10 THINGS MAYBE YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FOO FIGHTERS
You probably know that Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters after the death of his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. But maybe there’s still some things you didn’t know about the band:
- Dave Grohl released some early Foo Fighters demos under another name while still in Nirvana. In 1992, Ghrol released a cassette of songs called ‘Pocketwatch’ under the name Late! .
- Grohl almost joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers seven months after Kurt Cobain decease, but finally declined Petty’s offer.
- The name “foo fighter” came from a World War II-era term pilots used for UFOs.
- The band’s 1995 debut is basically a solo record by Grohl, who performed every instrument on the record.
- At the very beginning Nirvana’s bassist Krist Novoselic considered joining Grohl on the band, but at the end, both figured it wasn’t a good idea.
- Dave Grohl rerecorded all the original drummers’ tracks on The Colour and the Shape (1997). He didn’t like what the drummer played, so he went back in and played everything himself.
- Taylor Hawkins, the current drummer of the band ever since, was Alanis Morissette’s drummer.
- Foo Fighters have shared the stage with everyone they admire, from Queen and Rush to Led Zeppelin.
- From time to time, Grohl have been playing drums for, among others, Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails or Queens of the Stone Age.
- Grohl was honored with an alley (Dave Grohl Alley) on his hometown Warren, Ohio.