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Foo Fighters Release Surprise EP
New Albums

Foo Fighters Release Surprise EP

The Foo Fighters released a surprise EP this week compiled from their archive including one of their earliest gigs. “00950025” has three tracks, two of which were taken from the band’s 1995 appearance at the Live at Reading Festival in London.

The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”
New Albums

The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”

The Foo Fighters are back with their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The album features an eclectic array of styles that came to leader Dave Grohl in a burst of inspiration, standing in stark contrast to 2014’s Sonic Highways. Bassist Nate Mendel holds it all together, no matter the writing arrangements. “It’s really been pretty consistent over the years,”...

Foo Fighters’ Bassist Releases Solo Album Under “Lieutenant” Moniker
New Albums

Foo Fighters’ Bassist Releases Solo Album Under “Lieutenant” Moniker

The first record by Lieutenant — If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week — marks the solo debut of Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel. Lieutenant is really a side project for Mendel, also known for his past tenure in Sunny Day Real Estate. The album has a decidedly pop/college rock sound, as you can...

Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon
Concerts & Tours

Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel is hitting the road alone this spring. He’s touring to promote the release of If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week by his solo side project, Lieutenant. The album comes out on March 10 and Mendel’s first Lieutenant date is March 18 at SXSW in Austin. Mendel is the...

Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates Supporting “Sonic Highways”
Concerts & Tours

Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates Supporting “Sonic Highways”

The Foo Fighters’ tour supporting the album/show Sonic Highways will hit North America in July, opening with a spectacular show at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The tour also marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s first album release. D.C. is one of the cities featured in the Foo’s Sonic Highways television show on HBO, which documents the making of...

Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” Explores America in 8 Songs
New Albums

Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” Explores America in 8 Songs

The Foo Fighters’ project is more than a TV show — it’s a TV show about recording an album in eight cities across the United States, with lyrics penned by bandleader Dave Grohl after he conducts interviews with iconic musicians in each city. The show has already debuted. Now, the album has arrived. Also titled Sonic Highways, the album sees...

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal

Ashdown is now shipping the latest addition to their Artist series effects pedals, the NM2 Double Distortion Pedal. Designed in collaboration with Foo Fighters four-stringer Nate Mendel, the stompbox is a stereo pedal with two separate distortions that can be routed to different amps or combined. It has a single input and two outputs – one for each overdrive. Both...

Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel now has a signature bass from Fender. Modeled after the ’71 Precision that carried him through over half of his career, the Nate Mendel Fender P Bass features special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, and a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish. The bass is built with an ash body, a maple neck,...

Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along
Sheet Music & Instruction

Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along

Alfred Music Publishing has published Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along, the newest edition in the company’s Ultimate Play-Along series. Featuring eight Foo Fighters tunes, the book and two enhanced CD set offers authentic transcriptions of Nate Mendel‘s bass lines, and is also available in guitar and drum editions. The CDs include two audio tracks per song – one offers a...

Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Tour Dates

The Foo Fighters, anchored by bassist Nate Mendel, has announced a U.S. tour spanning September in support of their latest effort, Wasting Light. The album is is their first in four years, following 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. Mendel says the new record has the group getting back to basics. “The last couple of albums in particular, we were...