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Foo Fighters

Mostly Credited As: Foo Fighters
Date Of Birth: August, 1994
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington

Foo Fighters


Foo Fighters was founded back in 1995 by the bands singer Dave Grohl. At first the band consisted only of Grolh himself, but just before the release of the self titled album the same year he invited Nate Mendel on bass, Pat Smear on guitar and William Goldsmith on drums.
However, the group did not stay the same long as Goldsmith left during the recording of the bands second album, and to add to that not long after that Smear also left. Taylor Hawkins then took over on the drums and Franz Stahl took over for Smear, but yet another change happened when Stahl left not long before the third album was about the be recorded.
The band finished the third album and then invited Chris Shiflett to join the band on guitar, since then the core band members have stayed the same.

Foo Fighters is currently one of the most popular rock groups in the world, all of their albums have been nominated in the "Best Rock Album" category at the Grammy's, and they have won three times.
During tours they also have some additional band members with them most of the time, including the former member Pat Smear on guitar, Rami Jaffee on piano, Jessy Greene on violin and cello, and last Drew Hester on percussion and drums.

Current Band Members:
Dave Grohl - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Taylor Hawkins - Drums, Backing Vocals
Nate Mendel - Bass
Chris Shiflett - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pat Smear - Rhythm Guitar

Discography:
Foo Fighters (1995)
The Colour and the Shape (1997)
There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)
One by One (2002)
In Your Honor (2005)
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
Greatest Hits (2009)
Wasting Light (2011)

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways (2014)As: Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards (1994)As: Themselves (Digital Host 2007)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Amy Adams, Nick Offerman, Foo Fighters 01x183: (Dec/18/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  November 12, 2014 15x316: (Nov/12/2014) As Themselves (Musicians), [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jessica Chastain, Lenny Marcus, Foo Fighters 21x209: (Oct/17/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Tom Selleck, Jenny Slate, Foo Fighters 21x208: (Oct/16/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Bill Murray, Foo Fighters 21x207: (Oct/15/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Michael Keaton, a Top Ten List presented by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Foo Fighters 21x206: (Oct/14/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Invictus Games (2014) 
  Day 4 01x06: (Sep/14/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Reading + Leeds Festival (2007) 
  Foo Fighters 06x10: (Aug/26/2012) As Themselves 
  Foo Fighters 06x09: (Aug/26/2012) As Themselves 

Freshly Squeezed (2006) 
  Series 4, Episode 34 04x34: (Feb/16/2012) As Themselves, [Featuring]

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 54x01: (Feb/12/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Conan (2010) 
  And the Wind Cried, "Harriet." 01x141: (Sep/15/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Eat, Love, Lather, Rinse, Repeat 01x137: (Sep/08/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Foo Fighters 16x49: (Apr/11/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Helen Mirren/The Foo Fighters 36x19: (Apr/09/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters 33x03: (Oct/13/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Jason Lee/Foo Fighters 31x05: (Nov/12/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters 28x16: (Feb/22/2003) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Austin City Limits (1975) 
  Foo Fighters 34x09: (Jan/17/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

VH1 Rock Honors (2006) 
  3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors 01x03: (Jul/17/2008) As Themselves 
  1st Annual VH1 Rock Honors 01x01: (May/31/2006) As Themselves 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Jimmy Carr, The Foo Fighters 13x10: (Nov/09/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Brooke Shields, Jerome Bettis, Foo Fightersr 14x214: (Sep/01/2006) As Themselves 
  Heather Locklear, John Leguizamo, Foo Fighters 13x168: (Jun/09/2005) As Themselves 
  Seann William Scott, Foo Fighters 11x190: (Apr/09/2003) As Themselves 

The West Wing (1999) 
  Election Day, Part 2 07x17: (Apr/09/2006) As Themselves, [Special Guest Stars]
  Election Day, Part 1 07x16: (Apr/02/2006) As Themselves, [Special Guest Stars]

Making the Video (1999) 
  Best Of You 12x09: (May/18/2005) As Themselves 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Sean Bean, Tracy Shaw, Foo Fighters 02x31: (May/02/1997) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Work Is Death + I'll Stick Around 
Date Watchers + "I'll Stick Around" 
Smallville Songs:
Redux + All My Life 
Daria Songs:
Is It Fall Yet? + Learn to Fly 
Groped by an Angel + Aurora 
Psycho Therapy + Headwires 
Of Human Bonding + Learn to Fly 
Lane Miserables + Everlong 
The Old and the Beautiful + New Way Home 
Too Cute + Monkey Wrench 
Alphas Songs:
The Devil Will Drag You Under + Bridge Burning
+ White Limo 
Roswell Songs:
Tess, Lies and Videotape + Everlong 
Blood Brother + Learn to Fly 
Brothers & Sisters Songs:
History Repeating + Home 
One Tree Hill Songs:
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace + Home 
The Birth and Death of the Day + Times Like These 
100 Höjdare!!! Songs:
Världens skönaste land - Final + Home 
Private Practice Songs:
Equal and Opposite + Home 
Scrubs Songs:
My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby + Miracle 
My Unicorn + Learn To Fly 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Shadow Play + The Pretender 
Religion and Myth + Learn To Fly 
The West Wing Songs:
Election Day, Part 2 + Miracle 
Election Day, Part 1 + No Way Back 
Mr. Willis of Ohio + Learn to Fly 
Beverly Hills, 90210 Songs:
Aloha, Beverly Hills (1) + Monkey Wrench 
Dawson's Creek Songs:
Rock Bottom + Overdrive 
Saturday Night Live Songs:
Helen Mirren/The Foo Fighters + Rope
+ Walk 
Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters + The Pretender 
Saved Songs:
Who Do You Trust? + Still 
CSI: Miami Songs:
Dangerous Son + The Pretender 
Californication Songs:
Filthy Lucre + The Pretender 
Rock Nation Songs:
Finale + The Pretender 
Season 1, Episode 1 + The Pretender 
Laguna Beach Songs:
I Saw You Kiss Her + Times Like These 
Jericho Songs:
Coalition of the Willing + Times Like These 
Trivia

Ranked #72 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

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