Morning Music Notes – We’re Not Breaking Up, We’re Just Never Going to Play Ever Again

Foo Fighters Are Taking a Break, NOT Breaking Up

In a phrase that’s all too familiar in my life from girls, the Foo Fighters don’t want to break up – they just want a break (via Spinner). When they start banging other people is when you should be concerned though. That pertained more so to the ex-girlfriends and less so to the Foo Fighters. After comments by Dave Grohl at a couple of live shows that caused fans to have meltdowns on the Internet, Dave himself took to the band’s Facebook page to write a lengthy explanation, which you can see below.

“Hey everyone…

Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.

Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…

But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.

Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…

Thank you, thank you, thank you…


How about another Them Crooked Vultures album, hmmm?

Mumford & Sons Have a Great Debut Week in the USA and UK

If you weren’t one of the five lucky winners of our Mumford & Sons album contest, you might have been one of the many people who shelled out to buy their album. Their new album, Babel, has become the highest debut album of 2012 in both the US and the UK (via Billboard and Gigwise). Babel sold 600,000 copies last week, far surpassing that artist who loves to puke, Justin Bieber, who had sold 374,000 earlier this year. It is also the most albums sold by a rock band since AC/DC’s Black Ice sold 784,000 in 2008.

In the UK, the album sold 159,000 copies. Do you want to know what the number one single is in the UK? Gangham Style. Yup….

Josh Freese Has Left A Perfect Circle

To be perfect honest, I thought A Perfect Circle were on an indefinite hiatus. But apparently I was wrong, as drummer Josh Freese has posted on Twitter, noting “After 13 years, I’ve decided to leave A Perfect Circle with no plans of returning. Apologies for those inquiring about upcoming shows.”

Freese was one of the original members of APC, and the band have a few shows lined up, such as Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile. I think Dave Grohl is actually available.

Check out the Austin City Limits Webcast Schedule

This year’s Austin City Limits Festival takes place October 12-14 at Zilker Park. The festival have announced who is playing on their webcast and at what times you can see the bands you love over at the ACL YouTube channel. Check it out below, and be sure to catch The Black Keys, Jack White, RHCP, the oddly late time for Childish Gambino, and the oddly early slots for Bombay Bicycle Club and Metric.

Note: All times are CDT.

Friday October 12
1:30 PM First Aid Kit
1:30 PM He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
2:15 PM Asleep at the Wheel
2:30 PM The War on Drugs
3:00 PM Los Campesinos!
3:30 PM Delta Spirit
4:00 PM Ben Howard
4:30 PM Tegan and Sara
5:15 PM A-Trak
5:30 PM Alabama Shakes
7:15 PM Thievery Corporation
8:30 PM The Black Keys

Saturday October 13
1:15 PM Bombay Bicycle Club
1:15 PM Civil Twilight
2:00 PM Rufus Wainwright
2:00 PM The Whigs
3:00 PM Oberhofer
3:00 PM Big K.R.I.T.
4:00 PM Metric
4:00 PM Andrew Bird
5:00 PM Band of Skulls
5:00 PM Big Gigantic
6:00 PM The Shins
7:00 PM Bassnectar (Highlights)
7:15 PM The Roots
8:30 PM Jack White

Sunday October 14
1:15 PM Freelance Whales
1:15 PM Alt-J
2:15 PM Gary Clark Jr.
3:15 PM Polica
3:15 PM Kimbra
4:15 PM Two Door Cinema Club
4:15 PM Steve Earle
5:15 PM The Civil Wars
6:15 PM The Avett Brothers
6:15 PM The Weeknd
7:15 PM Childish Gambino
8:30 PM Red Hot Chili Peppers

Listen! Big Boi featuring Kelly Rowland – Mama Told Me

Big Boi has a funky, poppy song featuring former Destiny’s Child member, Beyonce Kelly Rowland. The track is Mama Told Me, which is off of upcoming album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours. We’ve already heard She Said OK, but give this catchy ditty a listen below, and look out for the album on November 13.

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