Mon November 4th, 2002
Mon September 4th, 2000
Mon March 20th, 2000
Mon September 15th, 1997
Mon June 30th, 1997
Mon March 18th, 1996
Audio Biography CD (2001)
There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999)
In Conversation (1998)
The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Foo Fighters (1995)
William Goldsmith, drums
Dave Grohl, guitar/vocals
Nate Mendel, bass
Pat Smear, guitar
Near the end of WWII, the U.S. Air Force patrolling German airspace encountered highly maneuverable balls of light in the area between Hagenau in Alsace-Lorraine and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in the Rhine Valley. These unidentified flying objects came to be referred to as "Foo Fighters", or "Kraut Balls" by those who believed the objects were a secret German weapon.
Foo Fighters
Throughout his tenure as drummer for Nirvana, Dave Grohl continued to write songs on his own and record them in collaboration with Barrett Jones, an old friend from his pre-Nirvana days in Washington, D.C. After he’d finished recording Nevermind with Nirvana he returned to D.C. and recorded a few songs that were released as part of a collection called Pocketwatch on the indie label Simple Machines.

By the summer of 1993 he was considering releasing another indie collection, but Kurt Cobain’s suicide put a halt on these plans. After several months of silence, Grohl and Jones hit the studio in the fall of 1994 and recorded the 15 tracks that would eventually become the Foo Fighters’ debut album. Grohl played all the instruments, and thanks to deft production and Grohl’s top-notch songwriting, the resulting tape sparked a bidding war. Grohl and Jones ended up signing to Capitol Records.

But Grohl had no intention of becoming a solo artist, so he and Jones joined forces with former Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith. Former Germs and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear rounded out the Foo Fighters roster. The self-titled debut hit record stores on July 4, 1995 and quickly went platinum. The band spent most of 1996 on the road supporting the album.

Smear eventually left the band after the completion of its second album, The Color and the Shape, and (after a brief interlude with guitarist Frank Stahl) the Foo Fighters continued as a trio until after the recording of 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose when former No Use For A Name guitarist Chris Shiflett joined the line-up. Bob Coburn joined the exuberant, witty Grohl on his old stomping grounds in Washington, D.C. in March of 2000, and the head Foo treated Rockline listeners to an evening of lively conversation and rare acoustic performances.
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