Jordan Strauss, Invision LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rush fans can relax. The band is…
- Posted on Feb 2nd 2011 7:15AM by Simon Jay Catling
Long labelled as one of the "nicest men in rock," the group's modest front man Dave Grohl has had the band recording their new output in his garage with Nirvana's 'Nevermind' producer Butch Vig. It's the first time the pair have worked together since that album, and is far from the only renewed link to Grohl's previous band.
The BBC revealed that, in a series of news snippets leaked on their social networking accounts including Facebook and Twitter, the group have revealed that Nirvana co-founder and guitarist Krist Novoselic will make a cameo on the new album, while their former touring guitarist Pat Smear will formally join the "Foo Fighters core."
On Saturday, Jan. 28. the band played the new album in full to an intimate gathering in Santa Barbara's Velvet Jones venue. The California performance clocked in at around thirty minutes long -- the band then played a greatest hits set -- but so far only 30 seconds of this has appeared online in studio format. The clip, posted on the band's website, has been played over 500,000 times.
The group also return live with vengeance this year, with noteworthy UK gigs including headlining slots at the Isle Of Wight Festival (June 10 to 12) and two shows in Milton Keynes (July 2 and 3).