"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Probot logo

Formed: 2001
From: VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Probot News

Below is our complete Probot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 21 1 2 Last


Sunday Old School: Probot

When searching through the history of metal, one will come across numerous gems such as bands who were unable to break into the mainstream, collaborations (Ozzy and Miss Piggy not being one of the more treasured discoveries) and side projects. Today we'll be looking at a release which combined the latter two of those finds, which saw one of the most successful rock stars of the modern age team up with some of his cult heroes to create one solid album, the self-titled debut of Probot.

Probot was the brain child of Dave Grohl, who after performing in underground acts such as Scream, joined Nirvana, who became the biggest rock band in the world after their sophomore full length, "Nevermind" was released. Following the suicide of the group's frontman Kurt Cobain, Grohl again achieved worldwide success with Foo Fighters, which began as a series of songs he'd written at home while in Nirvana. The more the world was exposed to Grohl, the more his reputation grew, both as "the nicest guy in rock" and as a sincere fan of metal and hardcore, despite becoming a star by playing alternative rock. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Scott "Wino" Weinrich To Record Acoustic Album

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has revealed the details surrounding his forthcoming acoustic solo album. The album, titled "Adrift" and the second solo album from Weinrich, is a tribute for friend and bandmate Jon Blank. "Adrift" is set for release in North America through Exile On Mainstream Records/E1 Entertainment on March 8, 2011.

Here is the "Adrift" tracklisting:
1. Adrift
2. I Don't Care
3. Hold On Love
4. Mala Suerte
5. Old And Alone
6. Iron Horse/Born To Lose
7. Suzane's Song
8. DBear
9. Whatever
10. Shot In The Head
11. O.B.E.
12. Green Speed

1 Comment - Discuss

Them Crooked Vultures Announces U.K. Tour

Them Crooked Vultures, the upergroup featuring Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Foo Fighters leader/former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme, has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom which will kick off this December.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 10 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilions
December 11 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
December 13 - Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
December 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
December 15 - Edinburgh, UK - O2 Academy
December 17 - London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo

4 Comments - Discuss

Them Crooked Vultures Posts New Song Sample

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that consists of former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, has posted a short snippet of the song, "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I" online. You can check it out by heading to this location.

0 Comments - Discuss

Them Crooked Vultures To Release Debut Album Soon

Them Crooked Vultures, the rock supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot) and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), will release their debut album, "Never Deserved The Future," in November of this year. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.

6 Comments - Discuss

Led Zeppelin Bassist Forms New Supergroup

Reports are coming in that John Paul Jones, best known as the bass player for the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has formed a new band with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal.) There are no further details at this time.

22 Comments - Discuss

Rock Giants Pay Tribute To Lemmy In Documentary

Billboard.com reports: The life and career of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary, tentatively titled "Lemmy" and slated for release in 2009.

The film promises fans more access than ever before to Kilmister's life, and includes interviews with past and present bandmates and such peers/admirers as Slash, Dave Grohl, the Clash's Mick Jones, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai and wrestling superstar Triple H.

Directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski (both of whom have contributed to Billboard) are shooting the film on a combination of HD video and super 16 mm film. Other giants from the world of metal and hard rock will appear in the film as well, with details to be announced. "We haven't heard the word 'no' yet after any interview request," Olliver says.

"Shooting Lemmy is like filming dangerous wildlife. He never does what you expect him to do, and he never does anything you want him to do," Olliver says with a laugh. "A lot of the coolest shots are shots we had to wait for four or five shows to go by before we could get them."

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

12 Comments - Discuss

Dave Grohl Doesn't Like Listening To Nirvana

Foo Fighter’s front-man Dave Grohl recently revealed that he can’t listen to Nirvana’s music because he is still pained by Kurt Cobain’s death, 13 years later. The former Nirvana drummer finds it an "effort" to listen to the band’s hits when they come on the radio.

"I immediately remember what it was like the day we recorded - the food or the f*cking snowstorm. It’s like opening a box of old pictures and I don’t like to do that too often," Grohl explained.

39 Comments - Discuss

Blender.com On "The 28 Most Recognizable Guitars"

According to Blender.com: "We salute rock & roll's most iconic tool of the trade since stuffed spandex - the multinecked, fur-lined, flame-throwing masterpieces that remain as influential as the shredders who strapped them on." Hard rock and metal legends featured include Les Claypool, Dave Grohl, Michael Anthony, Angus Young, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Jerry Only, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Kurt Cobain, ZZ Top, Gene Simmons, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen among others.

Read the full article at Blender.com.

14 Comments - Discuss

Grohl Buys Mine Collapse Victim A Beer

Foo Fighters/Probot band leader Dave Grohl recently met with Brant Webb, a victim of a mine collapse in Australia. Webb was trapped in a gold mine for 14 days after it collapsed in May.

While Webb was trapped, he had requested an iPod filled with Foo Fighters tracks and word got back to Grohl who promised to buy Brant his fellow captive Todd Russell a beer once he was freed from the mine.

10 Comments - Discuss

Dave Grohl On Being Unrecognized In Nirvana

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says of his Nirvana days in Entertainment Weekly's latest issue: "I was the most unrecognizable person [in Nirvana]. Kurt was in the spotlight, Krist was, like 6 foot 8, and I was just kind of this ball of hair in the background."

29 Comments - Discuss

The Hidden Hand Hit the Road

The stoner rock / doom metal outfit THE HIDDEN HAND will be hitting the road on the upcoming MASTODON/ BURNING BRIDES tour. The band will be supporting their current release, "Mother, Teacher, Destroyer", which was released in late November ‘04 by Southern Lord. It features the first studio performance by Scott “Wino” Weinrich (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan) coming off his successful collaboration with Dave Grohl and the Probot project.

Confirmed dates include: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Dave Grohl Phones Into Radio 1

Dave Grohl gave Huw Stephens a call while he was sitting in for Radio 1's Zane Lowe to tell all about the new Foo Fighters album and to give his hot tips for 2005. You can listen to the interview at BBC.co.uk.

7 Comments - Discuss

Metal Strikes Back in 2004

An article has been posted on FMQB.com listing the heavy metal moments of 2004, from the formation of new bands to the new releases of older bands. An excerpt from the article:

2004 will definitely be thought of as a year when Metal made an official "come back" in the commercial world. This is not to say that Metal ever went away, but like any genre, it ebbs and flows, and this year brought a tidal wave of good music. The beginning of the year was dominated by strong releases from Iced Earth, Damageplan, the re-united Fear Factory and Dave Grohl's Probot project, which featured Grohl backing up singers like Lemmy from Motorhead and King Diamond.

Read the full article at FMQB.com.

20 Comments - Discuss

Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.

19 Comments - Discuss

NIN Change Album Title to 'With Teeth'

Nine Inch Nails are to call their new album 'With Teeth'. Originally titled 'Bleedthrough', this is due out in March, and features Foo Fighters/Probot mainman Dave Grohl guesting on drums.

0 Comments - Discuss

Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

14 Comments - Discuss

Musicians Speak Out On Anti-American Sentiment

Norway's Imhotep 'zine recently asked more than 60 heavy metal and hard rock musicians to answer the following question regarding the current political situation in the world:

What's your opinion on the rising tide of the anti-American sentiment around the world and to what would you attribute this?

Among the musicians that took part in this "survey" were the following: More...

Read more...  |  15 Comments - Discuss

Dave Grohl Signs To Univeral Publishing

Universal Music Publishing Group announced today the signing of Dave Grohl to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing deal.

As founder and leader of the globally multi-platinum and multiple Grammy winning Foo Fighters, from his work as Nirvana drummer, to stand-in drummer for Queens Of The Stone Age, Tenacious D., Killing Joke and (most recently) Nine Inch Nails, to multi-instrumentalist ringleader of his heavy metal Probot side project, to holding his own alongside Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, co-fronting the 2003 Grammy tribute to Joe Strummer, Grohl has applied his Midas touch to every project he's ever undertaken.

Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters and Probot families both have cause for celebration, as Foo Fighters "One By One" was named Best Rock Album at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards (the second Foo Fighters LP in a row to do so), and Probot's eponymous underground metal all-star opus was hailed as "The Year's First Great Metal Album" by Rolling Stone magazine.

"One By One" is the second consecutive Foo Fighters record to receive the Best Rock Album Grammy; the band's previous "There is Nothing Left to Lose" took the same statuette home in 2000. The Foo have four Grammys overall as the "One By One's" "All My Life" single took Best Hard Rock Performance honors and their "Learn To Fly" video won the 2000 Short From Music Video Grammy.

Commented David Renzer, Worldwide President, Universal Music Publishing Group: "Dave Grohl has long been at the forefront of rock whether as a member of Nirvana and now leading the hugely successful Foo Fighters, as well as his various other projects. We are honored that he has entrusted UMPG to be his worldwide publisher."

Managed by John Silva of SAM/Silva Artist Management, Grohl joins UMPG's successful roster, which includes Beastie Boys, U2, Prince, Paul Simon, 50 Cent, Blink-182, Shania Twain, and No Doubt (among many others).

3 Comments - Discuss

Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

Videos you can vote for: More...

Read more...  |  12 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 21 1 2 Last