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Dave Grohl

posted 3 Jan 2014, 08:41 by Chris Morris   [ updated 3 Jan 2014, 08:43 ]

Name: Dave Grohl
Performed With: Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Scream, Dain Bramage, Them Crooked Vultures, Tenacious D, Killing Joke, Mondo Generator
Years Active: 1982 - Present
Genre(s): Rock, Metal, Grunge, Punk

Dave Grohl is perhaps best known today as the lead singer and guitarist for the Foo Fighters. But lest we forget, Dave Grohl is also a very accomplished drummer.

Grohl began drumming while at high school and quickly found himself playing in various bands. He had a brief stint with the band Dain Bramage before joining Scream as their permanent drummer, at the age of seventeen. The band found some success touring and recording two studio albums. Grohl himself wrote and sang vocals on the song Gods Look Down.

When Scream unexpectedly disbanded, Grohl auditioned for Nirvana. His role as drummer in Nirvana is now one of his best-known ventures. Nirvana were quickly catapulted into mainstream stardom following the worldwide success of their album Nevermind which included the now infamous Smells Like Teen Spirit:

Although Nirvana had become a mainstream success, Grohl always wanted to be more than just another drummer. One of the ways in which he contributed more than just drumming was to involve himself in the song writing process after the release of Nevermind. Unfortunately this period in Dave Grohl's career didn't last long as lead singer Kurt Cobain passed away in 1994.

After Nirvana, Grohl continued to contribute to the music world by drumming for various bands including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In 1995 he wrote, recorded and released an entire album by himself called Foo Fighters

The album was such a success that Foo Fighters eventually became a band with Grohl as the lead singer and guitarist. Many of the band's earlier recordings feature Grohl on drums such as the song Everlong from the second album The Colour and the Shape.

Today, as well as performing with the Foo Fighters, Grohl continues to drum for additional projects. Most recently, he formed a new band with Josh Homme and John Paul Jones called Them Crooked Vultures (WARNING: The videos below contain some strong language in the interview sections):