Foo Fighters have been celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They did so by putting out a new album, Sonic Highways, which coincided with their HBO documentary series and they have just announced their 2015 North American tour. In an ever-changing music industry dominated by pop they continue to inspire and push out successful rock albums.
Their 11 Grammys must be rewarding but insignificant compared to their pure love and joy they have for music, which is why they continue to stick around an industry that favors everything young and new.
Some people get lucky that what they love doing as a hobby can turn into a full time job. I would say that was true for artists such as The Lonely Island, Weird Al, and Flight of the Conchords. Music is not the most typical way to make it in comedy, which is why most of these artists were just doing it for fun and completely unaware of where it would take them. As much as I love music, and as much as I love comedy, I’d prefer to see Coldplay at The Forum and not at The Laugh Factory. That being said, I’d have to admit that there have been exceptions.