Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington 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 Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear 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, though he would rejoin them in 2005.

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. The band's seventh studio album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig was released in 2011, in which Smear returned as a full member. In November 2014, the band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released as an accompanying soundtrack to the Grohl-directed 2014 miniseries of the same name.

Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band's eight albums have sold 12 million copies in the U.S., and 30 million worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Foo Fighters 3.65 13
1996 Concert Hall, Toronto 1996 1
1997 The Colour and the Shape 4 15
1999 There Is Nothing Left to Lose 4 11
2002 One by One 4.4 17
2005 In Your Honor 3.75 11
2007 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace 3.35 8
2011 Wasting Light 3.75 12
2014 Sonic Highways 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 B-Sides 1
2007 Greatest Hits (Russian bootleg) 1
2008 The Missing Pieces 1
2009 Greatest Hits 4 8
2011 Medium Rare 2
2007-08-17: BBC Radio 1, Brighton, England, UK 1
Acoustic 1

Album + Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
2015 Million Dollar Demos 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 The Wireless 1
1999 2000-10-24: AT&T Wireless Acoustic Series, ARTISTdirect Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA 3
2001 Brain Damage 1
2003 Everywhere But Home 1
2003 Live at Big Day Out '03 1
2005 Live at Roswell 1
2006 Skin and Bones 3
2008 Live at Wembley Stadium 2
2011 A Hard Day's Light 1
2015 Live in Maracanã 1
1995-03-06: Enter the Dragon: King's College, London, UK 1
1995-06-03: X Static: Europe 1
1997-05-25: Long Live Grunge: Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK 2
1997-07-05: Summerfest, Henry W. Maier Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA 1
2001-08-17: Bizarre Festival, Weeze, Germany 1
2001-14-01: Live Rock in Rio 3: Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1
2002-08-24: The Main Stage, Carling Reading Festival, Little Johns Farm, UK 1
2002-09-16: Triple J: Live at the Wireless, Sydney, Australia 1
2002-12-04: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway 1
2003-01-17: Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand 1
2004-05-30: Rock in Rio Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal 1
2005-05-21: KROQ Weenie Roast: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, USA 1
2005-08-13: Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON, Canada 1
2006-06-17: Hyde Park, London, UK 1
2007-11-12: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK 1
Fighting the 'N' Factor 1
Frenzy 1
Live at the Melkweg, Amsterdam 1
Live in Rio 2011 1
Mine Is Yours and Yours Is Mine 1
Quiet before the Storm 1
We Will Rock You 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Exhausted 1
1995 This Is a Call 3
1995 Winnebago 1
1995 I'll Stick Around 3
1995 For All the Cows 2
1995 Big Me 5
1996 Alone + Easy Target 1
1997 Monkey Wrench 5
1997 Everlong 4
1997 Inédits 1
1998 My Hero 4
1998 Walking After You 1
1999 Learn to Fly 5
2000 Stacked Actors 1
2000 Generator 5
2000 Breakout 8
2000 Next Year 6
2002 The One 1
2002 All My Life 6
2003 Times Like These 8
2003 Low 3
2003 Have It All 2
2003 Times Like These (acoustic version) 1
2005 Best of You 2
2005 DOA 4
2005 Resolve 3
2006 No Way Back/Cold Day in the Sun 1
2007 The Pretender 3
2007 Long Road to Ruin 2
2008 Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running) 1
2009 Wheels 1
2011 Rope 5 4
2011 Walk 1
2011 12 Days of Christmas 2
2014 Something From Nothing 1
2014 The Feast and the Famine 1
2014 Congregation 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Five Songs and a Cover 1
2008 Let It Die 1
2015 Songs From the Laundry Room 1
2015 Saint Cecilia EP 4 3

EP + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Greatest Hits 1

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 1

Other

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 2011-03-24 Sydney FM Broadcast 1
2014 Two-Headed Dog 1
[demo tape] 1
1992-04-xx: Allister Lob: Laundry Room Studios, Seattle, WA, USA 1

Other + Interview

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 More Maximum Foo Fighters 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 1998-03-18: Live Acoustic on Howard Stern, New York, NY, USA 1
2011 Radio 1 Big Weekend 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Exhausted 1

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