Posts Tagged ‘Dave Grohl’


It was only a couple weeks ago where we told you about the great new song, Run Away by Radio Black featuring Foo Fighter’s Taylor Hawkins on drums. You can read that original post here. The grunge three piece rock band, Radio Black recorded the song at Dave Grohl‘s studio and home of the famed Sound City mixing console, Studio 606.  “Run Away,” is the first song off a to-be-announced upcoming album.  Check out the new song here:

They recorded three songs for their new album, which was recorded and produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Fireball Ministry front-man and “Sound City” documentary producer Jim Rota, and Brad Smith of Blind Melon and features  appearances from studio players including Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Mick Murphy (My Ruin, Chevy Metal).

Now they are ready to finish this album and you can be a part of the making of this highly anticipated debut album. The band hopes to raise $12,000 to go back to the studio where they recorded the first 3 songs of their debut album, using the Sound City Neve 8028 analog mixing console, previously graced by the likes of Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney and of course, the Foo Fighters.  Incentives range from digital MP3 downloads, to personalized thank you videos, and fans can even pledge to receive executive producer credits on the album.

Head over to their Kickstarter campaign page for more information or to pledge a contribution here:

This band has such a great grunge/alternative style with hints of seventies classic rock, complete with compelling vocals, catchy chorus and melody rich in tones. I look forward to what Radio Black has in store for us.  The powerhouse trio consists of lead singer/guitarist TJ Courtney, drummer Derek Geldhill, founding member of Smile Empty Soul, and bassistDan Kremer, a seasoned touring musician.

About recording at Studio 606 with the same Neve 8028 analog mixing console previously used by his childhood musical inspirations including Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters – Radio Black lead singer/guitarist TJ Courtney explains, so he “Recording the song was somewhat of a nerve-racking experience. The first couple days at 606 were devoted to sorting out instrumental arrangements, tracking drums, bass, and guitars. Everything was going very smoothly and I felt very comfortable, until it was time to track vocals. Maybe it was just my nerves, but after spending time in the studio and working with some of the amazing rock musicians involved days prior, I now felt intimidated,” He continues, “More jitters started to pop up when I started thinking about all the artists that had recorded in the room recently, like Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicksand Trent Reznor.The first mic setup didn’t seem to be a good match for my voice, and things weren’t clicking right off the bat…We took a much needed lunch break and I was super nervous thinking, ‘What if I can’t get these vocals down? This whole thing would be a bust.’

 Luckily, after lunch Lou returned with a different mic and after channeling every ounce of his confidence, Courtney was able to try again. “I calmed myself down and just tried to relax and connect with the song, instead of thinking about all the other crap. Then I felt a moment of calm and belted out the first take on the chorus. It felt good! Then Rota and Lou both chimed in, ‘That’s what we’ve been looking for man! Nice Job!’ Then it was smooth sailing from there.” 

 About the inspiration for “Run Away” Courtney explains that it’s a song “about taking risks in life and having the courage to abandon your prejudices, restrictions and anything else holding you back from being who you really are.”

So stay tuned for more new music by Radio Black and make sure to visit their social media sites.

~ Marisol

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Ghost Girls Episode

Can you imagine Dave Grohl, Jack Black and Val Kilmer perform a 70’s style Southern Rock song? Well you don’t have it imagine much longer. On the Yahoo Screen Web series, Ghost Girls they do just that. On the series, two ghost hunter girls are set out to investigate the paranormal at a recording studio that has been haunted by a 1970’s Southern Rock Band, Sweetriver and The Huckleberry Dogs.

The episode deals with the fact that three musicians must work together to finish their last song in order for them to cross over to the musical heaven in the sky!

The three guys are awesome in their performance and you can watch the full episodes on Yahoo Screen Ghost Girls but for now you can check out the video for the song they finally finish. So check out their song “Back to the Beginning” by Sweetriver and The Huckleberry Dogs. 

Click the link below to watch:

If you are feeling connected to that song, you can always pick it up on Itunes for the Ghost Girls original soundtrack.

~ Enjoy, Marisol


Dave Grohl at SXSW

Dave Grohl at SXSW

Dave Grohl inspires at SXSW

Dave Grohl delivers an incredibly inspiring Keynote Address at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Dave’s speech is absolutely remarkable to watch. His sense of humor and personality really shines through. If you are a musician, there is no way possible that you can watch this video and not be even more inspired and dedicated to music.

His speech goes on to recount his Do-it-Yourself  Recordings when he was just 12 years old and also how Nirvana changed his life and how he dealt with the death of Kurt Cobain.  You really have to watch it for yourself.

It possibly can be the best spent 60 minutes you spend to keep your motivation and dedication to music. My favorite quote is when Dave talks about when he first started playing guitar and how it absorbed him.

“I devoted every waking hour to playing music.

It became my religion, 

the record store; my church,

the Rock Stars; my saints

and their songs; my hymns”

Those words there ring true for so many and Dave really does inspire others to pick up that instrument and go ahead and play, write, sing; just find your own voice.

Truly amazing!

Here is the link where you can watch the entire speech.

~ Enjoy, Marisol


One of my favorite television talk show host, Chelsea Handler of Chelsea Lately is out on vacation this week. I always look forward to hearing her tales from her travels but this time I am even more excited that she is out on vacation! She has none other than my fave Dave Grohl filling in for  her all week as guest host of the show.

Dave is going to be hosting the week with music themed guests and I am sure we will be able to hear the latest on his Sound City Players project. Dave recently released his documentary; Sound City: Real to Reel which is about the history of America’s greatest unsung record studio hidden in Los Angeles, Sound City Studios. Dave also has been performing with what he calls “Sound City Players” that is comprised of an all star lineup of musicians which are featured in the film including Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, and many more including Grohl’s Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and Foo Fighters bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear.

So get your DVR’s set to record Chelsea Lately weeknights at 11 pm on Channel E!  So far the lineup this week is Monday: Rick Springfield,  Tuesday: Nas,  Wednesday: Elton John and Thursday: Tenacious D. This is going to be a fun week for late night television.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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