This song might sound simple but it’s not… for me anyways. this is one groove I’ve been avoiding practicing ever since I started playing… just not really my style – I much rather practice syncopated patterns! but I decided it was time and no better song to do it with then this one!

Album: The Colour and the Shape

Released: May 20, 1997
Label: Roswell/Capitol

Album cover – The Colour and the Shape (1997)

Foo Fighers is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain. 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

After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a Seattle studio with producer Gil Norton to record its second album ‘The Colour and the Shape‘. Conflict reportedly erupted between Dave Grohl and original drummer William Goldsmith, eventually causing Goldsmith to leave the band. The band regrouped in Los Angeles and almost completely re-recorded the album with Grohl on drums. Grohl called up Hawkins to recommend a new drummer, and to Grohl’s surprise, Hawkins volunteered himself. He then auditioned for and subsequently joined the band, making his debut in time for the album’s release.

Foo Fighters – Live in Cape Town 2014

Fun Fact

Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, drummer Taylor Hawkins was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette. He has appeared in Morissette’s videos for “You Oughta Know”, “All I Really Want” and “You Learn.” Also, when I was going LA music academy someone came to class wearing an Alanis T-shirt and the teacher asked him how come he was wearing a shirt with my face on it. true story. 

Alanis Morissette’s old touring band – Taylor Hawkins second from the right.

Video Credits

Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on May 23, 2013