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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters



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 United States alone.[3]



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
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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Song Appearances & References32

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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
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
Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2018
Austin 360
Austin, United States
April 18, 2018
Cynthia Woods Amphitheater
Houston, United States
April 19, 2018
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
Goteborg, Sweden
June 5, 2018
Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
Hamburg, Germany
June 10, 2018
Sportspaleis Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium
June 11, 2018
Berne, Switzerland
June 13, 2018
Visarno Arena
Florence, Italy
June 14, 2018
Pinkpop Festival
Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 16, 2018
Base Aérienne 217
BrÉtigny Sur Orge, France
June 17, 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 Articles15

Grunge Legend Allegedly Called Foo Fighters ‘New Nirvana’
  –  January 10, 2018
I’m not a big Foo Fighters fan, I like the first couple records ... reveals-famous-singer-velvet-revolver-auditioned-ripped-off-another-song/ Big Name Post-Grunge Singer Enters Rehab After Drug Meltdown ...
'Are you f--king ready?': Foo Fighters rock Perth as Australian tour kicks off
  –  January 21, 2018
He and his fellow Foo Fighters delivered. Two and a half hours of blistering ... There were few surprises, but more than 20 years after the Seattle grunge scene first burst onto our airwaves, we're not always after innovative or experimental.
Grunge Legend Allegedly Called Foo Fighters ‘New Nirvana’
  –  January 10, 2018
Kurt Cobain’s friend John Purkey has uploaded a new video discussing Foo Fighters. “So Nate Mendel. Now Nate, I know Nate from a band he was in called Christ on a Crutch. Actually before that too, Diddley Squat, I have a Diddly Squat demo tape, and I ...
The Full Set List From Last Night’s Foo Fighters Gig In Perth
  –  January 21, 2018
The Foo Fighters played the first of their Aussie gigs for the Concrete And Gold Tour with Triple M at NIB Stadium in Perth last night. We’ve already brought you Tim Lordan’s review of the rip-roaring gig, and now thanks to Music Feeds we can bring you ...
Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls returns with solo concept album featuring Foo Fighters
  –  January 21, 2018
An Adventure in Loud Music. Smalls’ new tracks include Butt Call, featuring Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. “In one lifetime, the telephone has gone from a miracle to a pain in the arse,” the musician explained. Hell Toupee, recorded with the ...
Shania Twain, Foo Fighters, David Byrne among notable acts coming to Edmonton this year
  –  January 20, 2018
We’re still a few months away from an announcement about the lineup for this summer’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 9-12, but we do know that Foo Fighters will be at Rogers Place on Sept. 4, followed by Sam Smith, also at Rogers ...
Foo Fighters Are Getting Their Very Own Beer
  –  January 20, 2018
Foo Fighters Foo Town Lager – apparently a spin on Newtown ... on fun projects with good people and is passionate about spreading the good word on live music in Australia by supporting artists, tours and venues in whatever ways we can.”
Young Henrys Has Made a Beer with the Foo Fighters
  –  January 18, 2018
“The Foo Fighters have done pop-up pubs in other countries before ... on fun projects with good people and is passionate about spreading the good word on live music in Australia by supporting artists, tours and venues in whatever ways we can,” says ...
Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers stars on Derek Smalls' solo LP
  –  January 18, 2018
Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith join an ... And Smalls is expected to head out on the 'Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music' tour on April 14 at New Orleans' Saenger Theater with the Louisiana Philharmonic ...
Foo Fighters to Make First Brit Awards Performance at 2018 Ceremony
  –  January 10, 2018
Foo Fighters have become perennial favorites at most award shows, garnering plenty of love in the rock community but having enough crossover success to be celebrated at mainstream music events. But somehow the band has never gotten around to performing at ...
‘Let’s make some noise’ – Foo Fighters to perform at Brit Awards for first time
  –  January 10, 2018
Foo Fighters will grace the Brit Awards stage for the first time ... who inspired the likes of Blur and Radiohead into music, has received more than £60,000 in donations as part of a drive to help fund his medical bills. Sir Paul McCartney among musicians ...
Foo Fighters to perform at BRIT Awards
  –  January 10, 2018
Foo Fighters will perform at the BRIT Awards for the first time ... BRITs chairman & CEO and chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set ...
Foo Fighters to perform at BRITs
  –  January 10, 2018
Foo Fighters will make their live debut at the BRIT Awards next ... BRITs chairman & CEO and chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: "Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold-out UK tour, or their set ...
Foo Fighters are playing the BRIT Awards for the very first time next month
  –  January 9, 2018
Foo Fighters have been announced as the latest performers for ... Read more on this and other exciting music events to come this year here.
2018 Grammy predictions: Can Metallica overtake Foo Fighters to win their first ever songwriting award?
  –  January 5, 2018
Metallica are rock music legends with eight Grammys out of 18 nominations ... Can they pull it off this year, or will they be thwarted by Foo Fighters, who are previous winners in this race? Foo Fighters are nominated for “Run,” which is their fifth ...


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