After the demise of Nirvana, a distraught Dave Grohl hid himself away in a studio, recorded a bunch of demos on his own and slapped the name Foo Fighters on it to give it some anonymity. But soon everyone realized that the drummer from Nirvana really had some chops as a frontman and the self-titled release from the Foo Fighters struck a chord with listeners.
On May 20, 1997, the Foo Fighters took a major step toward becoming the stadium-filling band they've turned into by releasing their second album, 'The Colour and the Shape.' Though the recording of the disc came during a very tumultuous period for Dave Grohl, but the outcome of the material was top shelf and ready-made for the concert stage. This Readers Poll asks you to let us know what song off this career-changing record for the Foo Fighters is your favorite.
Most assumed that the Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' tour moniker was a reference to their 50 years in music, but it might eventually double as a status for the amount of special guests during their current run. The latest to join in the Rolling Stones fun was Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who hopped onstage to play guitar and sing during the band's Anaheim, Calif. stop Saturday night (May 18). Fan-shot footage can be seen above.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just gained a few more great acts, with Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy and Randy Newman making up the 2013 induction class. The five acts were inducted Thursday night (April 19) in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater with a number of music luminaries doing the honors.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has had a little extra time on his hands since his band announced a brief hiatus last fall. However, the musician was never too far away from music, using the break in his schedule to shoot a film role as Iggy Pop for an upcoming movie about the historic New York punk club CBGB.
This is a big week for Dave Grohl, who is not only bringing his 'Sound City' documentary and a Sound City Players concert to Austin's South by Southwest, he's also delivering the music conference's keynote speech. The rocker tells USA Today that he feels confident in the speech he's ready to give and part of that comes from his upbringing.
One of Coachella's biggest draws this year is the reunion of the indie outfit Postal Service, which features the synth-led sounds of Jimmy Tamborello paired with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's vocals. But according to a new Funny or Die video, there were actually several recognizable rockers that tried out for the job before Gibbard was selected.