3 Books Every Foo Fighters Fan Should Read

Following the death of Kurt Cobain and the subsequent disbanding of Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl sought a fresh creative outlet. In 1994, he formed Foo Fighters, a solo project that would evolve into one of modern rock’s most influential bands. 

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As of 2023, the group has released eleven studio albums, earned over a dozen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With Grohl still at the helm nearly 30 years on, Foo Fighters have survived incredible career highs and devastating lows, including the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022. Through it all, the band has chosen to keep creating, channeling the raw emotion of every joyful or devastating moment into their music.

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From a powerful and insightful memoir to a heartfelt tribute from fans, here are three Foo Fighters books every fan should read:

1. 7 Corners: The Recording History of Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters

If your passions lie within the technical details and musical experimentation that happens during the recording process, this book is a must-read. Author Simon Kilmore offers surprising insight into the creation of the Foo Fighters discography through intensive interviews with the creative minds who helped craft their trademark sound.

2. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Founding member Dave Grohl became a New York Times best-selling author by sharing this revealing memoir in 2021. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music is a charming, humorous, and honest recollection of Grohl’s path to success. From his early days as a kid in Virginia to navigating unexpected stardom and intense tragedy, the rock and roll hitmaker doesn’t leave any stone unturned.

3. Send In the Congregation: Stories from the Foo Fighters Fans

If you’re looking for something different than another career retrospective, this heartfelt release offers a fresh perspective on the band’s impact. Released in 2018, Send In the Congregation surveys the group’s dedicated fanbase to get a deeper understanding of why listeners have forged such deep connections with their music.

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