Dave Grohl

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

14th January, 1969

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83

Dave Grohl (born 14th January 1969)
Dave Grohl is a former member of Seattle grunge band Nirvana and the founder of Foo Fighters.

Net worth: Dave Grohl has a net worth of $260 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2013)

Musical career: Dave Grohl started out as a drummer, performing in several bands including Washington DC's Scream before joining Seattle grunge band Nirvana alongside frontman Kurt Cobain. The band's second album 'Nevermind' featuring the likes of 'Smells like teen spirit' and 'Come as you are' became their breakthrough record, seeing them gain recognition across the world. Despite their success, Grohl felt increasingly insignificant in the band's line-up Seemingly destined on a path of destruction, Grohl's demons of fighting with his status in the band grew from early on. While his drumming style was a significant element in the band's success, in his mind Nirvana was the band that recorded Bleach and his arrival had altered that sound dramatically. Reluctant to offer his songwriting talents to the rest of the band, he later release a cassette called 'Pocketwatch' under the alias Late!. 'In Utero' followed for Nirvana in September 1993 and was to be their third and final album release. Dave Grohl again played drums and recorded backing vocals and although apparently the album wasn't a hit with the label, the fans disagreed. Reaching number one in both the UK and US album charts, the album picked up where 'Nevermind' left off, with singles including 'Heart shaped box' and 'All apologies'. On April 5th, 1994 tragedy struck for the band when the pressures of fame took a fatal toll on Nirvana's front man, Kurt Cobain. Committing suicide the band had no option but to go their separate ways. Dave Grohl naturally found himself unsure of what to do after the death of Cobain. Fleeting stints playing with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Pearl Jam ended and Grohl decided to record on his own. After laying down a 15 track demo and wooing attention form Capitol records, Grohl then went on to form the Foo Fighters, a group in which he sings and plays guitar. The bands popularity has grown and The Foo Fighters are now in their own right a globally recognised rock band. With six albums released and a string of hit singles Dave Grohl has made the perceived possible leap career wise after the tragic death of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

Personal life: Born in Warren, Ohio, Dave Grohl also grew up in Springfield, Virginia. His parents are teacher Virginia Jean and reporter James Harper Grohl. He began playing guitar in his early teens and got heavily into punk music while attending Thomas Jefferson High School. He was transferred twice, however, due to his minor problems with drugs. He has since become involved with various anti-drug campaigns. In 1994, he married Jennifer Youngblood before divorcing in 1997. Six years later, he tied the knot with Jordyn Blum with whom he had three children Violet Maye, Harper Willow and Ophelia Saint.

Dave Grohl And Beck Reunite For An Epic Fundraiser Performance

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 October 2018

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The pair hit the stage for Aftab Pureval's event.

Another exceptional collaboration for Dave Grohl over the weekend which saw him team up with Beck for a performance of the latter's 1996 single 'Where It's At' at a political fundraising event in Silver Lake, California. It comes just weeks after he performed Nirvana's 'In Bloom' for the second time ever on drums.

Image caption Dave Grohl live at CalJam

The Foo Fighters star took to the drums at the Swing Left fundraiser on Saturday (September 29th); a private backyard event for democratic congress candidate Aftab Pureval with Beck alongside synthpop duo Bird & The Bee who are Greg Kurstin and Inara George.

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Music News Round-Up: Dave Grohl Covers Nirvana, Huge 2019 Ed Sheeran Gigs, Noel Gallagher's First Book

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 22 September 2018

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The latest music news rounded up, including Dave Grohl covering Nirvana, new Lana Del Rey and Nick Cave albums and a Noel Gallagher book.

Dave Grohl PERFORMS NIRVANA’S ‘IN BLOOM’

Since finding colossal fame on his own terms with Foo Fighters all those years ago, Dave Grohl very rarely breaks into his former band Nirvana’s catalogue.

However, this week he made an exception, taking to the drums for a guest spot alongside Trombone Shorty at Los Angeles’ Voodoo Threauxdown Festival for a rendition of ‘In Bloom’, the classic fourth single from Nirvana’s Nevermind album.

Continue reading: Music News Round-Up: Dave Grohl Covers Nirvana, Huge 2019 Ed Sheeran Gigs, Noel Gallagher's First Book

Dave Grohl Pays An Emotional Tribute To Nirvana With 'In Bloom'

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 18 September 2018

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His first performance of the song in four years.

It was an emotional moment for Nirvana fans during Trombone Shorty's set at a festival over the weekend, as Dave Grohl hit the drums to play 'In Bloom' for just the second time since the death of his former bandmate Kurt Cobain. A rare moment cloaked in sombre reflection.

Image caption Dave Grohl at Cal Jam 2018

The Foo Fighters frontman was drumming for New Orleans instrumentalist Trombone Shorty at his Voodoo Threauxdown Festival at Los Angeles' Greek Theater on Saturday (September 15th 2018), playing 'In Bloom' from Nirvana's second album 'Nevermind' for the first time in four years.

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Dave Grohl Jokes About Kissing Bono After Losing His Voice

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 05 September 2018

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Another bites the dust! Or chokes on it...

Fans are broken-hearted that Foo Fighters have had to pull out of two of their North American 'Concrete & Gold' tour dates, but Dave Grohl certainly knows how to lighten the mood. He's on rest for the same reason Bono had to abandon his Berlin set early last week - it must be something in the water.

Image caption Dave Grohl at Cal Jam 2018

Just days after U2 cut their set at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena short over Bono's sudden vocal struggles, Foo Fighters have revealed that a similar issue has struck their frontman, and Dave Grohl has been forced to take some vocal rest until his voice comes back.

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Announces New Documentary 'Play'

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 02 August 2018

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'Play' will show the process behind the creation of a new 23-minute instrumental track from Grohl, in which he plays every instrument.

Foo Fighters’ lead singer Dave Grohl has revealed details of a new two-part mini-documentary film called Play, which builds up to the unveiling of a brand new solo song on which he plays every instrument.

Trailers for the immersive Play project appeared on Wednesday night ahead of a release date of August 10th, and according to Grohl, it serves to show fans “the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.”

Play was conceived with the help of Mark Monroe, the director of Foo Fighters’ 2014 series ‘Sonic Highways’. In the new project, fans will see Grohl play a brand new solo song, a 23-minute instrumental, on one instrument at a time from guitar to bass and drums, before all seven tracks are merged to form the complete song.

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Dave Grohl Did Not Get Away With His Carpool Karaoke 'Slating'

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 June 2018

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James Corden forced him to explain himself after calling the episode 'uncomfortable'.

Fans may have loved to have seen Foo Fighters on Carpool Karaoke last year, but the ensuing controversy just wasn't worth it. Dave Grohl has just been forced to clarify what he meant by the experience being 'uncomfortable', after host James Corden sent him an angry text message.

Image caption Dave Grohl performing live with Foo Fighters

Following their appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', Dave Grohl and his bandmates had few positive things to say about the legendary Carpool Karaoke segment in which they appeared. He described it as 'a little uncomfortable', and admitted that he felt 'embarrassed' singing his own songs.

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Pranks Gothenburg Crowd With Broken Leg Stunt

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 06 June 2018

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It was the same place, three years ago, where Grohl really did break his leg, forcing the Foos to cancel their Glastonbury set.

As if it needed repeating, Dave Grohl is one of the most genial rock stars around, as he displayed last night by pranking an entire stadium into thinking he had broken his leg by falling off-stage – again.

Grohl and his band Foo Fighters were performing on Tuesday night (June 5th) at Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium in Sweden – the very same place where the singer had broken his leg in an accidental tumble almost exactly three years before.

In the opening moments of the show, ‘Grohl’ appeared to run out onto the gangway leading out into the crowd from the front of the stage, before slipping over and tumbling headlong into the audience. Initially, there were shocked gasps – history couldn’t be repeating itself, surely?

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Dave Grohl Says Nirvana Drew People In

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 25 January 2018

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Dave Grohl has said a big part of grunge legends Nirvana's appeal was connecting with fans and drawing them in due to how people related to their music.

Dave Grohl has hailed Nirvana's relatable music as a huge reason for the band's success and enduring popularity.

The 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' rocker joined the grunge outfit - completed by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic - in 1990, a year after the release of debut album 'Bleach', and he connected with the group after seeing how he built a rapport with their fan base.

In 'Visit Seattle', Grohl has reflected on travelling to the city to audition for Nirvana, and the first time he saw them live in front of 1,200 people at a club.

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Enter Snowman: Kristen Bell And Dave Grohl's Unexpected Frozen-Metallica Medley

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 November 2017

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Dave Grohl's best musical collaboration yet.

Who said Disney and heavy metal are mutually exclusive? Kristen Bell got the opportunity of a lifetime when 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest host Dave Grohl asked to jam with her on the show for the Halloween special, just because his kids are big fans of her movie 'Frozen'.

Image caption Kristen Bell at Bad Moms Christmas premiere

With Kristen dressed as Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I. and Dave Grohl as an all too convincing David Letterman for Halloween, they decided to use their meeting to do a once in a lifetime jam. Needless to say, the 37-year-old actress was only too enthusiastic to rock out with the Foo Fighters legend.

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Foo Fighters Suffer 'family Emergency'

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 24 October 2017

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Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a handful of shows due to an unspecified ''family emergency''.

Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a handful of shows due to a ''family emergency''.

The 'All My Life' rockers - comprised of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee - announced over the weekend that they would unfortunately have to cancel their shows in Lexington, Nashville, and Memphis after an unspecified family crisis arose for an unnamed member of the band.

The band posted two statements on Twitter confirming the news, where a ''family emergency'' was listed as the cause of the cancellation in both cases.

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Foo Fighter's front man Dave Grohl performs on the Pyramid Stage performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

Dave Grohl and bandmate Taylor Hawkins arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - California, United States - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters perform live at Citi Field as part of their '20th Anniversary and Broken Leg Tour.' Frontman Dave Grohl played despite his injury; he broke his leg on stage in Sweden last month. - Queens, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th July 2015

Dave Grohl and David Grohl - Dave Grohl leaving C London restaurant on his crutches with a purple cast on his leg. at w1 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl injures his leg while performing in Gothenburg. Grohl was rushed to a hospital but returned less than an hour later to finish the show while sitting in a wheelchair, with his leg in a cast. at Ullevi - Gothenburg, Sweden - Friday 12th June 2015