Check out Foo Fighters at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 17th with The Pretenders and Mammoth WVH & Friday, July 19th with The Hives and Amyl & The Sniffers!
Foo Fighters is a name anyone who loves rock music is familiar with. This Seattle-born band began as a solo project in 1994 for ex-Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, following the death of bandmate and lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. Grohl had always been a songwriter even during his days with Nirvana, but it wasn’t until Cobain’s death that he decided to pursue this passion project. Within five days in October of 1994, Grohl had written and performed 15 songs by himself, with the exception of the guitar part in “X-Static.” After signing with Capitol Records, Grohl recruited several musicians to do a proper studio recording of the album. His debut album, Foo Fighters, was titled after the bogus band name he gave himself in an attempt to conceal his identity.
The band has been described to follow the musical genres of alternative rock as well as post-grunge, among others. It has been said that Kurt Cobain was an influence on Grohl and his songwriting, following in Cobain’s footsteps of writing honest, stripped-down alt-rock songs.
Foo Fighters have not had it easy over the years. Following the death of bandmate Taylor Hawkins, the group found performing to be a difficult feat and took some time off from touring. In September of that year, the band led tribute concerts to Hawkins at Wembley Stadium in London and Kia Forum in Los Angeles with drummer Josh Freese filling in for Hawkins, Freese going on to being named an official member of Foo Fighters as of 2023.
Current members include Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, and Josh Freese. In 2023, Foo Fighters began performing again, one of their first gigs at Glastonbury. In June of the same year, Foo Fighters released their eleventh studio album, But Here We Are.
To date, Foo Fighters have released eleven studio albums and have gone on several worldwide tours. The American rock group have won 15 Grammy Awards, including five just for Best Rock Album – a feat that few artists have conquered successfully. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
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Mike Anthony Reviewed the latest Foo Fighters record “But Here We Are”. Check that out HERE.