Let’s Talk About Foo Fighters (No, Not Dave Grohl’s Band)

Since I brought him up already, and his name is synonymous with the phrase, we’ll talk about Dave Grohl real quick before I get to the aerial phenomena known as “Foo Fighters.” After Kurt Cobain’s death in April of 1994, then Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl started working on a solo musical endeavor, mostly in the interest of catharsis following the loss of his close friend. The project consisted of Dave recording some of the songs he’d written over the years that had never made it into the recording studio, all on his own. This means each instrument (aside from one guitar guest spot) and all the vocals were done solo by Grohl in less than a week (which will never not impress me). In an attempt to have some anonymity, the idea became to release the album as if it were a full band, rather than a Nirvana offshoot or solo project, and he needed a fitting name (we’re getting to the point, I promise). Grohl (middle) being interviewed by Kurt St. Thomas with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain (Wikimedia Commons) During that time, Grohl had a notable interest in UFOs, and had been reading a lot of books on the subject. The…

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Let’s Talk About Foo Fighters (No, Not Dave Grohl’s Band)

Updated: December 10, 2021 — 9:26 pm