YMMV / Foo Fighters


  • Awesome Music: Everything, really.
  • Broken Base: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on Glee, their fandom experienced mild turmoil over whether or not it was a good thing. Not that it particularly bothered Taylor Hawkins; his response to Glee in general was "Fuck that shit."
  • Ear Worm: Deliberately invoked by "Exhausted", the last track of the debut album. Dave ended the song with a slow fadeout over a repetitive riff intending for the riff to keep going in the listener's head.
  • Epic Riff: The talk box intro of "Generator", "Everlong", "All My Life", "Stacked Actors", "Hey, Johnny Park!", "Rope", and the ever popular "Best of You".
  • Face of the Band: Dave Grohl. In fact, the first album was made completely by him, with the help of a producer and only the guitar part in "X-Static" played by another musician (Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs).
    • Dave himself was on the other side of this trope with Nirvana. Nirvana was Cobain. Many people wouldn't even know Dave Grohl was part of it.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Their native US has Nirvana's shadow hanging over the band much thicker than elsewhere in the world. Whilst they sell many records and play arenas in the US, their popularity there is nothing compared to that in the UK, where in recent years they have sold out massive outdoor shows in minutes, months in advance. By Dave's own admission, the UK treats them like they are "the biggest band in the world", and while he can walk around cities like Los Angeles largely unrecognized, he gets mobbed on the streets in the UK.
    • Literally with 'Wheels'. Dave has mentioned on several occasions that apparently Germany is the only country where they can play the song with the crowd singing along. Most American crowds tend to be bored and most Asian crowds aren't bothered with it.
    • They also have a huge following in Italy, so much so that one thousand musicians (calling themselves the Rockin' 1000) got together in a group to play "Learn to Fly", all in order to invite the Foo Fighters to hold a concert there. The Foo Fighters did go and perform there along with several of the participants after seeing the result.
  • Growing the Beard: Many fans consider the 3rd album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, as the band's best.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Who would you least like to see naked? Any member of my band."
    • The line "Learning to walk again" from "Walk" took on a whole new meaning after Dave broke his leg in 2015. While it could also be considered Harsher in Hindsight, his pretty much nonchalant reaction to his ordeal makes it more hilarious than harsh.
  • Memetic Mutation: IS SOMEONE GETTING THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST... note 
  • Signature Song: "My Hero". There's a reason it's used in a hundred movies, TV shows and commercials. "Everlong", "Learn to Fly", "Best of You", and "The Pretender" come close.
  • Song Association: "Everlong" is a great song, but some us who have played Rock Band 2 may be sick of it, and think about how much we have played it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Walk" has been compared to the 1998 Tal Bachmann song "She's So High".
    • And "Wheels" is frequently compared to "Learning to Fly". Not in part because Dave Grohl was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Wasting Light finished the winning back that Echoes started after One by One and In Your Honor lost some fans.

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