Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl formed the rock band The Foo Fighters in Seattle, WA after the 1994 death of Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain and subsequent breakup of that band. Grohl’s new group included Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear, and several members of another recently dissolved band, Sunny Day Real Estate. The band started out performing in Portland, OR, and soon gained widespread popularity.
The Foo Fighters have won six Grammy Awards, including three for Best Rock Album and two for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Recent performances by band members include a solo U.S. tour by drummer Taylor Hawkins in April and May of 2010. The band is expected to begin recording its seventh studio album in September 2010, for release in 2011.
Foo Fighters and Tame Impala have been announced as the headlining acts for the fourth annual Innings Festival, set for Tempe, Arizona on February 26 and 27, 2022. The festival, which corresponds with the start of Major League Baseball’s spring training in the state, will also feature a number... Read more
Zenith Touring, which represents the Foo Fighters, filed a lawsuit against a division of Live Nation in Nashville over unpaid money from a corporate concert that had been cancelled. Zenith filed the lawsuit in Davidson (Tennessee) County Chancery Court against SME Entertainment Group, which is a division of Live... Read more
For a second straight year, there will be no Bonnaroo. Cancelled due to COVID-19 a year ago, Bonnaroo was set to take place this coming weekend in Tennessee, but mother nature had other plans. Heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved into the area and dumped massive... Read more
The Foo Fighters announced that Saturday’s concert in Los Angeles has been postponed indefinitely, after a “confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization.” The last-minute cancellation was announced Wednesday evening via social media. It wasn’t clear from the band’s announcement whether the case involved a member of the... Read more
The Foo Fighters got back to live performances this week, but it wasn’t without a measure of controversy in the form of a picket line outside the venue. Anti-vaccine protesters, including actor and prominent anti-vaccine mouthpeice Ricky Schroeder, showed up in California to share their displeasure with the bands... Read more
Madison Square Garden will be rocking in less than two weeks, at least for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Foo Fighters announced plans to reopen the venue to its first full capacity crowd since March 2020, performing at the midtown New York venue June 20. Tickets... Read more
Lollapalooza announced its 2021 lineup on Wednesday, unveiling the full slate of performers set to take the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park this summer. Miley Cyrus heads the bill on Tuesday, July 29, with Tyler, The Creator atop Friday’s slate and Post Malone and the Foo Fighters anchoring Friday... Read more
Lollapalooza announced its return for the summer of 2021 this week, with a slew of top-tier acts set to take the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park. The event, which takes place from July 29-August 1, saw tickets go on sale earlier this week. The festival’s return to its traditional... Read more
Vax Live, a benefit concert filmed earlier this spring and aired over the weekend, had 27,000 (fully vaccinated) fans in attendance at SoFi Stadium, the largest event in California since March 2020. The event, fully titled “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” was designed to raise money... Read more
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced its planned lineup for 2021, returning to the farm for four days of performances beginning Thursday, September 2. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary, returning this fall after missing its 2020 event due to the pandemic. The Friday-Sunday slates each have a... Read more