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One Of The Longest Lasting Bands to Emerge From the '90s Alt-Rock Explosion

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When Foo Fighters released a debut album written and recorded entirely by leader Dave Grohl -- at that point known only as the powerhouse drummer for Nirvana -- in the summer of 1995, few would have guessed that the group would wind up as the one band to survive the '90s alt-rock explosion unscathed.

Once the band's lineup coalesced around the time of its third album in 1999, Foo Fighters' sound also gelled into a recognizable signature built upon the heavy, melodic, loud-quiet-loud template of the Pixies and Nirvana, the modern rock anchored by a love of classic guitar rock. It was commercial without pandering, creatively restless without being alienating, a sound with wide appeal delivered by a band that was happy to tour and record the way bands did back in the '70s. When Wasting Light became their first number one album in America upon its release in the spring of 2011, it was confirmation that Foo Fighters were survivors who had earned a large, devoted audience primarily through hard work.

In the fall of 1994, Grohl and Barrett Jones decamped to a professional studio and recorded the songs that comprised Foo Fighters' debut album in a week. Boiling down his backlog of songs to about 15 tracks, Grohl played all of the instruments on the album. He made 100 copies of the tape, passing it out to friends and associates. In no time, Grohl's solo project became the object of a fierce record company bidding war. Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear rounded out the lineup of the band, named Foo Fighters after a World War II secret force that allegedly researched UFOs. The band's self-titled debut, consisting solely of Dave Grohl's solo recordings, was released on July 4, 1995. It became an instant success in America, as "This Is a Call" garnered heavy alternative and album rock airplay. By early 1996, the album was certified platinum in the U.S.

Albums, “The Colour and the Shape Throughout,” “One by One” and “In Your Honor” followed. Despite changes in band members, the band continued to experience building popularity and acclaim. After a brief hiatus, the Foo Fighters reconvened for 2011's “Wasting Light,” a Butch Vig production that doubled as the official return of Pat Smear, who hadn't played on any of the band's albums since 1997. “Wasting Light” wound up as a smash success for the band, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts, going gold in the U.S. and garnering the band another four Grammy Awards. In the wake of “Wasting Light,” several other Foo projects emerged -- a limited-edition compilation of covers called “Medium Rare” released for Record Store Day 2011; a documentary of the band called Back and Forth -- and the group toured the album into 2012.

The group released “Sonic Highways” in 2014 with an eight part companion documentary on HBO.

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When Foo Fighters released a debut album written and recorded entirely by leader Dave Grohl -- at that point known only as the powerhouse drummer for Nirvana -- in the summer of 1995, few would have guessed that the group would wind up as the one band to survive the '90s alt-rock explosion unscathed.

Once the band's lineup coalesced around the time of its third album in 1999, Foo Fighters' sound also gelled into a recognizable signature built upon the heavy, melodic, loud-quiet-loud template of the Pixies and Nirvana, the modern rock anchored by a love of classic guitar rock. It was commercial without pandering, creatively restless without being alienating, a sound with wide appeal delivered by a band that was happy to tour and record the way bands did back in the '70s. When Wasting Light became their first number one album in America upon its release in the spring of 2011, it was confirmation that Foo Fighters were survivors who had earned a large, devoted audience primarily through hard work.

In the fall of 1994, Grohl and Barrett Jones decamped to a professional studio and recorded the songs that comprised Foo Fighters' debut album in a week. Boiling down his backlog of songs to about 15 tracks, Grohl played all of the instruments on the album. He made 100 copies of the tape, passing it out to friends and associates. In no time, Grohl's solo project became the object of a fierce record company bidding war. Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear rounded out the lineup of the band, named Foo Fighters after a World War II secret force that allegedly researched UFOs. The band's self-titled debut, consisting solely of Dave Grohl's solo recordings, was released on July 4, 1995. It became an instant success in America, as "This Is a Call" garnered heavy alternative and album rock airplay. By early 1996, the album was certified platinum in the U.S.

Albums, “The Colour and the Shape Throughout,” “One by One” and “In Your Honor” followed. Despite changes in band members, the band continued to experience building popularity and acclaim. After a brief hiatus, the Foo Fighters reconvened for 2011's “Wasting Light,” a Butch Vig production that doubled as the official return of Pat Smear, who hadn't played on any of the band's albums since 1997. “Wasting Light” wound up as a smash success for the band, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts, going gold in the U.S. and garnering the band another four Grammy Awards. In the wake of “Wasting Light,” several other Foo projects emerged -- a limited-edition compilation of covers called “Medium Rare” released for Record Store Day 2011; a documentary of the band called Back and Forth -- and the group toured the album into 2012.

The group released “Sonic Highways” in 2014 with an eight part companion documentary on HBO.

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  • How to book Foo Fighters?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Foo Fighters for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Foo Fighters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Foo Fighters or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Foo Fighters?

    Booking fees for Foo Fighters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Foo Fighters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Foo Fighters?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Foo Fighters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Foo Fighters for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Foo Fighters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Foo Fighters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Foo Fighters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Foo Fighters for your event is $200,000 and above. Foo Fighters generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Bob Dylan and Robin Thicke. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Foo Fighters for an upcoming event.

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