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.
Watch Dave Grohl Play Nirvana and Foo Fighters Hits at Book Event
He's promoting new memoir, 'The Storyteller,' with series of speaking events.
Foo Fighters Joined by Viral Drumming Star Nandi Bushell
See video, pictures and set list from the band's performance at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Watch Foo Fighters Cover Bee Gees' 'You Should Be Dancing'
Clip comes just a few days ahead of the band's alter-ego album 'Hail Satin.'
Foo Fighters Rock Madison Square Garden: Set List, Photos, Videos
Band performed the first full-capacity concert at the famed venue since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Foo Fighters Cover Bee Gees for Record Store Day LP
Limited-edition album also includes five live-in-the-studio versions of 'Medicine at Midnight' tunes.
Foo Fighters to Play First Full-Capacity Show at MSG This Summer
The performance will be the first time the venue has been completely reopen to fans since March 2020.
Underrated Foo Fighters: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Beyond the chart-topping hits are a bunch of under-recognized tracks.
Foo Fighters Announce First Six Shows of 2021 Tour
Band still plans to confirm "crapload more shows" for upcoming trek.