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.
Watch Foo Fighters Perform with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen
Guitarist took part in performance of “Ain’t That A Shame” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Watch the Foo Fighters Cover 'Rocky Mountain Way' With Joe Walsh
The Eagles star has been a regular presence alongside Dave Grohl and his band over the years.
John Travolta, Chad Smith Dance and Perform with Foo Fighters
Actor and drummer make return appearances with Dave Grohl’s band – and this time Travolta dances.
Watch Guns N' Roses Join Foo Fighters for 'It's So Easy'
Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan sat in with Foo Fighters in Florence, Italy.
Watch Two Foo Fighters Fans Get Married at the Band's Concert
Plenty of wacky stuff has gone down at Foo Fighters shows over the years, but their stop in Dallas might have marked the only time they've ever served as the de facto house band for someone's wedding.
Watch John Travolta, Billy Idol Join Foo Fighters On Stage
The Foo Fighters brought Billy Idol and John Travolta onto the stage during last night's Welcome to Rockville headline appearance in Florida.