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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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 DMC Essential Hits 56: November 2009 Various Artists 1
2010 Absolute Dissent Killing Joke 3.5 3
2013 Wrote a Song for Everyone John Fogerty 2

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Definitivt BEAT, Nummer 10•95 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 MTV Fresh Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Big Shiny Tunes Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Dr. Martens: The Capitol Records Music Sampler Compilation Various Artists 2
1996 World Of Noise Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Come Again Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Anthems… Ever! Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Sound as a Pound Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Best... Album in the World... Ever! Volume 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 3
1998 Big Shiny Tunes 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 The Point Platinum Version 1.0 Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 MTV the First 1000 Years: Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 7 Compilation Various Artists 3 1
2000 Cold: Live at the Chapel Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 107.3 WAAF: Survive This! Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Channel Z: The Best Of, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 8 Compilation Various Artists 3 1
2001 Kerrang! The Album, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 Big Day Out 2002: Discrespective Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World... Ever! Compilation Various Artists 3
2002 Humo Presenteert: Luchtgitaar! Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Big Day Out 03 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Brit Awards 2003 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Q: The Album Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 10 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 World's Greatest Air Guitar Album Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World... III Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Committed 2 Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Malhação Internacional 2003 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Rock Sound Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 Guitar of the Millennium Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 Rock Against Bush, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 3 1
2004 The Red Room Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Acura TL DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc Compilation Various Artists 2
2005 99x Live X 10 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Grammy Nominees 2006 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 13 Compilation Various Artists 2
2007 Radio 1: Established 1967 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Radio 1's Live Lounge, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 5 1
2007 De Afrekening, Volume 43 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Grammy Nominees 2008 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 15 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Radio 1's Live Lounge, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Brit Awards 2009 Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Match of the Day: The Album Compilation Various Artists 1

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