Foo Fighters

  • Seattle based rock band, formed in 1994. Initially, there was only one member – Dave Grohl, formerly the drummer for Nirvana, which ended with the death of Kurt Cobain. Other members ultimately were recruited by Grohl to join the band. The current lineup is Grohl (vocals and guitar), Pat Smear (lead guitar), Chris Shiflett (guitar and backing vocals), Nate Mendel (bass), and Taylor Hawkins (drums/percussion and backing vocals).
  • The name originates from UFOs that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II.
  • The group has released 8 studio albums from 1995 through 2014. Grammy awards for best rock album have been awarded 4 times to Foo Fighters.
  • Most of the songs in their portfolio are written collaboratively by all of the members of the band.
  • Their songs are high energy rock & roll, with driving guitar and drums, and vocals that are borderline screaming. This band gives it everything it’s got. We appreciate that!
  • In 2013, Rolling Stone magazine polled their readers to rank the top 10 Foo Fighter songs. The top results? #3 is Best Of You. #2 is The Pretender. And #1 is Everlong – in a landslide. Here’s the video for this signature song by Foo Fighters. By the way – watch the whole thing, it is hilarious, highly entertaining. And the song is great!

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