Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

 

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Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as "foo fighters".

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997), when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear's departure followed soon afterward, though he would rejoin them in 2006.

They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999). The band briefly continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined as the band's lead guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007. The band's seventh studio album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig was released in 2011, in which Smear returned as a full member. In November 2014, the band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released as an accompanying soundtrack to the Grohl-directed 2014 miniseries of the same name. On September 15, 2017, the band released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, which became their second to reach #1 in the United States.

Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band have sold 12 million copies in the U.S. alone.[3]

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Highlights10

Soldier
Song
Soldier is a song by musical group Foo Fighters, released on October 20, 2017.
Concrete and Gold
 
Concrete and Gold is the ninth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters.
The Line
Song
The Line is a song by musical group Foo Fighters, released on September 7, 2017.
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
 
The Sky is a Neighborhood is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters.

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People Recently Photographed at Foo Fighters Events8

Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References26

Popular Songs48

Popular Live Albums4

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Song Appearances & References31

Soundtrack Film Appearances9

TV Shows4

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers38

Other Music-Related Relationships25

Awards & Nominations80

Events11

Band Members8

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Videos131

Spotify - Albums & Singles34

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts58

Save Mart Center
Fresno, United States
December 1, 2017
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, United States
December 2, 2017
Spokane Arena
Spokane, United States
December 4, 2017
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, United States
December 5, 2017
Ford Idaho Center
Nampa, United States
December 7, 2017
Rim Rock Auto Arena at Metrapark
Billings, United States
December 9, 2017
Casper Events Center
Casper, United States
December 10, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, United States
December 12, 2017
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, United States
December 31, 2017
nib Stadium
Perth, Australia
January 20, 2018
Coopers Stadium
Hindmarsh, Australia
January 23, 2018
Suncorp Stadium
Milton Qld, Australia
January 25, 2018
ANZ Stadium
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
January 27, 2018
Etihad Stadium
Docklands, Australia
January 30, 2018
Mount Smart Stadium
Auckland, New Zealand
February 3, 2018
Maracana
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
February 25, 2018
Allianz Parque
Sao Paulo, Brazil
February 27, 2018
Pedreira Paulo Leminsky
Curitiba, Brazil
March 2, 2018
Estadio Beira Rio
Porto Alegre, Brazil
March 4, 2018
Velez
Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2018
Austin 360
Austin, United States
April 18, 2018
Cynthia Woods Amphitheater
Houston, United States
April 19, 2018
Starplex
Dallas, United States
April 21, 2018
Century Link Center
Bossier City, United States
April 22, 2018
Mid-Florida Amphitheatre
Tampa, United States
April 25, 2018
Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
West Palm Beach, United States
April 26, 2018
Georgia State Stadium
Atlanta, United States
April 28, 2018
Welcome To Rockville
Jacksonville, United States
April 29, 2018
Rupp Arena
Lexington, United States
May 1, 2018
Fedex Forum
Memphis, United States
May 3, 2018
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, United States
May 4, 2018
Rock am Ring (1-3 June)
Nuremberg, Germany
June 1, 2018
Rock im Park (1-3 June)
Nuremberg, Germany
June 1, 2018
Ullevi
Goteborg, Sweden
June 5, 2018
Sportspaleis Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium
June 11, 2018
STADE DE SUISSE
Berne, Switzerland
June 13, 2018
Pinkpop Festival
Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 15, 2018
Etihad Stadium
Manchester, United Kingdom
June 19, 2018
London Stadium
London, England
June 22, 2018
London Stadium
London, England
June 23, 2018
Bb&T Pavilion
Camden, United States
July 7, 2018
Rogers Center
Toronto, Canada
July 12, 2018
Northwell Health @ Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, United States
July 14, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
July 16, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
July 17, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, United States
July 19, 2018
Fenway Park
Boston, United States
July 21, 2018
Fenway Park
Boston, United States
July 22, 2018
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
July 25, 2018
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Indianapolis, United States
July 26, 2018
Wrigley Field
Chicago, United States
July 29, 2018
Wrigley Field
Chicago, United States
July 30, 2018
Safeco Field
Seattle, United States
September 1, 2018
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Canada
September 4, 2018
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, Canada
September 6, 2018
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Vancouver, Canada
September 8, 2018
Moda Center
Portland, United States
September 10, 2018
SAP Center
San Jose, United States
September 12, 2018

News Articles12

Music roundup: Foo Fighters headline Kohl Center on Nov. 7
  –  October 26, 2017
Foo Fighters, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ... between acoustic and hard-rock versions of its music and has become recognized as a leader of the post-grunge scene that began in the Pacific Northwest. The band's latest album, “Concrete and Gold,” was released ...
Bridgestone : Foo Fighters Reschedule Bridgestone Arena Show for May
  –  October 24, 2017
Well, as promised, the West Coast monsters of radio-friendly post-grunge have announced a makeup date: Foo Fighters have rescheduled their show at Bridgestone Arena for Friday, May 4. Why, that's just six-and-a-half months. Start your countdown clocks!
Album Review: 'Concrete and Gold' by Foo Fighters
  –  September 29, 2017
It is tempting to say that on their ninth and latest record, the Foo Fighters sound reenergized, but barring a few unbalanced-sounding albums in the mid-2000s, the most consistent formula in the veteran post-grunge rockers’ music has always been their ...
Photo Of Singer Peeing During Stone Temple Pilots Audition At Foo Fighters Studio Leaks
  –  November 14, 2017
A source tells Alternative Nation that STP loved Borja’s audition at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 ... to STP's full Troubadour debut concert with Jeff Gutt. Member Of Iconic Grunge Band Shoved Drugs In Condom Up Shocking Body Part https ...
Foo Fighters return to Champaign for first time since 2005
  –  November 11, 2017
is a longtime Foo Fighters fan and was a Nirvana fan before that. She said she was excited to hear the new songs off of the “Concrete and Gold” album. “I’m a ’90s baby so I like all that alternative rock and grunge rock,” Sorensen said.
Everything you need to know ahead of Foo Fighters’ long-awaited Des Moines show
  –  November 9, 2017
“Over almost three hours, Foo Fighters tear through reams of pop-metal hits as savage as they are accessible, all capturing a melodic grunge euphoria – a little like Nirvana ski jumping.” Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at Cal Jam 2017 on ...
Music roundup: Foo Fighters headline Kohl Center on Nov. 7
  –  October 26, 2017
Foo Fighters, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ... between acoustic and hard-rock versions of its music and has become recognized as a leader of the post-grunge scene that began in the Pacific Northwest. The band's latest album, “Concrete and Gold,” was released ...
Album Review: 'Concrete and Gold' by Foo Fighters
  –  September 29, 2017
It is tempting to say that on their ninth and latest record, the Foo Fighters sound reenergized, but barring a few unbalanced-sounding albums in the mid-2000s, the most consistent formula in the veteran post-grunge rockers’ music has always been their ...
Dave Grohl Reveals His Proudest Foo Fighters Moment
  –  September 25, 2017
(Radio.com) Dave Grohl has plenty of accomplishments under his belt: He helped pioneer grunge as a member of Nirvana and sold millions of albums with his next band, the Foo Fighters. But reflecting on his achievements, it's not the commercial or cultural ...
Foo Fighters' VMA Nomination Is Way More Meaningful Than You Might Think
  –  August 25, 2017
In 1997, Foo Fighters were nominated for the Grohl-directed "Monkey Wrench" video from their The Colour and the Shape album, a hallmark of the late-grunge era. The clip finds the band — Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, and then-new drummer Taylor Hawkins ...
Foo Fighters follow 'Adele' blueprint on 'weirdest' album to date
  –  August 22, 2017
Makuhari - Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their "weirdest" yet. While their DNA is rooted in the Seattle grunge scene of the early nineties, the band told AFP ...
Foo Fighters and Rick Astley Rickroll with Grunge version of Never Gonna Give You Up WATCH
  –  August 21, 2017
Immediately the singer and Foo Fighters began a Grunge version of Never Gone Give You Up, much to the crowd’s amusement and delight. Before the performance Grohl said: “This is f***ing crazy. I just met him two minutes ago.” Foo Fighters headlined ...

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