Top 11 Tragic Foo Fighter Facts That Aren’t So Happy!
It’s hard to imagine a famous rock band with a happier image than the Foo Fighters, but it’s by no means the complete thing, as they’ve had plenty of drama and tragic incidents. Today, we’ll take a look at the tragic real-life story of the Foo Fighters.
In 1994, Nirvana broke up in the wake of Kurt Cobain’s death. Dave Grohl told Louder in 2018 that he was at a loss after the grunge group came to an end, though it was not for lack of options, saying,
“I was asked to join a couple of other bands as the drummer, but I just couldn’t imagine doing that because it would just remind me of being in Nirvana. Every time I sat down at a drum set, I would think of that.”
After contemplating his options, and even considering quitting music altogether, Grohl remembered that Stewart Copeland of The Police, a fellow drummer, had developed his own solo project called Klark Kent. This allowed him to make music without the expectations that came with being The Police. Grohl chose a similar approach, and became the Foo Fighters, writing and playing all the songs for the project’s self-titled debut album by himself. For live show purposes, he recruited bass player Nate Mendell and drummer William Goldsmith, as well as former Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear.
Grohl initially found the frontman role difficult, but the album came out in 1995 and was a success. Just like that, the Foo Fighters were an esteemed band.
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