Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
Record Label: RCA, Capitol
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Oh, the success the Foo Fighters have had since their forming in ’95. As much respect and adulation as I have for the talent of Kurt Cobain, without his death, we would have never experienced the success that resulted from the formation of the Foo Fighters. Without Cobain’s existence, we also wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl admits that Cobain was a major influence on his songwriting. But who would have known that the former drummer of Nirvana would convert himself into front man and guitarist of the Foo Fighters, who really were not predestined to go further than a demo tape in ’95. Fifteen years and 6 albums later, he and the crew are releasing a greatest hits compilation. And with all the hits he and the Foo Fighters have had, a greatest hits is such a great thing in store for fans and for the band, who proved themselves one of the biggest alternative-rock acts previously in the 90s and still today.
While most die-hard fans envy greatest hits compilations, they aren’t the main targets for them anyway. For a casual listener that wants to hear all the past singles bunched up together, this is for you.
Featuring songs from every album, the Foo Fighters have also included two new songs, “Word Forward" and “Wheels”. Also included is a previously unreleased acoustic version of “Everlong” and a DVD that features a live performance and all of their music videos. The Foo Fighters do a great job on their videography as they always have fun and artistic videos to compliment their songs. This greatest hits compilation also marks the end of them. The Foo Fighters are going into a real break, which will go into effect once they finish up their tour in Europe. They will go their separate ways and become unaware of when they will see each other again. They will perform at the MOJO Awards in the United Kingdom in February 2010, where they will be performing “Long Road to Ruin” and “Learn to Fly”. After that, it is farewell to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.