Foo Fighters Score a Pair of NME Awards


Story by Cat Badra

Dave Grohl and company honored at annual NME celebration

February was a darn good month for Dave Grohl and the gents of Foo Fighters. Earlier in the month, the guys took home five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album, Best Long Form Video, Best Rock Song and Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance and the highly coveted Grammy for Best Rock Performance.

“To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important: singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft,” Grohl stated, when receiving the Best Rock Performance Grammy.

That was just the beginning for the Foos. Last week, Dave Grohl and company picked up Best International Band and Best Music Film for “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth” at the 2012 NME Awards.

The NME Awards is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, created by the music magazine, NME (New Musical Express). This year’s show also featured a performance by former Oasis mastermind Noel Gallagher, Kasabian hosting a Monkees sing-along in honor of Davey Jones and a duet between the Horrors and Florence of Machine fame, to name a few.

In other Foos news, the band were forced to cancel their March 2 gig in Singapore, due to Grohl’s vocal problems. “We deeply regret having to cancel,” the band said in an official statement. “It wasn’t an easy decision by any stretch but, after carefully considering medical advice, we felt we had no choice. Dave’s been told by more than one doctor that he has to take it easy on this voice. We hate to disappoint our fans in Singapore and hope you’ll all understand and that we’ll see you all in the not too distant future.” We wish Dave a speedy recovery.


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