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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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Rockin’ 1000 Organize Online Cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Saint Cecilia’

The Rockin' 1000 has gathered musicians from around the world to cover Foo Fighters' recent single, 'Saint Cecilia.'

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gets ‘Ace of Spades’ Tattoo in Honor of Lemmy Kilmister

The Foo Fighters leader paid homage to his late friend by getting some fresh 'Ace of Spades' ink on his forearm.

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Grammy Nominations

Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God, Foo Fighters + More Earn Nominations for 2016 Grammy Awards

Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God and Foo Fighters are among the acts competing at the 2016 event.

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YouTube / ABC

Watch Dave Grohl Perform ‘Learn to Fly’ With Electric Mayhem on ‘The Muppets’

Grohl sits in with Electric Mayhem and learns a thing or two about 'rehearsal' from the muppet house band.

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Chris Hyde, Getty Images / ABC, The Muppets

Watch Dave Grohl’s Drum Battle With Animal on ‘The Muppets’

Get a look at the epic drum battle between Dave Grohl and Animal that leaves no drumkit piece safe!

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Foo Fighters Release Surprise Free EP ‘Saint Cecilia’

Foo Fighters have ended their mysterious countdown on their website and have released the free EP 'Saint Cecilia' as a thank you to fans and dedicated to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl to Guest on ‘The Muppets’

Dave Grohl will be making an appearance on 'The Muppets' and dueling one of the characters in a musical competition.

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Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of Europe Tour in Wake of Paris Terrorist Attacks

Foo Fighters have announced that they've canceled the remainder of their Europe tour in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13).

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YouTube: dreamliner76

Curtain Collapses Around Dave Grohl at Amsterdam Foo Fighters Gig

There's no avoiding those Spinal Tap moments, no matter how amazing your production may be.

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Foo Fighters Invite Members of Rockin’ 1000 to Play in Cesena, Italy

Foo Fighters played their Cesena, Italy show and two members of the Rockin' 1000 joined them onstage for a performance of a Queen and David Bowie classic.

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