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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters


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Alternative rock band

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Birth Place :

Seattle, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Foo Fighters" (1995)


When a band, let alone rock band, has been performing together for a decade or more, it would be considerable if they went in hiatus, or even worse, broke apart. However, that was not the case for Foo Fighters. Though the band experienced considerably many stumbling stones along their way to stardom, this American alternative rock band has grown more solid than ever. Along their 10 years of togetherness, the band that is characterized by loud, heavy guitars with pretty melodies combined with pop songwriting have successfully created one hit song after another and nailed numerous notable awards, including awards from the respectable Grammy Awards.

Originally a one-man-band, Foo Fighters is the brainchild of Dave Grohl, the drummer of another great rock band, Nirvana, whose loyalty to his former band made him suppressed his writing talent. Later, Grohl often noted in interviews that he was well aware of the infamous drummer joke: "What did the drummer say just before he got fired? Hey, guys, let's try one of my songs!", which explained that he feared that his song writing could break the band's great chemistry. Hence, perhaps, if not for the death of Nirvana lead singer, Kurt Cobain, that led to the dismantling of the band, Foo Fighters might never be heard of or known by many rock enthusiasts. A few months after the shocking death of Cobain, Grohl finally dared to openly book a professional studio, recorded his compiled materials by himself, and sent it to many record companies. His recording demo which caused fierce bidding battle between record companies eventually ended up in the hands of Capitol Records executives and became Foo Fighters' self-titled debut album. After the completion of "Foo Fighters" (1995), Grohl formed the band, whose name was inspired by the term used in the World War II to describe mysterious aerial phenomena. First, he recruited Sunny Day Real Estate's bassist, Nate Mendel, who brought the Sunny Day Real Estate's drummer, William Goldsmith to join the group. Finally, to complete the pack, he enlisted Nirvana's guitarist, Pat Smear. The foursome then embarked on their first tour as a group in the spring of 1995. Meanwhile, the band's first single "This is a Call", which was released in June 1995, got to #2 on Modern Rock Tracks, reached rock fanatics' ears and quickly lured fans for the then young band. As their next singles "I'll Stick Around" and "Big Me" sat on the top ten Modern Rock Tracks, the album, which eventually certified platinum, was catapulted to #23 on Billboard 200 chart and landed the band a nomination for 1996 Grammy Award-Best Alternative Music Performance, three 1996 MTV Video Music Award nominations for Breakthrough Video, Best Alternative Video and Video of the Year, as well 1996 MTV Video Music Award-Best Group Video.

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Video: Foo Fighters Joined by Tenacious D, David Lee Roth and More at Dave Grohl's Birthday Concert

January 12, 2015 02:45:52 GMT

invited a number of surprise guests at a special concert to commemorate frontman 's 46th birthday in Inglewood, California on Saturday, January 10. During the show at the Forum, the rock band was joined onstage by some famous faces including , Paul Stanley of , and among others.

One Direction Makes Billboard Hot 200 History as 'FOUR' Debuts at No. 1

November 27, 2014 01:07:47 GMT

Debuting at number one on Billboard Hot 200, 's "FOUR" scored a history for its artist. The U.K. pop quintet become the first band to have all four of their releases on the top of the chart on the first week of sale.

Foo Fighters Reveals Dates for 2015 North American Tour

November 19, 2014 02:15:08 GMT

is hitting the highways next year. The band announced on Tuesday, November 18 that they'd embark on a massive North American tour in support of their newly-released album "".

Foo Fighters to Play Chicago's Wrigley Field Show in 2015

October 21, 2014 04:06:37 GMT

will be invading the famed Wrigley Field in Chicago next year. The band announced on their Facebook page on Monday, October 20 that they would follow in the footsteps of , and by playing a headlining show at the venue on August 29, 2015.

Foo Fighters Premieres New Single 'Something From Nothing'

October 17, 2014 01:59:06 GMT

As promised, ' first single from their upcoming album, "", arrived on Thursday, October 16. Titled "Something From Nothing", the track is the result of the band's week-long stay in Chicago. They recorded it with producer Steve Albini.

HBO Will Livestream Foo Fighters Concert on Facebook

October 15, 2014 07:57:25 GMT

fans can enjoy the band's upcoming concert for free on Facebook. HBO is teaming up with the social networking service to livestream "Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Live from The Cubby Bear" in Chicago on its Facebook page on Friday, October 17 at 11:59 P.M. ET.

Foo Fighters Announces Week-Long Residency on David Letterman's 'Late Show'

October 07, 2014 04:04:32 GMT

is promoting their upcoming album "" and their HBO documentary series on "" next week. The band will have a week-long residency on the chat show starting on Monday, October 13 until October 17.

Jack White Blasts Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone Site During Concert in Boston

September 19, 2014 03:23:19 GMT

pulled a when he played a show in Boston on Wednesday, September 17. The former member of halted his concert at Fenway Park and criticized fellow rockers and Rolling Stone site in an 8-minute rant.

Tom Cruise and Foo Fighters Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014 07:16:39 GMT

and are the latest celebrities to put interesting twist on Ice Bucket Challenge. Tom and director of "Mission: Impossible V", Christopher McQuarrie, chose to take 8 buckets of ice while Foo Fighters parodied 1976's horror movie "Carrie".

Foo Fighters Announces New Album 'Sonic Highways', Reveals Release Date and Tracklist

August 12, 2014 03:25:13 GMT

has just shared more details about their new album. On Monday, August 11, the band announced their eighth studio effort would be called "" and it would hit the stores on November 10.

First Teaser for Foo Fighters Docuseries on HBO

June 04, 2014 03:57:19 GMT

HBO has shared the first teaser for its documentary series "". First debuted during the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on the cable channel last weekend, the video is narrated by ' frontman .

New Foo Fighters Album Slated for November

June 03, 2014 08:23:25 GMT

New details about ' new album have emerged. According to a press release, the band's eight studio effort will be dropped in November through Roswell/RCA. No title has been announced for the follow-up to 2011's "", which was nominated for Album of the Year Award at the Grammys.

Foo Fighters Plays a Surprise Show in New Orleans

May 19, 2014 09:16:44 GMT

excited fans when they played a surprise show at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday night, May 17. The show was announced by the rock band just hours before it's slated to begin.

Dave Grohl Takes a Break From Foo Fighters to Make 'Sound City' Movie and Album

October 03, 2012 03:38:08 GMT

issues an official statement following his statement during a recent Global Citizen concert in NYC that will go on a hiatus. The lead singer says he will shift his priorities to complete his solo projects, a documentary movie and a soundtrack to accompany it that will be released sometime soon.

Foo Fighters Announce Hiatus During Global Citizen Free Concert

October 01, 2012 04:55:49 GMT

might be going on an indefinite hiatus after performing in New York City recently. "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man," reportedly told the crowd. "Honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again ... and this is the perfect place to do it."

Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire to Join Mick Jagger on 'SNL' Season Finale

May 12, 2012 02:06:33 GMT

Two more musical guests are added to the lineup for the upcoming season finale of "". According to Entertainment Weekly, and will join the previously-confirmed performer .

Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam to Headline Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta

April 25, 2012 07:34:02 GMT

This year's Music Midtown festival in Atlanta will feature performances by such rock bands as and . On Tuesday, April 24, the festival's organizers confirmed that the two veteran groups are all set to headline the upcoming 2-day concert to be held at Piedmont Park, Atlanta on September 21 and 22.

Grammys 2012: Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Adele Win Early

February 13, 2012 00:48:25 GMT

Before the live ceremony of 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, a pre-telecast was held announcing some of its early winners. , , and were among those who were lucky to bring home Golden Gramophones early.

First Batch of 54th Grammy Awards Performers Announced

January 12, 2012 16:42:02 GMT

, , , , and are officially announced as performers at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. For Minaj and Aldean, this would their first time performing on the Grammys stage. Minaj was also the first artist announced as this year's performer.

Miley Cyrus Responds to Boob Job Rumors, Insisting Hers Are Real

December 14, 2011 03:36:07 GMT

isn't staying quiet on recent speculations that she has gone under the knife for breast enhancement. Making use of her Twitter account, the "Can't Be Tamed" singer wrote, "Thank you for the compliment but these babies are all mine. I wish they'd realize you don't have to be fake to be beautiful!"

Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 to Headline Bamboozle 2012

December 14, 2011 03:15:14 GMT

The headliners for the upcoming Bamboozle music festival, which will be held in spring 2012, have been officially announced. The organizers revealed on December 13 that they have recruited three established bands , and as the acts to do the honor in helping celebrate 10th anniversary of the annual music festivity.

Video: Foo Fighters Perform Right Across Their Concert Protesters

September 18, 2011 13:33:52 GMT

retaliate with the element of surprise. In response of the planned protest of their show in Kansas City by the Westboro Baptist Church, the band have performed right in front of the protesters on the back of a pick-up truck, singing about "hot man-muffins".

30 Seconds to Mars and Foo Fighters React to Stage Collapse at Belgium Music Fest

August 19, 2011 02:53:25 GMT

In the wake of stage collapse at Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, a number of artists especially the ones who have been booked to perform at the gig express their condolence. The likes of and took to their Twitter and official website to send prayers to the victims.

Foo Fighters Diss Justin Bieber in 'Falling Down'-Inspired Music Video

June 03, 2011 06:28:04 GMT

apparently are not impressed with , and they show it in a newly-premiered music video for their single "Walk". The clip follows frontman as he makes a long walk to a warehouse in another part of the city to do rehearsal with his bandmates.

Foo Fighters Raised $842,000 for Queensland Flood Victim

May 03, 2011 09:13:03 GMT

The raised a huge $842,000 (GBP526,000) for the Queensland flood relief effort with their special gig Down Under in March. 's band played a show in Auckland, New Zealand to raise funds for the Christchurch earthquake victims before heading to Brisbane, Australia to perform at a charity gig to boost donations for flood victims in Queensland.

Foo Fighters Studio Session Turned Into Mini Nirvana Reunion

April 22, 2011 22:28:00 GMT

frontman recruited his old pal, Krist Novoselic to record a new song for his group's latest album, "", in December. The track was produced by another collaborator, Butch Vig, while guitarist Pat Smear, who joined the "Nevermind" rockers on tour in 1993, was also invited into the studio as a Foo Fighters regular.

Sick Foo Fighters Cancel Garage Show

April 21, 2011 15:12:00 GMT

are currently embarking on a tour of tiny venues after launching a contest for fans to win a private show at their home.

Foo Fighters Score First No. 1 Album on Hot 200 With 'Wasting Light'

April 21, 2011 05:45:06 GMT

have finally earned their first No. 1 album as their seventh studio album "" soars to the first position on Billboard Hot 200 this week like many have predicted. It took and friends almost a decade and a half to claim their chart topper.

Foo Fighters Surprise Fans at Texas' South By Southwest

March 17, 2011 04:51:01 GMT

The celebrated the premiere of their new documentary at Texas' South By Southwest festival by hitting the stage for a surprise performance on Tuesday, March 15, and playing their upcoming album in its entirety. Oscar-winning director James Moll charted the band's formation and rise to fame in the film "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth", and it was screened for the first time at the annual music and arts conference in Austin this week.

Foo Fighters Rock Out in 'Rope' Music Video

March 11, 2011 07:24:48 GMT

are out loud in their latest music video supporting their new single "Rope". The alternative rock band, led by , are jamming inside a white room. There might be a bunch of recent performance videos out there, but this new one is unlike any one of those because it ditched digital cameras and was entirely shot on VHS.

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