Foo Fighters is a legendary band from the 1990s to the present day that has influenced the music scene and pop culture. The Band was created by Dave Grohl, the former drummer of Nirvana, after the death of Kurt Cobain. The name of the Band comes from pilots who have experienced UFO incidences while on Air Force missions. They have been described as an indie band with solid rock, grudge, and alternative musical influences. The Band consists of Dave Grohl on guitar and vocals, Nate Mendal , Vocals, Bass guitar, Pat Smears on guitar, vocals, Taylor Hawkins, Drums, Chris Shiflett, Guitar, and Vocals, and Rami Jaffee, keyboard, accordion, and harmonica.
The Band has had several hit albums starting in 1995, Foo Fighters, followed up with The Color and the Shape, in 1997 and in 1998 Nothing Left to Lose, which had hit single, Learning to Fly, which hit it the Billboard Hot 100. Other favorite songs of fans include, Everlong, The Pretender, and My Hero, which have received much praise. Foo Fighters have sold over 12 million records, won 12 Grammys, and awarded four times Best Rock album.
David Grohl and Foo Fighters have supported various causes and candidates for public office. In 2004 at a fundraiser for John Kerry the Band performed Times like These. In 2012 David Grohl supported Rock the Vote efforts, and in 2021 the Band performed at the inauguration of Joe Biden.
On February 10, 2021, Foo Fighters was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of 6 inductees.