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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

Submitted by Commandrea on April 5, 2011 – 11:31 pmNo Comment
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Popcorn. Check. Soda pop. Check. bag of Sour Patches. Check. 3-D glasses. Double Check. Tonight was Foo Fighter’s documentary “Back and Forth”. Far more amazing then I thought it’d be. It had you laughing, crying, and amazed. The doc takes you on tour from Cobain’s death to Foos performing at Wembley Stadium and recording their latest record in Dave’s garage where he kept being interrupted by his daughter because he promised that he would go swimming with her. The father that he is, Dave took a ten and came back wet while finishing up his vocals. The film was a one night show only with less than 100 movie theaters participating in this Foo Fightin’ promotion for their new record, “Wasting Light” that will be released April 12. If you missed this special event tonight that also live streamed the band performing a live show in 3-D after the documentary you can watch it Friday April 8th on VH1 at 8pm. You just wont be able to watch the live performance. Bummer. As much as people applauded and left with a smile there was one person who was not happy with this film and wish it was never created. This person is Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of Foo Fighters. “I wish we wouldn’t put the fucking movie out to be honest because I’m not really comfortable with the public sort of openness, I’m really not.”, says Hawkins. The doc went through ups and downs of the band almost breaking up to Hawkins’ drug habits that almost led him to death. “We almost broke up and I almost died and all those crazy things have happened. And that’s what people want. If they’re gonna watch a fucking movie about you they don’t just want some guys sitting around and going, ‘Ooh, it was really great and then we were all so happy and then we played this show and things just got better and we made lot of money.’ That would be boring and unrealistic.”. As big as Foo Fighters are, watching this film to me made the band even smaller. They are not rock stars. They are dudes. Dudes that make music and doing what they love. From Scream to Foo Fighters and back to Scream. Playing in Sunny Day Real Estate to Foo and quiting to go back to Sunny. Being in No Use for a Name then auditioning for Foos then being worried as hell that a month later you’re gonna get kicked out. Being in Nirvana then asked to be in Foo, then quit, then back in Foo. It perfectly makes since why the film is called “Back and Forth”. The live show was filmed in a studio in San Fernando Valley. The band played their new record and I can safely say that it’s unlike any other FF album. It’s dark, but at the same time while listening to the lyrics it gets pretty melancholy. I loved it. Six days the record will be out. This is one album that I will not be downloading.- Jacob Calle

Foo Fighters playing “These Days” at The Roxy in Los Angeles.

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