Dave Grohl

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Dave Grohl

Grohl performing on December 2nd 2011
Background information
Birth name David Eric Grohl
Also known as Davy Grolton
Dale Nixon
Dr. G
Late!
Born January 14, 1969 (1969-01-14) (age 45)
Warren, Ohio
Genres Alternative rock, grunge, post-grunge, punk rock, heavy metal, hard rock, hardcore punk
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, movie director
Instruments Vocals, drums, guitar, bass, piano, percussion, keyboards
Years active 1986–present
Labels RCA, Capitol, DGC, Dischord
Associated acts Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Scream, Dain Bramage, Probot, Queens of the Stone Age, Ghost B.C., Them Crooked Vultures, Nine Inch Nails
Website www.foofighters.com
Notable instruments
Gibson SG Custom
Gibson ES-335
Gibson DG-335/Trini Lopez[1]
Gibson Firebird
Zildjian Cymbals[2][3]
Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi[4]
Gibson Explorer

David Eric "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician and singer. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Foo Fighters and the drummer of the grunge band Nirvana. He has also been part of thirty different bands in his life.[5] These bands include Nine Inch Nails and Tenacious D.

Biography[change | change source]

Early life[change | change source]

Dave Grohl lived most of his early life in and around Washington DC. He played in many local punk bands, on guitar. By 15 years old he was a drummer in the hardcore punk band, Scream.[6] Scream toured all over the United States and Europe but broke up in 1989.[6] After they broke up he tried out to be a drummer in a small band called Nirvana.

Nirvana[change | change source]

Grohl joined Nirvana in 1990, along with Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain. They went on to be one of the most successful bands of the decade, selling over 50 million albums worldwide.[7] Grohl joined shortly before the release of Nevermind. Nevermind proved to be a classic album, one that is still a big influence on the alternative metal and alternative rock scene.[8] The band only recorded one more studio album though, In Utero in 1993. On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain's body was found at his home in Seattle. He had shot himself in the head with a shotgun.[9] This basically ended Nirvana and Grohl started his own band Foo Fighters in 1995.

Foo Fighters[change | change source]

The original Foo Fighters album was recorded entirely by Grohl himself. He recorded the parts for each instrument one at a time and then combined them.[10] Foo Fighters are now a multi Grammy Award winning rock band and sell out huge arenas when they go on tour.

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