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Thread started 02/07/07 12:26pm

murph

Dave Grohl Gives Thumbs Up To Prince

Purple Rain Indeed

A little monsoon wasn't about to stop Prince from bringing the Super Bowl (and it's 93 million viewers) to its knees...

After a sad streak of classic-rock geezers, wacky mash-ups (hello, Aerosmith and Britney!), and one errant breast, Prince finally brought some sexy back to the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with a performance that had roughly 93.2 million viewers cheering — and you can blame it on the rain. The sight of the 48-year-old singer's blazing onstage performance in a near-monsoon ''gave an ethereal feeling to the whole set,'' says Don Mischer, who exec produced the show with Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. ''What we feared would be a liability actually strengthened his performance.''

The subsequent buzz — and news that Prince had covered the Foo Fighters' recent hit ''Best of You'' — prompted lead singer Dave Grohl to seek out the show on YouTube the next day.

"Having been a massive Prince fan my whole life, I was flattered beyond words," says Grohl. "What an honor to be covered by one of your heroes!"


But let's get back to that downpour. How in the world did Prince avoid becoming a small fry on that slick stage? Some dangerous off-camera heroics helped, for one: After an electric cable was accidentally severed moments before the show, a stage hand channeled a scene straight out of Back to the Future by manually inserting the exposed copper wires into an outlet and holding them in place for the duration of the nearly 12-minute show. It's a wonder he wasn't injured, which is why Mischer says he wants to find out the guy's identity, because ''I think I should give him a medal.'' (Better yet, maybe a trip to Aruba?)

Whether Prince — who's currently performing a weekend show at Las Vegas' Rio Hotel — was electric enough to continue capitalizing on his recent career upswing remains to be seen. (In one promising development, his 2001 greatest hits album has already zoomed to No. 10 on iTunes' best-selling albums chart.) But Kawan ''KP'' Prather, the executive V.P. and head of A&R at Sony BMG's urban music division who helped broker the deal to release Prince's 2004 platinum album Musicology, says that in the end it was the Super Bowl that needed His Purple One's magic touch, not the other way around.

"Prince has enough hits to be able to walk out onstage with a guitar and kill everywhere he goes," says Prather. "He could do that in an airport."
- By Lynette Rice
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Reply #1 posted 02/07/07 12:37pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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Too cool! If I were Dave, I'd be on Cloud 9. He's a great guy.
Wanna hear me sing? biggrin www.ChampagneHoneybee.com
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Reply #2 posted 02/07/07 12:39pm

BananaCologne

UCantHavaDaMango said:

Too cool! If I were Dave, I'd be on Cloud 9. He's a great guy.


Dave's worked with my friends band and have to say, you're absolutely right! nod Very down-to-earth.

I wonder what's goin' down on the Foos boards 'bout now...

"ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOSBAAAAALL?" lol
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Reply #3 posted 02/07/07 1:06pm

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Well, now we do know that he liked it smile

Usually it's not my kind of music, but someting about the Foo Fighters is different. It's not just a lot of noise and screaming, you can always hear the melody and the lyrics. And they, especially David, seem to be very down to earth and funny. I love the "Learning to Fly" video. Always cracks me up lol
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Reply #4 posted 02/07/07 1:11pm

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I loved the performance, and the rain did give the whole mini-concert an ethereal feel -- it almost brought me to tears, actually. Prince is a champ for actually making it all work FOR HIM!

My favorite part of the performance is definitely "All Along the Watchtower," "Best of You," and "Purple Rain." BEAUTY=FULL!

thumbs up! clapping

p.s. the foo fighters' "learn to fly" is one of my fav rock songs -- the vocals and guitars soar in that song -- it literally flies
[Edited 2/7/07 13:11pm]
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Reply #5 posted 02/07/07 1:13pm

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It's really great to see that Dave Grohl appreciated what Prince did. I'm still elated from this performance. biggrin
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #6 posted 02/07/07 1:29pm

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dave grohl has actually tossed out some "footos" candy prop gags I designed back in the day at a concert. He seemed nice. And very talented.
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Reply #7 posted 02/07/07 1:39pm

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Great article! Thanks for sharing. smile
To GOD be the Glory!
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Reply #8 posted 02/07/07 1:48pm

wlcm2thdwn

It's so wonderful to hear the praises for Prince still coming in, love it! biggrin
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Reply #9 posted 02/07/07 1:48pm

Nothinbutjoy

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I already thought Dave Grohl was a total class act!

Very sweet article.

Coulda done w/ out the "small fry" quip though. lol



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Still totally geek 'in out on the whole SB performance lol
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Reply #10 posted 02/07/07 2:17pm

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Dave Grohl has always been cool as hell every time I've see the Foos live. I think he'd give Barbara Streisand a run for her money as to who talks more during their concerts LOL.
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Reply #11 posted 02/07/07 3:07pm

DJ506

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Cool. cool
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Reply #12 posted 02/07/07 3:13pm

beautifullandb

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Excellent!! 'flattered beyond words'
A nice and very well deserved compliment. Nice to see the appreciation for our man clapping
All of me I give 2 thee down at your feet
The reassurance in your rhythm speaks 2 me
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Reply #13 posted 02/07/07 3:23pm

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I've seen Dave on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn...talking for the first 15 mins of the interview about Prince and how amazing he is and how much of a fan he's been for most of his life.
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #14 posted 02/07/07 3:57pm

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Dave Grohl is a legend..wether its Nirvana or Tenacious D or Queens of The StoneAge he rocks the mo/fo.
He gave props to Prince with his excellent cover of Darling Nikki and Prince returned the favour with a Best Of You worthy of the cause.
I think its amazing that two showmen from two entirely different genres can tip their hats to each other.How amazing would the 04 Grammys have been if these two openened the show?
Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
woot!
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Reply #15 posted 02/07/07 5:00pm

mrdespues

ufoclub said:

dave grohl has actually tossed out some "footos" candy prop gags I designed back in the day at a concert. He seemed nice. And very talented.


you designed those? the same as in the video?

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Reply #16 posted 02/07/07 5:09pm

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I loved his performance of "the Best of You". classic song done in Prince style.
"So shall it be written, so shall it be sung..." whistle
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Reply #17 posted 02/07/07 5:10pm

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Good man. Always luved Everlong and Best of You.
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Reply #18 posted 02/07/07 5:28pm

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It was (for me) the highlight of the performance. Matter of fact, it kinda shocked me. eek
"Best of you" has always been a favorite of mine.

Everything else (in the performance)...had been done 100 times before. bored disbelief
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #19 posted 02/07/07 5:30pm

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muirdo said: Dave Grohl is a legend..wether its Nirvana or Tenacious D or Queens of The Stone Age he rocks the mo/fo.



Agreed nod


white girl can't spell, edit
[Edited 2/7/07 17:31pm]
**...they were right about you.**
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Reply #20 posted 02/07/07 5:37pm

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I really love the Foos, and especially Dave Grohl. But come on... Best Of You of all the Foo tunes to cover? pooptoast
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #21 posted 02/07/07 6:10pm

BananaCologne

squirrelgrease said:

I really love the Foos, and especially Dave Grohl. But come on... Best Of You of all the Foo tunes to cover? pooptoast


It's cuz of the lyrics.
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Reply #22 posted 02/07/07 6:23pm

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BananaCologne said:

squirrelgrease said:

I really love the Foos, and especially Dave Grohl. But come on... Best Of You of all the Foo tunes to cover? pooptoast


It's cuz of the lyrics.


err I'm such a dumbass. wink
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #23 posted 02/07/07 6:37pm

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Excellent clapping
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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #24 posted 02/07/07 7:32pm

BananaCologne

squirrelgrease said:

BananaCologne said:



It's cuz of the lyrics.


err I'm such a dumbass. wink


It's relative of course, but an interesting take nonetheless:
http://www.prince.org/msg/7/217109
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Reply #25 posted 02/07/07 8:23pm

CinisterCee

murph said:

The subsequent buzz ... prompted lead singer Dave Grohl to seek out the show on YouTube the next day.


I bet Dave was watching realtime and/or TIVO'd Prince.
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Reply #26 posted 02/07/07 10:22pm

july

Prince Brings Seattle to Miami with a Foo Fighters Cover at the Super Bowl

Everyday Ennui Edward Donnelly Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Purple one devotes nearly a quarter of his time on stage in Miami at the Super Bowl to a Jimi Hendrix style take on a Foo Fighters tune.

Prince. Lots can be said about the purple one. His halftime show tonight rocked and funked and ruled. In the rain even (purple and actual). The craziest thing? He did a Foo Fighters song!! In the middle of mainstream American TV he decided to dedicate 25% of his time on stage to a very Hendrix-y cover of a Foo Fighters tune? Is this a return compliment to Dave Grohl and Co. for their blistery take on Darling Nikki??
I have never ever seen him with a Stratocaster before. Always the Hofner Tele copy or one of his weird "symbol" guitars. Can you imagine a club gig with Prince, a Strat and a Marshall?
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Reply #27 posted 02/07/07 11:22pm

live4lust

Dave used to come into my Borders store in Northern Virginia every once in awhile. It was a thrill for me, but I never got to talk to him. Always seems very cool and funny in interviews. And I love the Prince love. smile
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Reply #28 posted 02/08/07 12:27am

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No BS. I was fortunate enough to meet Dave Grohl twice. Once when the Foos had just started out playing live(opening for Mike Watt) before their debut album, and once when Dave was playing drums for Queens of the Stone Age. I have to say honestly, both times he was really cool. I've met a few artists over the years, but I have to say Grohl is the nicest I've ever met. biggrin
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Reply #29 posted 02/08/07 2:36am

Tom

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another small link to Prince, one of the original members of the Foo Fighters, Pat Smear, was in the Raspberry Beret video. He's got long hair and wearing all white, sitting down in the background, you'll recognize his smile.
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