Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters performing in November 2007.
Foo Fighters performing in November 2007.
Background information
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Years active1994-present
MembersDave Grohl
Rami Jaffee
Nate Mendel
Chris Shiflett
Pat Smear
Past member(s)William Goldsmith
Franz Stahl
Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters is an American rock band started by musician and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. The band was formed in 1994 after the breakup of Nirvana. The band's name comes from a term used in World War II about strange sky objects (UFOs). Foo Fighters also has Pat Smear who was also a member of Nirvana.

The band, who have achieved a world-wide following, have won many awards for their music, and have released seven studio albums and twenty-eight singles. Foo Fighters have won eleven Grammy Awards. The current members of the band are Dave Grohl (singer), Nate Mendel (bass guitar), Taylor Hawkins (drums) and Pat Smear (guitar).

Before Grohl was a member of Foo Fighters, he was the drummer for the popular grunge band, Nirvana. Nirvana's singer, Kurt Cobain, died the year Foo Fighters were formed.

Albums[change | change source]

Studio albums