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Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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These engaging Hollywood ruffians’ mixture of funk, punk and rock encouraged a legion of other bands to regurgitate the formula. Led by Antwan The Swan (Anthony Kiedis, 1 November 1962, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; vocals), the band’s original line-up also featured Flea (b. Michael Balzary, 16 October 1962, Melbourne, Australia; bass), Hillel Slovak (b. 31 March 19 Read more

Audioslave - 98% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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In the hard rock world circa 2002, one of the most highly anticipated releases was the debut recording of Audioslave, a band comprising former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell (20 July 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA), and ex-Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello (b. Thomas Baptist Morello, 30 May 1964, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA; guitar), Tim Commerford (b. Read more

Pearl Jam - 94% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This revisionist (or, depending on your viewpoint, visionary) rock quintet was formed in Seattle, USA, by Jeff Ament (10 March 1963, Big Sandy, Montana, USA; bass) and Stone Gossard (b. 20 July 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA; rhythm guitar). Gossard had played with Steve Turner in the Ducky Boys, the latter going on to perform with Ament in Green River. Gossard became a memb Read more

Queens Of The Stone Age - 85% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly acclaimed Palm Desert, California, USA-based heavy rock band was formed from the ashes of Kyuss, the stoner rock legends who split up in 1995 after several years of critical acclaim and negligible commercial success. After leaving Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme (Joshua Michael Homme, 17 May 1973, Palm Springs, California, USA) toured with Soundgarden and issued seve Read more

Nirvana - 83% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, USA, at the end of 1987, the Nirvana that the MTV generation came to love comprised Kurt Cobain (Kurt Donald Cobain, 20 February 1967, Hoquiam, Washington, USA, d. 5 April 1994, Seattle, Washington, USA; guitar/vocals), Krist Novoselic (b. 16 May 1965, Croatia, Yugoslavia; bass) and Dave Grohl (b. David Eric Grohl, 14 January 1969, Warren, Ohi Read more

Soundgarden - 82% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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This Seattle, Washington, USA-based quartet fused influences as diverse as Led Zeppelin, the Stooges, Velvet Underground and, most particularly, early UK and US punk bands into a dirty, sweaty, sexually explicit and decidedly fresh take on rock ‘n’ roll. The band, Chris Cornell (20 July 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Kim Thayil (b. 4 September 1960 Read more

Incubus - 75% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This metal funk crossover band was formed in Calabasas, California, USA in January 1991 by school friends Brandon Boyd (15 February 1976, Van Nuys, California, USA; vocals), Mike Einziger (b. Michael Aaron Einziger, 21 June 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Dirk Lance (b. Alex Katunich, 18 August 1976; bass), and José Pasillas (b. 26 April 1976; drums). The Read more

Smashing Pumpkins - 73% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Once widely viewed as poor relations to Nirvana’s major label alternative rock, Chicago, USA’s Smashing Pumpkins, led by Billy Corgan (William Patrick Corgan Jnr., 17 March 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) persevered to gradually increasing commercial acceptance and press veneration. Corgan’s inspirations, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Doors and Black Read more

The Smashing Pumpkins - 73% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Stone Temple Pilots - 69% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Stone Temple Pilots are the result of a chance meeting between Scott Weiland (27 October 1967, Santa Cruz, California, USA; vocals) and Robert DeLeo (b. 2 February 1966, New Jersey, USA; bass) at one of Black Flag’s final shows in Los Angeles. After discovering that they both went out with the same girl, a songwriting partnership led to the formation of a full band, Read more

Rage Against the Machine - 68% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The name says everything about Rage Against The Machine. The aggressive musical blend of metal guitar and hip-hop rhythms is an appropriate background to the rap-styled delivery of angry, confrontational, political lyrics, addressing concerns over inner city deprivation, racism, censorship, propaganda, the plight of Native Americans and many other issues as the band strive to o Read more

Silverchair - 68% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When Australian rock trio Silverchair arrived on European shores in 1995, their press coverage concentrated firmly on the fact that each member was just 15 years old. However, Chris Joannou (10 November 1979, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; bass), Daniel Johns (b. 22 April 1979, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; vocals/guitar) and Ben Gillies (b. Benjamin David G Read more

Nickelback - 65% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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This melodic hard rock band was formed in 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by brothers Chad Kroeger (15 November 1974; vocals/guitar) and Mike Kroeger (b. 25 June 1972; bass), their cousin Brandon (drums), and Ryan Peake (b. 1 March 1973; guitar/vocals). In the same year they released the Hesher EP and their album debut Curb, both of which picked up a lot of airt Read more

Chris Cornell - 63% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 July 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA. Cornell rose to prominence as a member of Soundgarden, one of the leading exponents, alongside Nirvana and Pearl Jam, of the Seattle grunge sound of the early 90s. Cornell set about recording his debut album with the help of Alain Johannes and Natasha Sneider of cult Los Angeles band, Eleven, following the break-up of Soundgarden in Ap Read more

Puddle Of Mudd - 62% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Too mainstream to be labelled nu metal and too modern sounding to be allied with grunge, Kansas City, USA-based Puddle Of Mudd share elements of both genres and have gained a measure of success as a result. The original line-up, formed in 1993 around Wes Scantlin (Wesley Reid Scantlin, 9 June 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; vocals/guitar), named themselves after a rehearsa Read more


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