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Album: Greatest Hits (2009)
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  • This is one of two new songs on Foo Fighters' 2009 Greatest Hits album. Frontman Dave Grohl told MTV News: "On the last tour, we decided to treat soundcheck as a place to write songs and not just to practice. So we picked these two songs and called Butch Vig - who I haven't worked with since 1991, when he worked on Nirvana's Nevermind - and he came in and produced them."
  • This rugged rocker was written for Dave Grohl's best friend, Jimmy, who had recently passed away.
  • Grohl told BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles that he believes his band's Greatest Hits album "seems premature," comparing such releases to an "obituary" for a band. "It still seems premature because we're still a functioning, active band," he said. "Those things can look like an obituary. We were asked to do this a long time ago. We wrote it into a deal a long time ago – that's how it works." He added that the album was simply the product of their contract with their record label SonyBMG. Said Grohl: "They [Sony] started asking about four years ago, and we said, 'Don't we need some hits?' It's like a CliffsNotes [series of US student study guides] version of what we've been doing for the last 15 years. I think there are better songs than some of those."
  • Grohl explained to Q magazine January 2010 that Jimmy, "was my partner in crime from the time I was six or seven years old. The first time I smoked weed, he lit the bowl. The first time I went on tour, he was my roadie."

Comments: 1

  • Mathijs from Houten, NetherlandsBeautiful song, one of their best actually, in my opinion. Well deserved spot on their greatest hits, even though it isn't a hit.
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