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  • 1. 

    What punk band was guitarist Chris Shiflett in before joining the Foo Fighters?

    • A.

      Face To Face

    • B.

      No Use For A Name

    • C.

      Screeching Weasel

    • D.

      Rancid

    Correct Answer
    B. No Use For A Name
    Explanation
    Chris Shiflett was a guitarist in the punk band No Use For A Name before joining the Foo Fighters.

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  • 2. 

    What band did ex-Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith join in 2003?

    • A.

      The Fire Theft

    • B.

      Live

    • C.

      Guns N' Roses

    • D.

      The Smashing Pumpkins

    Correct Answer
    A. The Fire Theft
    Explanation
    In 2003, ex-Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith joined The Fire Theft.

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  • 3. 

    Which indie music icon made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters debut album?

    • A.

      Greg Dulli

    • B.

      Thurston Moore

    • C.

      Franz Stahl

    • D.

      Ian MacKaye

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Dulli
    Explanation
    Greg Dulli made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters debut album.

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  • 4. 

    Which band's bassist made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters' album "In Your Honor"?

    • A.

      Led Zeppelin

    • B.

      Megadeth

    • C.

      Black Sabbath

    • D.

      Motorhead

    Correct Answer
    A. Led Zeppelin
    Explanation
    The bassist of Led Zeppelin made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters' album "In Your Honor".

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  • 5. 

    Who did the Foo Fighters open for on their first tour?

    • A.

      Queens Of The Stone Age

    • B.

      Sonic Youth

    • C.

      Sunny Day Real Estate

    • D.

      Mike Watt

    Correct Answer
    D. Mike Watt
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters opened for Mike Watt on their first tour.

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  • 6. 

    Which Foo Fighters song was first written and recorded in 1992?

    • A.

      Friend Of A Friend

    • B.

      Floaty

    • C.

      Monkey Wrench

    • D.

      This Is A Call

    Correct Answer
    A. Friend Of A Friend
    Explanation
    "Friend Of A Friend" is the correct answer because it was indeed the first Foo Fighters song that was written and recorded in 1992. This song was originally recorded by Dave Grohl on a cassette tape and was later released as a B-side on the band's 1997 single "My Hero." It showcases Grohl's acoustic guitar skills and was written during his time as the drummer for Nirvana.

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  • 7. 

    On which song do Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins switch instruments?

    • A.

      FFL

    • B.

      D.O.A

    • C.

      I Feel Free

    • D.

      Monkey Wrench

    Correct Answer
    C. I Feel Free
    Explanation
    In the song "I Feel Free" by Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins switch instruments. This means that Dave Grohl, who is typically the lead vocalist and guitarist, takes on the drums while Taylor Hawkins, who is the drummer, plays the guitar and sings. This switch showcases their musical versatility and adds an interesting dynamic to their performance.

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  • 8. 

    What track did the Foo Fighters write for the "X-Files: The Movie" soundtrack?

    • A.

      Walking After You

    • B.

      My Hero

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      The One

    Correct Answer
    A. Walking After You
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters wrote the track "Walking After You" for the "X-Files: The Movie" soundtrack.

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  • 9. 

    What band's offer did Dave Grohl turn down, choosing instead to form Foo Fighters?

    • A.

      Slayer

    • B.

      Led Zeppelin

    • C.

      The Who

    • D.

      Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
    Explanation
    Dave Grohl turned down an offer from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers to form Foo Fighters.

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  • 10. 

    Who is Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl's favorite Beatle?

    • A.

      John Lennon

    • B.

      Paul McCartney

    • C.

      Ringo Starr

    • D.

      George Harrison

    Correct Answer
    D. George Harrison
    Explanation
    Dave Grohl's favorite Beatle is George Harrison.

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  • 11. 

    What film did Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel write the soundtrack for and act in?

    • A.

      Daria

    • B.

      Our Burden Is Light

    • C.

      Varsity Blues

    • D.

      Me, Myself and Irene

    Correct Answer
    B. Our Burden Is Light
    Explanation
    Nate Mendel, the bassist for Foo Fighters, wrote the soundtrack for and acted in the film "Our Burden Is Light."

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  • 12. 

    Which song was the Foo Fighters' first single?

    • A.

      Big Me

    • B.

      I'll Stick Around

    • C.

      Good Grief

    • D.

      This Is A Call

    Correct Answer
    D. This Is A Call
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters' first single was "This Is A Call." This song was released in 1995 and served as the lead single from their debut self-titled album. It showcased the band's signature alternative rock sound and received positive reviews from critics. "This Is A Call" helped establish the Foo Fighters as a prominent band in the rock music scene and paved the way for their future success.

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  • 13. 

    On what holiday was the Foo Fighters' debut album released?

    • A.

      May Day

    • B.

      Christmas Day

    • C.

      Independence Day

    • D.

      Halloween

    Correct Answer
    C. Independence Day
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters' debut album was released on Independence Day. This is a significant detail because it adds to the symbolism and meaning behind the album. Releasing it on a holiday associated with freedom and independence could be seen as a statement or a deliberate choice by the band. It also provides a memorable date for fans to associate with the album's release.

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  • 14. 

    Which song was the Foo Fighters' first #1 hit in the United States?

    • A.

      My Hero

    • B.

      Everlong

    • C.

      Learn To Fly

    • D.

      Monkey Wrench

    Correct Answer
    C. Learn To Fly
    Explanation
    "Learn To Fly" was the Foo Fighters' first #1 hit in the United States. This song, released in 1999, became a major commercial success and helped solidify the band's popularity. Its catchy melody and relatable lyrics resonated with audiences, making it a chart-topping hit. The song showcases the band's signature blend of alternative rock and grunge influences, with its energetic instrumentals and Dave Grohl's powerful vocals. "Learn To Fly" remains one of the band's most popular and recognizable songs, marking a significant milestone in their career.

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  • 15. 

    Which Ramones' track was a Japanese bonus track on the Foo Fighters' "One By One"?

    • A.

      Chinese Rocks

    • B.

      Danny Says

    • C.

      Cretin Hop

    • D.

      Blitzkrieg Bop

    Correct Answer
    B. Danny Says
    Explanation
    "Danny Says" is the correct answer because it was a Japanese bonus track on the Foo Fighters' album "One By One." This means that the song was included as an extra track specifically for the Japanese release of the album.

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  • 16. 

    What is the name of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' solo project?

    • A.

      Press

    • B.

      Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders

    • C.

      Wired

    • D.

      The Taylor Hawkins Band

    Correct Answer
    B. Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders
    Explanation
    Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders is the correct answer because it is the name of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' solo project. This project allows him to showcase his musical talent outside of his work with the Foo Fighters. The name "Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders" suggests a collaboration between Hawkins and other musicians, highlighting the idea that they are riding on his success and reputation as a drummer.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the Foo Fighters' hit song "Everlong" about?

    • A.

      His Mother

    • B.

      Kurt Cobain

    • C.

      Jennifer Youngblood

    • D.

      Louise Post

    Correct Answer
    D. Louise Post
    Explanation
    It is believed that Louise Post served as the inspiration for the song "Everlong" by Grohl. The album this song is a part of was created after Dave Grohl's divorce from Jennifer Youngblood. During this challenging time, Grohl began a relationship with musician Louise Post, who was experiencing success as a member of the band Veruca Salt.

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  • 18. 

    Which Major League pitcher has recorded a cover of the Foo Fighters "Everlong"?

    • A.

      Kevin Millar

    • B.

      Jason Giambi

    • C.

      Bronson Arroyo

    • D.

      David Wells

    Correct Answer
    C. Bronson Arroyo
    Explanation
    Bronson Arroyo is the correct answer because he is a Major League pitcher who has recorded a cover of the Foo Fighters' song "Everlong". This suggests that Arroyo is not only talented in baseball but also has musical abilities and has shown an interest in pursuing music outside of his sports career.

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  • 19. 

    Which Foo Fighters video was directed by Dave Grohl?

    • A.

      Down In The Park

    • B.

      Learn To Fly

    • C.

      Monkey Wrench

    • D.

      Big Me

    Correct Answer
    C. Monkey Wrench
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monkey Wrench because Dave Grohl, the lead singer of Foo Fighters, directed the music video for this song.

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  • 20. 

    Which Foo Fighters song was originally recorded for the "Orange County" soundtrack?

    • A.

      Times Like These

    • B.

      Have It All

    • C.

      The One

    • D.

      Low

    Correct Answer
    C. The One
  • 21. 

    What band did Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett's brother play in?

    • A.

      Face To Face

    • B.

      NOFX

    • C.

      Mad Caddies

    • D.

      Strung Out

    Correct Answer
    A. Face To Face
    Explanation
    Chris Shiflett's brother played in the band Face To Face.

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  • 22. 

    What name does Chris Shiflett use when working on projects outside the Foo Fighters?

    • A.

      Jake Jackson

    • B.

      Chris Jackson

    • C.

      Shif

    • D.

      C Shiflett

    Correct Answer
    A. Jake Jackson
    Explanation
    Chris Shiflett uses the name Jake Jackson when working on projects outside of the Foo Fighters.

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  • 23. 

    What musician other than the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has written music for Probot?

    • A.

      Dean Ween

    • B.

      Lemmy Kilmister

    • C.

      Jack Black

    • D.

      Kim Thayil

    Correct Answer
    D. Kim Thayil
    Explanation
    Kim Thayil is the correct answer because he is the only musician listed who has written music for Probot, a heavy metal side project formed by Dave Grohl. Dean Ween is a member of the band Ween, Lemmy Kilmister was the frontman for Motörhead, and Jack Black is an actor and musician known for his comedic rock duo Tenacious D, but none of them have collaborated with Probot. Therefore, Kim Thayil is the only musician other than Dave Grohl who has written music for Probot.

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  • 24. 

    Which musician played with the Foo Fighters on their "In Your Honor" tour?

    • A.

      Franz Stahl

    • B.

      William Goldsmith

    • C.

      Petra Haden

    • D.

      Frank Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Petra Haden
    Explanation
    Petra Haden played with the Foo Fighters on their "In Your Honor" tour.

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  • 25. 

    Which Nirvana song have the Foo Fighters performed live?

    • A.

      I Hate Myself And I Want To Die

    • B.

      Marigold

    • C.

      Polly

    • D.

      Scentless Apprentice

    Correct Answer
    B. Marigold
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters have performed the Nirvana song "Marigold" live. "Marigold" was originally written and recorded by Nirvana's drummer, Dave Grohl, during his time with the band. It was later released as a B-side on Nirvana's single "Heart-Shaped Box." After Kurt Cobain's death, Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters and they have continued to perform "Marigold" as a tribute to Nirvana.

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  • 26. 

    What network did the Foo Fighters take over for a day in 2005?

    • A.

      VH1 Classic

    • B.

      MTV2

    • C.

      VH1

    • D.

      MTV

    Correct Answer
    D. MTV
    Explanation
    In 2005, the Foo Fighters took over MTV for a day. This means that they had control over the programming and content that was aired on the channel for that specific day.

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  • 27. 

    What Queen song did the Foo Fighters perform with Brian May and Roger Taylor at a 2006 Hyde Park show?

    • A.

      I Love My Car

    • B.

      Bicycle Race

    • C.

      We Are The Champions

    • D.

      We Will Rock You

    Correct Answer
    D. We Will Rock You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We Will Rock You." The Foo Fighters performed this Queen song with Brian May and Roger Taylor at a 2006 Hyde Park show.

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  • 28. 

    What band do Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins belong to in the film "Our Burden Is Light"?

    • A.

      Bleeder

    • B.

      Fighters

    • C.

      The Foo

    • D.

      Jackson United

    Correct Answer
    A. Bleeder
    Explanation
    In the film "Our Burden Is Light," Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins, who are members of the Foo Fighters, belong to the band called Bleeder.

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  • 29. 

    Why does the Foo Fighters' "The Colour and the Shape" use the British spelling?

    • A.

      The Band Was More Popular In The U.K.

    • B.

      They Thought It Sounded Cooler

    • C.

      As A Nod To Their English Producer

    • D.

      Their English

    Correct Answer
    C. As A Nod To Their English Producer
    Explanation
    The Foo Fighters' album, "The Colour and the Shape," uses the British spelling as a nod to their English producer. This suggests that the producer may have had a significant influence on the album's production and artistic direction. By using the British spelling, the band pays homage to their producer's nationality and potentially incorporates elements of British culture into their music.

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  • 30. 

    Which Foo Fighters record won a Grammy for best rock album?

    • A.

      In Your Honor

    • B.

      The Colour And The Shape

    • C.

      There Is Nothing Left to Lose

    • D.

      Foo Fighters

    Correct Answer
    C. There Is Nothing Left to Lose
    Explanation
    "There Is Nothing Left to Lose" is the correct answer because it won a Grammy for Best Rock Album. This album, released in 1999, showcased the Foo Fighters' evolution in sound and received critical acclaim. It featured hit singles like "Learn to Fly" and "Breakout" and solidified the band's status as one of the leading rock acts of the time. The Grammy win further validated the album's success and recognition within the industry.

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  • 31. 

    In which city was the Foo Fighters' live CD "Skin and Bones" recorded?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Seattle

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    D. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The live CD "Skin and Bones" by the Foo Fighters was recorded in Los Angeles.

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  • 32. 

    Which Foo Fighters song is included on the hit video game Guitar Hero 2?

    • A.

      My Hero

    • B.

      Big Me

    • C.

      Everlong

    • D.

      Monkey Wrench

    Correct Answer
    D. Monkey Wrench
    Explanation
    Monkey Wrench is included in the hit video game Guitar Hero 2. This song by Foo Fighters is a popular and well-known track that features catchy guitar riffs and energetic vocals, making it a perfect fit for a game like Guitar Hero. Its inclusion in the game allows players to enjoy playing along to the song and experience the thrill of being a virtual rockstar.

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