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Music video by Foo Fighters performing Stacked Actors (Live on Letterman). © CBS Interactive Music Group, a division of CBS Radio, Inc.

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"Stacked Actors"
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album There Is Nothing Left to Lose
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2000
GenrePost-grunge, alternative metal
LabelRoswell/RCA Records
Foo Fighters singles chronology

"Stacked Actors" is a Foo Fighters song which was released as a single from their third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose in 2000. It was only released as a limited edition commercial single in Australia exclusively, however radio promotional singles were released in other countries for radio airplay.[1]

Unlike many of the songs from that album, the song is very abrasive, sharp and distorted. The song uses an alternative version of Drop A tuning (AADGBE for the guitars and AADG for bass guitar). This tuning was later re-used on the song "No One Loves Me and Neither Do I" by Them Crooked Vultures.

Dave Grohl on the song: "'Stacked Actors' is a response to living in Hollywood for about a year and a half, and my disdain and disgust of everything plastic and phony, which is the foundation of that city. And I just hated it. I had a lot of fun, but I had a lot of fun hating it."[2]

On the Howard Stern show, December 9, 1999, Courtney Love said the song was written about her.

The B-sides came from the Two Meter Sessions. They were performed live in the Netherlands on November 22, 1999.

On September 3, 1999, the Foo Fighters played a secret gig at the Troubador in Los Angeles playing using the pseudo band name Stacked Actors.[3] The gig was intended as a warm up for the band's newly recruited guitarist Chris Shiflett.

"Stacked Actors" has become one of the bands live staples, being played at virtually every gig. The live version is usually quite a bit longer than the album, due to a lot of improvisation.

The song is a playable track in the game Guitar Hero: Metallica & as Downloadable Content for Rock Band 3.

Track listing

  1. "Stacked Actors" – 4:18
  2. "Ain't It the Life" (Acoustic Version)
  3. "Floaty" (Acoustic Version)


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  2. ^ "Foo Fighters: New Guitarist, New Album". 1999.
  3. ^ "Dave Grohl: "Foo Fighters", "Nirvana" and Other Misadventures ". by Martin James, Independent Music Press (September 29, 2003).

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