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Foo Fighters: At the Brixton Academy

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 27 November 1999

The number of rock drummers who've realised they were destined for headier things at the front of the stage can be counted on two fingers: Phil Collins and Dave Grohl. But while Collins is an international brand in his own right, Grohl's name will forever be appended with the words "formerly of Nirvana". Although he's been singing and playing guitar with the Foo Fighters since 1995 - nearly as long as his time with Nirvana - he's yet to produce that distinctive album that makes you forget his pedigree. Luckily for him, a good third of the people flailing around the moshpit on Thursday were too young to remember his previous incarnation, which may be what he's counting on.

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