The Foo Fighters are one of my fave second-tier bands (first-tier bands include Carcass, Type O Negative, Superchunk, and The Manic Street Preachers). So when I saw this on Netflix I had to watch it.
It starts off of course with a little Nirvana history which was mostly nothing new to me, although there was some good footage and images I had never seen before. It then went on to how he started the Foo Fighters several months after Kurt died, and the process of getting band members together. It then went through a history of each album and how they were made, and followed their rise to the ultimate gig at Wembley Stadium, which was humongous.
Overall, this was a well made and told story about Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. Dave has a bit of an ego, and seems to be a little manipulative, but he is just too lovable and smiley to dislike at all. The other members all seem to be very nice chaps, and have their fair share of rock ‘n’ roll good times and bad times. The first drummer had a sad story, his drum tracks for the second album were completely redone by perfectionist Dave, and after that he couldn’t handle being in the band any longer, felt sorry for the guy.
Nice to see legends such as Bob Mould, Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig.
I have a brand new documentary lined up on Netflix to watch about Lady Gaga next. Here she chugs beer with Dave…
Date watched: September 22nd
Film count 2017: 106