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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 in Seattle. Grohl formed the group as a one-manproject after the dissolution of Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), WilliamGoldsmith (drums) (both of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith left duringthe recording of the group’s second album The Colour And The Shape (1997), soon followed by Smear. They were replaced by TaylorHawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left pr ...read more

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 in Seattle. Grohl formed the group as a one-manproject after the dissolution of Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), WilliamGoldsmith (drums) (both of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith left duringthe recording of the group’s second album The Colour And The Shape (1997), soon followed by Smear. They were replaced by TaylorHawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group’s third album, There Is Nothing Left To Lose(1999).

Chris Shiflett joined as the band’s second guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left To Lose. The band released its fourth albumOne By One in 2002, followed by the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material,and their sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. Their most recent outing, Wasting Light, released in April 2011, saw thereturn of Pat Smear as an offical member, and returned Foo Fighters to a more rock-oriented sound.

Current line-up.

Dave Grohl - lead vocals, rhythm guitarPat Smear - lead & rhyhtm guitarsChris Shiflett - lead & rhythm guitars, vocalsNate Mendel - bass guitarTaylor Hawkins - drums, percussion, vocals « hide

Similar Bands: Nirvana, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin

LPs
Wasting Light
2011

3.9
1,481 Votes
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
2007

3.3
1,386 Votes
In Your Honor
2005

3.4
1,470 Votes
One by One
2002

3.2
1,342 Votes
There Is Nothing Left to Lose
1999

3.6
1,210 Votes
The Colour and the Shape
1997

4.1
1,979 Votes
Foo Fighters
1995

3.8
1,156 Votes
EPs
Five Songs and a Cover
2005

3.2
53 Votes
Live Albums
Live at Wembley Stadium
2008

4
67 Votes
Skin and Bones
2006

3.6
267 Votes
Everywhere But Home
2003

4
106 Votes
Compilations
Medium Rare
2011

3.8
28 Votes
Greatest Hits
2009

4
264 Votes
The Colour and The Shape (Expanded)
2007

4.2
255 Votes

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