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Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain. 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". Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band have sold 12 million copies in the United States alone.

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They performed at John Kerry campaign events in advance of the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Members are Dave Grohl (lead vocals and guitar), Nate Mendel (bass guitar), Chris Shiflett (lead guitar, background vocals), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar) and Taylor Hawkins (drums, percussion, vocals). Former members are William Goldsmith (drums, percussion), and Franz Stahl (guitar).
Ranked #74 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Ranked #72 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.
As a part of their tour for promoting the last album "Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace" Foo Fighters played two sold-out shows in the new Wembley Stadium in London. (06-06-08 and 07-06-08). The second show saw a big surprise as Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin joined the band. They performed Zeppelins classics "Rock'n'Roll" and "Ramble On" together. [June 2008]
Subject of the song "Foo Fighters" by Wesley Willis.

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