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“Something From Nothing” by Foo Fighters

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    “Something From Nothing” by Foo Fighters (official video) is a hard rock song.

    Song Title: Something From Nothing (official video)
    Artist: Foo Fighters
    Album: Sonic Highways
    Genre: rock, alternative, alternative rock, mainstream rock, hard rock, post-grunge
    Composer: Copyright © 2014 Foo Fighters
    Lead Vocals: Dave Grohl
    Backing Vocals: Dave Grohl
    Lead Guitar: Chris Shiflett
    Rhythm Guitar: Pat Smear
    Slide Guitar: Chris Shiflett
    Bass Guitar: Nate Mendel
    Drums: Taylor Hawkins
    Baritone guitar: Rick Nielsen
    Producer: Butch Vig
    Recorded: Electrical Audio, Chicago
    Released: 16 October 2014
    Format: digital download
    Label: RCA / Sony Music
    Number of listens: 10959
    Current rank: 1851 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1734 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Something from Nothing” is a song by the American rock band Foo Fighters from their eighth studio album Sonic Highways. It was released as the album’s lead single on October 16, 2014. Recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio, the song was influenced by the Chicago music scene.


    “Something from Nothing” was inspired by the history of Chicago, Illinois, and was recorded in the city at Electrical Audio.

    According to Daniel Kreps of the Rolling Stone magazine, the lyrics of the song “Here lies a city on fire… it started with a spark, and burned into the dark” seem to be inspired by the Great Chicago Fire (1871).

    “Something from Nothing” is “a ferocious, at times even hypnotic, rocker with hints of funk, psychedelia, and Dave Grohl’s signature monster growl.” It features soaring guitar that is reminiscent of Chicago-based alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. The song starts with muffled guitar, and subsequently builds up to “non-stop ferocious rock ’n’ roll” in its fourth minute, and “an ear-shattering outro lined with scorching guitar riffs.”


    “Something from Nothing” was recorded at Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. The song features guitarist Rick Nielsen of the rock band Cheap Trick as Chicago City’s “guest of honor.”

Music video

    The music video aired at the end of the Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways “Chicago” episode. It shows the band performing at Electrical Audio while 2D animated lyrics appear in the background throughout the video. The video also features an appearance by Rick Nielsen.

Commercial performance

    “Something from Nothing” debuted at number five on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart, as well as at number 12 and number 16 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock charts respectively. It soon rose to number 1 on all three charts.

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music news

    The Foo Fighters performed with Mick Jagger on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” May 21, 2012.

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