Foo Fighters

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Biography

The Foo Fighters was formed at the end of 1994 by former Scream and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl (David Eric Grohl, 14 January 1969, Warren, Ohio, USA), now switched to guitar and vocals. There was some conjecture that the Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic would join him in this venture, but Grohl eventually recruited Pat Smear (b. Georg Ruthenberg, 5 August 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, ex-Germs and a ‘fourth’ member of Nirvana during their later career), Nate Mendel (b. 2 December 1968, Richland, Washington, USA; bass) and William Goldsmith (b. 4 July 1972, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums). The latter pair had previously played with Seattle band Sunny Day Real Estate. Their debut single, ‘This Is A Call’, was released on Roswell/ Capitol Records in June 1995. The Foo Fighters’ arrival initiated intense A&R activity, but Grohl opted for Capitol through the auspices of Gary Gersh, who had been Nirvana’s A&R...

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