‘Essential Foo Fighters’ compilation announced

Set is due Oct 28th

Foo Fighters are releasing a new best-of compilation called Essential Foo Fighters. The set is due on CD and 2 LP on October 28th featuring selections from each of their studio albums spanning their 1995 self-titled debut to 2021’s Medicine at Midnight, excluding 2014’s Sonic Highways.

The CD consists of 19 tracks while the vinyl edition adds “Waiting on a War” and “Breakout” for a total of 21. Both include the studio version and acoustic rendition of “Everlong.”

The news comes between the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts, the first of which was held in London on September 3rd and the second set for Los Angeles on September 27th. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Wolfgang Van Halen, The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, Mark Ronson, Joshua Homme, drummer Omar Hakim were amongst the performers of the six hour concert in London. Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Jon Theodore, Brad Wilk, Pat Wilson and others will appear in Los Angeles with more to be announced.

Hawkins was found dead in his Bogota, Colombia hotel room on March 25th while the Foo Fighters were on tour in South America. Initial results released by the Colombia Attorney General’s Office over the weekend indicate marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids were among 10 different substances found in his body. Further details reveal that Hawkins had a “cardiovascular collapse” after binging on a bevy of drugs in his Four Seasons hotel room. Forensic experts have also revealed that his heart weight 600 grams (1.3 pounds), double the average size of a man his age of 50 years old. However, an official cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, first appearing with the band on the tour supporting sophomore album The Colour & The Shape. He made his recorded debut with Foo Fighters with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose, playing on every subsequent FF album, including One By One, In Your Honor (the first FF album to feature him assuming lead vocal duties on his song “Cold Day In The Sun”), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete & Gold (also featuring him as lead singer on “Sunday Rain”) and Medicine at Midnight. As a member of Foo Fighters, Taylor was a 15-time GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters as well as his numerous solo and side projects and collaborations.

CD | 2 LP

  1. Everlong
  2. Making a Fire
  3. Times Like These
  4. Rope
  5. Monkey Wrench
  6. My Hero
  7. Cold Day in the Sun
  8. Big Me
  9. Long Road to Ruin
  10. Shame Shame
  11. Best of You
  12. All My Life
  13. The Pretender
  14. This Is a Call
  15. Walk
  16. Learn to Fly
  17. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  18. These Days
  19. Everlong (Acoustic Version)

Buddy Iahn
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