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Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby". A year later, he was behind the drums for "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)
Boyhood
Boyhood Soundtrack
(2014)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
(2001)
Little Nicky
Little Nicky Soundtrack
(2000)

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 2016 Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016 British Grand Prix - Live (2016) ... (writer: "Learn To Fly" - uncredited)
 2012-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Battles, Part 3 (2016) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2013) ... (writer: "Times Like These")
- Live Show 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2016 Bosch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Counts (2016) ... (writer: "Home" - as Eric Grohl, uncredited)
  Land Van Lubbers (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- Lang Leve De Euro (2016) ... (lyrics: "Smells like teen spirit" - uncredited) / (music: "Smells like teen spirit" - uncredited)
 2016 The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Blackbird")
  The Muppets. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Going, Going, Gonzo (2015) ... (performer: "Learn to Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "Learn to Fly" - uncredited)
 2015 Pan (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - as David Grohl)
 2015 The Gallows (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Florence and the Machine (2015) ... (writer: "Times Like These")
 2015 The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live on The Word)" - uncredited)
 2011-2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Final Late Show with David Letterman (2015) ... (writer: "Everlong" - uncredited)
- Jessica Chastain/Lenny Marcus/The Foo Fighters (2014) ... (writer: "Something from Nothing")
- Episode #18.117 (2011) ... (writer: "Rope")
 2015 ZombieCollege (Short) (writer: "Aero Zeppelin")
 2015 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Day Three - Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Everlong" - uncredited)
 2015 Passing By (Short) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck (Documentary) (writer: "Scentless Apprentice", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Endless, Nameless (Live)", "Aneurysm (BBC Mark Goodier Session)")
 2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie (writer: "HOME")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amy Adams/Nick Offerman/Foo Fighters (2014) ... (writer: "I Am a River")
 2014 Serial Zavod (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nirvana Vasil'evna (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit (Parody Instrumental)" - uncredited)
 2014 The Concert for Valor (TV Special) (performer: "My Hero", "Everlong", "Fortunate Son") / (writer: "My Hero", "Everlong")
 2011-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Memorable Moments Night (2014) ... (writer: "The Pretender" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Best of You" - uncredited)
 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness (performer: "Vessel")
 2009-2014 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes)
- Frank Miller's Holy Terror (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book #1 (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- Youngblood #6 (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- Showcase #4 (2013) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- The Culling: Legion Lost #9 (2013) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2007-2014 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Grace (2014) ... (writer: "These Days" - uncredited)
- Filthy Lucre (2007) ... (writer: "The Pretender")
 2014 The Term (Documentary) (lyrics: "Smells Like Teen Spirit") / (music: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2014 Howard Stern Birthday Bash (Video) (performer: "Everlong", "My Hero", "Walk This Way") / (writer: "Everlong", "My Hero")
 2014 Daily Ukulele (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2014 The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (TV Special) (performer: "Hey Bulldog", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps")
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "My God Is the Sun")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited)
 2014/I Boyhood (writer: "Let It Die")
 2013 Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "Everlong")
 2013 Zdravstvuyte, ya vasha Pyatnitsa! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zdravstvuyte, ya vash rok! (2013) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harrison Ford/Keri Russell/Joan Jett (2013) ... (writer: "Any Weather")
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Smells like teen spirit" - uncredited) / (music: "Smells like teen spirit" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (uncredited), "Best of You")
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Learn To Fly")
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "All My Life")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #21.128 (2013) ... (writer: "The Pretender" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.72 (2013) ... (writer: "The Pretender" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.8 (2012) ... (writer: "The Pretender" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.149 (2012) ... (writer: "The Pretender" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.113 (2012) ... (writer: "Walk" - uncredited)
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2013 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.17 (2013) ... (performer: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" - uncredited)
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (performer: "A Trick with No Sleeve", "You Can't Fix This", "The Man That Never Was", "Your Wife Is Calling", "Cut Me Some Slack", "If I Were Me", "Mantra", "Heaven and All", "Centipede", "From Can to Can't", "Time Slowing Down") / (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "A Trick with No Sleeve", "You Can't Fix This", "The Man That Never Was", "Your Wife Is Calling", "Cut Me Some Slack", "If I Were Me", "Mantra", "Heaven and All", "Centipede", "From Can to Can't", "Time Slowing Down")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1992 - 2012) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012)
- Martin Short/Paul McCartney (2012) ... (performer: "Cut Me Some Slack") / (writer: "Cut Me Some Slack")
- Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) ... (writer: "Rope", "Walk")
- Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) ... (performer: "Fist Fight in the Parking Lot" - uncredited)
- Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters (2003) ... (writer: "All My Life", "Times Like These")
- Dylan McDermott/Foo Fighters (1999) ... (writer: "Learn to Fly", "Stacked Arrows")
 2008-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Best of You")
- Rage 'Ready for My Close Up' Special (2008) ... (writer: "Low")
 2012 Australia's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semi Final #1 (2012) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Got Back (2012) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Young Adult (writer: "Big Me")
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 The Muppets (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eat, Love, Lather, Rinse, Repeat (2011) ... (writer: "Walk" - uncredited)
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "Miss the Misery" - as David Eric Grohl)
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Bridge Burning")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 A Deeper Shade of Blue (Documentary) (writer: "Free Me")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Halve finale (2011) ... (writer: "Wheels")
 2011 Movin' on Up (TV Movie) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Music Nuggets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 April 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2006-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Best of You" - uncredited)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Learn To Fly" - uncredited)
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Beauty Day (Documentary) (writer: "No Way Back", "DOA" - as David Eric Grohl)
 2011 A Heartbeat Away (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "Marigold", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "I'll Stick Around", "Alone + Easy Target", "Big Me", "Weenie Beenie", "Enough Space", "For All The Cows", "How I Miss You", "Everlong", "Skin And Bones")
 2010 Somewhere (writer: "My Hero")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greek Islands: Part 2 (2010) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited)
 2010 The Other Guys (writer: "My Hero")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Turkish Grand Prix (2010) ... ("All My Life", uncredited)
 2010 Lamastalgia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kadotettu sukupolvi - lama-ajan nuoret (2010) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2010 Lemmy (Documentary) (performer: "Run Rudolph Run")
 2009 eXploitation CinemA (Documentary short) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (writer: "Best Of You")
 2009 Ruby & the Rockits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smells Like Teen Drama (2009) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2009 Casal Rock (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- El concert (2009) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- Tot va bé? (2009) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- Moguda a l'institut (2009) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Metallica (Video Game) (writer: "Stacked Actors")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Everlong")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elvis i les Spice Girls (2008) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2008 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- VaYakhel (2008) ... (music: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "The Pretender", "Breed")
 2007 SingStar Amped (Video Game) (writer: "Best Of You")
 2007 Lost (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Through the Looking Glass (2007) ... (writer: "Scentless Apprentice")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2007) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife (writer: "Tired of You")
 2007 Cover Art (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flyleaf: Smells Like Teen Spirit (2007) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2007 Reno 911!: Miami (performer: "Police And Thieves")
 2007 The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Learn to Fly")
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) (writer: "MONKEY WRENCH")
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (performer: "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)")
 2006/II Catch and Release (writer: "Razor" (2005))
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Election Day: Part 2 (2006) ... (writer: "Miracle")
 2005 The World's Greatest Gigs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live at Reading 92)" - uncredited)
 2004 The Perfect Score ("All My Life")
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2003) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (writer: "Everlong")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Smells Like Nirvana")
 2002 Life or Something Like It (writer: "Learn to Fly")
 2002 Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (TV Movie) (writer: "Learn to Fly")
 2002 Orange County ("The One")
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "My Hero")
 2001 Out Cold (writer: "Win Or Lose")
 2001 Undergrads (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drunks (2001) ... (writer: "Everlong")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (writer: "ZIDLER'S RAP (Medley)")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wipeout! (2000) ... (writer: "Next Year")
 2000 Little Nicky (performer: "Everlong") / (writer: "Everlong")
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (performer: "Goodbye Lament")
 2000 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The World of Possibility (2000) ... (writer: "Next Year")
 2000 Cássia Eller: Com Você Meu Mundo Ficaria Completo - Ao Vivo (Video) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 2000 Loser (writer: "Aurora")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Of Human Bonding (2000) ... (writer: "Learn to Fly")
 2000 Here on Earth (writer: "Breakout")
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 (Video) (writer: "My Hero")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) (writer: "Smells Like Nirvana")
 1999 Gran Turismo 2 (Video Game) (writer: "My Hero")
 1999 Varsity Blues (writer: "My Hero")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "This is a Call")
 1998 The X Files (writer: "Walking After You")
 1997 Scream 2 (writer: "Dear Lover" - as D. Grohl)
 1997 This Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Apocalypse Wow! (1997) ... (writer: "Walking After You" - uncredited)
 1997 Touch (performer: "This Loving Thing (Lynn's Song)", "How Do You Do", "Touch") / (writer: "This Loving Thing (Lynn's Song)", "How Do You Do", "Touch")
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Video short) (writer: "Everlong")
 1996 T.V. Kaiser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mein Kind ist ein Fan oder Die Boyzone liegt nicht im Osten (1996) ... (writer: "Smells like teen spirit")
 1995-1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 April 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Big Me")
- Episode dated 14 September 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'll Stick Around")
- Episode dated 29 June 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "This Is A Call")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "I'll Stick Around" - uncredited)
 1996 Hype! (Documentary) (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 1993-1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Date Watchers (1995) ... (writer: "I'll Stick Around")
- Customers Suck (1993) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 1994 Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (Video documentary) (writer: "Aneurysm", "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) ... (writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
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Foo Fighters (1995, Capitol/Roswell): recorded by himself on all tracks, with Greg Dulli from Afghan Whigs on one track. See more »

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10 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Backbeat | Foo Fighters | The Foo Fighters | David Grohl | Nirvana | One of the Queens | Them Crooked Vultures

Height:

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Personal Quote:

Live Aid (1985) was huge. How many bands played that thing? Everybody. Queen smoked 'em. They just took everybody. See more »

Trivia:

Along with the other members of Nirvana, Dave is close friends with the members of he Red Hot Chili Peppers. The bands toured together several times in the 1990's and members would often play guest spots during the other's set whilst touring. See more »

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Ever present smile See more »

Nickname:

The Nicest Man In Rock See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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