History of the band.• Foo Fighters is an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1994, it was founded by the drummer of Nirvana, Dave Grohl. Foo Fighters was a one- man project following the suicide of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group 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.
Foo Fighters AlbumsThe Foo Fighters debut album ‘Foo Fighters’ was done under the record label Capital Records and this label was owned by EMI, this sold 2 million worldwide. Their second album ‘The colour and the shape’ was released under a different label, but this label was also owned by EMI, this sold well over 2 million copies.
Foo Fighters AlbumsWhile recording their third album Gary Gersh the president of Capitol (the label they were signed under at this time) was sacked. Given Grohls history with Gersh, Foo Fighters contract had included a "key man clause" that allowed them to leave the label upon Gershs departure. They subsequently left Capitol and signed to RCA which later acquired the rights to the bands Capitol albums, RCA records is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment.
• Produced by Adam Kasper and Foo Fighters• Recorded by Adam Kasper at Studio 606, Alexandria, Virginia• Additional Recording at Conway Studios, Los Angeles• All Songs Mixed by Adam Kasper at Conway Studios• Assistant Mixing Engineer at Conway Studios: John Nelson• Assistant Mixing Engineer at Larrabee Studios: Tod Reiger• Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios• Art Direction by Henry Marquez and Foo Fighters• Photos by Danny Clinch• Management: G.A.S Entertainment Co.
MerchandiseFoo fighters also released a wide variety of merchandise this included badges, bags, plectrums, T-shirts and Dave Grohl’s signature guitars. Merchandise can be found on the official Foo fighters merchandise web site. Selling merchandise with the Foo fighters is a form of synergy.
MarketingTo market the release of their album ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose; they did a tour which included 15 different venues around the world including the USA, England, Germany, Sweden and Australia.They also were on the TV show Saturday night live on November the 6th 1999, where they advertised their new album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.