Though the song became a decent-sized radio hit in America, it failed to crack the Hot 100. When Kurt Cobain 's suicide brought a sudden end to Nirvana in April of 1994, few people imagined that the band's drummer would go on to become one of the most successful rock stars of the next two decades. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have been longtime fans and friends of the Stern Show, but the full band has never shown up to rock out.
Grohl had been living there for about a year and a half at that point, and he had grown disgusted by the place. Cameron Bameron Fuck You. Tastiskank The Sex Song.
Fortunately, everybody loved the chorus, so it stuck. His mother designed and painted his album cover. Biker Joe Warren Fuck You. His zany humor, and raunchy, in your face lyrics and expert musicianship combined to form adult entertainment at its very best. By day, they live and work as a mortgage broker and a financial planner for high-net worth individuals, and even their parents and co-workers have no idea what they do for fun and leisure.
It was his first time working with the touring band in the studio, and Grohl felt that drummer William Goldsmith wasn't quite cutting it. Months after it came out, Grohl was a guest on Howard Stern's show, and he played the track on acoustic guitar. Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace was cut with Pixies producer Gil Norton in just a month, even though they augmented their lineup with a keyboardist, string section and even a lute player.
The song is about feeling like he didn't want to ruin his then-wife's life. In 1996, while cruising on the highway, Biker Joe was killed by an 18-wheeler. When the Foo Fighters emerged from a three-year recording hiatus in 2002 with One by One , they decided it was time for a heavier sound. Thankfully, Macca was cool with it.
Someone from Prince's camp had sent the song to us and Dave was floored by the cover. He kept writing his own material while recording and touring, but he admitted that when you're in a band with a songwriter like Kurt Cobain, you don't show him your songs.
To me, it takes a stab at the majority of people who live in Hollywood. With Grohl's new documentary, Sound City , now out, we asked our readers to vote on their 10 favorite Foo Fighters songs. Pig Vomit Vagina. The lead single, "The Pretender," is simpler than many songs on the disc, though clearly one of the best.
The experience didn't put Kerry in the White House, but it did provide the band with the experience of working toward something greater themselves. The show was nominated for a Gemini for Best Animated Series and is currently seen in reruns in more than 150 countries worldwide and is available on DVD.
The project took off in a huge way, and now the Foo Fighters pack far larger venues than Nirvana ever played. Grohl wrote the song in early 1997 when he realized his marriage was falling apart.
They started out in small clubs in 2003 and have since traveled extensively, playing shows across Canada, the US, the UK and Australia.