Dave Grohl revealed the backstory to Foo Fighters‘ 1997 signature tune “Everlong.” Grohl appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote his new memoir, The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music, which has topped The New York Times Best Sellers list.

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    December 2 , 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
    December 7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
    December 9 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center


  • Foo Fighters‘ “Everlong” was released on May 20th, 1997 on the band’s second studio set, The Colour And The Shape.
  • Written by Dave Grohl, the song featured Grohl on rhythm guitar, drums, and vocals; Pat Smear on lead guitar; and Nate Mendel on bass.
  • “Everlong” peaked at Number Three on Billboard Alternative Songs chart and took on a life of its own when Dave Grohl performed a solo acoustic version on The Howard Stern Show.
  • In 2013 “Everlong” was ranked Number One Rolling Stone’s “Best Foo Fighters Songs Readers Poll” as well as Triple M’s 2014 list of “Modern Rock 500” tracks.


  • The latest Foo Fighters album, Medicine At Midnight, entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number Three. The band was able to hit the top spot on the magazine’s Top Album Sales list.
  • Medicine At Midnight has topped the charts on the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, German, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swiss, and UK album charts.

CHECK IT OUT: Dave Grohl in 1998 performing “Everlong” live on The Howard Stern Show: