Dave Grohl leads the Foo Fighters as they perform for a sold out crowd Monday night at the Gwinnett Arena. Social Distortion and the Joy Formidable were the opening acts.
>>> (From Wiki) The Foo Fighters are an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana wheb Kurt Cobain comitted suicide. The band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Prior to the release of the Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring bandmate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup. After a few lineup changes, drummer Taylor Hawkins became a member. The band briefly continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined as the band’s lead guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007. In 2010, it was confirmed that Smear had officially rejoined the band after touring with the Foo Fighters as an unofficial member between 2006 and 2009. Over the course of the band’s career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six albums have been nominated. The band’s seventh studio album, Wasting Light, was released in 2011.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the online photo gallery. What did you think of the concert? What was your favorite Foo Fighters song? Who loved Social Distortion?