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Top 10 Facts - Foo Fighters
11.29.2015
Fact #1

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man proiect following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band.

Fact #2

The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War ll, which were known collectively as foo fighters.

Fact #3

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters‘ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl

Fact #4

The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997), when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear's departure followed soon afterward.

Fact #5

They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group's third album, There ls Nothing Left to Lose (1999).

Fact #6

Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015 the band's eight albums have sold 12 million copies in the US alone.

Fact #7

The band's song "Outside", a single from Sonic Highways, reached 11th on Billboard ‘s Alternative Songs chart. This marked the Foo Fighters‘ 30th appearance on the chart, tying with Green Day and Red Hot Chili Peppers for third-most appearances.

Fact #8

David Grohl is one of the world's greatest drummers, but did you know that he also plays for several other bands in his spare time? From Queens of the Stone Age to Probot.

Fact #9

If David doesn't get to chew some fresh mint before climbing on stage, the microphone loses out. Yes, he firmly believes that his

Fact #10

The band's original guitarist Pat Smear was actually a member of Nirvana at one point. He's left the Foo Fighters since, but he did enioy a range of experience.

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