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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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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Taylor Hawkins Takes Lead Vocal in New Foo Fighters Song ‘Sunday Rain’

Rainy Sundays are always a downer, but not when it concerns a new Foo Fighters song.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Foo Fighters Announce ‘Concrete and Gold’ Album, U.S. Tour + Cal Jam Fest Concert Event

Foo Fighters will return with the 'Concrete and Gold' album, a major fall U.S. tour and they're heading up the Cal Jam Fest concert in October.

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YouTube

Dave Grohl’s Daughter Harper Joins Foo Fighters on Drums for Queen Cover

Watch Dave Grohl's eight-year-old daughter Harper play drums with Foo Fighters at the Solstice Festival in Reykjavic, Iceland.

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Foo Fighters Debut New Song ‘Lah Dee Da’ Live at Secret Solstice Festival

After issuing a surprise music video for the new song 'Run' earlier in June, Foo Fighters hit the stage at the Secret Solstice Festival and debuted a new tune.

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Live Nation And Citi Present A Special Evening With Dave Grohl At Cannes Lions
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Dave Grohl Sends Heartfelt Message to Fan Who Lost His Wife to Cancer

Dave Grohl has sent a heartfelt message to the husband of a UK woman who lost an eight-year battle with cancer after the man reached out to him on social media.

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Roswell

12 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Release ‘In Your Honor’

On June 14, 2005, Foo Fighters expanded their musical palette with the double disc 'In Your Honor.'

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Foo Fighters to Christen New Washington, D.C. Venue The Anthem

Foo Fighters will be the first band to play Washington D.C's new venue The Anthem.

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Fiona Goodall, Getty Images

Foo Fighters Prophets of Rage + More to Play Voodoo Experience 2017

Foo Fighters have been announced as headliners for this year's edition of Voodoo Experience which will take place over Halloween weekend in New Orleans.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Dave Grohl Confirms Rami Jaffe as Foo Fighters Member, Talks Them Crooked Vultures Future

In a new interview, Dave Grohl confirmed that Rami Jaffe is now an official Foo Fighters member and discussed the potential for more Them Crooked Vultures.

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Fiona Goodall, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on BottleRock Incident: If You Pull the Plug, It Doesn’t Mean We’ll Stop

After having the plug pulled on their set at BottleRock, Dave Grohl knows there's magical moments to be made in situations like this.

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