Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters.

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997), when most of the drum… Read all

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Area United States [US]
Activity period From: 1994 (Seattle [US] )
Members Pat Smear (from 2010), Dave Grohl (from 1994), William Goldsmith (from 1995 to Mar 1997), Chris Shiflett (from Jul 1999), Franz Stahl (from 1997 to 1999), Nate Mendel (from 1994), Taylor Hawkins (from Mar 1997)
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