By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 06, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Mindpool Productions Josh Adams is a busy guy. But these days add the Foo Fighters tour dates to his calendar.

"I am the live video director for their tour," he tells me via e-mail. "I direct the live cut of the band on the screens at the venue each night. We do various pieces outside the venue, too. For  instance we shot a video featuring the Foo Fighters in front of the arena in Kansas City where they were being protested by the Westboro Baptists."

You can see that video here.

Adams, who is home at the moment, but heads back out on the road to continue the fight against foo on Friday, says the connection with the band came about through his relationship with the Fighters' reps, Silva Artist Management.


Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.