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.
5 Reasons Foo Fighters Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
After already getting inducted with Nirvana, Dave Grohl looks for his second HOF enshrinement.
Foo Fighters Cover Bee Gees' 'You Should Be Dancing'
"I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!” says Dave Grohl.
The Songwriter Dave Grohl Keeps Dropping Into His Songs
Foo Fighters leader says Bob Mould is as important as Tom Petty.
Why Dave Grohl Didn't Abandon the Foo Fighters for Tom Petty
He says an invitation to tour as the Heartbreakers’ drummer would have made him “sad.”
Former Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters Members Left Off Rock Hall List
Onetime bandmates of new nominees have been left off 2021 ballot.
Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Go-Go's Lead 2021 Rock Hall Nominees
Devo, Todd Rundgren and the New York Dolls are also among the 16 artists up for consideration this year.
When Dave Grohl Took Grammys to His Daughter’s School
Foo Fighters leader didn't get the result he expected.
Dave Grohl’s Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old Girl Led to LP Release
Foo Fighters’ ‘Medicine at Midnight’ was given arrival date after online laughs with Nandi Bushell.