RNR News and Notes Archives for 2022-12

Dave Grohl Plays Foo Fighters/Nirvana Rarity "Marigold" For The First Time In 12 Years- WATCH

 Letters To Santa: The 24 Hour Comedy And Music Marathon has been an annual Chicago charitable tradition since 2002. This year’s installment ran from 6pm on December 19-20, with performers including Jeff Tweedy, Ty Segall, Bonnie “Prince” Billy,  among others. Dave Grohl was also recruited to do a virtual performance at the gig.... and Dave went deep into the vault for this special night - performing "Marigold" (the only song released by both Nirvana and Foo Fighters) and “New Way Home”





“New Way Home” was from the Foo's album The Colour And The Shape while "Marigold" was first released in 1992 under Grohl’s pseudonym Late!, then released as the B-side to Nirvana's “Heart-Shaped Box” single in 1993 and finally it was on the Foo's 2006 acoustic live album Skin And Bones, making it the only track to be released by both Nirvana and Foo Fighters and the only Nirvana song Grohl sings on.


Oh and by the way - he played the whole thing using his daughter Violet's guitar ;)

Christmas Memory - Stream Foo Fighters SNL Christmas Medley

Five years ago - Foo Fighters were the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and performed a Christmas medley full of classics new and old.


 Foo Fighters performed twice, the second of which was a Christmas medley which included their classic track ‘Everlong’, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’, and ‘Linus and Lucy’.


David Byrne Debuts New Holiday Song "Fat Man's Comin'": Stream

We are always on the lookout for new holiday music to pair the tried and true classics - and this year we've got a new one - thanks to David Byrne and his newly-released song called “Fat Man’s Comin’.”

Byrne recalls writing the bones of the track  about ten years ago while he was working on his collaborative album with St. Vincent’s Annie Clark but a song telling  “the story of a fat man in rather odd attire who breaks into people’s homes and leaves mysterious packages” wasn’t quite right for that project.  


“I always wanted to write a holiday song.  I wouldn’t call it a Christmas song, as the visitation of Santa (formerly known as St. Nicholas, who mainly did punishing) seems to have evolved to be a more secular consumer moment than a religious or spiritual affair.”


“Fat Man’s Comin'” is exclusively available on Bandcamp through the end of December - with a pay-what-you-can model ... and keeping in the holiday spirit - all proceeds will go to Byrne's good news only publication - Reasons to Be Cheerful