10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Foo Fighters
You probably know that Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters after the death of his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. But did you know that Nirvana's bassist Krist Novoselic was also going to be in the band at one point? It's one of the 10 Things You Didn't Know About Foo Fighters.
In 1992, the year after 'Nevermind' was released, Grohl released a cassette of songs called 'Pocketwatch' under the name Late! They basically served as an early stage of the Foo Fighters' development.
Seven months after Kurt Cobain tragically put an end to Nirvana, Grohl sat in with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers when they played 'Saturday Night Live.' He later declined Petty's offer of a full-time gig.
A "foo fighter" was a World War II-era term pilots used for UFOs. Likewise, the group's record company, Roswell, refers to a New Mexico town where a flying saucer supposedly crashed in 1947.
The band's self-titled 1995 album is basically a solo record by Grohl, who performed every single note you hear except for guitar on one song, which is played by the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli.
After 'Foo Fighters' was released and Grohl was putting together a band to tour the album, he and his former Nirvana bandmate talked about playing together again. In the end, they figured it wasn't a good idea.
After recording the Foos' debut all by himself, Grohl entered the studio with a full band for the follow-up album. But he didn't like what the drummer played, so he went back in and played everything himself.
The new band's original drummer quit after Grohl rerecorded all of the drum parts on 'The Colour and the Shape.' Needing a new drummer for the tour, Grohl snatched Hawkins from Morissette's band.
Foo Fighters have shared the stage with everyone from Queen and Rush to Led Zeppelin and former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. They've even inducted some of them into classy joints.
Look inside your CD copy of the band's latest album. If you were one of the first fans to pick one up, chances are it includes a piece of the original analog tape the album was recorded on.