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Rising from the ashes of Seattle grunge icons Nirvana following the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain, the Foo Fighters went from low-key side project for drummer Dave Grohl to one of the world’s most successful rock bands. Grohl performed most of the instruments and vocals on the Foo Fighters’ self-titled 1995 debut, prior to recruiting his former Nirvana cohort (and one-time Germs guitarist) Pat Smear and the Sunny Day Real Estate rhythm section of bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith to hit the tour trail. First Goldsmith, then Smear, would take their leave under unhappy circumstances during the run-up and release of the Foo Fighters’ blockbuster sophomore album, ‘The Colour and the Shape,’ which nevertheless boosted the band’s popularity to new heights as drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Franz Stahl stepped into the breach. But Stahl, whose relationship with Grohl dated back to pre-Nirvana days, and their Washington D.C. hardcore band, Scream, quickly proved a bad fit for the Foos and was uncomfortably dismissed at tours’ end, leaving Grohl, Mendel and Hawkins to record 1999’s ‘There is Nothing Left to Lose’ as a trio. Guitarist Chris Shiflett was then recruited and the band finally enjoyed both lineup stability and consistently consistently high-charting albums in 2002’s ‘One by One,’ 2005’s half electric, half acoustic ’In Your Hon-or,’ and 2007’s ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.’ Grohl simultaneously busied him-self with a string of stimulating extra-curricular activities, including 2003’s underground metal project, Probot, drumming on tour and in the studio for Queens of the Stone Age and Tenacious D, as well as the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, featuring Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin legend John Paul Jones. As for the Foo Fighters, they wel-comed back Smear and became a quintet ahead of 2011’s ‘Wasting Light,’ for which they challenged themselves to recording with purely analog equipment with producer Butch Vig, as usual to great success. And by the release of 2014’s ‘Sonic Highways’ the Foo Fighters had sold an estimated eleven million albums in the U.S. alone, while collecting a whopping ten Grammy Awards, clearly showing no end in sight to their amazing run.

 
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Foo Fighters Play Snippets of New Songs, Confirm Glastonbury Gig at Surprise Frome Performance

During their surprise performance Friday in Frome, England, Foo Fighters played snippets of two new songs and confirmed their participation in Glastonbury 2017.

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Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters / Nirvana / Them Crooked Vultures)
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Watch a Live Stream of a Secret Foo Fighters Concert in the U.K. Right Now!

The Foo Fighters are streaming a their secret show in the U.K. right now!

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images (2)

Foo Fighters Pay Tribute to Tom Petty at MusiCares Person of the Year Ceremony

Foo Fighters played 'Honey Bee' and 'Breakdown' to honor Tom Petty at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony.

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Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett to Release Solo Album ‘West Coast Town’ in April

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has taken advantage of a break in the schedule to record his third solo album, 'West Coast Town.'

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Bottle Rock Organizer: Foo Fighters May Play Only One North American Show in 2017, Plan Work on New Album

Foo Fighters just announced their first U.S. performance of 2017, but will the Bottle Rock festival be their only stateside date?

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Foo Fighters to Play 2017 Bottle Rock Festival in California

Foo Fighters have been rolling out European festival dates, but we've got our first tease of a U.S. show for 2017.

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Foo Fighters + Rick James Get Mashed Up in Super Freaky ‘Freaktender’

Ever wonder what Foo Fighters' 'The Pretender' would sound like mashed up with Rick James' 'Super Freak'? Listen here.

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Stuart C. Wilson, Getty Images / Fiona Goodall, Getty Images

Rick Astley (Briefly) Covers Foo Fighters Hit ‘Everlong’

Rick Astley has offered up a brief but aggressive cover of the Foo Fighters' smash hit 'Everlong.'

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

AC/DC, Foo Fighters Make Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians List

AC/DC and Foo Fighters had strong financial years, making the Forbes Top 30 Highest Paid Musicians list.

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Taylor Hawkins: ‘We’re Just Figuring Out When the World’s Ready for More Foo Fighters’

In a new interview, drummer Taylor Hawkins gives an update on Foo Fighters' plans and if they include a new album.

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