Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters are a rock band formed by musician Dave Grohl in 1994 after the demise of the grunge band Nirvana, in which he played drums. They are named after the World War II term "foo fighter", used to refer to mysterious aerial phenomena.

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Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring bandmate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997) when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear's departure followed soon afterward.

They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999). The band briefly continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined as the band's lead guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007. In 2010, it was confirmed that Smear had officially rejoined the band after touring with Foo Fighters as an unofficial member between 2006 and 2009. Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. The band's seventh studio album, Wasting Light, was released in 2011. Grohl stated in January 2013 that the band had started writing material for an eighth studio album. Producer Butch Vig is set to produce his second album with the group.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Brit Awards 2009 Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Match of the Day: The Album Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 ...Featuring Compilation Norah Jones 4 4
2011 CD Pool - Hits (2011-03) Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Songs for Japan Compilation Various Artists 3
2011 The Rock Album Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Flood Relief Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 2012 GRAMMY Nominees Compilation Various Artists 2
2012 Brit Awards 2012 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Wrote a Song for Everyone Compilation John Fogerty 4 1
Best Buy Presents: Guitars, Guitars, Guitars - 1998 Compilation Various Artists 1
Bim Sherman Compilation Compilation Various Artists 1
Gabba Gabba Metal: A Metal Tribute to the Ramones Compilation Various Artists 1
Holiday Hangover Remedy Compilation Various Artists 1
Icons Rock: Celebrating 105 Years of Great Motorcycles Compilation Various Artists 1
Meedeiners, Volume 06 Compilation Various Artists 1
MTV Fresh Compilation Various Artists 1
New Extremal Metall Ballads Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Live + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert Live Compilation Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Radio 1's Live Lounge Compilation Live Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 99X Live X 6 Walk Unafraid Live Various Artists 1
2001 Live 101, Volume 2 Live Various Artists 1
2003 Later... With Jools Holland: Louder Live Various Artists 1
2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Live Various Artists 1
2007 Live from SNL: Music Performances from Saturday Night Live Live Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Songs in the Key of X: Music From and Inspired by the X-Files Soundtrack Various Artists 4 3
1997 Scream 2 Soundtrack Various Artists 3 2
1998 Godzilla Soundtrack Various Artists 2.5 4
1998 The X-Files: The Album Soundtrack Various Artists 4 3
1999 Varsity Blues Soundtrack Various Artists 1 1
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Soundtrack Various Artists 1.5 6
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2000 Little Nicky Soundtrack Various Artists 2
2001 Out Cold Soundtrack Various Artists 2
2001 Orange County Soundtrack Various Artists 4
2003 American Pie: The Wedding Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2003 American Wedding Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2007 Catch and Release Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2008 Guitar Hero: World Tour Soundtrack Various Artists 2
2011 Real Steel Soundtrack Danny Elfman 2
X Games Pro Boarder Soundtrack Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 The Best of BBC Radio 1ʼs Live Lounge Various Artists 1

Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Later... with Jools Holland: The First 15 Years Compilation Live Various Artists 1

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