Who are Foo Fighters?

This American rock band was formed out of the ashes of Nirvana. Alternative Rock band foo fighters formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. The group started off with a one man project for Dave Grohl, following the dissolution of his former band Nirvana. After recording several songs he had written himself, Grohl released a demo that gained the interest of various levels. “I’ll stick around” was released as the Foo Fighters self-titled debut in 1995. The alt-rock record reached the top 25 on the Billboard 200 chart. It spawned the singles I’ll stick around and big me which became a crossover hit on pop radio. Grohl had written and recorded almost all of the songs on the Foo Fighters debut and formed a full band to support the material on tour. This band consisted of Grohl on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Nate Mandel on bass and William Goldsmith on drums and Pat Smear on second guitar. The band’s sophomore effort was 1997’s “The color and the shape”.

It featured a similar alternative rock sound and became a top-ten record on the Billboard 200. The Grammy nominated disc included the singles Monkey Wrench, Everlong, and My Hero. Though Grohl had again written songs, this time around the other members contributed to the musical arrangements. Shortly before the release of this record Taylor Hawkins replaced drummer William Goldsmith. Guitarist Franz Stahl then joined the band for some tour dates after Pat Smear’s departure, though he was only with Foo Fighters for a few months. He recorded two songs with them. One of these was the re-recording of the “Walking after you” for the soundtrack to the 1998 movie “The X Files” Grohl, Mendel and Hawkins then recorded the band’s third album as a trio. 1999’s “There is nothing left to loose” featured a softer alternative sound and it was another top 10 Billboard record. The disk also won the bed, its first two Grammy Awards including one for the music video that accompanied the highly successful track “Learn to Fly”. It was a time when the Foo’s began a relationship with the remaining members of classic rock band “Queen” as huge fans. Grohl and Hawkins were lucky enough to induct the band into the Rock and Roll- Hall of Fame. They performed live together several times and even recorded a few tracks as well like the “Tie your mother down” Chris Shiflett made his debut as a guitarist with the Foos on their next record. 2002’s “One by One”. With Grammy winning album reached three on the Billboard 200 and generated singles “All my life” and “Times like these”.

2005’s “In your Honor” was a double album that featured one disc with rock songs and another with acoustic tunes. The commercially successful opus yielded “DOA” and “Best of you” and these both topped the Modern rock charts. After a short acoustic tour the Foo Fighters released their live album 2006’s “Skin and Bones”. Album number 6 dropped in 2997. “Echoes, silence, patience and grace” debuted number three on the Billboard 200 and won them two more Grammy awards. In addition it gave the band three number-one modern rock hits including “Long road to ruin” and “the pretender”.

The Foo Fighter’s seventh album was 2011’s “Wasting Light” recorded using analog equipment, the disc contains songs such as “White Limo” and “Rope”. This effort also marked the return of Smear as a core band member, though he has been touring with the Foo’s for a few years. Their heavy and melodic tracks coupled with their energetic live shows have ensured the Foo Fighter’s consistent success and popularity throughout the years as such they have become one of the biggest alternative rock bands of Post Grunge era.

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