RNR News and Notes Archives for 2018-11

There Goes My Hero - Dave Grohl Treats California Firehouse with a BBQ Dinner

As multiple wildfires burn in California, the state's brave first responders continue to put the lives and livelihoods of thousands of residents ahead of their own- battling the flames head on.   


We are all grateful for these brave men and women - but Dave Grohl took his appreciation to the next level (because of course he did... he's Dave freakin Grohl) by catering a BBQ dinner for the crew at Calabasas’ Fire Station 88.  He brought over some savory meats from his new BBQ company  - Backbeat BBQ




In other news - Dave Grohl is now in the BBQ Business. One has to wonder if the company's name is a nod to the movie Backbeat, who's soundtrack featured an allstar lineup including Dave on drums (and is one of the greatest  soundtracks ever




Details on a Chris Cornell Benefit Show this January

Wanna get away?   Make plans to be in LA on January 16 ... that's when a special concert honoring the late Chris Cornell is being planned. 


The show's lineup is massive! With members of Cornell’s former bands, SoundgardenAudioslave, and Temple of the Dog, scheduled to perform ... as well as Foo FightersMetallicaRyan Adams, and more TBA.  In additon - late night host Jimmy Kimmel will serve as MC for the evening.






Tickets for the show go on sale November 16 ... and don't expect them to be available very long ... and will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder.


In a statement, Chris' wife Vicky said: 

We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans



Check out Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a surprise Halloween show - at a school assembly [VIDEO]

Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith took to twitter yesterday, declaring: 


“Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school? We do!” 


The post included a video of the band performing their 2002 hit Can't Stop at the Viewpoint School's 2018 Great Pumpkin Assembly.  


The band was fully in the Halloween spirit - with Anthony Kiedis dressed in a schoolboy-styled shorts outfit with a mask, Flea bounced around as a skeleton,  Josh Klinghoffer sported a green wig, suit and sunglasses, and proud papa Chad Smith went full on POPE, with Papal regalia - including a crosier and a Guy Fawkes mask.  


Check out the video below -