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There is Nothing Left to Lose
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Studio album by Foo Fighters
Released 2 November 1999
Recorded March–June 1999 at Studio 606, Alexandria, Virginia & Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 46:19
Label Roswell/RCA
Producer Foo Fighters and Adam Kasper
Foo Fighters chronology
The Colour and The Shape
There is Nothing Left to Lose
One By One
Singles from There is Nothing Left to Lose
  1. "Learn To Fly"
    Released: 18 September 1999

There Is Nothing Left to Lose is the third studio album by Foo Fighters, released November 2, 1999. The album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins, and is often seen as a departure from the band's previous work, showcasing a softer, more experimental sound. In a 2006 interview, Dave Grohl states that the album is "totally based on melody" and that it "might be his favourite album that they've ever done."

There Is Nothing Left to Lose won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2001, marking the group's first ever Grammy Award. The band would go on to win the Grammy for Best Rock Album for three of their next four studio releases (One By One, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, and Wasting Light).


Prior to recording, guitarist Franz Stahl left the band, citing "creative differences."

Dave Grohl notes that he had:

"Been living in Los Angeles for about a year and a half, just being a drunk, getting fucked up every night and doing horrible shit, and I'd finally gotten sick of that. So I bought this great house in Virginia and told everyone I was building a studio in the basement. It was literally a basement with sleeping bags on the walls!"

In 2006, Grohl stated that:

"It was all about just settling into the next phase of your life, that place where you can sit back and relax because there had been so much crazy shit in the past three years. At that point it was me and Taylor and Nate and we were best friends. It was one of the most relaxing times of my whole life. All we did was eat chilli, drink beer and whiskey and record whenever we felt like it. When I listen to that record it totally brings me back to that basement. I remember how it smelled and how it was in the Spring so the windows were open and we'd do vocals until you could hear the birds through the microphone. And more than any other record I've ever done, that album does that to me."

Singer/guitarist Dave Grohl has stated before that the band would have "a Barbeque every day after recording."

Track list[]

  1. Stacked Actors
  2. Breakout
  3. Learn to Fly
  4. Gimme Stitches
  5. Generator
  6. Aurora
  7. Live-In Skin
  8. Next Year
  9. Headwires
  10. Ain't it the Life
  11. M.I.A.
  12. Fraternity
Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, There is Nothing Left to Lose, One By One, In Your Honor, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete and Gold