Happy Fourth of July! Before the barbecues and beer get started (or if you’re like me, you’ll move from the bed to the couch–after all, the country is 240 years old and we don’t move like we used to. Also, you kids get offa my lawn!)
In addition to the birth of our nation, today we celebrate another milestone: On this very day, in 1995, a new band would emerge with its debut album: Foo Fighters. Begun as a solo project by former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, after the untimely death of frontman Kurt Cobain, Grohl would round out his new band with a host of stellar musicians and begin touring.
The self-titled album would reach 23 on the Billboard charts and be a Platinum-certified hit. The first single off of Foo Fighters, “This is a Call,” would introduce the world to the band that would go on to release 9 studio albums (their latest, Concrete and Gold, is expected in September of this year), spin off a host of singles including ten number ones on the Billboard alternative chart, and show people that everything Grohl touches is, well, gold.