Sproul Mikael Gomez Kenny Fletcher FMccune766@aol.com Jonas Blank Stephen Archer Jim Lennerhed Dennis F. Ciszeski Ralph Alan Kerley Jon Bruhm Kris Vanden Berghe Cornelius Adam Ottley Malia Perez Paddy O'Dwyer Scott Schillaci Laura Amy Brad Weber Michael Peimani Vivian Dustin Simon Twine Michael Sanderson Marco Carl Bruno Gomes Tym Clarkin Daniel Luke Justin Hansen Steph Dan Robert Barber Dave Kinca Ryan Bowman This document may be reposted anywhere, as long as it remains in its entirety and its original form or all together. The FAQ in its entirety can be obtained by going to: http://www.netaxs.com/~benson/foo-faq.txt