Foo Fighters are quite the peculiar little beast. Born from the ashes of sorrow and tragedy, roots of the wildly popular band can be traced back to when former Nirvana drummer David Grohl mourned for the loss of his friend Kurt Cobain by channeling his grief on paper. While Grohl was initially faced with foolish accusations of selling out, these accusations proved to be unjustified and unfounded as the drummer-turned-singer remained faithful to his art with a confidence that one can only admire.
Decades later, Foo Fighters have honed their musical style, and produced an incomparable legacy that sets them apart from their contemporaries. Recently, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary. Even after all of these years, Grohl has maintained his track record of writing lyrics and composing melodies that reflect his ever-changing moods and shaky personal feelings. With a guitar in hand and a charisma of steel, Grohl has done the impossible; he has risen from the brilliance of his former group, and maintained his relevance and fame despite tragedy and turmoil.
Now, Foo Fighters have returned with their eight studio album Sonic Highways. Featuring the lead single “Something from Nothing”, Sonic Highways is the first album since 2011’s Wasting Light, which debuted at number one in a dozen countries, and earned the band five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album. Sonic Highways features a heavier and rawer sound than the band’s previous works, and is comprised of eight songs recording in eight different US cities (Austin, Chicago, Joshua Tree, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington).