Contact Us
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

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.

 
Dave Grohl
Jon Super, Getty Images

19 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Release ‘The Colour and the Shape’

On May 20, 1997, Foo Fighters released what would become their biggest selling album, 'The Colour and the Shape.'

Read More

Prince Featured

Flashback: Prince Performs Foo Fighters, Queen + Jimi Hendrix During Unforgettable Super Bowl Show

In 2007, Prince delivered the Super Bowl halftime show that many are judged by, covering Foo Fighters, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and more amidst his own hits.

Read More

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl
Kathy Flynn | WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Dave Grohl Lends Support to Teen Metal Band in Battle Over Town Noise Ban

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has lent his support to a teen metal band from the U.K. in their fight with the city council over a town noise ban.

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Rock Tags: ,
YouTube: Foo Fighters
YouTube: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters Troll the World With Elaborate ‘Breakup’ Video Featuring Nick Lachey

The good news is Foo Fighters aren’t breaking up, the bad news is Nick Lachey is the band’s new vocalist.

Read More

Category: News, Rock Tags:
Foo Fighters
RCA

Foo Fighters on Hiatus According to Drummer Taylor Hawkins [Update]

Looks like the rumors were true. Foo Fighters are taking an indefinite hiatus.

Read More

Category: News, Rock Tags: ,
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Dave Grohl Performs ‘Blackbird’ During In Memoriam Segment At 2016 Oscar Ceremony

Dave Grohl delivered the Beatles' classic 'Blackbird' during the In Memoriam segment at the 2016 Oscar ceremony.

Read More

Category: News, Rock Tags: ,
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl
Kathy Flynn | WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars

Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.

Read More

Category: News, Rock Tags: ,
Playboy.com
Playboy.com

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl + Pat Smear Share David Bowie Memories While Visiting Landmarks

Foo Fighters and Nirvana cohorts Dave Grohl and Pat Smear share their David Bowie memories while traveling to some Bowie landmarks in Los Angeles.

Read More

Foo Fighters
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

10 Best Foo Fighters Songs

Loudwire makes its picks for the Top 10 Foo Fighters songs.

Read More

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl
Kathy Flynn | WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Pays Homage to Lionel Richie at MusiCares Tribute

Watch as Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pays musical tribute to Lionel Richie, singing 'You Are.'

Read More

Category: News, Rock, Videos Tags: ,

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!