Foo Fighters: DoTM

The Foo Fighters are a rock band that formed in Seattle, WA in 1995 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl following the death of Kurt Cobain.

Here are some Foo Fighters links:

Foo Fighters Official Web Site
Foo Fighters Wiki article

DISCOGRAPHY

Foo Fighters
Released in July 1995 by Roswell/Capitol Records.
Produced by Barrett Jones and Foo Fighters.
Band lineup:
All the instruments (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) on this recording were played by Dave Grohl with the exception of the song “X-Static” on which Greg Dulli played guitar.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
“Exhausted” “This is a Call” “I’ll Stick Around” “For All the Cows” “Big Me” and “Alone Easy Target”
Charts:
#23 on the Billboard 200
Notes:
Ranked #20 on Spin Magazines Top 20 Albums of 1995.
Ranked #2 on Rolling Stone’s Album of the Year Critic’s Poll.

The Colour and the Shape
Released in May 1997 by Roswell/Capitol.
Produced by Gil Norton and Foo Fighters.
Band lineup:
Dave Grohl – vocals, guitar, drums; Pat Smear – guitar; Nate Mendel – bass.
Other Personnel:
William Goldsmith played drums on 2 songs and Taylor Hawkins played drums on 3 songs.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
“Monkey Wrench” “Everlong” “My Hero” and “Walking After You”
Charts:
#10 on the Billboard 200
Notes:
This album was re-released in 2007 as a 10th Anniversary Edition with 6 additional tracks including the B-side to “My Hero” which was called “Baker Street.”

There is Nothing Left to Lose
Released in November 1989 by RCA.
Produced by Foo Fighters and Adam Kasper.
Band lineup:
Dave Grohl – vocals, guitar, drums; Nate Mendel – bass; Taylor Hawkins – drums.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
“Learn to Fly” “Stacked Actors” “Generator” “Breakout” and “Next Year”
Charts:
#10 on the Billboard 200
“Learn to Fly” hit #19 on the Billboard Top 100 singles.
Notes:
This album won a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2000.

One by One
Released in October 2002 by RCA.
Produced by Foo Fighters, Adam Kasper and Nick Raskulinecz.
Band lineup:
Dave Grohl – vocals, guitar; Chris Shiflett – guitar; Nate Mendel – bass; Taylor Hawkins – drums.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
“All My Life” “Times Like These” “Low” and “Have It All”
Charts:
#3 on the Billboard 200
“All My Life” hit #48 on the Billboard 100 singles.
“Times Like These” hit #65 on the Billboard 100 singles.
Notes:
This album won a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2003.

In Your Honor
Released in June 2005 by RCA.
Produced by Foo Fighters and Nick Raskulinecz.
No lineup changes from the last album.
Tracks: 21
Singles:
“Best of You” “DOA” “Resolve” “No Way Back” and “Miracle”
Charts:
#2 on the Billboard 200
“Best of You” reached #18 on the Billboard 100 singles.
“DOA” reached #68 on the Billboard 100 singles.
Notes:
This album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2006 (it was beaten by U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb).

Five Songs and a Cover
Released in November 2005 by RCA.
Produced by Foo Fighters and Nick Raskulinecz.
No lineup changes from last album.
Tracks: 6

Skin and Bones
Live album eleased in November 2006 by RCA.
Produced by Gil Norton.
Tracks: 15 on the CD; 21 on the included DVD.
Charts:
#21on the Billboard 200.

Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
Released in September 2007 by RCA.
Produced by Foo Fighters and Gil Norton.
No lineup changes from last studio album.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
“The Pretender” “Long Road to Ruin” “Cheer Up Boys” and “Let It Die”
Charts:
#3 on the Billboard 200
“The Pretender” reached #37 on the Billboard Top 100 singles.
“Long Road to Ruin” reached #89 on the Billboard Top 100 singles.
Notes:
This album won a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2008.

Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in November 2009 by RCA.
Various producers.
Tracks: 17
Singles (previously unreleased tracks):
“Wheels” and “Word Forward”
Charts:
#11 on the Billboard 200.

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