The Foo Fighters are an American rock band. They’re also one of the most successful bands in history, having sold more than 12 million albums in the US alone and grossing millions per year.
“Foo Fighters” was actually a term used during the Second World War to describe unidentified flying objects. Dave Grohl used that term in hopes of staying anonymous as a music-maker.
A lot of people wonder why he decided to stay anonymous at the time. Some think it’s a way for the band to avoid being judged, while others believe that it’s just another part of their marketing strategy. But did they really make a wise decision? Many bands and artists have had mixed results with staying anonymous in the past, so there are many different perspectives on this topic. For some, the idea of being anonymous while making music is appealing.
Dave actually chose a more or less random name without much hope of success for his band, and that turned out to be a mistake! He later said:
“”Had I actually considered this to be a career, I probably would have called it something else, because it’s the stupidest fucking band name in the world.”
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