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Foo Fighters grew out of the ashes of Nirvana, but with one important difference: Dave Grohl moved from behind the drum kit to out front at the mic. Working alone at first, Grohl polished up songs he’d been writing over the years before constructing an actual band to play them out on the road. A one-off name, shorthand for UFOs in the World War II era, stuck even as former Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Nate Mendel, second guitarist Chris Chiflett and then drummer Taylor Hawkins rounded out Foo Fighters’ longest-tenured lineup. Four of the group’s first seven albums won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, before Grohl launched an ambitious project titled ‘Sonic Highways’ that included both a coast-to-coast musical documentary and a guest-packed studio album. Grohl eventually reunited with Nirvana producer Butch Vig, and has also previously worked with Paul McCartney, Them Crooked Vultures (featuring John Paul Jones), Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, the latter of whom invited him to join the Heartbreakers after Nirvana’s split.

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Watch Foo Fighters Rickroll the Westboro Baptist Church

Call it getting Rick Grohl'd.

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Crying Foo Fighters Fan Had Just Buried His Mother

The crying fan from the viral Foo Fighters video called in to a Colorado radio station to tell his side of the story.

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Watch Dave Grohl Sing ‘My Hero’ to Crying Fan at Foo Fighters Concert

Grohl noticed a drunk fan in tears and brought him up on stage.

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Foo Fighters Call a Fan Onstage to Sing Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’

A Rush fan named Brian sang 'Tom Sawyer' at Foo Fighters' stop in Canada last night (Aug. 12).

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Watch the Foo Fighters Cover the White Stripes With Dave Grohl’s Surgeon

Foo Fighters covered "Seven Nation Army" with Dave Grohl's doctor.

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Dave Grohl Calls His Broken Leg a ‘Blessing in Disguise,’ Plays Guitar With Cast

Dave Grohl says that his throne has brought a new dimension to Foo Fighters concerts.

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Dave Grohl Leads Foo Fighters’ Return to the Stage from a Giant Metal Throne

Foo Fighters' first concert appearance since Dave Grohl's leg injury found their frontman propped up front in a decidedly kingly manner.

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20 Years Ago: Dave Grohl Triumphs Over Tragedy with ‘Foo Fighters’

The former Nirvana drummer unleashed his new project on July 4, 1995, barely a year after Kurt Cobain's death.

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Chris Hyde, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ North American Tour Is Still On

Dave Grohl's scary leg injury won't keep Foo Fighters from their already-announced North American tour.

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Chris Hyde, Getty Images

Foo Fighters Tribute Band Member Who Also Happens to Be a Surgeon Diagnoses Dave Grohl

If Dave Grohl is looking for a second opinion regarding his injury, he can just ask trauma surgeon Andy Murphy — who also happens to play in a Foo Fighters tribute band.

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