Across eight studio records, countless enormous world tours and a list of ambitious projects that would make the most hyperactive creative person's eyes water, they have become a blueprint for the ultimate modern rock band.
They're commercially successful, but retain a certain credibility that they have earned by continually doing things on their own terms. While the Foo Fighters of 2014 sound quite different to the band that started almost 20 years ago, a lot of the principles of the band are the same. That, along with Dave Grohl's ever-maturing songwriting skills, has made them a continually well-loved band for so long.
It doesn't seem like Foo Fighters, or the love for them, will end any time soon.