LIVE: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, got the best of a sold-out Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Foo Fighters drove their "sonic highways" straight through Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Thursday, Sept. 24.
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Band frontman, Dave Grohl, famously crafted a 'throne' (made out of guitar necks) to sit on while playing since he broke his foot on June 12 during a show in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was made to roughly resemble "The Iron Throne" in the HBO series, "Game of Thrones."
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The group is simply one of the biggest rock & roll bands in the world.
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The band is touring behind "Sonic Highways," their latest album -- which also found them filming a TV documentary series for HBO under the same name.
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The TV show featured the Foo Fighters recording a song in eight different cities, and filming a performance of that song with special guests specific to the history of each individual city.
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Rhythm guitarist Pat Smear.
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Lead guitarist Chris Shiflett.
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Bassist Nate Mendel, formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate.
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Drummer Taylor Hawkins.
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The band originally began as Grohl's solo project, with him playing all of the instruments on the early recordings.
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Eventually, his demo tapes attracted labels and he put a band together in order to tour.
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Their self-titled debut album came out in 1995, led by the singles "This is a Call," "Big Me," and "I'll Stick Around."
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Since their debut, they've released seven other studio albums and have sold over 12 million copies of their records worldwide.
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They've won four Grammy awards for Best Rock Album.
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The band has released some highly inventive music videos over the course of its career -- starting with the Mentos commercial-aping "Big Me" video.
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Some of the Foo Fighters' hit singles include "Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "Learn to Fly," "Best of You," "Pretender," "My Hero" and "Times Like These."
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The band recently made headlines when they "rickrolled" the Westboro Baptist Church (who was picketing their show in Kansas City, Missouri) from the back of a pickup truck.
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