Dave Grohl didn't intend to fill a niche. Not really. When he released his first Foo Fighters album in 1995 -- a self-titled disc he calls "a demo tape that one person recorded in, like, five days" -- he wasn't applying for the title his old bandmate Kurt Cobain had tragically vacated a year earlier: Serious Rock Musician With Heavy Things to Say About Life, Who's Not So Serious That He Can't Enjoy a Good Laugh. The Foo Fighters was just something to do for fun while Grohl figured out where to turn after Nirvana, and it sounded like it -- a home-recorded blast of rough-edged power pop, suggesting that Grohl had been disguising a sweet side behind his... More >>>