Foo Fighters Biography
"Foo Fighters" is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1995. Drummer Dave Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band, Nirvana, in 1994. Prior to the release of the band's eponymous debut album in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel as bassist, William Goldsmith as drummer, and Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the group. The band was small, young, and they began with performances in Portland, Oregon before gaining popularity. Goldsmith left during the recording of the group's second album, "The Colour and the Shape" (1997), and Smear's departure followed soon afterward. They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group's third album, "There Is Nothing Left to Lose" (1999).
Chris Shiflett joined as the band's second guitarist after the completion of "There Is Nothing Left to Lose". The band released its fourth album, "One by One", in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc "In Your Honor" (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", in 2007. Over the course of the band's existence, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys.
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