Foo Fighters were the recipients of their own category on the long-running game show Jeopardy! last Wednesday night (July 13th), with host Alex Trebek asking questions about things like Dave Grohl‘s pre-Foo Fighters band, the origin of the Foos’ name, the title of their latest album and trivia related to their hits “Everlong” and “My Hero.” It’s not unusual for a band to be the subject of a question or two but to get their own category is a much more rare achievement.

  • The same episode also featured a category titled “Learn to Fly,” but it didn’t have anything to do with the Foo Fighters track.
  • Sadly the contestants got the answers to the first two questions about Grohl’s previous band and the band name — Nirvana and UFOs — but missed the album title and could not name “Everlong” as the final song played for David Letterman before he retired.
  • Foo Fighters are currently on an indefinite hiatus that began at the end of 2015, after a three-year period of activity which included the release and promotion of the Grohl-directed Sound City documentary, the filming and recording of the Sonic Highways HBO series and album, and the year-long world tour in support of the latter.
  • Grohl surfaced late last month to play a special invite-only acoustic set at the Cannes Lion International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France.


  • Do you think you could have gotten all five questions?
  • Which band deserves their own category on Jeopardy!?
  • Is there a musical act that you are an expert on?