Tuesday, 7 April 2015

F is for Foo Fighters



Foo Fighters is easily one of the biggest names in rock music today, with a combined sales of more than 11 million spread across eight studio albums. The band was formed in 1994 by former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl. Originally envisioned as a one-man band, their current line up includes Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett.

Dave Grohl played and recorded all instruments on their self-titled 1995 debut album, which would earn him a Best Alternative Album nomination at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Coincidentally, he lost the award to his former band, Nirvana, for their album, MTV Unplugged in New York. His first win would come in 2000, when he took home Best Rock Album for There is Nothing Left to Lose.

The band has won 11 Grammys in total, including four Best Rock Album awards, two split between the two Best Music Video categories, one for Best Rock Song, one for Best Rock Performance, and three for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. That final group of awards includes the one they took home for their 2002 song, All My Life.


24 comments:

  1. Fantastic band. I'd love to see them live, but I'm just a poor writer... :-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  2. Still one of my favorite bands. I've seen them live three times.

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    1. Nice. I am sure they brought down the house on all three occasions. :)

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  3. Definitely the best second act in rock band history.

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    1. I assume you're referring to Dave Grohl's tenure as drummer in Nirvana, in which case I am inclined to agree with you, wholeheartedly. :D

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  4. Great band! Growl also has a wicked sense of humor. He's played in so many other bands as well.

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    1. He is such a charismatic singer and a great guitarist, that I tend to forget he is also a skilled drummer, until I see him working an actual drum set, like during the Nine Inch Nails/Queen of the Stoneage mashup performance that closed the 2014 Grammy Awards.

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  5. One of my favorite bands. I think Dave Grohl is fantastic. "Learn to Fly", "Times Like These" these were my anthems back in the early 2000s.
    The Learn to Fly video is still one of the funniest video ever made.

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    1. Yeah. That video cracks me up every time I see it. :)

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