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Pearl Jam - 100% 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

Audioslave - 99% 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

Queens Of The Stone Age - 94% 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

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 92% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Theme 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

Soundgarden - 81% 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

Nirvana - 76% 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

Stone Temple Pilots - 76% 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

Eagles Of Death Metal - 70% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US garage rock band formed by Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme aka Carlo Von Sexron aka Baby Duck (Joshua Michael Homme, 17 May 1973, Palm Springs, California, USA; drums, bass, keyboards) and Jesse Hughes aka J. Devil Huge aka Boots Electric (b. 24 September 1972, South Carolina, USA; vocals, guitar, percussion). The duo originally came together to play on Homme& Read more

Incubus - 68% 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

Smashing Pumpkins - 68% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts 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 - 68% match to Foo Fighters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Silverchair - 66% 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

Kings Of Leon - 65% 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

Chris Cornell - 64% 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

Alter Bridge - 63% 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


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