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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 5 April 2011 (USA)
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shawn Cloninger Shawn Cloninger ... Himself
William Goldsmith William Goldsmith ... Himself
Jessy Greene Jessy Greene ... Herself
Dave Grohl ... Himself (as David Grohl)
Taylor Hawkins ... Himself
Rami Jaffee Rami Jaffee ... Himself
Nate Mendel Nate Mendel ... Himself
Bob Mould ... Himself
Krist Novoselic ... Himself
Chris Shiflett Chris Shiflett ... Himself
Pat Smear ... Himself
Franz Stahl Franz Stahl ... Himself
Butch Vig ... Himself
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Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album, "Wasting Light." Written by Anonymous

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5 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Foo Fighters: Назад и обратно See more »

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The movie was presented in movie theathers followed by the 3D screening of a concert called "Wasting Light Live from 606", in which the band plays their Wasting Light album. See more »

Quotes

David Grohl: I feel bad about the bad things, I feel good about the good things, but I wouldn't change a thing.
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Soundtracks

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl
Performed by Nirvana
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Fantastic documentary
7 April 2011 | by henrik_rSee all my reviews

This was a musical journey that I really recommend people even remotely interested in Foo Fighters and their music to see. Little did I know sitting down in the cinema about the background stories of this constellation of musicians calling themselves Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl as the obvious front figure, with his friend and bass player Nate Mendel as a constant team member, are taking the viewers on a trip from the Nirvana days up to the recording of Foo Fighters' latest studio album 'Wasting Light'.

The film is humorous, intense, sensitive and enlightening, and with constant sequences of a variety of the group's musical contributions being showed, a span from intimate rock club gigs to the great Wembley shows in 2008 can be enjoyed. Dave Grohl is giving a lot away from things that affected the band's development, positive or negative. Interviews are mixed with pieces of songs and live performances.

This is a perfect warm-up for the up and coming album, that in the cinema was accentuated by the close-to-one-take-shot of a live studio performance, where the band is playing all songs from the newest album in a row, without a crowd or any small talk in between the songs. A perfect end to an amazing documentary.


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