Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995. Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith and Smear left after the recording of the group's second album The Colour and the Shape (1997). They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999).
Chris Shiflett joined as the band's second guitarist after the completion of There is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album One by One in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. Over the course of the band's career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys.
 In the Guitar Hero series
- Monkey Wrench appeared in Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits and can be downloaded to Guitar Hero 5 & Band Hero. It's also available for the DS version of Band Hero.
- The Pretender, All My Life & This is a call can be downloaded for Guitar Hero III only.
- Everlong appeared in Guitar Hero: World Tour and can be imported to Guitar Hero 5 & Band Hero.
- Stacked Actors appeared in Guitar Hero: Metallica.
- Best of You appeared in Guitar Hero: Van Halen.
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