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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 January 1969Warren, Ohio, USA
Birth NameDavid Eric Grohl
Nicknames Disco
Dr. G
Stinger
The Nicest Man In Rock
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 "Mission Impossible" and later that summer drumming for "Dain Bramage". Another year down the road, an opportunity to drum with one of his favorite punk bands, "Scream", was just too great to pass up. This leads us to 1990 when "Scream" seemed to be coming to an end and "Nirvana" was in need of a drummer. While recording and touring with "Nirvana", Dave continued to write lyrics and music that he would record during breaks with "Nirvana". After the tragic end of "Nirvana", Dave eventually turned to his music to create Foo Fighters. While playing guitar and singing with Foo Fighters is his main job, you can also find Dave channeling his musical genius throughout the world of rock. Dave has drummed for "Queens Of The Stone Age" and "Killing Joke". He has also recorded and guest performed with his buddies "Tenacious D". All the while recording for his own hardcore project, "Probot".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J.Clay

Spouse (2)

Jordyn Blum (2 August 2003 - present) (2 children)
Jennifer Youngblood (1993 - 1997) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Ever present smile

Trivia (23)

Guitar and Vocalist for Foo Fighters.
He frequently posts on his band's website.
1994, he was invited to join "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" but declined due to the upcoming debut album of Foo Fighters.
Many of the songs that wound up on Foo Fighters' debut were rehearsed in early 1994 as potential Nirvana songs, with Dave on guitar and Kurt Cobain playing the drums.
His mother appears in Foo Fighters' "Breakout" video.
Inducted into the Washington (DC) Area Music Hall of Fame, 2002.
George Harrison was his favourite Beatle, and he wrote the song "Oh, George" in dedication to him in 1994.
Wrote all the songs and played all the instruments (except guitar on X-Static, played by Greg Dulli) on Foo Fighters' self-titled debut album, released in 1995.
As a tribute to legendary punk bass player Mike Watt, Dave put 2 t's in the title of the song Wattershed.
Foo Fighters' fourth album, an 11-track effort titled "One by One", was released on October 22nd (one week before the Nirvana "Greatest Hits" package came out). The first single/video from the album was "All my Life".
Before joining Nirvana, Grohl had been a member of the bands "Scream" and "Dain Bramage".
Is one of the most popular people in the music industry, due to his skill on most musical instruments (but particularly drums) and his pleasant, humorous personality.
Was the drummer of grunge band Nirvana in the early 90s.
His first concert was at The Cubby Bear in Chicago Illinois.
Daughter (with wife Jordyn) Violet Mae Grohl (b. April 15, 2006). She is named after Dave's maternal grandmother.
Announced that he and his wife, Jordyn, are expecting their second child. [October 26, 2008].
Second daughter, Harper Willow, born April 17, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Lives in Los Angeles and Oxnard, California.
Drummer for "Them Crooked Vultures" (self titled album) in 2009 with John Paul Jones (former bassist of Led Zeppelin) and Josh Homme (of Queens Of The Stoneage).
Drummer on "Queens of the Stone Age" band's album "Songs for the Deaf". [September 2002]
Drumming for band 'Killing Joke' [June 2003]
Estimated in 2012 to be the third richest drummer in the world behind Ringo Starr and Phil Collins.
Dave and his wife Jordan Blum welcomed their third daughter, Ophelia, in early August 2014.

Personal Quotes (10)

When I discovered punk rock, the only punk rockers I'd seen were on Quincy.
When we heard that he was using our music at his rallies it was like being raped in the ass. It was not a good feeling. (On George W. Bush)
Live Aid (1985) was huge. How many bands played that thing? Everybody. Queen smoked 'em. They just took everybody.
I always go, and people will think I'm crazy for this as there are a lot of Bowie [David Bowie] eras and they're all great, but I really like the 'Let's Dance' period. Because, as a drummer, that's one of the best air drumming albums of all time. I can appreciate technical drumming, sure. But to me there's nothing better than being in a bar full of people dancing and air drumming when none of them know how to play the drums. That and 'Back In Black', anyone will air drum to those albums.
Who's to say what's a good voice and not a good voice? The Voice (2011)? Imagine Bob Dylan standing there singing 'Blowin in the Wind' in front of Christina Aguilera. 'I think you sound a little nasally and sharp.'
How Kurt could even think we'd make a ripple in this ridiculous mainstream world of polished pop music was beyond me. It was beyond everyone. It made absolutely no sense. It was simply unimaginable. It was the type of hopeless, shallow aspirations that we had been conditioned to reject, ultimately relieving us of any intention other than to just be ourselves.
From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.
If The Beatles were the original rock'n'roll four-piece, then Ringo [Ringo Starr] was the original rock'n'roll drummer. This was the template for the next 40 years of music. They were certainly the foundation for what I do and Ringo seemed to be the foundation of The Beatles. I always thought he had a great style. He had a wonderful swing and was a showman. A lot of drummers aren't considered showmen, but he definitely turned it on. His swing and backbeat carry so many of The Beatles' songs. Back then, the recording depended on the feel of the song. There was no digital manipulation of drum tracks, so it was up to the drummer to dictate that feel. And Ringo had his own sound. Pull all the instruments out and you'd still know it was a Beatles song. And that's the sound of a signature drummer. It's the kind of thing drummers strive for all their career, but not all of them make it.
I swear to God, you can tell the difference between an English drummer and an American one. Most of the English drummers swing their rolls, but most of the Americans don't.
Man, nobody is cooler that Dolly Parton. Her story is amazing. Man, she didn't even have running water. She bought her family's first TV from being on TV. Did you know that? you do now.

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