5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Foo Fighters

Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez for @RollingStone

With the releasing of their new album called “Concrete and Gold”’, The Foo Fighters demolish the platform to be #1.  Forming out of Seattle, Washington, this rock band has become an iconic presence to have the pleasure of experiencing. From starting off as a one man show, this band has many stories to tell for their kids and many generations after, it would be foolish of us not to share also.

  1.  The Multi-talented  Members

Between the years of 1995 – 2017, most members played a more than one instrument when creating their epic sound. In the years, Dave has staggered the crowds with instruments ranging from the beating of the drums to the raging blows of his voice. Pat Smear (who plays lead guitar) has a way of making sure his voice fills in the space exceptionally rocking on the 1997 album “The Colour and the Shape”.  Given that all the members are talented, each one puts their very own touch to the songs that keeps us moving as the days go on

2.     They’ve been here for a while and they are here to stay!

The Foo Fighters are one of the only bands to still deliver throughout the age of time and keep up with the new generations of rockers! As fans, we often don’t understand how hard it is to accommodate millions of fans as time changes but it looks like The Foo Fighters have it down packed. Shows continue to remain sold out and their music continues to keep fans returning back and yearning for more!

3.    Dave Grohl is named “The nicest dude in Rock” hands down!

As we hear very often, the entertainment can be a bit reckless when it comes to respecting the fans that makes their pedestals’, but not this guy.  Dave has a reputation that could have you telling special stories for days. From donating to charities, having meaningful conversations with fans, and even covering for fellow artist when they can’t make a show.

4.    The Epic Mini Tour

In 2011, The Foo Fighters had such a special treat for eight lucky fans promoting their LP “Wasting Light”, The Foo Fighters conducted a mini tour of their own performing in the garages of some beloved fans.  One favorable fan stated “I didn’t win the lottery, but I got this. If I did win the lottery, the first thing I would do is pay to have The Foo Fighters play in my garage!”

5.   “The Sky is a Neighborhood” the meaning

On the most recent album ‘Concrete and Gold’, “The Sky is a neighborhood” has been ranked as one of the best songs from this new album. The depth of the song has brought out a love that has never been given to The Foo Fighters and yet only TFF could deliver so gracefully.  It’s heard to have inspiration from the great Astrophysicist, Neil Degrasse Tyson himself. According to The Rolling Stone, Grohl states, “Stars that go unstable and collapse and explode and just scatter their guts, their fundamental ingredients of life are all over the universe and forming solar systems and stars orbiting planets have the ingredients for life itself. And when you look up at the night sky, you realize that you’re not only part of the universe, but the universe is part of us. It really moves me”.  I don’t know about you but this song brings new life and meaning to the term extraterrestrial.

I’m sure there are many things to say about this band from start to finish, The Foo Fighters has ignited a light within each and every one of us throughout some part of our lives that has made us look at it differently.  If you haven’t, oh how you’ve been missing out. Check out their latest album “Concrete and Gold”, and if that’s not enough don’t hesitate to buy a ticket to their show on the upcoming tour here in Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Amphitheater on April 19, 2018.


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