Foo Fighters announce ‘The Essential Foo Fighters’ LP

September 19, 2022

Foo Fighters has announced their new ‘best of’ compilation, ‘The Essential Foo Fighters’, will be released next month. You can pre-order here.

The new album is scheduled to come out October 28. It’s their first Greatest Hits album since their ‘Greatest Hits’ LP from ’09.

You’ll be able to pick up ‘The Essential Foo Fighters’ on CD and double vinyl. There’s 19 songs on CD, with two extra songs (‘Breakout’ and ‘Waiting On A War’) on the LP.

Side A:
1. ‘Everlong’
2. ‘Making A Fire’
3. ‘Times Like These’
4. ‘Rope’
5. ‘Monkey Wrench’

Side B:
1. ‘My Hero’
2. ‘Cold Day In The Sun’
3. ‘Big Me’
4. ‘Long Road To Ruin’
5. ‘Shame Shame’
6. ‘Best Of You’

Side C:
1. ‘All My Life’
2. ‘The Pretender’
3. ‘This Is A Call’
4. ‘Waiting On A War’ (vinyl only)
5. ‘Walk’

Side D:
1. ‘Learn To Fly’
2. ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’
3. ‘Breakout’ (vinyl only)
4. ‘These Days’
5. ‘Everlong’ – Acoustic Version

Meanwhile, earlier this month Foo Fighters hosted a tribute concert for their late drummer Taylor Hawkins at London’s Wembley Stadium (a second tribute show is planned for L.A. at Kia Forum on September 27 ’22).

The show was packed with powerhouse musicians; sets from Queen, Liam Gallagher, Them Crooked Vultures, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. And of course, Foo Fighters banged out a set too.

The night saw a few other guests; Blink 182’s Travis Barker, 12 year old prodigy Nandi Bushell and Hawkins’ 16 year old son Shane Hawkins. 

Hawkins died in Bogotá, Columbia on March 25, ’22. He was 50 years old.

Who do you think will be the new drummer of Foo Fighters? Any guesses?


Written by Todd Hancock