History Music / FooFighters

16th Feb '18 3:49:05 PM tre-scott
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl. Not pictured: Rami Jaffee.-] ]]
14th Feb '18 11:29:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CoverVersion: Many, which were compiled in the limited edition CoverAlbum ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_Rare_%28Foo_Fighters_album%29 Medium Rare]]''. Most notable is Music/{{Prince}}'s "[[PurpleRain Darling Nikki]]" (see more on ShoutOut)

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* CoverVersion: Many, which were compiled in the limited edition CoverAlbum ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_Rare_%28Foo_Fighters_album%29 Medium Rare]]''. Most notable is Music/{{Prince}}'s "[[PurpleRain "[[Film/PurpleRain Darling Nikki]]" (see more on ShoutOut)
11th Jan '18 3:38:32 AM LooneyCartoons
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** The vocals in the title track B-side from ''The Colour and the Shape'' consists of nothing but type 3 Metal Screams.
28th Dec '17 9:09:42 PM nathan-sherman
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* LongRunner: "The Pretender" topped the Modern Rock chart for 18 consecutive weeks. That's longer than any song has topped the Hot 100. (Muse would dethrone that record 5 years later with "Madness", which spent a week longer at the top than "The Pretender".)

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* LongRunner: "The Pretender" topped the Modern Rock chart for 18 consecutive weeks. That's longer than any song has topped the Hot 100. (Muse (Portugal. The Man would dethrone that record 5 10 years later with "Madness", "Feel It Still", which spent a week two weeks longer at the top than "The Pretender".)
9th Dec '17 4:30:31 AM Metalman77
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* FiveManBand: After Pat rejoined the band in 2010.
** TheLeader: Dave
** TheLancer: Nate
** TheSmartGuy: Chris
** TheBigGuy: Taylor
** TheHeart: Pat
** SixthRanger: Rami
15th Oct '17 4:24:34 PM jonathan-sherwin
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** Probably one of the biggest ones the Foos will ever get is when Prince covered "Best of You" during his Super Bowl halftime show medley in 2007. This of course was after the Foos had done their own Prince ShoutOut by covering "Darling Nikki"... [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1551990/foo-fighters-perplexed-by-prince.jhtml to which Prince complained and didn't let the band release it in the States]]. Whether covering their song is hypocrisy or irony, you pick.

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** Probably one of the biggest ones the Foos will ever get is when Prince covered "Best of You" during his Super Bowl halftime show medley in 2007. This of course was after the Foos had done their own Prince ShoutOut by covering "Darling Nikki"... [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1551990/foo-fighters-perplexed-by-prince.jhtml to which Prince complained and didn't let the band release it in the States]]. (Though, that didn't stop the song from getting airplay on alternative rock radio and peaking at #15 on ''Billboard'''s Alternative Songs chart.) Whether covering their song is hypocrisy or irony, you pick.
15th Oct '17 4:20:27 PM jonathan-sherwin
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** Subverted by ''Sonic Highways''... except if you count a TitleDrop in the TV series ("You can tie all these people and places together with these Sonic Highways").
* ArcNumber: Eight for ''Sonic Highways.'' It's their eighth album, was recorded in eight different cities, has eight tracks, and has a building in the shape of an eight on the cover. (along with a few hidden eights in each city of the cover)

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** Subverted by ''Sonic Highways''... Highways'', except if you count a TitleDrop in the TV series ("You can tie all these people and places together with these Sonic Highways").
* ArcNumber: Eight 8 for ''Sonic Highways.'' It's their eighth album, was recorded in eight different cities, has eight tracks, and has a building in the shape of an eight on the cover. (along with There's also a few hidden eights 8s in each city of the cover)cover.
15th Oct '17 4:17:19 PM jonathan-sherwin
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* BreakupBreakout: After all this time, it's easy to forget that Dave was once a member of [[Music/{{Nirvana}} one of the most important bands in history.]]
** It should be noted, however, that the Nirvana B Side "Marigold" was a Grohl composition that featured him on vocals, Grohl had already written and demoed most of the first album songs in 1992, and he had also released a self-released cassette album called "Pocketwatch" by Late!. However, these would have been of minimal interest beyond the most obsessive member, but if Nirvana had stayed, it's possible Grohl might have broken out on his own anyway, given his various abilities.
23rd Sep '17 7:38:34 AM igordebraga
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* [[AbsenteeActor Absentee Musician]]: William Goldsmith's drumming on ''The Colour and the Shape'' was largely replaced by Dave Grohl's behind his back to the point where his performances were only left on two proper album tracks, "Doll" and slow part of "Up in Arms" (Wikipedia states, that his drumming, albeit uncredited, also appears on verses of "My Poor Brain", as well as bonus tracks "The Colour and the Shape" and "Down in the Park"). Apparently, Goldsmith is still very bitter about it.

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* [[AbsenteeActor Absentee Musician]]: William Goldsmith's drumming on ''The Colour and the Shape'' was largely replaced by Dave Grohl's behind his back to the point where his performances were only left on two proper album tracks, "Doll" and the slow part of "Up in Arms" (Wikipedia states, that his drumming, albeit uncredited, also appears on verses of "My Poor Brain", as well as bonus tracks "The Colour and the Shape" and "Down in the Park"). Apparently, Goldsmith is still very bitter about it.



** ''Concrete and Gold''--both the album and the song (since it's the last track)--end with this ''twice''. The first is the very last chord of the song, taking the space-rock vibe from the chorus and finishing it like a guillotine with a multi-layered power chord and feedback. The second one comes a few seconds later. [[spoiler:FUCK YOU, DARRYL!]]
* LeadDrummer: Even if Dave primarily plays guitar on the band, he still fits, to the point that he was unhappy with William Goldsmith's percussion in ''The Colour and the Shape'' and replaced almost all of it with Dave's own playing. Taylor's role as TheLancer is a minor case.

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** ''Concrete and Gold''--both the album and the song (since it's the last track)--end with this ''twice''. The first is the very last chord of the song, taking the space-rock vibe from the chorus and finishing it like a guillotine with a multi-layered power chord and feedback. The second one (that might be LastNoteHilarity instead) comes a few seconds later. [[spoiler:FUCK YOU, DARRYL!]]
* LeadDrummer: Even if Dave primarily plays guitar on the band, he still fits, to the point that he was unhappy with William Goldsmith's percussion in ''The Colour and the Shape'' and replaced almost all of it with Dave's his own playing. Taylor's role as TheLancer is a minor case.



** ''Concrete and Gold'' is a variant, where the only image is an emblem that resembles two Fs.



* TrueCompanions: Related to the above: the band took a break from recording, during which Dave played with Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge and even considered disbanding the Foo Fighters... and then noticed he was missing the band, which inspired him to write "Times Like These".

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** "Concrete and Gold"
* TrueCompanions: Related to the above: the The band took a break from recording, during which Dave played with Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge and even considered disbanding the Foo Fighters... and then noticed he was missing the band, which inspired him to write "Times Like These".
20th Sep '17 11:31:46 AM CalaverX11
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** "Run" has the band as old men playing in a retirement home...and causing a riot.
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