Ignored 47: Big band theory

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2014 at 4:03 am

When did the Foo Fighters get so massive?

Circa 1995, they were simply the band featuring “that dude from Nervarna” and openers for Mike Watt. Now, they play Wembley Stadium and peddle their white dad rock on HBO. All in an era where rock is (apparently) dead.

So what happened?

It’s pretty simple: over the past two decades, the Foo Fighters have done a lot of things that big rock bands do. They play big shows. They win big awards. They have big followings on social media. This isn’t complicated. It’s counting stats.

But are they the biggest rock band of the post-Nervarna era? Only one way to find out: via clickbaiting infographic, obviously…



  1. […] noticed this, too. The site set out to quantify the biggest bands since Nirvana. This is the final result. Learn about the methodology used here. […]

  2. […] that’s what the folks over at Completely Ignored couldn’t help but notice. After surveying the current musical landscape, they were left with […]

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