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On September 15, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “RCA” label released “Concrete and Gold”, the ninth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded December 2016 – May 2017, at “EastWest Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Greg Kurstin.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion
  • Chris Shiflett– guitar, percussion
  • Pat Smear– guitar, percussion
  • Nate Mendel– bass, percussion
  • Taylor Hawkins– lead and background vocals, drums, percussion
  • Rami Jaffee– piano, synthesizer, Mellotron, Casio SK-1, organ, percussion, Farfisa organ, ARP String Ensemble, clavinet, Reface, Wurlitzer, vibraphone, harmonium and pump organ, B3 organ, Moog
  • Greg Kurstin– piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, ARP String Ensemble, bass synth
  • Taylor Greenwood – background vocals
  • Justin Timberlake– background vocals
  • Alison Mosshart– background vocals
  • Shawn Stockman– background vocals
  • Inara George– background vocals
  • Kinga Bacik – cello
  • Thomas Lea – viola
  • Ginny Luke – violin
  • Dave Koz– saxophone
  • Jessy Greene– violin, cello
  • Greg Sierpowski – Optigan
  • Paul McCartney– drums
  • Darrell Thorp— mixing, engineering, mastering
  • Alex Pasco — engineering
  • Julian Burg — engineering
  • Samon Rajabnik — engineering
  • Brendan Dekora — engineering
  • Chaz Sexton — assistant engineer
  • David Ives — mastering

Track listing:

All music is composed by Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee.

  1. T-Shirt
  2. Run
  3. Make It Right
  4. The Sky is a Neighborhood
  5. La Dee Da
  6. Dirty Water
  7. Arrows
  8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
  9. Sunday Rain
  10. The Line
  11. Concrete and Gold

On May 20, 1997.

On May 20, 1997, “Roswell” and “Capitol” labels released “The Colour and the Shape”, the second Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded November 1996 – February 1997, at “Bear Creek” in Woodinville, WA. “WGNS” in Washington, D.C., “Grandmaster Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gil Norton. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in USA by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, guitar, drums, art direction
  • Pat Smear– guitar, art direction
  • Nate Mendel– bass, art direction
  • William Goldsmith– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums
  • Lance Bangs, Chris Bilheimer, Ryan Boesch – handclaps
  • Louise Post- backing vocals
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – engineering
  • Ryan Boesch, Todd Burke, Don Farwell, Ryan Hadlock, Jason Mauza – assistant engineering
  • Chris Sheldon– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – recording technicians
  • Jeffery Fey – art direction, design
  • Tommy Steele – art direction
  • George Mimnaugh – design
  • Andy Engel – logo design
  • Josh Kessler – photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear except where noted.

  1. Doll
  2. Monkey Wrench
  3. Hay, Johnny Park!
  4. My Poor Brain
  5. Wind Up
  6. Up in Arms
  7. My Hero
  8. See You
  9. Enough Space – Dave Grohl
  10. February Stars
  11. Everlong – Dave Grohl
  12. Walking After You – Dave Grohl
  13. New Way Home

On February 28, 1995.

On February 28, 1995, “Columbia” label released “Ball-Hog or Tugboat?”, the debut Mike Watt solo album. It was recorded May – September 1994, and was produced by Mike Watt.

Personnel:

  • Mike Watt- bass, lead and background Vocals, spoken word
  • Dave Grohl- drums, guitar
  • Nels Cline- guitar, slide guitar, lead guitar, nylon guitar
  • Eddie Vedder- guitar, lead and background vocals
  • J Mascis- guitar, drums
  • Cris Kirkwood- banjo
  • Curt Kirkwood, Gary Lee Conner- lead guitar
  • Krist Novoselic- Farfisa organ
  • Carla Bozulich- vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Preussner, Bob Lee- drums
  • Joe Baiza, Zander Schloss, John Strohm, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Butler, Todd Rigione- guitar
  • Paul Roessler- piano
  • Danny Frankel- percussion
  • Spot- mandolin, viola
  • Evan Dando- vocals
  • Anna Waronker, Rachel Haden, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, Mario Caldato Jr.- background vocals
  • Petra Haden- background vocals, violin
  • Frank Black, Henry Rollins, Mark Lanegan, Michael Diamond, Pat Smear, Dave Pirner, Tiffany Anders- vocals
  • Keith McCaw- acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Perkins- percussion, drums
  • Steve Shelley, Wayne Griffin, Brock Avery, John Molo, Richie West – drums
  • Epic Soundtracks- tambourine
  • Tony Atherton- alto saxophone
  • Flea- Lead Bass, Pocket trumpet
  • Vince Meghrouni- percussion, background vocals, vocals, drums, tenor saxophone
  • Kathleen Hanna- spoken word
  • Bernie Worrell- B3 organ
  • Adam Horovitz- drums, guitar, background vocals
  • Ronda Rindone- bass clarinet
  • Tony Maxwell- cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Watt; except where noted.

  1. Big Train – Tony Kinman, Chip Kinman
  2. Against The 70’s
  3. Drove Up From Pedro
  4. Piss-Bottle Man
  5. Chinese Firedril – Mike Watt, Joe Carducci
  6. Intense Song For Madonna To Sing
  7. Tuff Gnarl – Sonic Youth
  8. Sexual Military Dynamics – Mike Watt, Henry Rollins
  9. Max And Wells
  10. E-Ticket Ride
  11. .. One Reporter’s Opinion
  12. Song For Igor
  13. Tell ‘Em Boy!
  14. Sidemouse Advice
  15. Heartbeat
  16. Maggot Brain – George Clinton, Eddie Hazel
  17. Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Miss

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2011, “Roswell/RCA” label released “Wasting Light”, the seventh Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September – December 2010, at Dave Grohl’s garage, and was produced by Butch Vig. In 2012, “Wasting Light” earned Foo Fighters five “Grammy Awards”, including “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Pat Smear– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, baritone guitar
  • Nate Mendel– bass
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Shiflett– lead guitar, backing vocals, tenor guitar
  • Bob Mould– guitar and backing vocals, backing vocals
  • Krist Novoselic– bass, accordion
  • Rami Jaffee– keyboards, mellotron, organ
  • Jessy Greene– violin
  • Fee Waybill– backing vocals
  • Butch Vig – percussion
  • Drew Hester− percussion
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • James Brown – engineer
  • Morning Breath Inc. – art direction, design
  • Steve Gullick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear.

  1. Bridge Burning
  2. Rope
  3. Dear Rosemary
  4. White Limo
  5. Arlandria
  6. These Days
  7. Back & Forth
  8. A Matter of Time
  9. Miss the Misery
  10. I Should Have Known
  11. Walk