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** [[http://rockhumor.com/dave-grohl-pretender/ "What if I say I'm not like the otters?"]]


** In the "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" period, they were more popular in Australia than anywhere else. They cemented this popularity when they toured there and performed at Big Day Out, and even released a special edition with a popular Australian swimmer on the cover and including an track, "Fraternity".

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** In the "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" period, they were more popular in Australia than anywhere else. They cemented this popularity when they toured there and performed at Big Day Out, and even released a special edition with a popular Australian swimmer on the cover and including an extra track, "Fraternity".



** A ''very'' VocalMinority will never forget the fact the Foo Fighters were in supporter for the "AIDS isn't a real disease" movement, despite the band long moved on from it and has not shown support for it in years.

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** A ''very'' VocalMinority will never forget the fact the Foo Fighters were in supporter for the "AIDS isn't a real disease" movement, despite the band long moved on from it (it only ended among the causes they supported due to Nate Mendel) and has not shown support for it in years.



** "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly"]]. Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.

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** "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly"]]. Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.



* VindicatedByHistory: "One By One" got poor reviews at the time though has since been regarded as better than it was at the time, partly due to the group's songwriting gradually getting less rock-oriented since.

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* VindicatedByHistory: "One ''One By One" One'' got poor reviews at the time though has since been regarded as better than it was at the time, partly due to the group's songwriting gradually getting less rock-oriented since.

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** A ''very'' VocalMinority will never forget the fact the Foo Fighters were in supporter for the "AIDS isn't a real disease" movement, despite the band long moved on from it and has not shown support for it in years.


** After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]

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** After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Fuck that shit."]]


* HypeBacklash: The presentation of the group as saviours of rock music and Dave Grohl's frequent appearances during the Wasting Light period did not sit well with certain rock fans.


* BrokenBase: The group has a significant amount of fans who like their first two albums and don't like the others, who are very much a VocalMinority. The base is more broken with regards to the group's more recent records, with some saying the likes of "Concrete And Gold" are lazy and a shadow of their former selves, and others saying that the group's softer direction is a sign of maturity.

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The group has a significant amount of fans who like their first two albums and don't like the others, who are very much a VocalMinority. The base is more broken with regards to the group's more recent records, with some saying the likes of "Concrete And Gold" are lazy and a shadow of their former selves, and others saying that the group's softer direction is a sign of maturity.



* FaceOfTheBand: Dave Grohl. In fact, the first album was [[IAmTheBand 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 Music/TheAfghanWhigs).

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Dave Grohl. In fact, the first album was [[IAmTheBand 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 Music/TheAfghanWhigs).



* FanDumb: When the video to "The One" was uploaded in 2017, a fair amount of Youtube commenters mistook it for a new song purely because it does not appear on an album...despite the fact that the song was released as a single 15 years previously. At the time of release, it received a lot of airplay. The fact that the group's "Greatest Hits" features less than half the singles they had released up until that point pretty much ensured this would happen.



* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.fooarchive.com/features/kaug05.htm "Who would you least like to see naked?]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Cvgm7Fp8w Any member of my band."]]

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[[http://www.fooarchive.com/features/kaug05.htm "Who would you least like to see naked?]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Cvgm7Fp8w Any member of my band."]]



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Walk" has been compared to the 1998 Tal Bachmann song "She's So High".
** And "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly"]]. Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.

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"Walk" has been compared to the 1998 Tal Bachmann song "She's So High".
** And "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly"]]. Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: 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.

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* FanDumb: When the video to "The One" was uploaded in 2017, a fair amount of Youtube commenters mistook it for a new song purely because it does not appear on an album...despite the fact that the song was released as a single 15 years previously. At the time of release, it received a lot of airplay. The fact that the group's "Greatest Hits" features less than half the singles they had released up until that point pretty much ensured this would happen.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: 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. UK.
** In the "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" period, they were more popular in Australia than anywhere else. They cemented this popularity when they toured there and performed at Big Day Out, and even released a special edition with a popular Australian swimmer on the cover and including an track, "Fraternity".


** "The Colour And The Shape" sounds like a combination of "Scentless Apprentice" and "Tourette's" by Grohl's former group {{Music/Nirvana}}, which is one reason why it did not end up on the album it gave its name to.

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** "The Colour And The Shape" sounds like a combination of "Scentless Apprentice" and "Tourette's" by Grohl's former group {{Music/Nirvana}}, which is one reason why it did not end up on the album it gave its name to. In addition, the drum intro Grohl plays on "My Hero" is virtually the same as the one he plays on "Scentless Apprentice", although since the song is about Cobain, it is likely an intentional shoutout.

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** "The Colour And The Shape" sounds like a combination of "Scentless Apprentice" and "Tourette's" by Grohl's former group {{Music/Nirvana}}, which is one reason why it did not end up on the album it gave its name to.


* BrokenBase: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]

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* BrokenBase: The group has a significant amount of fans who like their first two albums and don't like the others, who are very much a VocalMinority. The base is more broken with regards to the group's more recent records, with some saying the likes of "Concrete And Gold" are lazy and a shadow of their former selves, and others saying that the group's softer direction is a sign of maturity.
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After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]


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* HypeBacklash: The presentation of the group as saviours of rock music and Dave Grohl's frequent appearances during the Wasting Light period did not sit well with certain rock fans.


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* NeverLiveItDown: William Goldsmith, largely due to his inability to accept his drumming wasn't right for the group and tendency to blame Dave Grohl. In fairness, Grohl gave him the opportunity to do plenty of takes to get it right.


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* VindicatedByHistory: "One By One" got poor reviews at the time though has since been regarded as better than it was at the time, partly due to the group's songwriting gradually getting less rock-oriented since.


* EpicRiff: The talk box intro of "Generator", "Everlong", "All My Life", "Stacked Actors", "Hey, Johnny Park!", "Rope", and the ever popular "Best of You".

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* EpicRiff: The talk box intro of "Generator", "Good Grief", "Everlong", "All My Life", "Stacked Actors", "Hey, Johnny Park!", "Rope", and the ever popular "Best of You".


* BrokenBase: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]

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* BrokenBase: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', their fandom experienced mild turmoil over whether or not it was a good thing. Not that it particularly bothered Taylor Hawkins. His Hawkins; his response to ''Glee'' in general was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]



* SignatureSong: "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.

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* SignatureSong: "My Hero". There's a reason it's used in a hundred movies, TV shows and commercials. "Everlong","Learn "Everlong", "Learn to Fly", "Best of You", and "The Pretender" come close.



** And "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly."]] Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.
* WinBackTheCrowd: ''Wasting Light'' finished the winning back that ''Echoes'' started after the relatively poor ''One by One'' and ''In Your Honor'' releases had lost some of the fans.

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** And "Wheels" is frequently compared to [[Music/TomPetty "Learning to Fly."]] Fly"]]. Not in part because [[Music/DaveGrohl Dave Grohl]] was briefly the drummer for Tom Petty's band.
* WinBackTheCrowd: ''Wasting Light'' finished the winning back that ''Echoes'' started after the relatively poor ''One by One'' and ''In Your Honor'' releases had lost some of the fans.


* BrokenBase: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', their fandom experienced mild turmoil over whether or not it was a good thing. Not that it particularly bothered Taylor Hawkins, for example, whose response to ''Glee'' in general was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]

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* BrokenBase: After the band refused to let their songs be featured on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', their fandom experienced mild turmoil over whether or not it was a good thing. Not that it particularly bothered Taylor Hawkins, for example, whose Hawkins. His response to ''Glee'' in general was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck that shit."]]



* EpicRiff: The talk box intro of "Generator", "Everlong"., "All My Life", "Stacked Actors", "Hey, Johnny Park!", "Rope", and the ever popular "Best of You".

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* EpicRiff: The talk box intro of "Generator", "Everlong"., "Everlong", "All My Life", "Stacked Actors", "Hey, Johnny Park!", "Rope", and the ever popular "Best of You".


* 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.



* EarWorm
** 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.

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EarWorm: 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.



* FaceOfTheBand:
** Dave Grohl. In fact, the first album was [[IAmTheBand 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 Music/TheAfghanWhigs).

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* FaceOfTheBand:
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FaceOfTheBand: Dave Grohl. In fact, the first album was [[IAmTheBand 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 Music/TheAfghanWhigs).



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** 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.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
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GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: 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.



* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[http://www.fooarchive.com/features/kaug05.htm "Who would you least like to see naked?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Cvgm7Fp8w Any member of my band."]]

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* HilariousInHindsight:
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HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.fooarchive.com/features/kaug05.htm "Who would you least like to see naked?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Cvgm7Fp8w Any member of my band."]]


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/FooFighters All of it, really]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/FooFighters All of it, Everything, really]].

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