by J.D. Reager
This week, local concert promoters Beaver Productions announced that grunge-pop pioneers (and more recently, classic rock revivalists) Foo Fighters will return to Memphis on May 20 to headline a big 3-band show at Fed Ex Forum. British hard rock legends Motorhead and Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro round out the bill.
Both the Foo Fighters and Motorhead are touring in support of what are being called comeback albums this year. The Foo Fighters' highly anticipated new record, a supposedly harder-tinged effort entitled Wasting Light, is being hailed as a return to the group's late '90s heyday-form and comes out on April 12. Meanwhile, Motorhead's latest album, the solidly Motorhead-ish The World is Yours, hit stores back in February.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public tomorrow morning (03/19/11) at 10 a.m. at the Forum box office as well as all local Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com.
Here are clips for what are probably my favorite Foo Fighters and Motorhead songs, respectively: