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May 24, 2008

Foo Fighters: "Let It Die" Billboard review

In the 13 years since Foo Fighters' self-titled debut, frontman Dave Grohl has quietly made the transition from celebrated drummer to arena rock heir apparent, taking part in collaborations with John Paul Jones, Brian May and rock'n'roll cheerleader Jack Black. With sixth album "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Grohl and his fellow Foos again demonstrate reliability as hitmakers. The disc has already produced two modern rock No. 1s: "The Pretender" and "Long Road to Ruin." Third single "Let It Die" is more visceral and frenzied than either, suggesting a band wary of complacency. The song alternates between muted acoustic guitars and an explosive wall of sound, and culminates in screams worthy of Grohl's punk past. The track, which also features Pat Smear on guitar, is one of few safe bets for programmers in the topsy-turvy world of rock.

Source: Billboard.com

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