[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] come to town for a show at The X September 14th, and they’re in this week’s Artist Spotlight. Listen all week for your shot at tickets!
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] are an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Grohl[/lastfm] in 1995 in Seattle, USA. Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm] in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nate Mendel[/lastfm] (bass), [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]William Goldsmith[/lastfm] (drums) (both of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft), and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pat Smear [/lastfm](guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith left during the recording of the group’s second album The Colour And The Shape (1997), soon followed by Smear. 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 career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys. The band’s seventh album Wasting Light was released in 2011 and peaked at #1 in several countries.