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FOO FIGHTERS hit the road During their stop at the iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse, which was being streamed for free to millions of iTunes patrons, Dave Grohl stopped his performance to express his anger towards a violent fan in the audience. “No no no. You don’t fuckin’ fight at my show, you asshole!” yelled the Foo Fighters’ frontman. While demanding for the fan’s attention, Grohl screamed, “Hey, in the striped shirt! Look at me. Get the fuck out of my show right now.” The crowd cheered for their ringmaster as the fan was being escorted by security out of the venue. Looking for angry rock on a broader level? Foo Fighters are the band to beat. And they have been rockin’ out ever since their formation in 1994. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl still has a little fight in him. Not just on the stage, but on the charts as well. His latest LP, Wasting Light, debuted at No. 1 and became the Foos first album to do so. Along with colossal rock hits like “Monkey Wrench,”“Learn to Fly” and their No. 1 US Rock Song smash off of Wasting Light (“Rope”), you can expect the band to leap through a few cover songs on their U.S. and Europe tour this summer and fall. “We’ve got a list of, like, 75 covers, in case we ever want to fuckin’ goof off in front of 70,000 people,” said Grohl to Rolling Stone. So far, the band has fired up Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” (appropiate for the summer), Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down” and even “Darling Nikki” by Prince. And there’s more surprises where that came from. In September, Nirvana celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nevermind - the diamond-certified classic album boasting hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are.” It looks like the Foo Fighters will be hard at work this summer.. [ DATES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ] » August 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza (Grant Park) » August 9 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center » August 10 - Montreal @ Bell Center » September 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center » September 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center » September 17 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center » September 19 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills » September 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena » September 22 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena » September 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center » September 25 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Center » September 26 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center » October 9 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center » October 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum » October 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum



till reelin’ in the years, the “Showbiz Kids” are still entertaining their fans with their otherworldly jazz/rock offerings. Jazz keyboardist Sam Yahel will be the group’s opening act in the U.S, while pop/rock singer Steve Windwood will handle opening act dates in Australia and New Zealand. [ DATES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ] » August 1 - Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion » August 2 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion » August 4 - Durham, NC @ Durham PAC » August 6+7 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park » August 9 - Charleston, WV @ Clay Center » August 10 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest » August 12+13 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival » August 17 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater » August 19 - Nashville, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel » August 20 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre » August 21 - Orange Beach, AL @ Amp at the Wharf » August 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre » August 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre » August 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ MN State Fair » September 3 - Aspen, CO @ Jazz Aspen » September 9+10 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre » September 14-23 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre » September 28-October 1 - Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre

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bumbershoot seatle Center | seattle, Wash. tickets: $35-$300 guests: daryl hall & John oates, Wiz Khalifa, broken, ray LaMontange, toro y Moi, Leon russell

2 august 5-7

Lollapalooza grant Park | Chicago, ill. tickets: $90-$215 guests: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, deadmau5, the Cars, Cee Lo green, Muse, girl talk, tinie tempah

3 august 12-14

outside Lands golden gate Park | san Francisco, Cali. tickets: $200 guests: arcade Fire, Muse, the black Keys, MgMt, Phish, the decemberists, John Fogerty. the roots, Erykah badu, big boi, deadmau5

4 august 19-21

Vail soul Music Fest Ford amphitheater | Vail, Col. tickets: $45-$145 guests: Chaz shepherd, alex Cuba, Lalah hathaway, Ledisi, ryan shaw,

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austin City Limits Zilker Park | austin, tx tickets: $50-$850 guests: Kanye West, Coldplay, stevie Wonder, arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes

6 august 12-14

Life is good Festival Prowse Farm | Canton, Mass. tickets: $200 guests: ray Lamontagne, the avett brothers, Michael Franti & spearhead, robert randolph & the Family band, raphael sadiq, brandi Carlile

HiFi Magazine #2 (Aug/Sept 2011)  

HIFI Magazine is the new, official resource for the avid music lover. From rock to pop, R&B to hip-hop, HIFI Magazine strives to incorporate...

HiFi Magazine #2 (Aug/Sept 2011)  

HIFI Magazine is the new, official resource for the avid music lover. From rock to pop, R&B to hip-hop, HIFI Magazine strives to incorporate...