Unfortunately, we don't have a Foo Fighters track to demo with but a lot of the urgent, relentless feel of music like that can come from a skilled drummer "pushing" the beat. Pushing, and it's opposite, predictably referred to as pulling, refers to the practice of deliberately playing particular beats in the bar a little early, or a little late.
When working in 4/4 time the "backbeat" is beats 2 and 4. Snares typically occupy these beats, and this is central to rock and roll and everything which came after it. If you've ever heard an audience clap on 1 and 3 you'll know just how much of a difference the backbeat makes. A favourite example I've used to illustrate this before is to sing some early Elvis, Don't Be Cruel is a good one, and clap on 1 and 3. then change to 2 and 4 - ahhh, that's better!
Push And Pull
Pushing or Pulling the beat involves playing beats 2 and 4 either late or early. A little goes a long way here but the effect of pulling or "playing behind the beat" gives a sense of "falling down onto the beat" (my phrase, but it works for me) adding weight to the beat when it finally arrives. The converse "pushing", when done just right has the effect of making the track sound like its getting slightly faster without ever changing speed.
Isn't This The Same As Swing?
Nearly. Swing is about pulling the "and" beats in subdivisions (1 and 2 and...) forward, closer to a triplet (1 and a 2 and a...). I think of pushing and pulling as swinging the quarter notes.
See how this works in the context of a track using UJAM Solid which has dedicated controls for Push and Pull as well as Swing.