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Dave with his Fans (Photos)
Check out our current photos of Dave with his fans
Check out our current photos of Dave with his fans
So many of you have asked me if I have picked a winner yet for the birthday book "contest" and my answer to you is: How do I choose?
I have a few ideas in mind. One would be to set up a poll here on the site where everyone could help pick the best entry. Of course this involves a little html skills that somehow I don't seem to possess. There are quick generated polls you can enter quickly, but I'd like to show the entry + the person's name along with a way to vote.
I was also given advice on just setting up a photo album on Facebook and making it public and let everyone vote that way. I like this idea and will probably go with it, but be patient with me. I have another idea or two and it might take a little while to get it together. Rest asured that we will have a winner.
Speaking of the birthday book...we had a little birthday party going on over on Twitter on Dave's birthday and our goal was to get his name trending.
Not only did we trend in Brazil, USA, France, Germany....we trended WORLD WIDE which means that we really are all just a big bunch of nerds who sit around typing Dave's name into a sentence with 140 characters or less.
So suck it, Twitterverse... you got owned.
Thanks, to Laura @kokalola for the image:
So here are a few screen shots of "Dave Grohl" trending on Twitter:
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France (from Clarisse)
Brazil (from Diego)
Brazil (from Karina)
Germany (from Elle)
World Wide (me!)
World Wide (me!)
Foo Fighters played a surprise "secret" show last night in Santa Barbara, CA. and you can read all about it HERE from Antiquiet.
I recently updated the 'Dave with his fans' photo page. So check out the new photos there.
Also, if you missed any of the photos that Dave has tweeted, I have copies of them HERE.
That's all I've got at the moment. Thanks again everyone for all of your help with the birthday book. It was a huge success. I'm very proud of it this year! Check back soon. I see another update on the way...
Happy Birthday, Dave!!!
Let me tell you...this date comes around faster for me than I suspect that it does for Dave. I start planning this day out in October just to get organized and round up birthday book entries from fellow Dave fans. In fact, I'll close the book on 2011 and then it will literally take me the rest of the year to come up with my 'theme' for next year's book. It's all worth it though! 'cause it's DAVE'S BIRTHDAY!!!
If you have a Twitter account, we're trying to get #HappyBirthdayDaveGrohl trending world wide. It's total nerd, but then, so is Dave! ;-p So anytime you 'tweet' today, be sure to add that hashtag and sentence!
So thanks to everyone that took a few moments, hours, or even days to sit down and become a little bit creative or was just thoughtful enough to say 'Happy Birthday'. Who doesn't like to hear that on their birthday? We even had someone in the hospital on some serious medicine bugging their mom to bring them a laptop to finish a birthday wish! This year we had more entries than any previous year. Over 165 entries! Simply awesome.(Big thanks & shout out to Brazil. Dave please go play a show for them before they lose their minds.) I say it every year. Dave is LOVED.
Extra special thanks to Elle in Germany who came through again with all of the graphics you'll see for the theme, and as always to my friend Kevin in Texas who actually did my photoshop entries for me on his birthday last weekend. Thanks also to Karina at FooFighters Brazil online for gathering up all of the contributions over there & to Jamilia in Belgium who helped out with the FF Postboard contribution.
So without further ado, please grab some popcorn & your favorite drink & sit back and enjoy the show. Just remember that with so many entries, you might need to refresh the 'Fan Contributions' page as it might have a tough time loading the first time you access it.
Happy Birthday, Dave. You are loved, adored, worshipped and ok, you're even kind of a cool guy. I for one am proud to say that I'm a fan.
Click on the graphic to read the Birthday Book
I wanted to get this update in before the big birthday book is released this week on the 14th...
Kelsey sent over this press release.
The Lodge's Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta Master "Massive" New Foo Fighters Album!
(New York, NY)- January 5th, 2011- 2011 is here and the champagne is still flowing as The Foo Fighters toast the completion of their 7th studio album at The Lodge. The band attended the session with legendary producer Butch Vig & engineer James Brown.
Co-mastered by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta, the new album is heralded as their heaviest album to date. It also marks Grohl and Vig's first reunion since Nirvana's "Nevermind" in 1991. Recorded & mixed entirely to analog tape, the album features guest appearances by Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and reunites Grohl with the remaining Nirvana band members Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. In an interview with MTV news posted online yesterday, Dave Grohl explained, "There's 11 songs and, front to back, there's not one sleepy ballad. The fact that we did it without any computers, it was just really simple. It just sounds massive."
Dave Grohl tweeted & revealed to his fans a 10 sec video snippet of the track "White Limo" (click here)-- and check out The Lodge's oscilloscope rockin' out to the onslaught!
NME, Billboard and Spin magazines also posted articles announcing the completion of the album.
For more on The Lodge, visit: www.thelodge.com
(Pictured from left to right): Top Row: Joe LaPorta, Butch Vig, Pat Smear, James Brown, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins. Bottom Row: Nate Mendel, Emily Lazar, Dave Grohl.
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Glynis sent over this link so that you can vote for Dave for the 2011 MD Readers poll/ Modern Drummer Contest. Thanks, Glynis!
If you have any sort of video-making skills, perhaps you'll be the Director of the next Foo Fighters music video...
Only a few more days until Dave's 42nd birthday (January 14) and you can still contribute to his annual Birthday Book. I'm extending the deadline to Thursday, January 13 at 6pm Eastern Time (that's New York City's time zone.)
The book looks great this year thanks to all of your contributions and wishes. I can't wait to reveal it all to you and to Dave. Please take the time to send in even just a note to say Happy Birthday. I'm kind of big on celebrating people's birthdays and believe everyone should just have an extra special day, so be a part of it, would ya?
You can find all of the rules and info here:
Happy New Year!!
Don't forget that time is running down on our Birthday Book for Dave. You can read the rules and contribute by clicking below.
Don't be left out! I hear it every year from people who wish they had contributed once the book gets posted.
Happy 2011 to everyone!!