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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 dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain. 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 2006.

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. On September 15, 2017, the band released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, which became their second to reach #1 in the United States, and was the band's first studio album to feature longtime session and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee as a full member.

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 have sold 12 million copies in the United States alone.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
2008 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, May 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Alternative Times, Volume 94 Various Artists 1
2008 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, November 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Alternative Times, Volume 100 Various Artists 1
2009 Brit Awards 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, November 2009 Various Artists 5 1
2009 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 109 Various Artists 1
2009 Lulz: A Corruption of LOL (Over) #IX: Thousand Various Artists 1
2009 Match of the Day: The Album Various Artists 1
2010 …Featuring Norah Jones 3 5
2010 Classic Cuts Presents: Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 Greatest Hits of Modern Rock Various Artists 1
2011 CD Pool - Hits (2011-03) Various Artists 1
2011 Columbia Label Sampler Various Artists 1
2011 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, March 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Songs for Japan Various Artists 3
2011 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 126 Various Artists 1
2011 The Rock Album Various Artists 1
2011 Flood Relief Various Artists 1
2011 The Godfather of Heavy Metal: Tribute to Lemmy Various Artists 1
2012 2012 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 2
2012 Brit Awards 2012 Various Artists 1
2013 Wrote a Song for Everyone John Fogerty 4 3
2014 90 Sweet 90s Hits! Various Artists 1
2014 AOX: The Regeneration Mixtapes Box Set Various Artists 1
2015 Pukkelpop: 30 Years Various Artists 1
2015 Coffeehouse Classics, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
2016 De Afrekening 60 Various Artists 2
2017 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood Various Artists 2
2017 BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2017 Various Artists 1
Best Buy Presents: Guitars, Guitars, Guitars - 1998 Various Artists 1
Bim Sherman Compilation Various Artists 1
Chart-Busters 20-I-Toppar Various Artists 1
Gabba Gabba Metal: A Metal Tribute to the Ramones Various Artists 1
Holiday Hangover Remedy Various Artists 1
Icons Rock: Celebrating 105 Years of Great Motorcycles Various Artists 1
KISA, Volume 8: Fresh Music Various Artists 1
Meedeiners, Volume 06 Various Artists 1
Nautical Nonsense Various Artists 1
Schooling Rock: The Jack Black Collection Jack Black 1
The Essential DPRO 2 Various Artists 1
The In-Depth Ziqueplan Various Artists 1
Tribe Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert Various Artists 2
2006 Radio 1’s Live Lounge Various Artists 1
2007 Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Volume 2 Various Artists 5 1
2008 Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2008 Later... with Jools Holland: The First 15 Years Various Artists 1
2011 The Best of BBC Radio 1ʼs Live Lounge Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Guitar Hero: World Tour Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 99X Live X 6 Walk Unafraid Various Artists 1
2001 Q101: Live 101, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Later... With Jools Holland: Louder Various Artists 1
2006 2006-10-22: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA Neil Young & The Prairie Wind Band 2
2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Various Artists 1
2007 Live from SNL: Music Performances from Saturday Night Live Various Artists 1
2012 Birthday Celebration David Bowie & Friends 2
50th Birthday Concert David Bowie 2
2006-10-21: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA Neil Young & The Prairie Wind Band 1
2007-07-07: Live Earth, Wembley Stadium, London, UK Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Glastonbury: The Mud. The Music. The Mayhem. Julien Temple 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Bootie Bundle, Volume 1 Kap Slap 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Songs in the Key of X: Music From and Inspired by the X-Files Various Artists 4 5
1997 Music From the Dimension Motion Picture Scream 2 Various Artists 3 2
1998 Godzilla: The Album Various Artists 2.5 7
1998 The X‐Files: The Album Various Artists 4 5
1998 X Games Pro Boarder Various Artists 1
1998 Varsity Blues: Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists 1 2
2000 Music From and Inspired by M:I-2 Various Artists 2 6
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Various Artists 2
2000 Little Nicky Various Artists 2
2001 Out Cold Various Artists 2
2001 Orange County Various Artists 3 3
2003 American Pie: The Wedding Various Artists 2
2003 Malhação Internacional 2003 Various Artists 1
2005 Scrubs: Season 4 Various Artists 1
2006 Scrubs: Season 6 Various Artists 1
2007 Catch and Release Various Artists 1
2009 DJ Hero Complete Rip Various Artists 3
2011 Real Steel Danny Elfman 3
The West Wing, Volume 1 Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Howard Stern: The Ultimate Live Music Collection Various Artists 1

Broadcast + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Howard Stern Show: Musical Memories Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Alternative Times, Volume 109 Various Artists 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006-10-21: Bridge School Benefit 20, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA Neil Young & The Prairie Wind Band 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Various Artists 1

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