FOO FIGHTERS notched the sixth million-selling album of the band’s career this week when its 2009 “Greatest Hits” collection passed the one million mark to re-enter The Billboard 200 album chart at No. 159. Selling 3,000 copies two weeks ago and jumping to 6,000 copies last week, its total sales now stand at 1,009,000 copies in the U.S.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, the FOO FIGHTERS‘ previous million sellers include 1997’s “The Colour And The Shape” with 1.9 million, 2005’s “In Your Honor” with 1.5 million, 2002’s “One By One” with 1.4 million, 1999’s “There Is Nothing Left To Lose” with 1.3 million and their self-titled 1995 debut with 1.3 million.
FOO FIGHTERS have been one of the most consistently selling rock acts of the last 20 years.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he still savors each new achievement by the FOO FIGHTERS. “Every little milestone is awesome and you just kind of… A lot of things like that, you know, I just kind of put back in the back of the recesses of my mind, and someday I’ll sit around with my grandkids, you know, when I’m 65 and 67 or whatever, and pull out all the DVDs and the Grammys and those kind of things and go, ‘Lookit, look at what gramps used to do, wow,'” he said.
To commemorate the end of the touring cycle for 2014’s “Sonic Highways” album, FOO FIGHTERS released a five-song digital EP called “St. Cecilia”.
The band dedicated the set, which was named after the Austin hotel in which it was recorded, to the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, an event which also caused the FOO FIGHTERS to cut their European tour short.
In a letter accompanying the EP, frontman Dave Grohl alluded to the band taking a long hiatus, saying, “We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now… I can’t help but wonder when we will see each other again. Who knows? But, with everything FOO FIGHTERS-related, it will only be when it feels right.”