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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.
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Concrete and Gold is the ninth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters.
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"The Sky Is a Neighborhood" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters.

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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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