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"I'll Stick Around," sings Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters' self-titled 1995 debut album. At the time, he could not possibly have imagined that his words would become reality. More than a stayer, Grohl has grown into an outright superstar. In the year after Kurt Cobain handed over his pick to the rock gods for good, Dave showed for the first time that he was more than the drummer of the world's best-known grunge band. Somewhat reluctantly, he chose Foo Fighters as a cover name for a completely self-written, sung and recorded collection of songs. At first he only distributed them on cassettes, among friends and acquaintances. However, it did not take long for the interest of Capitol Records to be piqued. They released the record and Grohl soon had to put together a band to be able to perform the twelve songs live. Pat Smear and Nate Mendel, among others, were allowed on stage to chase This Is a Call, I'll Stick Around, Big Me, Alone + Easy Target and For All The Cows across festival meadows. I can't believe that all these strong singles were already on the very first Foo Fighters record. The gun on the cover does not refer to Cobain, but to the science fiction that Grohl loves. In those U.F.O.spheres he also got the mustard for his band name.