The Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by drummer
Dave Grohl as a one-man project
following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of the band
Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Sunny Day Real Estate
During World War II, UFOs and various other aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied
aircraft pilots were known collectively as 'foo fighters'.
Dave Grohl -
lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, drums
Nate Mendel -
Pat Smear -
(1995-1997, 2010-present); touring (1995-1997, 2006-2010), backing vocals (1995-1997)
Taylor Hawkins -
drums, backing and lead vocals
Chris Shiflett -
lead guitar, backing vocals
Rami Jaffee - keyboards, piano, organ, accordion, harmonica (2006-present)
William Goldsmith - drums (1995-1997)
Franz Stahl - lead guitar, backing vocals (1997-1999)
Foo Fighters Trivia:
• Dave Grohl almost accepted a permanent position as drummer in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Foo Fighters Quotes:
"I was in awe of [frontman Kurt Cobain's songs], and [I was] intimidated. I thought it was best that
I kept my songs to myself."
-Dave Grohl on holding back on songs he wrote during his time with Nirvana.
"I was supposed to just join another band and be a drummer the rest of my life.
I thought that I would rather do what no one expected me to do. I enjoy writing music and I enjoy trying
to sing, and there's nothing anyone can really do to discourage me."
"For Krist and I, it would have felt really natural and really great. But for everyone else,
it would have been weird, and it would have left me in a really bad position. Then I really would have
been under the microscope."
-Dave Grohl on deciding against Krist Novoselic joining the band.
Foo Fighters Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video ("Big Me")
Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album (There Is Nothing Left To Lose) and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Learn To Fly")
Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("All My Life")
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album (One By One)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album ( Echoes Silence Patience & Grace )
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album ( Wasting Light )