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Sweet 75: Sweet 75 (Geffen, CD). Since the death of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, once the drummer of Nirvana, has found new fame in Foo Fighters, ignoring the precedent set by the surviving members of the Doors and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hoping to buck the trend for a second time is Krist Novoselic, Nirvana's bassist, and now leader of Sweet 75.

ROCK : Clinton wasn't the only American rocker in town

It's American Rock Week here at the Independent on Sunday, and the obvious choice to start us off are the Foo Fighters - although on the evidence of their new album, maybe it isn't quite so obvious after all. Not that The Colour and the Shape (Capitol) is a bad record, but it won't convince anyone that Dave Grohl is a punk-pop genius, either. If he hadn't once been the drummer of Nirvana, his band would be nowhere near so well-known. They'd have a loyal cult following, and in Britain their records would graze the top 38. And maybe that's what Grohl would prefer.

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