Two hundred fans who pre-ordered the Foo Fighters' new album, then raced to Fingerprints record store in Long Beach on April 4th, were given wristbands to attend an intimate show inside the store last Saturday, where the Foos played their new album "Wasting Light" in its entirety.
We got a laugh out of this disclaimer Fingerprints posted on their website: "If someone offers to sell you tickets or wristbands, it's a scam, save your money - all the folks who were going to get lucky on this one already did. By request of the city, we will be papering over our windows, so no-go on the looky-loo action either."
"What better way to celebrate Record Store Day than playing a record. This is our new record--it sounds like this..." Dave Grohl said before plunging into "Bridge Burning".
Keep reading for more exclusive pics and to find out where you can get your hands on the 'World Exclusive' CD edition of Foo Fighters' Medium Rare:
In conjunction with Record Store Day (celebrated on the third Saturday of April), the Foo Fighters released 'Medium Rare', a vinyl featuring cover versions of songs by Cream, Joe Walsh, Prince, Ramones, Paul McCartney & Wings, Pink Floyd and more.
Grohl explained why the Foo Fighters decided to release "Medium Rare" on vinyl: "I think that there's a lot of craft that goes into making records. So that tangible aspect of rock n' roll--you hold it in your hands, y'know. You have the front and the back cover and the music and that's all you have, that plus your imagination, can be really inspiring. That's all bullshit--we're doing it because we're fucking old, basically."
Only new subscribers of Q Magazine will receive a free CD edition of the album. (You might want to consult Google's currency converter before whipping out your credit card since the site and magazine is based in the UK).
During the 12-song set , the temperature inside Fingerprints felt like it exceeded the 87 degree heat wave occuring outside the store.