Album Review: Foo Fighters - "Wasting Light"

 In the music world there are millions of artists, but few have the gift of attracting the masses. Whether by his personality, his way of singing or playing any instrument or its physical, there are musicians with an innate ability to please. On the stage are like magnets; monopolize everyone's attention.

 Surely if each of us make a list of names that fit this description many would agree. I do not know if Dave Grohl would be one of them, but since then something will have when the new Foo Fighters album is long awaited. Wasting Light is the new production of the group since 2007 and is by Grohl or the party that the band has managed to get Internet and social networks, the whole rock world is waiting for the 11 songs that comprise it. Do we listen? There is no excuse for not doing so, remember that you are on your website in streaming and free.
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  The desire to rock noticeable from "Bridge Burning", the first track on the disc. It begins with a guitar riff that gradually you add up the other instruments. Then the voice of Dave Grohl, sometimes more aggressive, others more melodic, get hooked from the first minute.

 If there is a virtue that we can highlight Mr. Grohl will surely be to create good choruses, those that leave their mark and are not easily forgotten. It is the quintessential case of single Wasting Light, "Rope" , which serves as an example of this. Not far behind "Dear Rosemary," a song that starts with a slower pace, but is slowly gaining strength. His verses are quite catchy and the chorus serves as a culmination of one of the most unique and interesting songs on the disc.

 That the very Lemmy from Motörhead, another of the artists with the gift of which we spoke, appeared in the video for "White Limo" and spoke volumes about the spirit that has the song pimp. An item with heavy metal riffs, garage sound and essence of rock and roll. Can you ask for? Yes, the voice had not been so distorted and so in the background.

  Another of the figures of music and that surely was influenced Grohl Kurt Cobain, with whom he shared rows in Nirvana. In "Arlandria" is a dynamic between rhythms felt calmer and more powerful very typical in the group of Nevermind, but with a touch more versatile and melodic Grohl's voice. "These Days" shows us the most romantic side of Foo Fighters. And like love, mixing times slower, with clean guitars, with more drives, where they emphasize the wrong time to introduce Taylor Hawkins on drums.

 "Back and Forth" is not just the title of the autobiographical documentary about Foo Fighters will soon be published, but a rock and roll song with lyrics. Very rhythmic and dynamic again underlines one of those choruses that get quickly to the head. "A Matter Of Time" follows the trail to the previous cut, catchy verses, very sharp rhythm guitars and melodies enriqucidas voice to choirs and instrumental arrangements.

 "Miss The Missery" has a very heavy guitar riff, very old school. Play hard with intensity, with more relaxed moments and other flashpoints, especially the chorus, sure to be sung in full voice in the band's concerts. "I Should Have Known" is one of the jewels of Light Wasting not only by the collaboration of Krist Novoselic on bass, but by the tremendous feeling with which it is interpreted. In addition, all good rock album has to have the time ballad and that role perfectly meets the subject.

 To close this seventh album are "Walk." After Panther, I never thought I would hear a track with that title worthwhile. Obviously, the Foo Fighters is completely different, but with a number of arrangements and details that will not disappoint anyone. "Needless to say something about the chorus right?
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  Few can hit you get this Wasting Light and rock the world needed an album like this, a hard rock to recapture the spirit of life, the vintage sound that has brought analog recording and a list of topics with memorable melodies. May be bold to say, but it is one of the best productions of Foo Fighters since their acclaimed The Colour And The Shape 1996.

 As always, now it's the honorable judge. Of course, if you plan to see the group as a new tour , arm yourself with patience, because the tickets will soon be exhausted.

Release Date : April 12, 2011
Label: RCA
Buy album : via iTunes, Amazon
Top songs :  "Bridge Burning", "Rope" , "White Limo",  "These Days", "I Should Have Known."
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Personal items donated by global stars to aid the Japanese Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts, via charity auction at

  Artists and songwriters including Katy Perry, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Billy Corgan, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated exclusive personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family’s charity auction to raise funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
 The latest round of the charity auction, which is one of the biggest in eBay’s history, kicks off today and closes on April 21. There are still four days to go until the end of the first phase of the auction, featuring items from artists and writers including Coldplay, Beastie Boys, Jane Birkin, Depeche Mode, 30 Seconds To Mars, Simple Minds, Alice In Chains, and The Chemical Brothers.

 Items added to the auction today include the 1987 Ferrari 412 as featured in Daft Punk’s film ‘Electroma’, a cupcake trampoline used on stage in Katy Perry’s current California Dreams world tour, access to private concert rehearsal by Sting, a one-off diamante head used onstage by Deadmau5, a limited edition ‘Yellow Submarine’ bicycle issued to mark the re-release of The Beatles’ famous movie, three framed and signed prints of David Gilmour taken in Gdansk, and more than 30 albums individually signed by David Bowie.
Also included in the auction is the MacBook used by David Guetta to create the demos for his hit album ‘One Love’, the hand written lyrics to ‘God Only Knows’ from the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Tinie Tempah’s pink blazer from the ‘Frisky’ video, and one of the four original handmade “Zero” shirts worn by the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan for the release and tour of ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’.
All funds raised from the charity auction will be used towards the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be used for the on-going provision of immediate relief to support the affected population during their recovery. EMI Group has committed to match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million euros.

 The first phase of the charity auction ends on April 15th, with the second phase ending on April 21st. All the items can be viewed at

 Beastie Boys said: “Japan has always been a special and important place for us as a band. We’ve made so many friendships there in our personal and professional lives. We hope in some way that our donation can help the people of Japan rebuild after the devastating earthquakes and tsunami.”

 Billy Corgan, the vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter for The Smashing Pumpkins, commented: “The people of Japan are an incredibly strong and proud people, and their love of life and culture has had a profound and positive affect on the way I view my own life. There are a million things I wish I could do right now to help soothe the pain and sorrow that so many of our fans and their families are experiencing, and my heart hurts when I think of the losses they have suffered, and are still suffering. I wanted to contribute to this auction to show my gratitude to the Japanese people and offer something that was particularly meaningful to me. I’m also proud of all the other artists who have pitched in to help, as well as my old label EMI for stepping in to organize and also match donations.”

 The list of items for sale in the second phase of the charity auction from April 11th – 21st includes the following:
  • Anne Murray – 18 holes of golf with Anne Murray at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Club course

  • Arcade Fire – four VIP tickets to their Hyde Park show on 30th June 2011
    B-52s – signed guitar

  • Beach Boys – signed limited edition Pet Sounds plaque, plus hand-written, autographed & framed lyrics to The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” from Brian Wilson

  • The Beatles – the last of an extremely limited edition Schwinn bicycle featuring the ‘Yellow Submarine’ artwork

  • Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) – one of the four original handmade “Zero” shirts worn by Billy Corgan for the release and tour of ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’, with a letter of authenticity signed by Billy

  • Billy Idol – limited edition portrait print by Shepard Fairey, signed by Billy Idol and Shepard Fairey

  • Bret Michaels – signed cowboy hat

  • Chris Tomlin – handwritten and signed lyrics

  • Coldplay – a framed guitar signed by all members of the band and a triple platinum sales award from Canada for ‘Viva La Vida’

  • Corinne Bailey Rae – a personal favourite Prada dress worn by Corinne on her first album tours, along with a note from Corinne

  • Daft Punk1987 Ferrari 412, used in the Daft Punk film Electroma

  • David Bowie – 35 albums signed by the artist

  • David Crowder Band – signed Yamaha keytar

  • David Gilmour – three framed and signed prints of David Gilmour in Gdansk, photographed by Anna Wloch, including David, Polly and Lech Walesa, David on stage at soundcheck and a selection of David’s guitars.

  • David Guetta – his Apple MacBook, used to create the demos for his album ‘One Love’.

  • Deadmau5 – his famous diamante mau5head stage costume, autographed, plus VIP tickets to Deadmau5′s live concert inLondon’s Victoria Park later this year

  • Dean Martin – the opportunity to record a duet with Dino at the world-famous Capitol Studios

  • Duffy – the bicycle used by Duffy in the making of her 2009 Diet Coke commercial

  • Duran Duran – a painting by the band signed by Simon Le Bon

  • A Fine Frenzy – the outfit worn by Alison to the 2011 Grammys, plus the handwritten lyrics to a song of the winning bidder’s choice

  • Gorillaz – limited edition lithograph, with certificate of authenticity, signed by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn

  • Helene Fischer – a dress worn by Helene on stage

  • Huey Lewis & The News – hand-written, autographed & framed lyrics, plus a personalized gold album award for Greatest Hits, and a VIP concert experience & personal phone call from Huey to the winner

  • Iron Maiden – exclusive limited edition ‘Ed Force One’ A2 print signed by Iron Maiden, two pieces of original Iron Maiden Japan 2011 event artwork signed by artist Herve Monjeaud, plus signed Nicko McBrain drumsticks as used on The Final Frontier World Tour

  • Jeff Bridges – signed guitar including a drawing of a symbol that is meaningful to him, “The Seed”

  • JLS – Aston and Ortise’s bowling shirts from the filming of ‘Stars & Strikes’, plus two signed albums

  • Jonas Brothers – signed record bag

  • Juan Luis Guerra – the hat worn on the cover of ‘La Llave De Mi Corazon’, signed by the artist

  • Katy Perry – a cupcake trampoline featured on stage on her current California Dreams tour

  • Kylie Minogue – signed ‘Kylie’ large lettering in white wood, from the ‘Fever’ album promotional campaign

  • Lykke Li – waistcoat worn by Lykke at the Way Out West festival last year

  • Marisa Monte – signed limited edition CD kit

  • Megadeth – a guitar signed by Dave Mustaine

  • Norah Jones – a signed guitar

  • Pat Benatar – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo autographed B.C. Rich Eagle 1 electric guitar

  • Pet Shop Boys – the Rubik’s Cube jacket worn by Chris Lowe on the US leg of the Pandemonium tour in 2009

  • Philippe Jaroussky – signed and framed gold disc

  • Priscilla Ahn – a watercolor painting created by Priscilla following the Japanese earthquake, entitled ‘Falling, Tumbling, Raindrop Hearts’

  • The Prodigy – Signed Roland tr707 drum machine used by Liam Howlett on ‘Invaders Must Die’, along with a signed 7″ limited edition of the single

  • Professor Green – large signed poster of the album art to ‘Alive Till I’m Dead’

  • Rosanne Cash – the blouse designed by Catherine Malandrino that Rosanne wore on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in 2006, autographed copies of her “Black Cadillac” and “The List” albums, autographed copy of her memoir “Composed,” and two tickets to any concert of the winning bidder’s choice with a meet and greet backstage

  • Scouting For Girls – signed Brits memorabilia

  • Selena – framed commemorative Selena stamp, signed by the Quintanilla family and Chris Perez

  • Simply Red – signed and framed setlist from their last ever gig in Japan

  • Slash – signed Gibson Slash ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Les Paul electric guitar

  • Sting – attend the private rehearsal for Sting’s forthcoming exclusive fanclub-only show at the Apollo Theater in New Yorkfeaturing the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as VIP tickets to the show itself on the 28th April

  • Tinie Tempah – his pink blazer worn in the video for ‘Frisky’

  • VV Brown – signed megaphone as used on stage

  • Willie Nelson – signed guitar

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