And so to the biggest supergroup of all time. Formed as a solo project by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl following the death of Kurt Cobain, he largely performed all of the instruments on his, yes, self-titled 1995 debut. To tour the release, he recruited Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, along with Germs/Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear. Alanis Morrissette drummer Taylor Hawkins joined in time for the band’s third release, There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Scream/Wool guitarist Franz Stahl was briefly in the line-up before the recording, too). No Use For A Name guitarist Chris Shiflett joined the band in 1999, and most recently keyboardist Rami Jaffee, formerly of The Wallflowers – led by Bob Dylan’s son Jakob – joined as a full-time member.
As of 2015, Foo Fighters have sold 12 million albums, and sell out arenas and stadiums around the world. Dave is no stranger to the supergroup setting, having played drums in Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, his own superstar metal project Probot, and performing with pretty much everyone, including The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, who we believe did quite well for themselves in the ’60s.