Dave Grohl was the drummer in Nirvana, who occasionally found time to write and record solo songs – without telling Kurt Cobain! After a few unsure months following Cobain’s death in April 1994, Grohl eventually decided to record a tape. And with that, Foo Fighters were born. Initially just Grohl, he recorded almost all the parts on the debut album (the one exception being a guitar part in X-Static), eventually a band was formed to support the album. That band has gone on to be one of the biggest rock acts in modern times. All of their 8 albums have been charted top 10 in the UK, with all but one in their home country of America. Joining Dave Grohl on the second album was Nate Mendel on bass, who’s remained in the band ever since, Pat Smear on guitar, he took a break away from the band but has since come back, and William Goldsmith on drums, this was his only studio release with the Foos. For the third album onwards Taylor Hawkins came in on drums. The lead guitar parts have been played by Franz Stahl (1997-99) and Chris Shiflett (99-present).
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I believe I first heard Foo Fighters when I saw the video for “Long Road to Ruin” one day at home (or somewhere anyway). The year must have been 2007, meaning I was right in the midst of my guitar phase and so the catchy guitars and memorable chorus reeled me in. I didn’t need any more motivation, and bought Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace as soon as I could. After that, it was simply a matter of completing my collection – which really didn’t take long! Still working on getting Emma into them, she loves Times Like These.