The Foo Fighters Caricature


The Foo Fighters Caricature, shown here in a studio shoot in 1999. Taylor Hawkins age 27, Dave Grohl age 30 and Chris Shiflett age 28.

Foo Fighters 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 suicide 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”.

After Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl received offers to work with various artists; press rumors indicated he might be joining Pearl Jam, and he almost accepted a permanent position as drummer in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ultimately, Grohl declined and instead entered Robert Lang Studios in October 1994 to record fifteen of the forty songs he had written.

Grohl hoped to keep his anonymity and release the recordings in a limited run under the title “Foo Fighters”. In 1995, Grohl formed a band to support the album. In July, 1995 they released their debut album “Foo Fighters”.

In 1997, just prior to their second album’s release, The Colour and the Shape”, former Alanis Morissette drummer Taylor Hawkins joined the band on drums.

In 1998 after the recording of their third album “There Is Nothing Left To Lose”, Franz Stahl left the group and was replaced by Chris Shiflett on guitar.

Top ten Foo Fighters hits after nine studio albums are: “Everlong”, “The Pretender”, “Best Of You”, “My Hero”, “Times Like These”, “All My Life”, “Monkey Wrench”, “Aurora”, “Learn To Fly” and “Stacked Actors” to name a few.

During his developing years as a drummer, Grohl cited John Bonham as his greatest influence, and eventually had Bonham’s three-rings symbol tattooed on his wrist.

Over the course of the band’s career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band has sold 12 million copies in the United States alone.

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Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185