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Website:http://www.foofighters.com/


Foo Fighters performing in November 2007.
Foo Fighters performing in November 2007.

Short Abstract:Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock and post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995. Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith, and Pat Smear to complete the group. Goldsmith and Smear left after the recording of the group's second album The Colour and the Shape .

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:Seattle · United States · Washington


Categories:1990S Music Groups · 2000S Music Groups · Aids Denialism · Alternative Musical Groups · American Alternative Rock Music Groups · American Rock Music Groups · Grammy Award Winners · Musical Groups Established In 1995 · Post-Grunge Groups · Rca Records Artists · Washington Musical Groups


Labels:Capitol Records · RCA Records

Current Members:Chris Shiflett · Nate Mendel · Taylor Hawkins

Past Members:Franz Stahl · William Goldsmith

Associated Acts:Nirvana · Scream · Sunny Day Real Estate

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock and post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995.

Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994.

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith, and Pat Smear to complete the group.

Goldsmith and Smear left after the recording of the group's second album The Colour and the Shape 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 .

Chris Shiflett joined as the band's second guitarist after the completion of There is Nothing Left to Lose.

The band released its fourth album One by One in 2002.

The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material.

Foo Fighters released its sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007.

Over the course of the band's career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys.

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