My Hero By Foo Fighters – Guitar Lesson Tutorial
“My Hero” by Foo Fighters. It was released in January 1998 as the third single from their second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997). The song reached number 6 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Although the song was first released on The Colour and the Shape album in 1997, it had been played live as early as 1995.
According to Dave Grohl, the song is dedicated to ordinary, everyday heroes, as he himself never had musical or sports heroes growing up as a child. During Foo Fighters’ appearance on VH1 Storytellers in 2009, Grohl explained that the song was written while watching 1980s movies like Valley Girl. Grohl also stated that the song was written about Pete Stahl and Chip Donaldson, without even knowing it. Many people misattribute the song to Grohl’s close friend & former Nirvana band-mate Kurt Cobain.