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When Dave Grohl was drumming in Nirvana, he spent a lot of his downtime on tour and between records writing his own songs. He even released a cassette called ‘Pocketwatch’ in 1992 under the pseudonym ‘Late!,’ but was often too self-conscious to share the songs with Kurt Cobain. After Cobain died in 1994, Grohl was inundated with offers to join other bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but he decided to instead record and release his own songs under the name Foo Fighters – a World War II term for unidentified flying objects. His self-titled 1995 debut was so well-received, he assembled a band including Nirvana live guitarist Pat Smear and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel that has since gone on to become one of the world’s biggest arena rock bands – far more melodic and accessible than Nirvana but still rooted in the same classic rock and punk influences.

Foo Fighters Win 2015 Brit Award for Best International Group

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As the 2015 Brit Awards nears its end, Foo Fighters have a lot to celebrate: They were crowned the Best International Group!

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Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Series Will Be Available on DVD in April

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

It’s only been a few months since Dave Grohl’s music documentary series, Sonic Highways, finished airing on HBO.

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Foo Fighters Win at NME Awards + Reveal Glastonbury Headlining Slot

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NME

The Foo Fighters have not so subtly revealed they will be one of the three headlining acts at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

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Watch Foo Fighters’ Complete Episode of ‘Austin City Limits’

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Marking their second appearance on PBS' 'Austin City Limits,' Foo Fighters' latest episode (Feb. 7) was packed full of hits and surprises.

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Foo Fighters, ‘Something From Nothing’ — Best Song, 2015 Diffuser Music Awards

Foo Fighters
2015 Diffuser Music Awards

The readers have spoken! In a year that brought with it so many new songs -- almost too many new songs -- there is one track that stood out among the rest.

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BBC’s Radio 1 Show Censured for Airing Uncensored Foo Fighters Song

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The U.K. broadcasting regulatory organization, Ofcom, has censured BBC’s Radio 1 for playing an uncensored version of Foo Fighters’ ‘Something From Nothing.'

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The Roots of Indie: Ronnie James Dio

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Dio was the Elf who was a giant, and his influence is everywhere.

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Watch the Foo Fighters Improvise Song From Crowd’s Chants

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While on their current trek to take over the world, the Foo Fighters made a stop at Santiago's Pista Atlética Estadio Nacional in Chile last week.

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Foo Fighters Invite Perry Farrell, Tenacious D + More to Celebrate Dave Grohl’s Birthday

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If there were any doubts that the Foo Fighters are the biggest band in the world right now, Dave Grohl and company put them to rest last night (Jan. 10).

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Foo Fighters Announce Surprise Show at L.A.’s Forum

Foo Fighters - 'Sonic Highways'
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

The Foo Fighters have announced a very special show to kick off 2015.

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