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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.

 
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Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs [Watch]

Here's a new Loud List to heal your ears and hopefully Dave Grohl's broken leg. It's the Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs!

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1,000 Musicians Perform Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn to Fly’ in Hopes of Cesena Show

Will Foo Fighters' play Cesena, Italy? This video should get their attention and rock your world at the same time.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Dave Grohl Shares Air-Drumming Rehab Routine + What Made Him Cry ‘Like a F–king Baby’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is on the mend and he shares part of his rehab routine and also discusses a performance that brought him to tears.

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Godsmack’s Sully Erna Rocks Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ With Foo Fighters in Boston

Godsmack's Sully Erna joined Foo Fighters onstage in Boston for a cover of the Alice Cooper classic, 'School's Out.'

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Dave Grohl + His Doctor Perform White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ at Fenway Park

“Holy s--t, that’s actually my doctor. What a badass!” That was what Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl had to say after his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lew Schon.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Foo Fighters Soar High at New York’s Citi Field

“The second night is always better” said Grohl on Thursday evening (July 16), and we were there for all of the antics and their 27-song setlist.

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Foo Fighters Rock With Bad Brains Members at New York Citi Field Show

Bad Brains' Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know rocked out with Foo Fighters at New York's Citi Field.

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Foo Fighters Series, Kurt Cobain Documentary Earn 2015 Emmy Nominations

Foo Fighters and Kurt Cobain were among the rockers named when the 2015 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday (July 16).

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Watch: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer Chad Smith Performs with Foo Fighters in NYC

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith lent an assist to Foo Fighters' New York Citi Field show on a cover of a Faces classic.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

Foo Fighters Invite Fan Onstage for ‘Big Me’ Performance in Toronto

At a recent gig in Toronto, Grohl invited a fan onstage to play drums on ‘Big Me.’ Watch the video.

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