Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters

American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994 add

Category: Music

Founded in 2007.

Countries: United States (53%), United Kingdom (19%), (10%)

Main connections: Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Butch Vig

Linked to: Nirvana, Capitol Records, ABBA, Alanis Morissette

 

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At the European MTV Music awards in 2007 Pat Smear confirmed his return to the band add something

 

Foo Fighters released its sixth album, "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", in 2007 add something

 

Pat Smear - V Festival - In August 2007, he appeared on stage with the Foo Fighters at the UK's V Festival, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh and Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland

 

Pat Smear - On September 9, 2007, Smear joined the Foo Fighters for their MTV Music Video *awards party room show

 

"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" was released on September 25, 2007 add something

 

Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters's sixth studio album "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" was released on September 25, 2007

 

Pat Smear - On October 13, 2007, Smear joined the Foo Fighters for an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and joined the Foo Fighters on stage at the MTV Europe Music *awards, confirming his return to the band as a full member

 

The second single, "Long Road to Ruin", was released in December 2007, supported by a music video directed by longtime collaborator Jesse Peretz add something


2008

These sessions likely lasted from late 2008 - early 2009 add something

 

"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" was nominated for five Grammy awards in 2008 add something

 

Pat Smear - On January 23, 2008, on the first show for the Foo Fighters' "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" tour in Dallas, he performed several songs with the band, and on February 20, 2008, he appeared on stage when Foo Fighters played "The Pretender" on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - On 10 February 2008, John Paul Jones appeared with the Foo Fighters on the Grammy *awards conducting the orchestral part to the song "The Pretender"

 

Pat Smear - On February 10, 2008, Smear performed live with Foo Fighters at the 2008 Grammy *awards broadcast on CBS from a stage outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles

 

Pat Smear - On March 3, 2008, Smear joined the Foo Fighters for the acoustic portion of their show at Cox Arena in San Diego, California

 

On June 7, 2008, the band played Wembley Stadium, London and was joined by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin to play "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On" add something

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - On 7 June 2008, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page appeared with the Foo Fighters to close out the band's concert at Wembley Stadium

 

Jimmy Page - On 7 June 2008, Page and John Paul Jones appeared with the Foo Fighters to close out the band's concert at Wembley Stadium, performing "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On

 

Pat Smear - On June 21, 2008, Smear performed live with Foo Fighters at the 2008 Hurricane Festival in Germany

 

Supergrass - In July 2008, Coombes joined Foo Fighters on stage during a show that saluted The Who's musical career, VH1 Rock Honors

 

Pat Smear - Smear once again joined the Foo Fighters on their tour which kicked off in Seattle, Washington, on July 9, 2008

 

Pat Smear - At the Virgin Mobile Festival at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland on August 9, 2008, Smear performed with the Foo Fighters, even being introduced by Dave Grohl

 

Pat Smear - Smear performed with the Foo Fighters at the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 29, 2008, and more recently at President Obama's 2009 White House Fourth of July celebration

 

After Foo Fighters had completed this tour in September 2008, they recorded 13 new songs in studio 606, shortly after announcing a hiatus from touring add something

 

Alice in Chains - In October 2008, Alice in Chains began recording its fourth studio album at the Foo Fighters' Studio 606 in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz

 

Pat Smear - He appeared recently at the Foo Fighters' private gig for Bethesda's "Fallout 3" game launch party in Los Angeles on October 16, 2008, at the LA Center Studios complex


2009

While the members of Foo Fighters had initially planned for their new album to have come out in 2009 with almost no touring support, they ultimately decided to shelve most of the songs from these sessions add something

 

Butch Vig - In 2009 Vig recorded two new tracks for the long awaited greatest hits release by the Foo Fighters, most notably the single "Wheels" and ultimately produced their April 2011 follow-up, "Wasting Light"

 

In order to promote their greatest hits album, Foo Fighters performed a show at studio 606 in October 2009 , during which the band took fan requests add something

 

On November 3, 2009, the band released a compilation album, "Greatest Hits", which features two new songs, "Word Forward" and the single "Wheels" add something

 

Dave Grohl - Greatest Hits - On November 3, 2009 Foo Fighters released their first "Greatest Hits" collection, consisting of 16 tracks including a previously unreleased acoustic version of "Everlong" and two new tracks "Wheels" and "Word Forward" which were produced by Nevermind's producer Butch Vig


2010

In 2010, it was confirmed that Smear had officially rejoined the band after touring with Foo Fighters as an unofficial member between 2006 and 2009 add something

 

In August 2010, the band began recording their seventh studio album with producer Butch Vig, who had previously produced the two new tracks for the band's "Greatest Hits" album add something

 

Pat Smear - On December 22, 2010, the remaining members of Nirvana played together for the first time since the death of Cobain at a last-minute Foo Fighters show at Paladino's in Tarzana, California


2011

The band's seventh studio album, "Wasting Light", was released in 2011 add something

 

They won the Radio Contraband "Major Label Artist of the Year" in 2011 add something

 

Pat Smear - During album sessions for the Foo Fighters' 2011 release, "Wasting Light", recorded with producer Butch Vig, Smear was fully integrated back into the band

 

Bob Mould - Mould performed on the Foo Fighters 2011 album "Wasting Light", contributing guitar and vocals to the track "Dear Rosemary

 

The first single from "Wasting Light", "Rope", was released to radio in February 2011 add something

 

Lemmy - In February 2011 Lemmy acted as the driver of the limo for the Foo Fighters music video "White Limo"

 

Daniel Fickle - In March 2011, the Foo Fighters chose Daniel for their "This Video Sucks" promotional campaign, to direct a video for ://www

 

Dave Grohl - The Foo Fighters' seventh studio album, "Wasting Light", was released on April 12, 2011

 

On April 16, 2011, Foo Fighters released an album of covers, "Medium Rare", as a limited-edition vinyl for Record Store Day add something

 

On May 21, 2011, Foo Fighters headlined the middle day of the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama add something

 

On June 4, 2011, they played a surprise set at the 2011 KROQ Weenie Roast add something

 

Seasick Steve - In July 2011, Seasick Steve played on stage with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters & John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin at Milton Keynes National Bowl in front of a sold-out audience of 65,000

 

They headlined the final night at the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park on August 7, 2011, performing part of their set in a driving rainstorm add something

 

In September 2011, before a show in Kansas City, the band performed a counter-protest parody song in front of a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church add something

 

Westboro Baptist Church - On September 16, 2011, when Westboro members picketed a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Missouri, the band appeared on a truck float in front of the protesters

 

It was announced on September 28, 2011, that Foo Fighters would be performing during the closing ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment's annual video game convention, BlizzCon add something

 

In December 2011 Foo Fighters played its final shows of the year through Australia and New Zealand with support from Tenacious D, finishing at Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand on December 13 add something


2012

The show, which occurred at the same time that the 2012 Democratic National Convention was being held in Charlotte, NC, was announced only two weeks prior add something

 

Two songs from these sessions were leaked in 2012 add something

 

Ricky Wilson (British musician) - Summer 2012 Kaiser Chiefs will return to the Main Stage of Reading & Leeds Festivals for the 3rd time, playing before Foo Fighters

 

In 2012 the band performed at the 54th Grammy awards on February 12, 2012, playing "Walk" along with the remix version of "Rope", featuring deadmau5 add something

 

On August 27, 2012, Foo Fighters ended its European tour with a performance at Reading and Leeds Festival add something

 

On September 5, 2012, the band performed a show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC as a benefit for Rock The Vote add something

 

On September 12, 2012, the band performed at the Apple Press Event at which the iPhone 5 and the new iPod line-up were unveiled add something

 

On Friday night, September 21, 2012, Foo Fighters played to a sold out audience at Music Midtown in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, capping off a day of music that featured Van Hunt, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, T.I., The Avett Brothers and Foo Fighters add something

 

On September 21, 2012, the band headlined the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia add something

 

On September 29, 2012, the band performed at the Global Citizens' Festival, before embarking on a break add something

 

On December 2, 2012 Foo Fighters performed two songs honoring Led Zeppelin at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors add something


2013

The band confirmed that it will end its hiatus and play two shows in Mexico City, Mexico on December 11 and 13, 2013 add something

 

Despite initially announcing a break after supporting "Wasting Light", Grohl later stated in January 2013 that the band had started writing material for an eighth studio album add something

 

Grohl stated in January 2013 that the band had started writing material for an eighth studio album add something

 

Trent Reznor - In January 2013, Reznor can be seen in a documentary entitled "Sound City", directed by former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in collaboration with writer Mark Monroe

 

Andrew Gold - On Marc Maron's January 17, 2013 WTF podcast, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl said that the band's cover of "Lonely Boy" would eventually be released as the A-side of a special "Solid Gold" 45 rpm single with a Foo Fighters version of Gold's "Never Let Her Slip Away" as the B-side

 

On February 20, 2013 at the Brit awards, Grohl said he was flying back to America the following day to start work on the next album add something

 

The song is included on Fogerty's forthcoming album "Wrote a Song for Everyone" which is due for release though Vanguard Records on May 28, 2013 add something

 

Rami Jaffee has recorded parts for three songs, one of which is entitled "In The Way." Butch Vig, who worked with the band on "Wasting Light", confirmed via Twitter in late August 2013 that he is producing the album add something

 

On September 6, 2013, Shiflett posted a photo to his Instagram account that indicates 13 songs are being recorded for the new album and later described the album in an interview as "pretty fucking fun" add something

 

On October 31, 2013, a video appeared on the official Foo Fighters YouTube channel showing a motorcyclist, later shown as actor Erik Estrada, delivering each of the band members an invitation to play in Mexico add something


2014

In an interview with XFM, Grohl announced that their next album has been slated for a 2014 release add something

 

Pat Smear - In the summer of 2014, Smear spent time working with the rest of the band on the Foo Fighters 8th studio album "Sonic Highways", recording parts for every song

 

On January 16, 2014 a picture was posted to The Foo Fighters Facebook page with several master tapes with some labeled "LP 8 add something

 

Taylor Hawkins - The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2014, with a release party at 'Rock n Roll Pizza' featuring the Foo Fighters guesting on some of the cover tracks

 

As of May 2014, the band's seven albums have sold a combined 11,1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan add something

 

On May 15, 2014, it was announced that the band's eighth album would be released in the fall of 2014, and that the Foo Fighters would commemorate the album and 20th anniversary with an HBO TV series directed by Dave Grohl entitled "Sonic Highways" add something

 

In June 2014, the band agreed to play a show in Richmond, CA that was entirely crowd-funded by fans on the website Tilt.com add something

 

On July 30, 2014, Butch Vig revealed that the Foo Fighters had finished recording and mixing the new album and revealed that the album is slated to be released a month after "Sonic Highways" add something

 

On August 8, 2014, the band released a short clip of their latest work, simply titled "8" with Grohl screaming the words "All Rise" add something

 

Ben Gibbard - In September 2014, it was reported that Gibbard would appear as a guest on the Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways

 

Reading Festival - The band are due to headline the 'Invictus Games' on September 14, 2014, their first show in England since closing Reading Festival in 2012 add something

 

The band's eight studio album, "Sonic Highways", and their second recorded with Butch Vig, will be released in November 2014 add something

 

On August 11, it was announced that the band's new album will be titled "Sonic Highways" and to be released on November 10, 2014 add something

 

Joan Jett - Jett played guitar on the Foo Fighters' 2014 album Sonic Highways released November 10, 2014

 

Foo Fighters announced their tour would include performances in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 10, 2014, and Johannesburg on December 13 add something

 

Kaiser Chiefs - On 10 December 2014, they were the opening act for the first Foo Fighters concert in Cape Town, South Africa


2015

Jon Davison - In 2015, Davison appeared at a concert of the Foo Fighters, which includes his childhood friend Taylor Hawkins, to perform the Rush song "Tom Sawyer" with them

 

Kaiser Chiefs - In 2015, they will do a few shows in South America, supporting Foo Fighters

 

Kim Wilde - It is the third track on the rare 2015 "Songs from the Laundry Room" Foo Fighters EP, a clip of which plays during the credit roll of the Seattle, Washington episode of Grohl's Sonic Highways documentary TV series

 

Dave Grohl - On May 20th, 2015, David Letterman selected Grohl and The Foo Fighters to play 'Everlong' as the last musical guest on the final episode of The Late Show with David_Letterman

 

American Way (magazine) - Ink's first issue launched in January 2015 with a double cover edition featuring rock star David Grohl and the band Foo Fighters

 

Their tour will continue on to Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015, and will include a show at Wrigley Field in August 2015 add something

 

On May 20, 2015, the Foo Fighters were the final musical act to perform on Late Show with David Letterman, continuing their long association with the legendary talk show host as he wrapped up his 33-year career in late night television add something

 

Dave Grohl - On May 20, 2015, David Letterman selected Grohl and The Foo Fighters to play "Everlong" as the last musical guest on the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman

 

In June 2015 Grohl finished a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden sitting in a chair, with his leg in plaster, after having fallen from the stage and broken his leg while performing one of the concert's very first songs add something

 

Florence and the Machine - In June 2015 it was announced that the band would headline the Glastonbury Festival due the withdrawal of previous headliners Foo Fighters, after lead singer Dave Grohl fractured his leg on stage in Sweden

 

On June 12, 2015, Grohl fell from a concert stage in Gothenburg, Sweden during the second song of the Foo Fighters' set add something

 

On June 29, 2015, the Foo Fighters confirmed via Twitter that the band would perform on July 4 at RFK Stadium as scheduled add something

 

The Foo Fighters performed at RFK Stadium on July 4, 2015 in front of 48,000 fans, in their first public appearance since Dave Grohl's accident add something

 

Joan Jett - On July 4, 2015, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were part of the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary show at RFK stadium in Washington D.C.

 

Gary Clark, Jr. - On July 4, 2015, he played as part of the lineup for the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary show at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

 

Cesena - On July 30, 2015, 1000 people gathered at the Parco Ippodromo park in Cesena, and performed "Learn to Fly" by the Foo Fighters to convince the band to perform there

 

Before a concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on August 21, 2015, the Foo Fighters staged a counter protest against members of the Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting their concert, rickrolling them from the back of a pickup truck add something

 

Roger Meddows-Taylor - On 5 and 6 September 2015, he, along with John Paul Jones joined Foo Fighters on stage in Milton Keynes to perform a cover of Queen's Under Pressure with Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl filling in on the vocal duties

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - On 5 and 6 September 2015, he, along with Roger Taylor joined Foo Fighters on stage in Milton Keynes to perform a cover of Queen's Under Pressure with Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl filling in on the vocal duties

 

Nate Mendel - At the Foo Fighters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma show on September 30, 2015, Dave Grohl introduced the band and stated that Nate flew home for the birth of his Son, Cormac Bloodmoon Mendel, and back the next day to be in Oklahoma City to play the show

 

The album was paired with a letter from Dave Grohl announcing the band's indefinite break and addressing their mourning over the November 2015 Paris attacks add something

 

On November 23, 2015, a surprise release following a month long countdown clock on the Foo Fighters' website revealed the free "Saint Cecilia" EP. The EP features a song that is over twenty years old and has cuts from albums that were never released add something


2016

On March 1st, 2016, the band tweeted out that an "official band announcement" was to be made the next day, which led to wild speculation the band was breaking up because of Dave Grohl's interest in a solo career add something

 

On March 1, 2016, the band tweeted out that an "official band announcement" was to be made the next day, which led to wild speculation the band was breaking up because of Dave Grohl's interest in a solo career add something

 

As of May 2016, Shiflett stated that the band still had no particular plans for reforming, but assured that it would happen eventually add something


2017

The band is said to be working on a new album throughout 2017 add something

 

Taylor Hawkins - Most recently, he sang lead vocals for "Sunday Rain," a track on the Foo Fighters' 2017 album Concrete and Gold

 

Shawn Stockman - Shawn contributed vocals to the title track on Foo Fighters' 2017 album "Concrete and Gold"

 

Frome - On Friday, 24 February 2017, the Foo Fighters played a secret intimate show at the Cheese and Grain venue to announce their Glastonbury 2017 Pyramid Stage headlining slot on the Saturday night of the festival

 

On June 1, 2017 their new single "Run" was released add something

 

The Foo Fighters announced on June 20, 2017 on their Facebook page that "Concrete and Gold", produced by Greg Kurstin, would be released on September 15, 2017 add something

 

Glastonbury Festival - On June 24, 2017 the band headlined at the Glastonbury Festival add something

 

The band is scheduled to perform live shows across June and July 2017 add something

 

In 2017, the band released a single, "Run", and announced their ninth studio album, "Concrete and Gold", which is scheduled for release on September 15, 2017 add something

 

"Concrete and Gold" was officially released on September 15, 2017 and was produced by Greg Kurstin add something

 

Dave Grohl - On September 15, 2017, the Foo Fighters released their ninth studio album "Concrete and Gold", which became the band's second album to debut at number one on the "Billboard" 200

 

Bob Mould - In December 2017, Mould opened for the Foo Fighters in four states during their "Concrete and Gold" tour


2018

"The Line" was released in promotion of the album, and later as the third single in 2018 add something

 

You're the One That I Want - In 2018, the Foo Fighters performed the cover three times, Lexington KY, Tampa, FL and another at the festival Welcome to Rockville featuring John Travolta coming on stage


2019

Chris Cornell - On January 16, 2019, a five-hour tribute concert to Cornell named "I Am The Highway" was held at The Forum in Los Angeles and featured Foo Fighters, Metallica, Melvins, as well as members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog performing Cornell's songs alongside artists such as Fiona Apple, Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Miguel, Nikka Costa, Adam Levine, Ryan Adams, Taylor Momsen, Brandi Carlile, Perry Farrell, Juliette Lewis, Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus, Alain Johannes, Wayne Kramer, Peter Frampton and Ziggy Marley