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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 5 April 2011 (USA)
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Cloninger Shawn Cloninger ... Himself
William Goldsmith William Goldsmith ... Himself
Jessy Greene Jessy Greene ... Herself
Dave Grohl ... Himself (as David Grohl)
Taylor Hawkins ... Himself
Rami Jaffee Rami Jaffee ... Himself
Nate Mendel Nate Mendel ... Himself
Bob Mould ... Himself
Krist Novoselic ... Himself
Chris Shiflett Chris Shiflett ... Himself
Pat Smear ... Himself
Franz Stahl Franz Stahl ... Himself
Butch Vig ... Himself
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Storyline

Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album, "Wasting Light." Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foo Fighters: Назад и обратно See more »

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$172,558
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Trivia

The movie was presented in movie theathers followed by the 3D screening of a concert called "Wasting Light Live from 606", in which the band plays their Wasting Light album. See more »

Quotes

David Grohl: I feel bad about the bad things, I feel good about the good things, but I wouldn't change a thing.
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't It The Life
Written by Foo Fighters
Performed by Foo Fighters
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Great rock documentary
15 August 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

This documentary was at its best when talking about the revolving band members and in-fighting. It was during those moments, that "Back and Forth" rose above the average rock documentary. Despite my love for their 'Wasting Light' album, the last half hour descended into an extended advertisement for that album. This broke momentum with what had been an excellent doco up until then.

I'm watching this in 2019, and the above mentioned album released in 2011. 8 years and numerous albums have taken place during that time, which makes the latter half of "Back and Forth" seem dated. Still, if you're a musician or Foo Fighters fan, it's intriguing to see their recording and songwriting process.

For a band of its popularity and fame, the guys in Foo Fighters come across surprisingly grounded and down to earth here. It's a well-made documentary that should make both fans and music buffs happy.


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