2019 American Music Awards

Foo Fighters Drop Early Christmas Present With Latest Rarities EP: Listen

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs on stage during Leeds Festival 2019 at Bramham Park on Aug. 23, 2019 in Leeds, England. 

These are the Foo Files you're looking for.

Happy Foo holidays! The Foo Fighters continued their 25th anniversary celebration over the weekend with the release of their seventh surprise EP, 02050525, a six-track Foo Files effort that features a handful of rarities that will make fans foo their pants. 

Among the tracks are the charging "Spill," a hard-to-find b-side from the time of their 2005 double album In Your Honor, the title track of their 2006 Skin and Bones album, an acoustic cover of The Passions' 1981 new wave one-hit-wonder classic "I'm In Love With a German Film Star," the raging 2005 b-side "FFL (Fat F---ing Lie)" and a bouncy cover of Jawbreaker's 1992 song "Kiss the Bottle," with guitarist Chris Shiflett on vocals.  

It also features a demo of "DOA," which was originally released on the Five Songs and a Cover b-side collection in 2005.

The new EP is the follow-up to last month's four-track 01020225, which featured two killer covers of classic '80s songs and two of their own tracks.

The ongoing celebration of next year's 25th anniversary of the band's debut album was highlighted by a grungy cover of The B-52s' "Planet Claire," the second single from the band's 1979 self-titled debut album, the dirge-y "Sister Europe," which appeared on the Psychedelic Furs' 1980 debut album, as well as their own "The One" and "Win or Lose."

Listen to the EP below.


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