Rock giants go forth on the big screen

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

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THE Foo Fighters play in Blackpool tomorrow.

The film charting the band’s rise to fame, Foo Fighters Back and Forth, is being screened at the Odeon from 7.45pm, followed by a networked concert by the band.

Odeon general manager Colin Alexander said: “We try and offer something for everyone. Recently we have had some great opera, ballet and theatre events - but now we are ready to rock with the Foo Fighters’.

The film chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl (pictured left) recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

Directed by Oscar winner James Moll, Foo Fighters Back and Forth culminates with the making of the band’s new album Wasting Light, a process in which the band pushed itself forward by going fully back to basics and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analogue tape. No computers, no software – just a band recording an album to tape in a garage.

The new record also marks the Foos’ first full-length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, with whom Grohl worked on Nirvana’s classic album Nevermind.

The film will be followed by a live by satellite performance from the band, playing their new album.

Tickets are on sale at the Odeon Rigby Road, or by visiting odeon.co.uk.