Foo Fighters in SA – a message from Dave

Get ready for “a long fucken night”… Those are the words of Foo Fighters front man, Dave Grohl. The band will be heading out to SA this December for two gigs and it promises to be amazingly rocking! More details on the tour here.

Foo Fighters in SA – all you need to know


All the information you need to know about the Foo Fighters live in South Africa, this December!!!


With Special Guests Kaiser Chiefs and BLK JKS


Big Concerts are excited to announce that Foo Fighters have confirmed two stadium dates for December 2014. This will be the first time that Foo Fighters will perform in South Africa. The South African tour dates are as follows:


Cape Town: 10th December 2014 at Cape Town Stadium

Johannesburg: 13th December 2014 at FNB Stadium

Presented by 5FM and M-Net. Another Big Concerts Experience.


Tickets go on sale for both dates go on sale on Thursday 26th June at 9am.  Go to for all the information.


Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. Since debuting in 1995 with their classic self-titled first album, Foo Fighters have steadily grown into the last great American arena/stadium rock band, with 2011’s Wasting Light debuting at #1 in the U.S. and 11 other countries while their catalogue–which also includes The Colour & The Shape (1997), There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)–has raked in 11 Grammy Awards, sold over 25 million copies worldwide and spawned anthems like Everlong, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Learn To Fly, All My Life, Best Of You, The Pretender, Walk and more.


The band’s eighth studio album is due for release in November 2014, and will be preceded by the premiere of Sonic Highways, a Dave Grohl-directed episodic series documenting the eight-city odyssey during which the album was recorded. If Grohl’s 2013 directorial debut, the Grammy-winning Sound City, was a celebration of the human element in music, Sonic Highways is, in its director’s words, “a chronicling of a journey to unravel the fabric of our musical identity… not only the making of our most ambitious album…

Sound City on steroids.”


These two stadium dates will mark the first time that Foo Fighters have ever performed in South Africa. Fans will be treated to a once in a lifetime performance of 20 years worth of hits as only Foo Fighters

can deliver.



Tour Information:


Cape Town

Wednesday 10th December 2014

Cape Town Stadium

Ticket Price:  R395 – R960

Tickets go on sale Thursday 26th June at 9am from and Computicket

For Suite Hospitality: Please contact Megapro on or dial 011 305 9888




Saturday 13th December 2014

FNB Stadium

Ticket Price:  R350 – R1085

Tickets go on sale Thursday 26th June at 9am from and Computicket

For Suite Hospitality: SAIL: or dial 082-560-8993


Grammys 2012- winners list

If you missed my updates earlier, here is a list of winners from this year’s Grammy Awards, which wrapped up in Los Angelas a little over an hour ago. Big up to Adele, who won six Grammys at the awards. Other big winners included the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Skrillex

Album of the Year: 21, Adele

Record of the Year: Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

New Artist: Bon Iver

Country Album: Own the Night, Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters

R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets Ii, Tony Bennett and Various Artists

Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Short Form Music Video: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Long Form Music Video: “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” Foo Fighters

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West

Rap Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B Performance: “Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

R&B Song: “Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Jack Splash

Pop Instrumental Album: The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones

Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Country Duo/Group Performance: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Folk Album: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars

Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters

Rock Song:  “Walk,” Foo Fighters, Songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Rock Album: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth

Grammys 2012 – Guetta, Brown, Lil Wayne, Deadmau5… all in five minutes

David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne on stage performing I Can Only Imagine… DeadMau5 and the Foo Fighters on the other side performing Rope and Raise You Weapon. Good mix of dance, urban, rock and electronic. What did you think of this performance?

Grammys 2012 – Foo Fighters win Best Rock Performance

Best Rock Performance goes to the Foo Fighters for their track Walk

“Thank you very much everybody. This is a great honour because this record was a special record for the bands. Rather than using the fancy computers you can buy, we made it in my garage. It shows that the human element of making music is the most important thing you can do”

Ryan Seacrest introduced the Beach Boys, along with Foster the People and Maroon 5. Maroon 5 got it going with Surfer Girls. Foster the People then tackled Wouldn’t It Be Nice. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in the business, the Beach Boys (Men) hopped onto the stage to perform their song Good Viberations.

Grammys 2012 – Foo Fighters perform outside the Staples Center

Jack Black and all his groupies introduced Grammy winners the Foo Fighters. They’ve already won four awards tonight. They’re performing outside the Staples Center for fans. What a cool idea to get the normal people an opportunity to experience the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Rocking

Grammys 2012- Winners so far

Here are some of the winners from this year’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The main awards will be revealed shortly:

Best Duo Group performance:

Body And Soul

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Track from: Duets II

[Columbia Records]


Best Instrumental Pop Album:

The Road From Memphis

Booker T. Jones

[Anti Records]


Best Pop Vocal Album:



[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]


Best Dance Recording:

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites


Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer

Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

[Big Beat/Atlantic]


Best Dance/ Electronica Album:

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites


[Big Beat/Atlantic]


Best Traditional Pop Album:

Duets II

Tony Bennett & Various Artists

[Columbia Records]

Continue reading “Grammys 2012- Winners so far”

LL Cool J to host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Rapper and actor LL Cool J is set to host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on the 12th of February.

Rapper and actor LL Cool J is set to host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on the 12th of February.  This makes him the first person to host the coveted award ceremony in seven years. The peops behind music’s biggest night announced the news yesterday.
“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” said LL COOL J. “I will always have fond memories of my first GRAMMY Awards and to now be hosting the GRAMMY show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music — it’s gonna be a great night!”

More presenters and performers will be announced soon, but in the mean time LL joins the likes of Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Foo Figthers, who will all be taking to the stage this coming Feb. Man I’m excited!!

2012 GRAMMY Nominees Album out of Jan. 24

The countdown to music’s biggest night is on, with just a month to go (to the date) until the awards take place in LA. Besides the Oscars, this is my big highlight on the entertainment calendar and I can’t wait to see how many trophies the incredible Adele takes home.

It has just been announced that the Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj will all be performing coming Grammy night.

Now for the past eighteen years the good people at the Grammys have put together an album with some of the major nominees. Check out the tracklist for this year’s album, due to be released on the 24th of January:

1.       ADELE
          “Rolling In The Deep
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

2.         BRUNO MARS
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

3.         KATY PERRY
Record Of The Year

            “Moves Like Jagger”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

5.         NICKI MINAJ
            “Super Bass”
Best New Artist

            “What’s My Name?”
Album Of The Year

7.         J. COLE
            “Work Out”
Best New Artist

8.         LADY GAGA
            “Yoü And I 
“Album Of The Year”

            “Pumped Up Kicks”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

10.       SKRILLEX
            “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Best New Artist

11.       COLDPLAY
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

12.       FOO FIGHTERS
Album Of The Year

13.       THE BAND PERRY
            “If I Die Young
Best New Artist

14.       MUMFORD & SONS
            “The Cave”
Record Of The Year

15.        BON IVER
Record Of The Year
Best New Artist

            “Just A Kiss”
Best Country Album

17.       TAYLOR SWIFT
Best Country Album

18.        BLAKE SHELTON
            “Honey Bee”
Best Country Album

19.        ERIC CHURCH
            “Drink In My Hand”
Best Country Album

20.       THE BLACK KEYS
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

            “Don’t You Wanna Stay
Best Country Album

            “Body And Soul”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

2011 American Music Awards – full list of winners

Who watched the American Music Awards this morning/ last night depending on where you find yourselves in the world? I’m usually one of the few South Africans who is up blogging, tweeting and watching the live broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, but this weekend didn’t allow that to happen this time around *coughs*. I’m told the show was fantastic and that some seventeen acts took to the stage to perform last night. I’ll be catching the repeat at 20:30 on Vuzu on DStv tonight. Do join me!

Here is a list of winners from the 2011 American Music Awards:

Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21”

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday

Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae