Rock 101 question and answer: Wed June 15 [Foo Fighters]
Foo Fighters are known for their sense of humor and that extends to the band's latest tour rider, which has been obtained by The Smoking Gun. A normal rider usually sets out the group's requirements for every performance it gives, and some artists are known for their ridiculous or obnoxious demands on concert promoters. The Foos take that idea to new heights of absurdity in their new rider, which includes a section in the form of a children's activity book.
Among the items in that section are coloring book pages, drawings of all the Foos, a word hunt for "catering don'ts," a maze to get guitarist Chris Shiflett to the catering area and more. The "activity book" was put together by longtime Foos tour manager Gus Brandt. The rest of the rider also includes jokes, useless facts, pop culture references and other bizarre nuggets of surreal humor.
The band's acclaimed documentary, Back And Forth, was released on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday (June 14th). The film chronicles the band's entire history, including the making of the new album Wasting Light.
Rock 101 question: Who directed “Back and Forth”, a documentary on the Foo Fighters that hit stores yesterday?
Rock 101 answer: James Moll.
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