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Foo Fighters

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Everlong Foo Fighters 04:09
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Best of You Foo Fighters 04:14
All My Life Foo Fighters 04:23
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Walk Foo Fighters 04:16
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After rising to fame as the drummer of Nirvana, Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters in 1994, quickly transforming the project from a one-man band into a Grammy-winning, globe-traveling juggernaut. Released in 1995, the self-titled Foo Fighters showcased the breadth of Grohl's abilities, with the frontman playing every instrument and singing every note. Even so, it was the larger-than-life rock swagger of "Monkey Wrench" and "Everlong" (both of which appeared on the band's 1997 release, The Colour and the Shape) that
truly defined the band's attitude and ambition. By that time, Grohl had
beefed up the band's ranks with musicians like drummer Taylor Hawkins, guitarist Pat
Smear, and guitarist Franz Stahl, the latter of whom would later be replaced by Chris Shiflett. Songs like 2003's "Times
Like These
," 2005's "Best of You," and 2007's "Pretender" all became platinum-certified radio smashes, and Foo Fighters won multiple Grammys for albums like 2001's There is Nothing Left to Lose, 2008's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, and 2012's Wasting Light. In
2014, the Grohl-directed documentary series Sonic Highways aired on HBO and spawned an album of the same name. The record reached Number 2 in both the UK and the USA, and Foo Fighters toured internationally before releasing the EP Saint Cecilia in 2015. Following a two-year hiatus, Grohl and company issued their ninth album, Concrete and
Gold
, in 2017, followed by Medicine at Midnight in 2021. Shortly after Medicine at Midnight's arrival, Foo Fighters adopted a humorous alias, "Dee Gees," and released Hail Satin, an album that combined hard-rock covers of The Bee Gees' disco hits with live versions of select Medicine at Midnight tracks. While touring behind Medicine at Midnight the following year, however, drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away at a Columbian hotel on March 25, 2022. He was 50 years old. Devastated, the band cancelled its current tour and returned home to America, where Medicine at Midnight won three Grammy Awards the following weekend.