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Celebrating its 10-year anniversary is Foo Fighters sixth full-length album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, released September 25th, 2007. Lyrically, Grohl drew inspiration from the birth of his daughter Violet, and was promoted by three successful singles, ‘The Pretender’, ‘Long Road to Ruin’ and ‘Let It Die’.
The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning Best Rock Album, and also saw the top of charts in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Austria. It’s also the second time the band worked with Producer Gil Norton after 1997s The Colour And The Shape, claiming Norton's approach "seems to capture the best of this band".
Grohl cites a wide variety of 1970s artists as the major influences behind some of the slower, more dramatic songs, including Neil Young, Wings, and Steely Dan. ‘Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners’, the band’s first instrumental, was written in dedication to the Beaconsfield mine collapse during which one of the miners involved requested an iPod loaded with the band’s previous album In Your Honor.