Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will be all over the upcoming independent feature film titled Our Burden Is Light. Nate will provide both the musical score for the picture as well as a supporting role in the film. Also acting in the film will be Nate's girlfriend, Jessica Ballard. The movie itself, produced by Nicole Wicks and written/directed by Denise Coates, chronicles the story of a man and a woman who meet at a bus stop, are
mugged, and lose their memories.
Keep both ears out for Foo Fighters, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, David Gray, and ALL to appear on the accompanying soundtrack for the movie. Mendel's score will be getting an official release sometime in 2001 in conjunction with the release of the flick. For more information about Our Burden Is Light, check out the film's web site at http://home.att.net/~lightburden/, or
the Foo Fighters' site at www.foofighters.com.
Head Foo Dave Grohl was recently spotted in Chicago at the final Pumpkins show. After the demise of Nirvana, Grohl cleaned up his act, and hair to show off more of a mass appeal pop star look. But word from fans at the Metro last Saturday saw Grohl completely grunged out, circa 1994 in Seattle, complete with long black flowing hair and ugly ass flannel.