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23 Aug, 2015

Rickroll Westboro Baptist Church

Attends protest

In response to a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church outside their concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center, Foo Fighters drive by in a pickup truck, playing Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Drummer Taylor Hawkins holds a poster that reads “You Got Rick Roll’d (Again)”. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Nate Mendel are also seen on the truck along with fans.

12 Jun, 2015

Breaks leg falling off stage, returns to concert

Personal Injury/Fall

Two songs into their set at the Ullevi stadium, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Grohl misses a ramp and falls of the stage and breaks his leg.

I think I just broke my leg…I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg. And then I’m going to come back. You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters – we’re going to come back and finish the show.

The band continue playing cover versions whilst Grohl seeks medical attention. Grohl then reappears after an hour and continues playing for a further two-and-a-half hours while seated, with a medic holding his leg up.


15 Oct, 2014

Miracle performance

Music PerformanceTV Appearance

Letterman chokes up as he introduces the Foo Fighters performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The Fighters perform Miracle, which Letterman reveals was playing when he and his young son learned how to ski.

Lo and behold, it’s me and it’s Harry coming down this mountain. The video is stunning because the kid couldn’t be cuter … and the music the guy chose to put underneath the ski video is the song you’re going to hear now from the Foo Fighters.

To perform at Cubby Bear

The Foo Fighters announce that they will perform live at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville in Chicago on Friday following a screening of the premiere episode of the HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. HBO is live streaming the concert on Facebook. HBO:

Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable. We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.

12 Oct, 2014

Sonic Highways trailer

The trailer for the Foo Fighter’s HBO travelogue Sonic Highways is released . The trailer reveals many of the guest stars featured in the HBO show such as Willie Nelson, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Kiss’ Paul Stanley, Dolly Parton and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The series premieres on HBO on October 17th.

Basically, the process is we come to a city and we spend a week and we start recording an instrumental, because I interview all of these different musicians from that city. I talk about the regional relevance of the music from that city, the cultural influence, that ‘made-for-the-sound’ of the music. There’s no way that you can tell the history of a city’s music in one hour, so we have to do it in a way that relates to the band and goes from point A to point B and becomes a song.

11 Aug, 2014

Sonic Highways release date

Foo Fighters will release Sonic Highways as November 10. The album contains eight songs, each recorded in a different city with a special guest star. Grohl:

This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record. But there’s something deeper and more musical to it. I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound.’

2 Jun, 2014

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

HBO airsan eight-part travelogue docuseries entitled Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. The series follows the band as they visit famous recording studios across the United States while recording their new album. Grohl:

So once the music and the theme of each city was set, we traveled to each place and spent a week there. We’d get there, start recording and I would just run around town filming and interviewing as many people as I can. I did over 100 interviews. At the end of the week, I’d take all of my transcripts, put them on the floor, sit there with a pen and my journal and I reduce all of these stories into a song. I take from peoples’ backgrounds, anecdotes, the environment — it’s like reporting. It’s musical bungee jumping.

12 Feb, 2012

Wins Grammy


imagesFoo Fights wins Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for White Limo. Grohl:

To me, this award means a lot, because it shows the human element of music is what’s important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do . . . It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, it’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here [your heart] and what goes on in here [your head].

Wins Grammy


Foo Fighters wins multiple Grammys for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song for Walk, Best Rock Album for Wasting Light, and Best Long Form Music Video for Foo Fighters:Back And Forth.

Well…we know we ain’t going home empty handed.

Maxim Interview


Grohl talks about recording the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light:

No, this is definitely a Foo Fighters record, and I’m the one steering the ship. With Nirvana there was never any doubt that Kurt was the driving force. Having said that, I think this is by far the most rock record that we’ve ever done. That was our intention, and that’s why we did it with Butch. It has to sound huge. It has to feel big.

1 Mar, 2011


Single Release

The band releases Rope, from their album, Wasting Light. Grohl:

We shot the video… in a big sound stage in Los Angeles. And we had to build this cube out of fabric and wood for the band to play within, and it’s lit from outside, and then, there’s a part in the video where it’s actually revealed that we’re inside this weird white cube. At first it just seems like we’re in this glowing white room from within, and then towards the end, the big reveal is we’re in this room, which is within a massive room.

10 Feb, 2008

Wins Grammy


Foo Fighters wins the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for The Pretender, and Best Rock Album for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

Oh, my gosh! This doesn’t get old.

23 Feb, 2003

Wins Grammy


Foo Fighters wins the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for All My Life.

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