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.

Foo Fighters: Wolf Alice Are 'scared' Of Us

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 13 October 2017

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Foo Fighters think Wolf Alice are ''scared'' of them, after the two bands ran into each other at LA's EastWest studios.

Foo Fighters think Wolf Alice are ''scared'' of them.

The 'All My Life' rockers recorded their new album 'Concrete and Gold' in Los Angles' EastWest studios, and whilst there they bumped into the London band, who were working on second record 'Visions of a Life'.

However, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't think he left the best impression on the band, as whilst he also mingled with the likes of Deep Purple and Lady Gaga, he thinks the 'Yuk Foo' rockers were intimidated by the band.

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Foo Fighters Collect Fan Art

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 11 October 2017

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Foo Fighters love to collect ''weird'' pieces of fan art and stick them on display in their studio.

Foo Fighters collect ''weird'' fan art.

The 'Run' hitmakers are particularly fond of the pieces they are sent which are a ''little off'' and put them on display in the studio/

Frontman Dave Grohl said: ''We like sending each other weird fan drawings because we always think they're really funny.

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Foo Fighters Were 'uncomfortable' Doing Carpool Karaoke

By Clive King in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 October 2017

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Foo Fighters found their stint on 'Carpool Karaoke' ''a little uncomfortable''.

Foo Fighters found their stint on 'Carpool Karaoke' ''a little uncomfortable''.

The 'All My Life' rockers appeared as guests on the popular segment as part of 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' last month, where they drove around LA and sang their hit singles, as well as paying a visit to the Guitar Centre.

However, despite enjoying the experience at the start, the band have admitted the lengthy filming day proved to be somewhat tiresome.

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Dave Grohl Recalls The Time Prince Harry Visited Him In Hospital

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 September 2017

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He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.

The British royal family sure do make it very difficult to dislike them; especially when it comes to their most down-to-earth heir Prince Harry. He was actually one of the very first people to pay Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl a visit when he broke his leg.

Image caption Foo Fighters performing at Glastonbury

According to the 48-year-old rockstar, Prince Harry dropped in on him when he was in London getting his leg fixed, after doing a stage dive in Gothenburg back in 2015 that went nastily wrong. The royal even brought him a little gift to make hospital life a little easier.

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Foo Fighters Joined By Rick Astley

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 20 September 2017

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Foo Fighters were once again joined by Rick Astley on stage, as Dave Grohl invited the singer to perform 'Never Gonna Give You Up' during the rocker's London show this week

Dave Grohl invited Rick Astley up on stage to perform with the Foo Fighters - and described him as a ''bada** motherf****r''.

The 'Monkey Wrench' rock icon called up the 'Never Gonna Give You Up' singer - who previously jointed the band back in August during their Summersonic festival appearance in Japan - to recreate and perform a heavy version of his hugely popular hit single , which was released 30 years ago.

Introducing his new friend onto the stage at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday night (19.09.17), Grohl said: ''Every now and then you meet a bada** motherf****r. Will you please welcome one of the most bada** motherf*****s: Rick Astley!''

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Dave Grohl Wants To Impress Bandmates

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 18 September 2017

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Dave Grohl always wants to ''impress'' his Foo Fighters bandmates more than his fans.

Dave Grohl always wants to ''impress'' his Foo Fighters bandmates.

The 'Walk' frontman is more ''nervous'' about what the rest of the group think of the songs he's written than the reception they get from fans.

He admitted to Australia's '60 Minutes' ''I want to impress the guys in the band. You know, when I'm in front of a vocal mic and Taylor's in the room listening to me sing, I'm more nervous about what Taylor thinks than whether it's going to go on the radio or anything like that.''

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Foo Fighters Collaborated With Justin Timberlake On 'Concrete And Gold'

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 07 September 2017

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He's the mystery popstar who provided guest vocals.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has opened up about their mystery collaborator on their forthcoming album 'Concrete And Gold'. Having previously teased that it was a huge popstar, he has finally admitted that Justin Timberlake lent his vocals to one track on the new record.

Image caption Foo Fighters to release new album 'Concrete and Gold'

The 36-year-old singer didn't have more lyrics than 'la la la' on the title track, but the collaboration came about when he was hanging out with the band in between recording sessions at L.A.'s EastWest studios. It was really a last minute decision for the group.

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Dave Grohl Realised The Immensity Of Headlining Glastonbury Festival

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 30 June 2017

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Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival until he took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend with the Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival.

The Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of their headline slot a couple of years ago after Dave broke his leg and the musician has now admitted he didn't realise just how big the festival was until they took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend.

He said: ''I didn't realise the immensity of headlining this festival ... but [not it feels] like I'm at my mother's Christmas party back in Virginia.''

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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's Daughter Harper Plays Drums Live With Foo Fighters

By Daniel Falconer in Music / Festivals on 20 June 2017

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The singer introduced "the next generation" in Iceland.

Dave Grohl is becoming quite renowned for unexpected happenings during his live shows with Foo Fighters. Whether he's falling off the stage or playing through the pain of a broken leg, something always seems to be going on with Grohl when he starts to perform.

Image caption Dave Grohl invited his daughter Harper on-stage

The shenanigans continued this week (on June 16) as Grohl performed in Iceland before his daughter Harper Grohl was invited to join him up on the stage. An avid musician just like her father, she took to the drums to play whilst her father crooned Queen classic, 'We Will Rock You'.

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Dave Grohl's Mother Urges Parents To Buy Their Children Musical Instruments

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 28 April 2017

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Dave Grohl's mother has urged parents to buy their children musical instruments, because of the ''wonderful'' experiences she has had.

Dave Grohl's mother has urged people to buy their children musical instruments.

The 48-year-old musician's parent, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, ''recommends'' other mothers and fathers to buy their kids a guitar and a drum and pray their children will follow the same successful path as her son.

Speaking to NME magazine, she said: ''It's very good - I recommend it. Buy your kid a guitar and a drum and hope things go the way my life did. I've been able to travel the world with them. David always said 'Jump on the bus, jump on the plane, come along', and I do.''

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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