Members Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, and Taylor Hawkins have been bringing their brand of hard rock to the world since the release of their debut album “Foo Fighters” in 1995. Several studio albums later and the band is still picking up fans from all across the globe.
The Foo Fighters’ alternative rock sound has been cultivated from the band’s love of various genres and other artists. They are as much influenced by Dave Grohl’s former band-mate Kurt Kobain’s, minimalist rock aesthetic as they are by the decadence of bands such as Queen and the melodic purity of bands like the Beatles.
Many of the band’s hit songs, such as “Everlong” and “The Pretender”, are distinctive for their melodic cores which balance out the harder edge of the Foo Fighters’ thrashing rock sound. Gentle verses lead into powerful, shredding choruses, which encapsulate the songs' emotion.