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Dave Grohl Breaks Leg & Returns To Stage

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl Broken Leg

Dave Grohl sustained a fracture to his leg after falling from the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday night (June 12th). According to Consequence Of Sound, Grohl came back out and managed to finish the concert, although he performed most of the set sitting down.


The Foos frontman tumbled during the song “Monkey Wrench” and remained on the floor for several minutes before being taken backstage. He told the audience, “Hey, ladies and gentlemen. I love you, but I think I just broke my leg. I really broke my leg.”


After Grohl was taken backstage, the rest of Foo Fighters played a set of covers sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Grohl eventually returned, seated on a chair with his leg wrapped, telling the crowd, “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”

Video and photos of the incident have surfaced online.

At press time the band had canceled two more shows as a result of the injury. The first was Sunday night (June 14th) in the Netherlands, while the second was slated for Tuesday (June 16th) in Switzerland. The band’s next scheduled gig is June 19th at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The Foos are supposed to begin a lengthy North American run on July 4th in Washington D.C., and it’s not known yet whether the start of that trek will be pushed back.



Investigator: Courtney Is Blocking New Cobain Film


Private investigator Tom Grant claims that Courtney Love’s lawyers are threatening legal action against theaters that screen the Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy docudrama Soaked In Bleach. The film combines staged re-enactments with a handful of interviews to make the dubious case that the Nirvana frontman did not commit suicide in April 1994 but was murdered as part of a conspiracy fronted by Love, his wife and the mother of his daughter Frances.


Grant wrote on Facebook, “As many of you have already assumed, it’s true. Courtney’s lawyers had legally threatened the owners of each and every theater that had advertised they would be screening Soaked In Bleach.”

He added, “Unfortunately, the threat worked on one of the theaters. Did you get that? Just ONE of the theaters. All of the other theaters that were scheduled for screening read the threatening letter then moved ahead . . . I support and stand behind the theaters that are screening or are going to be screening Soaked In Bleach. I view this as the support of ‘Freedom of Speech.’ Watch the film, then YOU decide.”

Grant did not offer any evidence for his accusations against Love and her lawyers.



Alice Cooper Plans To “Kill” Motley Crue On Stage


(TeamRock Radio) Alice Cooper says that he only offered to “kill” Motley Crue on stage as a joke at the end of their final show – but Tommy Lee loved the idea so much that it will happen.


Crue are on their Final Tour, which ends in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Cooper is their main support and in January he said he’d lop off their heads with guillotines and auction them off on stakes.


Cooper, Lee and Crue singer Vince Neil spoke to TeamRock Radio ahead of Download, where Crue play the main stage on Sunday. Cooper says: “The idea was, because people were saying, ‘It’s not really gonna be the end,’ and I go, ‘New Year is their last show. You know how I know? Because I’m gonna kill them at the end.’ Of course I was kidding, but Tommy said that wasn’t a bad idea. With a machine gun and blood packs.”


Cooper is known for ‘dying’ in a variety of ways during his own gigs, and Lee jokes that he doesn’t want blood packs – he wants the real thing. Lee says: “No blood packs, real bullets. We’re tired, we’re old, we’re cranky. You’ve gotta put us down.”



1971 Jim Morrison Poem On Sale


A poem believed to be among the last — if not the last — that Jim Morrison wrote in Paris before his 1971 death, is now on sale as part of a live auction which ends on June 25th. Auctioneers Paddle8 expect the 10-line poem to sell for between $60,000 and $80,000. Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment on July 3rd, 1971 by his longtime companion, Pamela Courson. The local coroner ruled the official cause of death for the 27-year-old Doors frontman as “heart attack induced by respiratory problems.” Morrison was buried in Paris’ Pere Lachaise Cemetery on July 9th of that year.


Simeon Lipman, a specialist who works on Paddle8’s music memorabilia auctions told Pollstar.com, “Obviously, we don’t know if it’s the last thing he ever wrote. . . but it was among the last things he ever wrote — certainly.”


Lipmann went on to say, “What stands out is the fact that the one on page 152 was indeed the last page of the notebook. I actually saw the notebook when it was intact years ago and I remember seeing that last page and those last words and thinking, ‘Wow, this is pretty powerful stuff.’ His writings can be taken so many different ways. Personally I like to visualize what he’s saying. . . That’s what makes his songs and poems so relevant today because people can envision them.”

The poem on the loose notebook page was found “inside Morrison’s ‘Fascination Trunk,’ which contained other personal belongings including books and other notebooks.”


Jim Morrison’s untitled poem reads:

I have a vision of America
28,000 feet & going fast

I have drunk the drug
of forget fullness

Leave the informed sense
in our wake

You be Christ
on this package tour

Money beats soul

Last words, last words out



Slash Releases Clip From Live DVD

Slash has released a performance clip of the song “You’re A Lie” from his forthcoming DVD/CD, Live At The Roxy 25.9.14. The set was filmed and recorded at a September 25th, 2014 show by Slash and his band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, at the Roxy nightclub in West Hollywood. The DVD, Blu-ray, two-CD set and three-LP package are all out Tuesday (June 16th). (Blabbermouth)



Oasis Members Play With Roger Daltrey

Three principal members of Oasis reunited alongside The Who’s Roger Daltrey for a one-off performance on U.K. television show TGI Friday this past weekend (June 12th). Singer Liam Gallagher, original rhythm guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs and latter-era drummer Zak Starkey accompanied Daltrey in performing the Who classic “My Generation.” (Consequence Of Sound)