Dave Grohl’s pre-show drinking routine; Metallica’s Kirk Hammett wants to go solo; and Ace Frehley would take part in KISS farewell tour if asked.
In advance of their upcoming Cal Jam appearance, the Foo Fighters have been making the rounds on Southern California radio promoting the festival. Earlier this week Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins opened up about how the band has been approached to play the Super Bowl, but have yet to receive an official offer.
In a recent interview on Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, Grohl shared how he prepares to take stage every night, which entails drinking quite a few beers and shots of Jägermeister. Head to the 19-minute mark in the video above to watch Grohl detail his pre-concert drinking ritual. Read more at Loudwire
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed to Metal Hammer that he would like to pursue a solo album “when it feels right.”
“I have so much material sitting around that’s obviously not Metallica stuff, and that pile gets bigger and bigger. One of these days when it feels right…” he said. “I still feel I have so much to give Metallica. When that feels more complete, maybe I’ll think about doing that other stuff.”
He continued, “It would not look like a metal album at all. It’ll be something so weird and far-ranging in styles, but cohesive at the same time. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of us did some solo, independent, autonomous sort of thing. I think it’s healthy, and if anything, when you come back to the band you’d come back with more enthusiasm. It’d feel like going on a little camping trip, and it’s always good to come back home to a nice warm bed!” Read more at Loudwire
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says that while he has not been approached to be a part of KISS’s recently announced “One Last Kiss: End Of The Road World Tour”, he’s “hoping” he’ll be involved in some capacity. “I haven’t been asked,” he said during a “live conversation” at Hollywood’s Musicians Institute on September 25. “I had a meeting with those guys several months ago, and they talked about retiring to me, and that didn’t seem right either. Who knows what’s going to happen? I read comments on the Internet, and I fall off my bed laughing. There’s all these people that have all these different ideas of a configuration of what the next KISS tour should be, and it’s crazy — but overwhelmingly, they want me back in the band, I think. That’s what I’m reading on the Internet.
“I’m doing fine on my own,” Frehley continued. “My career is on an upswing; I’m having a ton of fun; I like producing my own records. I don’t like anybody standing over my shoulder telling me what to do. I’ve had a lot of freedom, and working with Paul (Stanley) and Gene (Simmons) again, it would be different. But then again, I’d probably make $5 or $10 million, so I might consider that… “Hopefully next year, what all the KISS fans really want to happen will happen. I’m hoping. I want to be involved, especially for the fans. It’s not like my dream job, because I’ve done it a couple of times and quit, but I really want to do it for the fans if it’s going to happen.” Read more at Blabbermouth