List of Foo Fighters band members

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The following is a list of Foo Fighters band members, current and former.

Current members[edit]

Dave Grohl
Active: 1994–present
Instruments: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Occasional instruments: lead guitar, piano, bass, drums, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Foo Fighters releases
Nate Mendel
Active: 1995–present
Instruments: bass
Release contributions: all Foo Fighters releases from The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Taylor Hawkins
Active: 1997–present
Instruments: drums, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: piano, lead vocals
Release contributions: all Foo Fighters releases from There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)
Chris Shiflett
Active: 1999–present
Instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: all Foo Fighters releases from One by One (2002)
Pat Smear
Active: 1995–1997, 2010–present
Instruments: rhythm guitar (1995–1997, 2010–present)
Occasional instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: The Colour and the Shape (1997) and Wasting Light (2011)

Former members[edit]

William Goldsmith
Active: 1995–1997
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: The Colour and the Shape (1997) – "Doll," "My Poor Brain (verses, uncredited)," and "Up in Arms (slow portion)," performed on "Foo Fighters" tour Medium Rare (2011) – "Gas Chamber," "Down in the Park"
Franz Stahl
Active: 1997–1999
Instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: Did not perform on an album but performed on "A320" for Godzilla soundtrack and re-recording of "Walking After You" for The X-Files: The Album.

Touring musicians[edit]

Rami Jaffee
Active: 2006–present
Instruments: keyboards, piano, accordion, harmonica
Drew Hester
Active: 2006–2010
Instruments: percussion, drums
Jessy Greene
Active: 2007–2010
Instruments: violin, cello, double bass, backing vocals
Pat Smear
Active: 2006–2009 (became full member again in 2010)
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Petra Haden
Active: 2005–2007
Instruments: violin, mandolin, backing vocals

Session musicians[edit]

Greg Dulli
Active: 1995
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Foo Fighters – "X-Static"
Lance Bangs
Active: 1996/1997
Instruments: handclaps
Release contributions: The Colour and the Shape (1997) – "See You"
Chris Bilheimer
Active: 1996/1997
Instruments: handclaps
Release contributions: The Colour and the Shape (1997) – "See You"
Ryan Boesch
Active: 1996/1997
Instruments: handclaps
Release contributions: The Colour and the Shape (1997) – "See You"
Petra Haden
Active: 1998, 2005, 2006
Instruments: violin, mandolin, backing vocals
Release contributions: Godzilla: The Album (1998) – "A320", In Your Honor (2005) – "Miracle", Skin and Bones (2006)
Benmont Tench
Active: 1998
Instruments: organ, keyboards
Release contributions: Godzilla: the Album (1998) – "A320"
Craig Wedren
Active: 1998
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: The X-Files: The Album (1998) – "Walking After You"
Jerry Harrison
Active: 1998
Instruments: piano
Release contributions: The X-Files: The Album (1998) – "Walking After You"
Brian May
Active: 1999, 2002
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Mission Impossible II Soundtrack (2000) – "Have a Cigar"; One by One (2002) – "Tired of You"
Greg Bissonette
Active: 2002
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: Medium Rare (2011) – "Danny Says"
John Paul Jones
Active: 2005
Instruments: mandolin; piano
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Another Round"; "Miracle"
Nick Raskulinecz
Active: 2005
Instruments: double bass; bass
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "On the Mend"; "Cold Day in the Sun"
Norah Jones
Active: 2005
Instruments: vocals, piano
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Virginia Moon"
Danny Clinch
Active: 2005, 2006
Instruments: harmonica
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Another Round", Skin and Bones (2006)
Joe Beebe
Active: 2005
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Virginia Moon"
Josh Homme
Active: 2005
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Razor"
Rami Jaffee
Active: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
Instruments: keyboards, accordion, mellotron, organ
Release contributions: In Your Honor (2005) – "Still", "What If I Do?", "Another Round", "Over and Out", "On the Mend", "Cold Day in the Sun", Skin and Bones (2006), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – "Let It Die", "Erase/Replace", "Long Road to Ruin", "Come Alive", "But, Honestly"; "Statues", Wasting Light (2011) – "Bridge Burning", "Rope", "I Should Have Known", "Walk"
Drew Hester
Active: 2006, 2007, 2010
Instruments: percussion
Release contributions: Skin and Bones (2006), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – "Let It Die", "Come Alive", "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)", "Long Road to Ruin", "Summer's End" Wasting Light (2011) – "Arlandria"
Pat Smear
Active: 2006, 2007
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Skin and Bones (2006), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – "Let It Die"
The Section Quartet
Active: 2007
Instruments: strings
Release contributions: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
Kaki King
Active: 2007
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners"
Brantley Kearns Jr.
Active: 2007
Instruments: fiddle
Release contributions: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – "Statues"
Krist Novoselic
Active: 2002, 2010
Instruments: Backing vocals, accordion, bass
Release contributions: Contributed backing vocals to "Walking a Line" (an outtake from the "One by One" sessions in 2002), Wasting Light (2011) – bass and accordion to "I Should Have Known"
Bob Mould
Active: 2010
Instruments: guitar and backing vocals
Release contributions: Wasting Light (2011) – "Dear Rosemary"
Jessy Greene
Active: 2010
Instruments: violin
Release contributions: Wasting Light (2011) – "I Should Have Known"
Fee Waybill
Active: 2010
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: Wasting Light (2011) – "Miss the Misery"
Butch Vig
Active: 2010
Instruments: percussion
Release contributions: Wasting Light (2011) – "Back & Forth"

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