Foo Fighters was formed by Dave Grohl in 1994 following the dissolution of his previous band, Nirvana, after the tragic death of Kurt Cobain.  Grohl began the band as a one-man project, where he wrote and recorded all the music for the debut album.

During WWII, Allied pilots called UFOs “foo fighters”. For “one of the stupidest things he could think of,” Grohl chose the name.

The 1995 self-titled first album, “Foo Fighters,” was released. Grohl recorded and played all the instruments on the album.

The Foo Fighters debuted at a Portland benefit concert in February 1995. Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, William Goldsmith, and Grohl performed.

Grohl wrote “Everlong,” one of the band’s most popular songs, after a personal crisis. Their live shows now include the song.

Foo Fighters have won four Grammys for Best Rock Album. Their first Grammy came in 2000 for "Learn to Fly" music video.

Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters as drummer in 1997. He was Alanis Morissette's touring drummer.

Grohl was well-known for his drumming abilities before joining the Foo Fighters as their leader. In addition to playing drums for Queens of the Stone Age and Tenacious D, he was the drummer for Nirvana.

The Foo Fighters' current lineup consists of Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear.

Grohl broke his leg while performing in Sweden on the 2015 North American tour. However, Grohl continued to play on a specially made guitar throne as the tour went on.