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Nirvana - 100% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts 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

Queens Of The Stone Age - 88% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts 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

Pearl Jam - 87% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 85% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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 - 83% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: 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

Soundgarden - 69% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Alice in Chains - 63% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1987 in Seattle, Washington, USA, by Layne Staley (22 August 1967, Kirkland, Washington, USA, d. April 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals) and Jerry Cantrell (b. 18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA; vocals, guitar) with Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (b. 27 June 1966, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums), Alice In Chains developed a sound that mixed Black Sab Read more

Kings Of Leon - 61% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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No-frills rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, formed in 2000 by the Followill brothers, Caleb (Anthony Caleb Followill, 14 January 1982, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; guitar/vocals), Nathan (b. Ivan Nathaniel Followill, 26 June 1979, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; drums), and Jared (b. Michael Jared Followill, 20 November 1986, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; bass). The Followill&# Read more

Incubus - 58% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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

Rise Against - 54% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US hardcore band was formed in 1998 by Joe Principe (bass/vocals), Mr. Precision (Dan Wlekinski; guitar/vocals), Tim McIlrath (vocals/guitar) and Brandon Barnes (drums), and originally went under the name Transistor Revolt. Principe and Mr. Precision had formerly played with each other in punk band 88 Fingers Louie. The band’s 2000 demo was posted under the Transis Read more

Stone Temple Pilots - 50% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: 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

Wolfmother - 48% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Retro heavy rock outfit formed in 2003 by Australians Andrew Stockdale (20 July 1976, New South Wales, Australia; vocals/guitar), Chris Ross (b. Erskinville, New South Wales, Australia; bass/keyboards) and Myles Heskett (b. New South Wales, Australia; drums). The trio’s 70s-styled hard rock sound began attracting a cult following in their native Sydney and led to a reco Read more

The Offspring - 47% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although they achieved commercial fortune in the mid-90s, the Offspring had been a staple of the southern Californian punk community since 1984. Bryan ‘Dexter’ Holland (29 December 1966; vocals/guitar) and Greg Kriesel (b. 20 January 1965, Glendale, California, USA; bass) announced their intention to form a band at a party where they heard TSOL’s Change Today Read more

Alter Bridge - 43% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alter Bridge was born from the ashes of hugely successful US alt rock outfit Creed. When that band called it a day in 2004, Mark Tremonti (18 April 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Scott Phillips (b. Thomas Scott Phillips, 22 February 1973, Valdosta, Georgia, USA; drums) cut all ties with messianic vocalist Scott Stapp and joined up with former Creed colleague Brian Read more

The Black Keys - 43% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The success of acts such as the White Stripes and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion helped open the door for other minimalist, bluesy rockers, such as the Akron, Ohio, USA-based duo, the Black Keys. Unlike the other aforementioned bands, the Black Keys are more of a straight ahead blues rock outfit, especially evident in the howling vocals of Dan Auerbach (Daniel Auerbach, 14 Read more


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