This lesson shows you how to play all the guitar parts, Guitar solo, and overdubs.
Released as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, In Your Honor (2005). Dave Grohl notes that the song was written following appearances at 2004 American presidential candidate John Kerry’s campaign trail and is “about breaking away from the things that confine you”.
To date, it is the band’s only single to reach Platinum status in the US. The song holds the band’s highest chart peaks in the U.S. (number 18), the UK (number four), and Australia (number five), and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.
The song won the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. It also topped Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for four weeks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for seven weeks.
Following the band’s performance at Live Earth, the song again entered the UK charts at number 38.