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FOO FIGHTERS Have Been Approached About Playing the SUPERBOWL: Loudwire
Amid rumors that Maroon 5 have been chosen as the next SuperBowl Halftime performers, the Foo Fighters revealed that they were approached about playing at football’s biggest event. In a recent interview, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins said they never received an official offer, with Grohl explaining: “I’ve had multiple conversations with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.’ And then it’ll be Madonna or Katy Perry or someone like that.”
He adds: “I actually got really hammered at a party in France once, and got to meet the dude that does the Super Bowl thing. I was like, ‘I used to want to do it. Now I don’t want to do it anymore!”
MIKE D and AD-ROCK Plot Book Tour: Rolling Stone
Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys will embark on a short book tour in support of their upcoming publication, called Beastie Boys Book. There’ll be a special guest moderator at each stop, along with feature readings, a Q&A and music by DJ Mixmaster Mike. The closest dates to Philly are in late October in New York City, with the book officially arriving on October 30th. Each ticket for the book tour comes with a copy of Beastie Boys Book, which includes contributions by Amy Poehler, Wes Anderson, and Spike Jonze.
WEEZER Recruit WEIRD AL for “Africa” Video: Rolling Stone
Weezer recruited “Weird Al” Yankovic for the video for their cover of Toto’s “Africa.” Weird Al plays a Rivers Cuomo doppleganger in the clip, which is a somewhat strange recreation Weezer’s Sweater Song video. Weird Al even delivers an accordion solo at one point. “Africa” has become an unexpected hit for Weezer as their first Number One song ever on Billboard’s Rock Airplay Chart, and their first Hot 100-charting single in over 12 years.