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James Taylor et Mavis Staples - Let It Be/Hey Jude (medley) aux Kennedy Center Honors photo

James Taylor et Mavis Staples – Let It Be/Hey Jude (medley) aux Kennedy Center Honors

Voici un petit medley des Beatles de la part de James Taylor et Mavis Staples lors des Kennedy Center Honors 2010, qui consacrait alors l’oeuvre et la carrière de Paul McCartney :

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Avec Steven Tyler, frontman d’Aerosmith, qui vient chanter pour son vieil ami – ainsi que Dave Grohl, Norah Jones et No Doubt (trouvez l’intrus!).

Superbe hommage.

Led Zeppelin à l'honneur des Kennedy Center Honors 2012 photo

Led Zeppelin à l’honneur des Kennedy Center Honors 2012

Led Zeppelin a été à l’honneur des 35ème Kennedy Center Honors en cette fin d’année 2012!

Après une introduction de Jack Black (Tenacious D), les Foo Fighters ont joué “Rock and Roll”, Kid Rock “Ramble On”, Lenny Kravitz “Whole Lotta Love”.

Et le final : Ann et Nancy Wilson (Heart), avec Jason Bonham (fils de feu John Bonham) et tout une chorale pour entamer “Stairway To Heaven” :

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Les réactions de Plant, Page et Jones sont vraiment excellentes.

J’aime bien le moment quand Jimmy et John bougent leur tête en rythme, ou encore lorsque Robert a la larme à l’oeil. So much win.

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007) photo

Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007)

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)

J’écoute depuis quelques jours le dernier album des Foo Fighters, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace et je ne peux quasiment plus m’en passer.

Sans être un retour total vers les premiers albums qui étaient vraiment pêchus avec de gros riffs hyper-puissants (Foo Fighters, The Colour and the Shape, There Is Nothing Left to Lose), je trouve que ce nouvel opus est beaucoup plus dynamique que les deux albums précédents qui sont très moyens (One by One et In Your Honor).

Le son est plus épuré, la voix plus travaillée. Cela peut sûrement s’expliquer par le retour au studio de Gil Norton, qui avait travaillé avec le groupe sur le son de The Colour and the Shape, et qui a contribué à la réalisation de ce sixième album.

Voici le premier single de l’album, The Pretender :

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. The band was founded by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the suicide of Kurt Cobain.

The group took its name from “foo fighter”, a nickname coined by Allied aircraft pilots for UFOs and other aerial phenomena. Over the course of their career, Foo Fighters have won 12 Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album four times.

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear.

The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of their second album The Colour and the Shape (1997); most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl. Smear departed soon afterward but appeared as a guest with the band frequently from 2005; he rejoined the band in 2010.

Smear and Goldsmith were replaced by Franz Stahl and Taylor Hawkins, respectively, although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group’s third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999). The band briefly continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined on guitar after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

The band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released their sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007.

The band’s seventh studio album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig, was released in 2011, in which Smear returned as a full member. In November 2014, the band’s eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released as an accompanying soundtrack to the Grohl-directed 2014 miniseries of the same name.

On September 15, 2017, the band released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, which became their second to reach number one in the United States and was the band’s first studio album to feature longtime session and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee as a full member.

In February 2021, the band released their tenth album, Medicine at Midnight, and in October will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

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