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  Foo Fighters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foo Fighters is a rock group formed by musician Dave Grohl in 1995.
The group is named after the World War II term "foo fighter", used to refer to mysterious aerial phenomena.
Foo Fighters were supported by Juliette and the Licks, Angels and Airwaves, Queens of the Stone Age and Motörhead.
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 Foo Fighters - Crystalinks
The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over Europe and the Pacific theater.
In the same vein, "Foo" could be derived from the French "Fou," or "mad." "Foo fighter" was supposedly used as a semi-derogatory reference to Japanese fighter pilots (known for erratic flying and extreme maneuvering), it became a catch-all term for fast moving, erratically flying objects (such as UFOs).
It has also been suggested that the foo fighter was a secret disk-shaped Luftwaffe aircraft nicknamed the "feuerfighter" by the Germans, but as this hypothetical name is a mix of German and English, and as no such craft has been found, this explanation is likely an urban legend.
www.crystalinks.com /foofighters.html   (898 words)

  
 Foo Fighters - Fan site.
The band's self-titled 1995 release became a hit, as the band's sound was similar to his last full-time band — hard-edged punk rockers mixed with melodic mid-tempo pop rockers.
The Foos' One by One appeared in October and almost immediately began spawning hit singles, each accompanied by a typically entertaining, Grohl-directed music video.
In spring 2003, Grohl, Hawkins, and the rest of the Foos embarked on an extensive tour in support of One by One.
foofightersrock.tripod.com   (634 words)

  
 The Why Files website your portal to unexplained phenomenon. Discover the facts about UFOs and Alien Visitation
The Allied Military Chiefs suspected that Foo Fighters were, in fact, enemy secret weapons but the Germans were also mystified by the strange objects.
Seemingly Foo Fighters continued to be seen during the Korean War and perhaps there is also evidence of similar objects appearing in later years but whatever they were (are?), no satisfactory explanation has been produced.
Certainly the term “Foo Fighter” was adopted some five prior to “UFO” becoming the accepted tag for unidentified aerial objects.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Foo Fighters: Music: Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Perhaps it was unavoidable osmosis: Grohl, Foo Fighters' lead singer-guitarist, wrote most of these tunes during breaks from beat-keeping for his former band leader.
Dave Grohl's opening post-Nirvana salvo, FOO FIGHTERS seemsmerely ordinary only in the wake of the historic, sweetly abrasive sensations that his previous band was famous for.
Despite being bettered by the Foo Fighters follow-up album, The Colour and the Shape, their self-titled effort remains one of the best rock albums of the 90's and a fine fairwell to the glory days of grunge.
www.amazon.co.uk /Foo-Fighters/dp/B000002TYK   (1880 words)

  
 Foo Fighters (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foo Fighters is the Foo Fighters' debut album.
This was the same studio that Nirvana recorded the session which produced "You Know You're Right" 9 months prior.
Foo Fighters reached UK #3 and in America hit #23, selling over a million copies there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foo_Fighters_(album)   (221 words)

  
 MusicWorld Feature: Foo Fighters Hijinks & High Intensity Rock
Bittersweet and hopeful, the title of Foo Fighters' latest album could be perceived as a reference to the band's origins.
Foo Fighters was founded when Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl embarked on a solo career after Cobain's demise.
Foo Fighters consists of some of the most revered young musicians in modern rock, including former Alanis Morissette drummer Taylor Hawkins.
www.bmi.com /musicworld/features/200007/foofighters.asp   (436 words)

  
 Foo Fighters: "One by One" - Salon
As a band, the Foo Fighters have had their share of turmoil: Foo mastermind Dave Grohl's lengthy, post-Nirvana legal sniping with Kurt Cobain's widow, diva Courtney Love; drummer Taylor Hawkins' painkiller overdose in 2001; then rumors that the band was done when Grohl toured with Queens of the Stone Age earlier this year.
Essentially a solo project when he released the Foo Fighters' self-titled debut in 1995, Grohl brought a more straightforward rock approach to the post-punk he was performing with Nirvana.
That's not to say that the Foo Fighters have abandoned pop hooks and the kind of riffs that land them all over the FM airwaves.
dir.salon.com /story/audio/music/2002/11/22/foo_fighters/index.html   (334 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: In Your Honour [2CD]: Music: Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Foo Fighters, here we go :D, used to do good music with the likes of 'Nothing left to lose', 'Foo Fighters', 'Colour and the shape', 'one by one' all awesome albums, then along comes the Cheese-bomb album 'In your honour'.
Sure, I respect the Foo Fighters immensely for continuing doing what they love doing and creating the music that they love, and i love, but what this album is, is basically dissapointing to the extent of depression.
The Foo Fighters have got to be one of the best bands around they have created some great songs in there other albums.
www.amazon.co.uk /Your-Honour-2CD-Foo-Fighters/dp/B0009IGARK   (2345 words)

  
 Foo Fighters To Stage Concert At Site Of Alleged UFO Crash -UFO Casebook Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dave Grohl has always been a bit of a UFO buff, having taken the name Foo Fighters from a term that World War II pilots used to describe unidentified balls of light they saw in the night skies in the final days of the war.
The contest is the kind of over-the-top promotional effort befitting of the Foos' upcoming In Your Honor (June 14), which Grohl has described as his band's Physical Graffiti (see "Foo Fighter Dave Grohl Says Physical Graffiti Was Model For New LP").
Fans can enter at Rhapsody.com, and according to a spokesperson at the Foos' label, RCA Records, contest winners will be flown via private jet to Roswell, where they'll be treated to a "first class" cookout and a 45-minute Foo Fighters show.
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 Foo Fighters CD
Dave Grohl's opening post-Nirvana salvo, FOO FIGHTERS seems merely ordinary only in the wake of the historic, sweetly abrasive sensations that his previous band was famous for.
FOO FIGHTERS seesaws efficiently, even rambunctiously, but there's a distance, a sheen to it..." Entertainment Weekly (7/14/95, p.55) - "...Most of these songs are so disarmingly hooky, and yet such a raw blast of energy, that it's as if Lennon and McCartney had grown up in Seattle.
I think the Foo Fighters are the best band to come out in the last 15 years.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6334932/a/Foo+Fighters.htm   (743 words)

  
 Foo Fighters, HIV Deniers
Foo fans were treated to a speech by Alive and Well founder Christine Maggiore, who believes AIDS may be caused by HIV-related medications, anal sex, stress, and drug use, and implies that people should not get tested for HIV nor take medications to counter the virus.
HIV experts are alarmed by the possible impact of the Foo Fighters' embrace of Maggiore's theories on their potentially gullible young fans.
The Foo Fighters plan additional benefit shows, and have placed a banner ad on their Web site linking to Alive and Well.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2000/02/foo.html   (1221 words)

  
 The Unnatural Museum - Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The above is a typical example of an encounter with a "foo fighter." Toward the end of World War II pilots began reporting seeing strange glowing balls flying around their aircraft at night.
The objects were dubbed "foo fighters." because of a popular comic strip at the time, Smoky Stover.
More encounters with the foo fighters were reported, but none of the objects ever seemed to take any aggressive action, so the idea that they were an advanced enemy weapon was dropped.
www.unmuseum.org /foo.htm   (381 words)

  
 UFOS at close sight: the 1944-45 foo fighters
To the Allies, they were "kraut fireballs" or "foo fighters," with the latter term surviving.
The following are typical of the scores of "foo fighter" reports on record.
Documents regarding foo fighter incidents are still being discovered even 50 years after the end of World War II.
ufologie.net /htm/foo.htm   (846 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Foo Fighters: Music: Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Foo Fighters have moved to bigger and better acclaim for their later albums (e.g.
I keep this album in a speial place among the Foo Fighting albums because without this little baby, the Foo Fighters would never have reached the height of their musical power without the Foo Fighters' debut.
even though it has the name foo fighters on the front this is not a foo's album as the first offical foo's album was the colour and the shape two years later in 1997 with pat smear-guitars-nate mendal-bass-dave grohl playin' most of the drums
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 Foo Fighters - PopMatters Concert Review
Although this was their inaugural visit to the venue, it doesn't much matter where the Foos play, as they pack the house and indulge in a blistering set everywhere they go.
Now going into their eighth year, the Foo Fighters are seasoned veterans of studio and stage.
Grohl and his Foo Fighters may not have reached the pinnacle of greatest just yet, but they're damn close, and as good as we've got.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/f/foo-fighters-030702.shtml   (661 words)

  
 "Foo Fighters....."
The Foo's were very nice, but we were mostly sick and the kids threw stuff at us.
And if I was in charge of Foo Fighters I'd get rid of that name, give 'em a bath, and make them look like rock stars.
Foo Fighters is a fuckin' candy-ass girl band, but you've got that motherfucker submitting songs, too.
www.fooarchive.com /other/onfoo.htm   (1206 words)

  
 MuchMusic.com | Artists | Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters fifth and definitive album opens with a statement of purpose universal in its passion.
Dave Grohl could be singing to his wife, bandmates Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett, or to any and every fan listening to the song.
In truth, the song and the double album -- one heavy as f*ck, the other subtly laid back -- are dedicated to all of the above: the friends, family and fans that have made the decade-long Foo Fighters odyssey possible.
www.muchmusic.com /music/artists/index.asp?artist=406   (108 words)

  
 Foo Fighters Discography at CD Universe
Foo Fighters have established themselves as a premier alternative rock band, offering a mixture of bittersweet harmonies and full-on rock anthems.
Virtually an instant success, the Foos reflected Grohl's former band's melodic-punk-pop, though with a somewhat lighter attitude.
String Quartet Tribute To The Foo Fighters: Resident Adolescence
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 The Foo Fighters
The first album he wrote was The Foo Fighters, then The Colour And The Shape and most recently There Is Nothing Left To Lose.
The Foo Fighters at the moment are Dave Grohl[vocals and guitar], Taylor Hawkins[drums] and Nate Mendel[bass].
The mangeer of Foo Fighters is Gus Brandt and has been from the start.
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 Foo Fighters : iSOUND.COM
After the death of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl(Nirvana's Drummer) formed Foo Fighters from material he had been working on while in Nirvana.
By '96 the album had gone platinum with hits like "This Is a Call." In 1997 William Goldsmith left the Foo Fighters and was replaced by Taylor Hawkins.
In 2002 the Foo Fighters released their 5th album, "One by One." "One by One" proved to be their most polished release to date but didn't have the emotional feel or depth of previous releases.
www.isound.com /foo_fighters   (360 words)

  
 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters Biography, Foo Fighters History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In June of 2004, under the name of Faux Foo, the band performed its first show at Charactors in West Babylon, New York.
Within the coming months, the group performed on a very consistent basis and changed its name to Monkey Wrench (which is taken from the title of the huge hit song by Foo Fighters).
It is believed to be the 1st time that a tribute band has performed a song on the same stage, using the same instruments, as the band that they pay tribute to.
www.foofighterstribute.com /band_overview.php   (500 words)

  
 Amazon.com: In Your Honor: Music: Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Disc one follows the Foo’s classic sonic blueprint: lip-smacking melodies and enigmatic lyrics, double-barrel guitars and drums that attack.
The Foo Fighters are a band I have enjoyed listening to for some time, though I always seem to find their individual albums slightly lacking in consistency.
This Fighters CD rocks out harder than any other Foo album, but it's the softer moments that make this album truly great.
www.amazon.com /Your-Honor-Foo-Fighters/dp/B0009HLDFU   (1793 words)

  
 Foo Fighters - Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Foo Fighters began as a solo project taken up by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after Kurt Cobain's death.
On the debut and eponymous album, Foo Fighters, released in 1995, Grohl plays all the instruments (save for one guitar part recorded by Greg Dulli on...
Listen to music, see charts for Foo Fighters – Everlong, Foo Fighters – Best of You, Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly, Foo Fighters – All My Life, Foo Fighters – DOA
www.last.fm /music/Foo+Fighters   (220 words)

  
 Official Ticketmaster site. Foo Fighters tickets, dates
Since releasing their self-titled debut in 1995, the Foo Fighters have been at the forefront of guitar-heavy rock.
The origin of the band can be traced back to David Grohl's days as a drummer for Nirvana when he would write solo material when not playing with the legendary group.
While Grohl handled all of the instrumentation for the Foo Fighters' first album, band members have since joined Grohl in the studio and on tour.
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 Foo Fighters & Weezer Tickets at StubHub!
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 www.myspace.com/foofighters
hey foos, thanks for adding me. your my favourite band and i am greatly influenced by your music.
Foo Fighters are one of the best band's of the last 15 years.
Foo Fighters=one of the most important rock bands of the last decade.
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 NME.COM - Artists - Foo Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born out of a stockpile of songs written by Dave Grohl while drumming for Nirvana, Foo Fighters were originally intended to be Grohl's solo project.
Since officially forming in 1995 the band has had five UK top-ten album hits, including 2002's 'One By One' which entered at number one.
Foo Fighters - In Your Honour (Music CD) £8.49 from Dvd.co.uk
www.nme.com /artists/foo-fighters   (160 words)

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