Contrary to reports on the Internet, the Foo Fighters will not be "opening for Black Sabbath" in Europe, although sources at both the band's management and publicity offices confirm the band is in discussions to play the tentatively scheduled European Ozzfest later this year. The Ozzfest, which is expected to feature another Black Sabbath reunion with festival founder Ozzy Osbourne, is making plans for an overseas trek, but at this stage it's unknown if it will be comprised of just one date or a short tour.
The Foo Fighters remain one of the hardest working bands in the business. They toured Europe in December, Asia in January and are currently down under for a tour of Australia. They begin another extended trek across America in April, almost a year after they began touring to support their latest album, "The Colour and the Shape."
Their new video for the single, "My Hero," debuted on MTV's 120 Minutes this past weekend, and on February 25 they'll find out the results
of their two Grammy Awards nominations.
It won't be long before the band calls Seattle a nice place to visit, but not home. Grohl has told reporters that's he's looking for a farm close to his east coast Virginia/DC area roots. The newest member of the Foo Fighters, Franz Stahl, who replaced guitarist Pat Smear, still hangs his hat in DC. Stahl played with Grohl in his pre-Nirvana band, The Scream.
Bassist Nate Mendel is also cutting a major Seattle tie. He was scheduled to record for Seattle's Sub Pop Records with his previous band, Sunny Day Real Estate, which also features former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith, but recently pulled out of the project, opting to devote all of his time to his current band. A rep for Sub Pop confirms that Sunny Day Real Estate are currently auditioning bass players. SDRE hope to start recording in April with Goldsmith, vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Enigk, and guitarist Dan Hoerner.