The past year has been a banner one for Foo Fighters. After spending the last decade-plus establishing themselves as one of the biggest bands in the world by crafting their unique brand of rock that manages to transcend fads while leaving room for evolution and experimentation, the band is now as diverse musically as it’s ever been, paving the way for their current success.
Through the years acclaimed bestsellers like In Your Honor, There is Nothing Left to Lose and The Colour and the Shape sprinkled the radio with hits “Big Me,” “Monkey Wrench,” “This is a Call,” “Best of You,” “My Hero,” “Learn to Fly” and more.
Since the October ’07 release of their sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, the Foos have won two Grammys, sold out arenas around the world and even broken a record or two (the album’s first single “The Pretender” set a new record with 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Modern Rock airplay chart). This was followed up with their second No. 1 single in support of Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, “Long Road to Ruin,” and currently their third installment, “Let It Die,” is motoring up the charts.
All the while, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace has received some of the best reviews of the band’s career – as Entertainment Weekly put it, “the band has taken everything it’s always done best … and brought it to the next level.” Paste Magazine wrote: “The record sounds lush and epic, with a variety of genres and sounds all peeking their heads through the band’s established heavy-melodic-rock sound. There are mellow, intimate tunes and amps-to-11 anthems alike, and plenty that split the difference.”