The biggest rock band in the world, the Foo Fighters, will be turning 25 in 2020. The band initially started in 1995 as Dave Grohl was coming to terms with the death of his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain the year prior.
Dave Grohl stated, "We’re JUST getting started, so ... Buckle Up, 2020... it’s going to be an INSANE year full of some seriously crazy sh*t."
While initially trying to flee from music in the aftermath of Cobain's death, Grohl eventually decided to come back to it and booked some time at Seattle's Robert Lang Studios. He played drums, bass, guitar and sang, while his friend Barrett Jones oversaw the production. Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, who had been in the studio at the time, helped out with a guitar part on the song "X-Static." You can read more about that debut album here.
Holy Shit!!! 25 years?!— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 14, 2020
Thank you guys for being with us year after year…for singing along & making every show the best night of our lives.
We’re JUST getting started, so
Buckle up, 2020... it’s going to be an INSANE year full of some seriously crazy shit...#FF25 #FF2020 pic.twitter.com/BVesTPAIDp
Initially making the music primarily for himself, he started to share a few cassette copies with friends and eventually some of those copies made their way to music label reps who began to show interest. Grohl's solo work eventually caught fire with listeners and he had to put together a band. Now, 25 years into it, Grohl is surrounded by his first recruit, bassist Nate Mendel, as well as longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins, his Nirvana holdover guitarist Pat Smear, guitarist Chris Shiflett and keyboardist Rami Jaffe.
The band entered the studio last fall to start work on what will be their 10th studio album over the 25 year period.