Foo Fighters no aliens to the top spot
After Kurt Cobain died in 1994 and Nirvana disbanded, drummer Dave Grohl was hoping for some anonymity. It was not to be. In that same year, Grohl kicked the drums aside, pulled out the songs he has been writing over the previous few years, picked up the guitar, cleared the throat and started Foo Fighters.
They had their live debut in March 1995 – and since then they have not been aliens to the top spot in the music world, raking in 3 Grammy’s for Best Rock Album and frequenting the Billboard Album Chart. Their April 2011 album release “Wasting Light” shot up the charts, toppling Adele from her 11-week run at the top of the UK charts.
“Foo fighter” is the phrase WWII pilots used to refer to unidentified flying objects and other alien objects. But there’s nothing alien to the Foo Fighters music. As Grohl himself once said, “We’re all suckers for a beautiful melody.” Agreed!
Video: Foo Fighters – “Rope” from the album “Wasting Light”