Foo Fighters is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington. He was formed in 1994 during the dissolution of Nirvana, following the death of his leader Kurt Cobain. Dave Grohl, the drummer of the band, then embarks on his project, an album entitled Foo Fighters on which he records all instruments except a few tracks recorded with the help of Krist Novoselic, former bassist of Nirvana, and Pat Smear, former live guitarist of this same group and member of the Germs.
However, not seeing himself begin a solo career, Dave Grohl enrolls in Foo Fighters a guitarist, a drummer and a bass player whose only left now is Nate Mendel, bassist of the original band, and Pat Smear, who is back with their album Wasting Light , released in 2011. It's Taylor Hawkins who inherits the drums in 1997. Finally the keyboardist Rami Jaffee, who was a member session and tour since 2005, becomes an official member in 2017.
The band won four Grammy Awards in the category "Best Rock Album" and sold 12 million albums for the United States alone.
The story begins when Dave Grohl, a former Scream member, is recruited as a drummer in a little-known group at the time, Nirvana. The first record with Dave Grohl in training, Nevermind (1991), is a real success and ranks first among the best sellers in the world. During the Nirvana period, Dave Grohl wrote several songs, but they do not correspond to the style of the band. In fact he only shows part of it to the other members and decides to record a demo for himself under the pseudonym Late>. This demo, called Pocketwatch , is published in about one hundred copies that Grohl gives to his relatives, but without wanting to market>. Following the death of Kurt Cobain on April 8, 1994, and the dissolution of Nirvana, Dave Grohl decided to continue his musical career after a few months of silence. He returns to the studio, accompanied by Barrett Jones, to record other songs in addition to those already written, but this time he does so under the name of Foo Fighters in reference to ghost hunters, paranormal phenomena of which Grohl is a fan . He plays all the instruments on the disc himself, except for a guitar accompaniment (played by his friend Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs guitarist). He also publishes the tape recording and distributes it to his family. However, he receives good reviews and one of the songs, This is a Call , begins to air on Los Angeles>. Grohl then decides to finalize what was previously only a project, recruiting musicians to officially form a band. He took the opportunity to create his own label, Roswell Records, which is part of Capitol Records.