The release of a Foo Fighters greatest hits album signifies that it's been 15 years since Kurt Cobain's suicide ended Nirvana. After being shut out of the dealings with Nirvana’s greatest hits album, however, Dave Grohl has much more sway with the band he leads. Of course, Grohl has over decade's worth of material with the Foo Fighters, a band that, through prolific recordings and longevity, was no less popular over the long haul.
The greatest hits compilation comes at a rather good time for Grohl. While Grohl branches out of the Foo Fighters with Them Crooked Vultures, he’s finding renewed appreciation among teenagers via Guitar Hero and Rock Band. After his heralded McCain protest last year, Grohl has worked with the Obama-led USO, which is starting to put Grohl into Springsteen territory in his own right. The comp features two new tracks recorded with Butch Vig.