June 14, 2005. The Foo Fighters release their fifth album as a double album, with an all-star cast of special guests helping them out.
Released on Flag Day 2005, the double album was split by mood, with disc one featuring rock songs and disc two featuring acoustic fare.
The Flag Day release was no coincidence: a lot of the themes on the album stem from Grohl's work with John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid.
Why a double album? 10 years in to Foo Fighters, Grohl was feeling the band wasn't as rewarding anymore and wanted to do something new and take a different creative approach.
Having two album's worth of material--and an entire disc of acoustic songs--gave the band an opportunity to bring in a variety of guest musicians, including Norah Jones, Warren Haynes, Grant Hart, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
The album also featured a composition by drummer Taylor Hawkins. His "Cold Day In The Sun" was released as a double A-side with the single "No Way Back" and featured Hawkins on vocals and Grohl on drums.
'In Your Honor's' fifth and final single--the acoustic "Miracle"--featured none other than John Paul Jones as a guest musician.