"I love rock and roll just as much as the next guy," Dave Grohl said when the Foo Fighters returned to the stage at Firefly Festival in Dover, DE this weekend after their headlining performance. "Maybe even fuckin' more than the next guy. I love being in the Foo Fighters, but tonight, for the next four or five songs, we're a fuckin' bar band called the Holy Shits that plays fuckin' classic rock songs. What about that shit?!"
The Foo Fighters recently announced two additional festival dates: Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas (October 24-26) and the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans (October 31-Nov 2). Tickets for both events go on sale this week.
Meanwhile, the Foos are wrapping up their eighth studio album to be released this fall. The album was recorded (most likely on analog) in different cities across the U.S. and consists of big-name collaborators, like Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.
"It's an eight-song album," Grohl toldRollingStone.com
. "But it's gonna be our longest album - because there are some epic jams."
This weekend marked the third year for Red Frog Events' Firefly Festival which welcomed 80,000 concertgoers (20,000 more in attendance than last year's event) into its woodsy arena. We were enchanted by the festival's down-to-earth setting and were relieved we didn't spy anyone wearing a Native American headdress. (But yes, tons of body glitter and flower crowns). No doubt about it: Firefly is on its way to become the east coast's version of Coachella.
FF's Firefly set list and more exclusive photos after the jump...
SET LIST: Times Like These Rope The Pretender Learn to Fly White Limo Arlandria My Hero Cold Day in the Sun Big Me Monkey Wrench Walk These Days Generator This Is a Call Best of You All My Life
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ENCORE (As THE HOLY SHITS):
School's Out (Alice Cooper cover) Miss You (Rolling Stones cover) Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love (Van Halen cover) Under Pressure (Queen/David Bowie cover) Everlong