Foo Fighters is an American rock band that hails from Seattle, a city that is no stranger to producing some of the most pivotal bands in rock history and the genre-bending music that accompanied them. Founded in 1994 by former Nirvana drummer, David Grohl, it began as a one-man project where he recorded the self-titled debut album, both instruments, and vocals, all by himself with the exception of a guitar part on“X-tactic”. To support the album, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith of Sunny Day Real Estate plus touring guitarist for Nirvana, Pat Smear to round out the group. With a sound that echoed Nirvana’s quiet-loud dynamic, blistering riffs and gorgeous melodies, Foo Fighters had the recipe for success as evident by the over 12 million albums sold in the U.S. throughout the band’s career.
The name Foo Fighters came to Grohl while reading one of many books on UFO history. It was a term coined during World War II to explain strange aerial phenomena sighted in the sky. How fitting then, is this t-shirt featuring an owl graphic, wings spread, gripping the band’s initials? Although, nothing strange there—only a powerful rock phenomenon that continues to be seen and heard to this day.
Foo Fighters Owl Logo Across Front
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