Grammy Award-winning rock band Foo Fighters will perform at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena on Dec. 9.

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Four Foo Fighters' albums have won Grammy Awards for best rock album, and the band has sold more than 30 million albums. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl founded the Foo Fighters in 1994 after the death of Kurt Cobain.

Grohl said he was influenced by Cobain to focus on a stripped down rock sound. For his debut Foo Fighters album, Grohl recorded 15 of the 40 songs he had written when he was touring with Nirvana and he played every instrument on the album. He later expanded the band.

Their fall tour is in support of the Foo Fighters' ninth album, "Concrete and Gold," which is is due out in September. One single, “Run,” has been released. The tour opens Oct. 7 at the CAL JAM 17 festival in San Bernardino, Calif., and hits 25 cities, including Billings on Dec. 9 and Casper, Wyo., on Dec. 10

"I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever," Grohl said. "To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement, Motorhead's version of Sgt. Pepper, or something like that."

The Foo Fighters' 2010 album, “Wasting Light,” recorded on analog equipment in Grohl’s garage, won five Grammy Awards, producing several hits, including “Wasting Light” and "Rope.”

Among Foo fighters' biggest hits are "Something for Nothing," "Learn to Fly" and "Walk."


Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.