Sunday, May 18, 2008

Press release of the day: Dave Grohl — like a rock

Last year, in a review of the latest Foo Fighters album, I called Dave Grohl “the Bob Seger of alternative rock.” I was referring to his dependability in churning out mediocre, unadventurous music, but I had no idea how literal the connection would become, given the following announcement. As you read it, imagine replacing “Foo Fighters” with “Bob Seger” and see if they don’t seem utterly interchangeable.

— Three Days Grace To Open for Stand-Alone Concert —

MILWAUKEE (May 16, 2008) — Today Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee.

PhotobucketFoo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will play Friday, August 29, 2008, at the outdoor venue dubbed Roadhouse at the Lakefront, which is located just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum...

Over the past ten years, Foo Fighters has established itself as one of the biggest rock acts in the world, and the epitome of the American rock band...

In addition to Foo Fighters and Three Days Grace, American icons like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and ZZ Top, as well as rising stars like Daughtry are scheduled to perform during the 105th Anniversary. The Motor Company also plans to feature other popular acts including The Black Crowes, Dierks Bentley, Los Lonely Boys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buddy Guy, Cameo and more.

“Foo Fighters and Three Days Grace are incredible additions to our already stellar line-up for the 105th Anniversary,” said Ken Ostermann, Harley-Davidson’s general manager of Outreach Marketing. “We’re gonna rock Milwaukee, so you definitely won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Question: Is this lamer than “My Grammy Moment,” or vice-versa?

1 comment:

rudylandsam said...

i can't wait to see who's on tap for the 110TH anniversary, although it's tough to top a bill that has Dierks Bentley and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.