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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, and was the band's first studio album to feature longtime session and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee as a full member.

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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Upcoming Concerts49

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
Bern, 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
Columbia, United States
July 6, 2018
Bb&T Pavilion
Camden, United States
July 7, 2018
Festival de Quebec
Quebec City, Canada
July 9, 2018
RBC Bluesfest (July 5-15)
Ottawa, Canada
July 10, 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
KAABOO Del Mar (Sept 14-16)
Del Mar, United States
September 14, 2018
Cal Jam 18
San Bernardino, United States
October 6, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, United States
October 8, 2018
Denver, United States
October 10, 2018
Sprint Center
Kansas City, United States
October 12, 2018
Scottrade Center
St Louis, United States
October 13, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, United States
October 15, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Milwaukee, United States
October 17, 2018
XCEL Energy Center
St Paul, United States
October 18, 2018

News Articles8

The Foo Fighters and others take us behind the scenes for the special musical guest on SNL
  –  March 31, 2018
Stay tuned for the Foo Fighters. Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to ...
Foo Fighters Go Behind the Scenes Of Their SNL History
  –  March 30, 2018
( From the moment SNL debuted in 1975, the show has been at the vanguard of contemporary music. With a storied history of ... The clip features Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, who talk about the band's personal history with SNL, on which they ...
Dave Grohl Reunites With Fired Foo Fighters Bandmate For Special Release
  –  March 29, 2018
Grohl and Franz Stahl played together as well in Foo Fighters from 1997 until 1999 ... Iran-Contra… Art and music was being censored. Ed Meese, Ronald’s attorney general was appointed to do a report on the effect of pornography on society.
Foo Fighters, ‘SNL’ Producers Describe How The Show’s Musical Performances Come Together
  –  March 28, 2018
As associate producer Melanie Malone notes, “SNL” has showcased some of the biggest acts in music as well as up-and-coming artists ... It’s like bringing their concert to our stage.” Foo Fighters have appeared on “SNL” seven times (frontman ...
Foo Fighters Perform Live Mashup of John Lennon and Van Halen Covers
  –  March 4, 2018
At last night's Foo Fighters show in Brazil, the band pulled out an interesting mix of covers. Following the lead of video mashup maven Mighty Mike, they set the lyrics of Van Halen's "Jump" to the music of John Lennon's "Imagine." You can watch the ...
One Day at a Time talks rock music, future plans and Foo Fighters
  –  February 28, 2018
New York rock group One Day at a Time chatted with Digital Journal about their show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, their band's name and their musical inspirations. They also discussed the digital transformation of the music business. On the origin ...
Review: Foo Fighters treat Sydney fans with epic long extravaganza at ANZ
  –  January 28, 2018
PREDICTIONS of the death of rock’n’roll are greatly exaggerated according to the Foo Fighters and 50,000 fans at their ANZ Stadium concert in Sydney on Saturday. Master showman Dave Grohl and his five merry music men, burst out of the blocks with Run ...
Here’s The First Setlist From Foo Fighters’ 2018 Aussie Tour
  –  January 21, 2018
Music Feeds contributor Shane Pinnegar called it “a magnificent show” which left the crowd with “a lot of laughs, and hoarse throats from singing along to their favourites all night long”. Foo Fighters continue their tour in Adelaide on Tuesday night.


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