Foo Fighters Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of ‘One by One’

2012-10-22

Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters released their successful fourth studio album ‘One by One’ 10 years ago today

Nirvana’s sophomore opus “Nevermind,” an album responsible for bringing grunge rock to the masses, turned 20 years old last year. On the heels of Nirvana-mania came Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s band, Foo Fighters, which introduced post-grunge to the culture with a sound that shadowed Nirvana but brought tighter hooks and more melody.

Today, Foo Fighters celebrates the 10-year anniversary of their fourth album, “One by One,” which arrived on Oct. 22, 2002. The album is a fan favorite, carrying memorable hits such as “All My Life,” “Times Like These” and “Low.” The disc debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, enjoyed a whopping 50 weeks on the chart and was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA. It also picked up the Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Hard Rock Performance, the latter for the track “All My Life.”

One of Dave Grohl’s favorite songs off “One by One” is “Times Like These,” and back when the album came out, he told the U.K.’s Metal Hammer it was one of his greatest moments as a songwriter. “This is sort of a mid-tempo number with a really weird chording that’s kinda reminiscent of Mission of Burma or Television or kind of a jangly post-punk New York new wave theme guitar line,” he said when asked about the track. “I think actually that this is the best song I’ve ever written – it’s very emotive and passionate and universal.”

 




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