After Kurt Cobain’s death, Nirvana’s drummer, Dave Grohl, decided to start from scratch and create an album all by himself. He named it after what he decided would be the band’s name, Foo Fighters. That’s how it all began.
Although he was able to build a one-man project, it was clear he needed a band and so he started recruiting one where he would be the lead singer. Bassist Nate Mendel, guitarist Pat Smear and drummer William Goldsmith were the members he needed to complete the band.
Throughout the years, some members left and were replaced by others, making it difficult to continue with it. At one point, they became a three member-band, then four again and finally, former guitarist Pat Smear rejoined later on making it a five-member band.
After 17 years of ups and downs, effort, concerts, winnings and 6 succesful albums, Foo Fighters keep bringing it with their last release, their seventh album, “Wasting Light” , which probably it is the most hardcore album they’ve ever made.
The perfect way to know them, is by watching their recent film/documentary, “Foo Fighters Back and Forth”, their history right from the start.