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Today’s Music News: Dave Grohl hates it when bands play classic albums live

Dave Grohl. Photo courtesy Foo Fighters.

“It’s presumptuous. It’s lazy,” says Dave Grohl about bands who perform classic albums front-to-back on tour. “I f—ing hate that,” Grohl told NME. He also revealed that he considered re-recording the entire Foo Fighters debut album for its 20th anniversary, until drummer Taylor Hawkins told him that would be the “worst idea ever.”

Instead, Foo Fighters will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a giant show at Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium—featuring Buddy GuyGary Clark Jr.HeartJoan JettL.L. Cool JTrouble Funk, and Trombone Shorty. (Pitchfork)

Also speaking candidly, Trent Reznor tells the Hollywood Reporter that “it’s hard to feel good about the integrity” of having won Grammy Awards for what he calls “stupid s–t”: Best Metal Performance. Reznor feels differently about his Oscar for co-composing the Social Network soundtrack, though. “I can’t tell if that’s because I’m older or it felt like it’s coming from a more sincere pedigree.”

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand and charged with attempting to procure a murder—as well as with possession of meth and marijuana. Details regarding Rudd’s allegedly criminal activity, and how it will affect the band’s upcoming record release (Rock or Bust, set for release Dec. 2) and world tour, have yet to emerge. (Rolling Stone)

FKA Twigs made her American TV debut on The Tonight Show, performing “Two Weeks.” She’ll be at the Fine Line on Nov. 14 for a show that’s already sold out.

There will be a new Electric Light Orchestra album, says Jeff Lynne. He’s working on new music now and expects to tour as ELO, including U.S. dates, next year. (Billboard)

The results are in: Taylor Swift‘s album 1989 sold 1.29 million copies in its first week of release. That’s a staggering number, making Swift the first (and possibly only) artist to sell over a million albums in 2014—but it falls just short of the 1.32 million copies of Oops!…I Did it Again Britney Spears sold in 2000 to set the record for best-ever single-week sales by a female artist. (Rolling Stone)

Democrat Clay Aiken has lost a race against Republican Renee Elmers to represent North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional district in Washington. (Billboard)

According to Page SixStevie Wonder and his girlfriend are expecting triplets. The children would be the 9th, 10th, and 11th for the pop legend, 64, who will be at Madison Square Garden tonight to play his classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life from beginning to end. Sorry, Dave Grohl.

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  • >>Dave Grohl hates it when bands play classic albums live<<

    Tell that to Wayne Coyne. I <3 the Foo, but Mr. Grohl CAN be wrong on occasion.

  • DeemerDave

    Methinks Dave Grohl is a bit of a hypocrite. Why would he honor Rush at their R&R HOF induction when they played the entire “Moving Pictures” album every night during their 2011 Time Machine tour? I love Dave but sometimes he talks too much.

  • Jason Fladager

    Lol. We’ve done this a lot only because it’s fun and worth studying.

  • Jason Fladager

    https://archive.org/details/REF2014-04-12 …and if execute well, it’s good show…like this one.