History Music / FooFighters

23rd Aug '16 4:47:16 PM gewunomox
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Foo Fighters is an alternative rock band, which was formed by Music/{{Nirvana}} drummer Music/DaveGrohl after KurtCobain's suicide. The band currently comprises Grohl on vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Shiflett on lead guitar and backing vocals, Pat Smear on second lead guitar, Nate Mendel on bass, and Taylor Hawkins on drums and backing vocals.

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Foo Fighters is an alternative rock band, which was formed by Music/{{Nirvana}} drummer Music/DaveGrohl after KurtCobain's Music/KurtCobain's suicide. The band currently comprises Grohl on vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Shiflett on lead guitar and backing vocals, Pat Smear on second lead guitar, Nate Mendel on bass, and Taylor Hawkins on drums and backing vocals.
17th Jun '16 5:11:52 PM Doug86
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The name is a reference to a term for unidentified flying objects sighted by pilots during WorldWarII[[note]] which in turn harkens back to "foo lights", a New England term referring to the glowing lights produced by swamp gas, and produced the metasyntactic variables foo and foobar[[/note]]. Grohl is on record as saying he hates the name, and would never have used it if he'd thought the band would get anywhere.

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The name is a reference to a term for unidentified flying objects sighted by pilots during WorldWarII[[note]] UsefulNotes/WorldWarII[[note]] which in turn harkens back to "foo lights", a New England term referring to the glowing lights produced by swamp gas, and produced the metasyntactic variables foo and foobar[[/note]]. Grohl is on record as saying he hates the name, and would never have used it if he'd thought the band would get anywhere.
22nd May '16 5:50:32 PM lakingsif
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** "Long Road to Ruin" where the band members and [[TheOffice Rashida]] [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Jones]] play actors on a soap opera. It's quite funny.

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** "Long Road to Ruin" where the band members and [[TheOffice Rashida]] [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Jones]] Creator/RashidaJones play actors on a soap opera. It's quite funny.
27th Apr '16 1:23:20 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:[-Clockwise [[caption-width-right:300:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl.-] ]]
27th Apr '16 1:23:05 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Clockwise [[caption-width-right:320:[-Clockwise from top-left: Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl.-] ]]
26th Apr '16 4:01:05 PM Hossmeister
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Foo Fighters was originally a [[IAmTheBand one-man project]] started by Dave Grohl after the dissolution of Music/{{Nirvana}} (though he had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocketwatch_%28album%29 written and recorded future Foo Fighters songs]] while still in the band), and he plays all the instruments on almost every song on the first, self-titled Foo Fighters album (why almost? Greg Dulli has a guitar part of "X-Static"). At first, Grohl hid behind the Foo Fighters name, preferring that people judge the album on its own merits rather than on Grohl's name or the fans' desire to fill the vacuum left by Nirvana. [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] played a few songs on his radio show, and the positive response motivated Grohl to move forward.

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Foo Fighters was originally a [[IAmTheBand one-man project]] started by Dave Grohl after the dissolution of Music/{{Nirvana}} (though he had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocketwatch_%28album%29 written and recorded future Foo Fighters songs]] while still in the band), and he plays all the instruments on almost every song on the first, [[Music/FooFightersAlbum self-titled Foo Fighters album (why almost? Greg Dulli has a guitar part of "X-Static").album]]. At first, Grohl hid behind the Foo Fighters name, preferring that people judge the album on its own merits rather than on Grohl's name or the fans' desire to fill the vacuum left by Nirvana. [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] played a few songs on his radio show, and the positive response motivated Grohl to move forward.



* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Foo Fighters]]'' (1995)

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* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Foo Fighters]]'' ''Music/FooFightersAlbum'' (1995)
25th Jan '16 8:18:22 PM Zadia
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** Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs plays guitar on "X-Static". ''This is the only part on the entire album not recorded by Dave''.

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** Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs Music/TheAfghanWhigs plays guitar on "X-Static". ''This is the only part on the entire album not recorded by Dave''.
27th Dec '15 4:50:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* SixthRanger: Rami Jaffee, previously of TheWallflowers, plays keyboards both in the studio and on tour ever since ''In You Honor''. He's still not an official member per se.

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* SixthRanger: Rami Jaffee, previously of TheWallflowers, Music/TheWallflowers, plays keyboards both in the studio and on tour ever since ''In You Honor''. He's still not an official member per se.
8th Oct '15 6:39:52 AM TheWhistleTropes
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** "The Last Song" -> "Free Me"

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** "DOA" -> "Hell", "The Last Song" -> "Free Me"
13th Sep '15 11:03:44 AM igordebraga
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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").


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* LocationSong: ''Sonic Highways'' has 8 of those. The series even shows how the interviews with local people inspire specific lines.


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* [[RoadTripPlot Road Trip Album]]: ''Sonic Highways'' was recorded on 8 cities, as the band spent a week in each to get inspiration for the songs.
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