Foo Fighters is an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1994. Foo Fighters was initially formed as a one-man project by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Following the success of the 1995 eponymous debut album, Grohl (lead vocals, guitar) recruited a band consisting of Nate Mendel (bass guitar), William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar). After a succession of lineup changes, including the departures of Goldsmith and Smear, the band formed its core lineup in 1999, consisting of Grohl, Mendel, Chris Shiflett (guitar), and Taylor Hawkins (drums). Smear rejoined in 2005, and Rami Jaffee (keyboards) joined in 2017.

Prior to the release of the debut Foo Fighters album, Grohl recruited Mendel and Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, and Smear, who had played with Nirvana on tour. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of their second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997); most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl. Smear departed soon afterward but appeared as a guest with the band frequently from 2005; he rejoined in 2010.

Smear and Goldsmith were replaced by Franz Stahl and Taylor Hawkins; 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 on guitar after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Foo Fighters released their fourth album, One by One, in 2002. It was followed with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released their sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007.

For Foo Fighters' seventh studio album, Wasting Light (2011), produced by Butch Vig, Smear returned as a full member. Sonic Highways (2014) was released as the soundtrack to the television miniseries directed by Grohl. Concrete and Gold (2017) was the second Foo Fighters album to reach number one in the United States and their first studio album to feature longtime session and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee as a full member. The band's tenth album, Medicine at Midnight (2021), was the last before Hawkins' death in March 2022; Josh Freese was announced as Hawkins' replacement the following year. Their eleventh album, But Here We Are, is to be released in June 2023.

Over the course of their career, Foo Fighters have won 15 Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album five times, making them among the most successful rock acts in Grammy history. In 2021, the band was announced as recipients of the first-ever "Global Icon" award at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, their first year of eligibility.

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1995Foo FightersFoo Fighters4.218
1997The Colour and the ShapeFoo Fighters4.1518
1999There Is Nothing Left to LoseFoo Fighters4.2512
2002One by OneFoo Fighters4.1523
2005In Your HonorFoo Fighters3.918
2007Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceFoo Fighters3.4513
2011Wasting LightFoo Fighters4.118
2014Sonic HighwaysFoo Fighters3.3516
2017Concrete and GoldFoo Fighters3.411
2021Medicine at MidnightFoo Fighters3.87
2023But Here We AreFoo Fighters5

Album + Compilation

2009Greatest HitsFoo Fighters3.7513
2011Medium RareFoo Fighters3
2021Hail SatinDee Gees / Foo Fighters2
2022The Essential Foo FightersFoo Fighters4

Album + Live

2003Everywhere But HomeFoo Fighters3
2006Skin and BonesFoo Fighters5
2006Skin and Bones + Hyde ParkFoo Fighters1
2008Live at Wembley StadiumFoo Fighters3
20172017-06-24: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing ArtsFoo Fighters3
2021Up In Arms: Foo Fighters RecordingsFoo Fighters1


1995This Is a CallFoo Fighters5
1995I'll Stick AroundFoo Fighters4
1995For All the CowsFoo Fighters3
1995Big MeFoo Fighters6
1997Monkey WrenchFoo Fighters5
1997EverlongFoo Fighters4
1998My HeroFoo Fighters6
1998Walking After YouFoo Fighters3
1999Learn to FlyFoo Fighters7
2000Stacked ActorsFoo Fighters3
2000GeneratorFoo Fighters3
2000BreakoutFoo Fighters9
2000Next YearFoo Fighters6
2001The OneFoo Fighters4
2002All My LifeFoo Fighters7
2003Times Like TheseFoo Fighters11
2003LowFoo Fighters7
2003Have It AllFoo Fighters4
2005Best of YouFoo Fighters7
2005DOAFoo Fighters5
2005ResolveFoo Fighters5
2006No Way Back/Cold Day in the SunFoo Fighters2
2007The Pretender / Bangin’Foo Fighters4
2007Long Road to RuinFoo Fighters4
2008Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)Foo Fighters2
2009WheelsFoo Fighters2
2011RopeFoo Fighters54
2011White LimoFoo Fighters1
2011WalkFoo Fighters1
2011ArlandriaFoo Fighters1
201112 Days of ChristmasFoo Fighters2
2014Something From NothingFoo Fighters2
2014The Feast and the FamineFoo Fighters1
2014CongregationFoo Fighters1
2014What Did I Do? / God as My WitnessFoo Fighters1
2017RunFoo Fighters51
2017The Sky Is a NeighborhoodFoo Fighters1
2017The LineFoo Fighters2
2017SoldierFoo Fighters1
2020Shame ShameFoo Fighters1
2020Run Rudolph RunFoo Fighters2
2021No Son of MineFoo Fighters1
2021Waiting on a WarFoo Fighters1
2021Making a Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)Foo Fighters1
2021Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)Foo Fighters1
2022March of the InsaneDream Widow1
2022Making a Fire (Mark Ronson Re-version) / Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-version)Foo Fighters1
2023RescuedFoo Fighters1
2023Under YouFoo Fighters1
2023Show Me HowFoo Fighters1
2023The TeacherFoo Fighters1

Single + Live

2005RazorFoo Fighters1
2018The Sky Is a Neighborhood (live at the BRITs)Foo Fighters1


2000Next YearFoo Fighters1
2003DVD/EPFoo Fighters1
2005Five Songs and a CoverFoo Fighters1
2008Let It DieFoo Fighters2
2015Songs From the Laundry RoomFoo Fighters2
2015Saint Cecilia EPFoo Fighters4.53
201901020225Foo Fighters1
201900020225Foo Fighters2
201902050525Foo Fighters1
201901050525Foo Fighters1
201901999925Foo Fighters1
201900999925Foo Fighters1
201900979725Foo Fighters1

EP + Compilation

2009Greatest HitsFoo Fighters1
202000959525Foo Fighters41

EP + Live

200500050525: Live in RoswellFoo Fighters2
2011iTunes Festival: London 2011Foo Fighters1
201900950025Foo Fighters1
201900111125: Live in LondonFoo Fighters1
201900070725: Live at Studio 606Foo Fighters1
201901070725Foo Fighters1
2020Live On the Radio 1996Foo Fighters1

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