Foo Fighters Release Surprise Live EP To Kick Off 25th Anniversary
Foo Fighters have released a surprise live EP titled 00950025. The three-song effort features "elusive live tracks," namely performances of "For All the Cows" and "Wattershed" from the band's headline set at 1995's Reading Festival, as well as a live recording of "Next Year" from a 2000 concert in Melbourne, Australia.
The band stated on Twitter, "A good day to take a look in the Foo Files. How about a few elusive live tracks?"
The live EP arrives one day after the 24th anniversary of the release of the debut Foo Fighters album on July 4th, 1995, and is reportedly the first in a series of tracks to be released from the band's archives -- possibly tied into the Foos' upcoming 25th anniversary.
Longtime bassist Nate Mendel told us a while back what he thinks has been a key to the Foos' longevity: "Well, one of the things, I think, that's made the band work so well is how we kind of structured it in the beginning and the opportunity we had, because Dave had been in Nirvana, to do things the way we wanted to do it. We didn't have the pressure that a lot of bands do of having to write the hit song. I mean, thankfully Dave's a good songwriter and able to write catchy songs, but we don't have that pressure where you have somebody breathing over your shoulder, and I think that really is something that destroys a lot of bands."
The group has also asked fans to submit their personal Foo Fighters stories, from Reading '95 or elsewhere. A post on a newly launched Foos webpage called Tell Us Your Foo Fighters Story reads: "Did you capture a great photo of your crew at a Foo show? Have a memory tied to a Foo Fighters album or song? Or maybe just want to send a message to the band? Share your Foo Fighters story and include any photos, videos or memorabilia."