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Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters


Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Genre(s) Post-Grunge
Alternative Rock
Hard Rock
Years active 1995—present
Label(s) RCA Records
Capitol Records
Associated acts Sunny Day Real Estate
Queens of the Stone Age
Them Crooked Vultures
Nirvana
Probot
The Fire Theft
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
Website Website
Members
Dave Grohl
Nate Mendel
Taylor Hawkins
Chris Shiflett
Former members
Pat Smear
William Goldsmith
Franz Stahl



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Foo Fighters is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1995. Drummer Dave Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band, Nirvana, in 1994. Prior to the release of the band's eponymous debut album in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel as bassist, William Goldsmith as drummer, and Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the group. The band was small, young, and began with performances in Portland, Oregon before gaining popularity. Goldsmith left during the recording of the group's second album, "The Colour and the Shape" (1997), and Smear's departure followed soon afterward. They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group's third album, "There Is Nothing Left to Lose" (1999).


Albums
Wasting Light (2011) Greatest Hits (2009) Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) Skin And Bones (2006) In Your Honor (2005) One By One (2002) There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999) The Colour And The Shape (1997) Foo Fighters (1995) Late! - Pocketwatch (1992)


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News

Foo Fighters To Play Reading And Leeds Festival 2012?

April 27, 2011
Foo Fighters could be set to headline next year's Reading and Leeds festival. The band, who have headline slots at this year's T In The Park and Isle Of Wight festival, said that they may return to Reading and Leeds festival next year if all goes well this summer. "We may play Reading in the summer next year, if we get through all of this run OK. Festivals are where we cut our teeth and became a good band," drummer Taylor Hawkins told The Daily Star.   Read more 

Eminem, Muse, Coldplay, Foo Fighters To Play Lollapalooza Festival 2011

April 26, 2011
Eminem, Muse, Coldplay and Foo Fighters will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, it's been announced. All four headliners will be joined by Arctic Monkeys, Cee Lo Green, Bright Eyes, The Cars, White Lies, Explosions In The Sky and The Kills.   Read more 

Foo Fighters Achieve First US Number One With 'Wasting Light'

April 20, 2011
Foo Fighters have achieved their first US number one with 'Wasting Light'. The band's new album 'Wasting Light' has debuted at number one on the Billboard chart with sales of over 235,000 in its first week of release.   Read more 

Adele Set To Reclaim Number One Spot From Foo Fighters On Album Chart

April 20, 2011
Adele is on course to reclaim the number one spot from the Foo Fighters on the UK album chart this weekend. The singer's chart reign ended last weekend when the Foo Fighters' 'Wasting Light' debuted at number one on the UK album chart.   Read more 

Foo Fighters End Adele's UK Album Chart Reign

April 17, 2011
Foo Fighters have ended Adele's reign on top of the UK album chart. The US band's seventh studio album 'Wasting Light' debuted at number one, bringing to an end '21's' eleven-week domination.   Read more 

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