Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently attended Metallica’s concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Grohl rocked out in the crowd with fans, see photos below, and after them read Dave Grohl discuss his Metallica fandom!
Dave Grohl discussed his Metallica fandom in a 2015 Creative Loafing interview.
Are there any Record Store Day releases that you’re stoked about this year?
I hear that Metallica is releasing their first demo tape — on cassette — and that is fucking rad! I bought the first Metallica album on cassette from a mail-order catalog in 1983. I had never heard of them. I didn’t know anything about them other than they had a cool name, and the description said “thrash metal.” I didn’t even know what that meant. I had listened to tons of punk rock music, and I loved Motörhead, but thrash metal? That sounded scary and cool. So I sent them my $6 or $7 and a couple weeks later I get this tape in the mail. It was Kill ‘Em All and it blew my fucking mind. I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die because of that experience. It was like someone had sent me the Holy Grail. I was like, “Ahhh! This is so killer!”
So when I heard they were releasing their first demo I thought, “Kick ass! And it’s on a cassette, too!” That’s going to be a lot of fun.
And it’s Metallica when Dave Mustaine was in the band.
Yeah, that’s amazing. And what’s really great is that you have one of the biggest bands in the world sharing those early experiences with a whole new generation of fans, which is important and cool.
Staring Into Nothing have released a new track titled “Big Brother” featuring former touring Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain. The track lyrically explores government surveillance, and the idea how the idea behind it is to make us safe, but it can lead to tyranny. It’s a much more thought provoking song than other political songs in recent years, as it digs into an issue that many different sides are skeptical of. Musically the track has a soaring guitar solo and a great melodic classic rock sound.
The lyric video is a great visual representation of the song, and far more powerful than the run of the mill lyric video you see rock bands pump out today
Staring Into Nothing combines the stark social commentary of Steve Rogers on keyboards, splitting lead vocal duties with his guitarist, Savannah Rogers, and Kurt Barabas on bass and guitar. The three partners have already crafted more than 30 songs together, all delving deeply into dark themes that include the abuse of power, the struggle of romantic relationships, and the devastation of war.
Staring Into Nothing recorded Power in 2017 with the help of legendary producer/mixer Mark Needham, as well as musicians Matt Chamberlain on drums, David Levita on guitars, and Pop Levi and Andrea Meli on backing vocals.