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.
The Foo Fighters frontman has been out of action since June 12th after breaking his leg during an onstage fall.
For many Foo Fighters fans, Dave Grohl was already rock royalty, but the frontman has just made his status official after returning to the stage on Saturday night (July 4) and sitting on a giant throne for the entire gig. But Grohl’s throne wasn't just an outlandish prop, it was really the only way the singer was going to be able to do the Washington D.C. gig as he recovers from a broken leg.
Dave Grohl returned to the stage on Saturday night.
The July 4th gig was not jut an Independence Day celebration, but it also marked the band’s 20th anniversary, something the injured Grohl was eager not to miss. The singer told the crowd he had designed the Game Of Thrones-esque chair, while ‘high as a kite’ on pain medication.
Though he broke his leg less than a month ago, the lead singer has suggested that he'll be well enough to fulfill the Foo's 4th July show in Washington D.C.
Foo Fighters are set to make an earlier-than-expected return to performing after Dave Grohl’s leg break, with the singer dropping a big hint that their North American tour would be going ahead as planned this weekend.
The frontman broke his leg when the band was playing live in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier in June, when he mis-stepped and fell in a gap between a ramp and the stage. They were forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour, including their Friday night headline slot at Glastonbury, plus three Wembley Stadium gigs and one at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Dave Grohl in London in June
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The Foos were forced to give up their heading slot after Dave Grohl broke his leg during a concert in Sweden.
Florence and the Machine has been confirmed as heading Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Friday June 26th, after Foo Fighters were force to withdraw from the festival. Dave Grohl’s band made the announcement that they’d be giving up their headlining slot yesterday, due to the frontman fracturing his leg at a concert in Sweden last Friday.
Florence + The Machine is your new Glastonbury headliner.
“We’re very pleased to announce that Florence + The Machine will play the Friday night Pyramid headline slot, which Foo Fighters were forced to withdraw from yesterday,” Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said in a statement.
Dave Grohl's broken leg means the Foos have also cancelled their two Wembley appearances and Murrayfield Stadium gig.
It’s the news that many Glastonbury goers have been dreading: Foo Fighters have indeed cancelled their Friday night headline appearance at the festival later this month, in addition to their two massive Wembley gigs this weekend and Murrayfield Stadium gig, because of Dave Grohl’s leg break earlier in June.
A statement from the band on Tuesday afternoon read: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl's fall from the stage during Foo Fighters' June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band's dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave's full recuperation time is still to be determined.”
Dave Grohl just before the accident in Gothenburg
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A nasty fall couldn’t stop Dave Grohl in Sweden.
Ouch! Dave Grohl had a nasty fall during a concert in Sweden on Friday.
The band were just two songs into their gig on Friday night at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, when a misstep cause Grohl to fall off the side of the stage during a rendition of classic ‘Monkey Wrench’.
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
In a video interview, Grohl told fans there would be a second 'Sonic Highways' series.
Dave Grohl has revealed that there will be a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’. The Foo Fighters frontman confirmed in a video interview with the NME that the band will be returning for another series of the well-received HBO documentaries.
A picture taken by guitarist Chris Shiflett on Instagram, of an aeroplane embossed with the word 'Sonic Highways' and the band's logo, had caused fans to speculate about another series - and so it has come to pass. However, 46 year old Grohl remained evasive on the setting for the new series. “It might or might not be international. It might someday be international. It might only be England, or be England and other places, or maybe it’s places in America and people from other countries that are inspired by these places in America.”
Foo Fighters will be making another series of 'Sonic Highways'
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The Foo Fighters frontman sent fan mail to his rock idol at the age of 14. Now he's put it on Instagram.
Many years before he reached his current rock-god status, a teenage Dave Grohl was just an ordinary schoolboy, writing cheerfully to his idol, just like everyone else. The recipient was music legend Ian MacKaye, then the frontman of hardcore punk band Minor Threat, and the young Grohl was hoping to receive a little help - namely with a leg up into the record industry.
Dave Grohl's childhood hero was Ian MacKaye
And now, 46-year-old Grohl has shared a photo of part of this fan mail on Foo Fighters' Instagram page, reports The Independent. He said, "Look what my hero Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha!"
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Swift took to the stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich, just before headline act Foo Fighters - Grohl perhaps responded in this way out of guilt!
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend witnessed an event that will probably never be seen again: Taylor Swift was not the headline act! The multi-million selling star took to the stage before Foo Fighters at Earlham Park in Norwich on Sunday evening.
Perhaps to mark this momentous event, the band’s lead singer Dave Grohl dedicated a number of songs during their set to her. Before ripping into ‘Congregation’, a track from their newest album Sonic Highways, Grohl revealed that the song was written in Nashville, which many will regard as Tay’s spiritual home despite her recent pop makeover.
Dave Grohl dedicated several Foo Fighters songs to Taylor Swift at Radio 1's Big Weekend
On Saturday, Macca gave Beatles fans a rare treat.
Saturday night saw the start of Paul McCartney’s European tour and the rocker gave fans a very special treat on the occasion. Beatles fans got a nod too, as McCartney was joined on stage by Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl to perform one of the band’s classics.
Watch out, Europe, Paul McCartney is coming to town.
They made a duet out of I Saw Her Standing There. The duet at London’s O2 Arena was not the first time they’ve collaborated together – they performed the same track at the Grammy Awards in 2009 with Grohl on drums. They also worked together on the track Cut Me Some Slack for Grohl’s documentary Sound City, which also picked up a Grammy.
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McCartney was also joined on stage by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl.
Paul McCartney performing at the 02 Arena in London.
The former Beatle played a career spanning three hour set for the enthusiastic crowd, opening with 1964’s ‘Eight Days A Week’. Macca then took the audience through his storied career playing classics from his Beatles’ days such as ‘Paperback Writer’, The Long and Winding Road, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Lady Madonna’.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Plays Hit Packed Three Hour Set At London's O2 Arena
'Dumb And Dumber 2' star Jim Carrey is spotted rushing out of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, following the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman', holding the hand of his young girlfriend Cathriona White. He hastily stows her away in an awaiting car before returning to pose for photos for the paparazzi.
The band also released LP Songs From the Laundry Room to coincide with the annual celebrations.
The Foo Fighters celebrated Record Store Day in style on Saturday, performing an intimate gig at a record store in Niles, Ohio. 150 lucky fans packed into Record Connection to see the band taking over the small, shopping mall store for the hour long gig.
The Foo Fighters performed in front of a lucky group of 150 fans.
"We're not far from my grandma's house," frontman Grohl, who grew up in Warren, told the audience, ”It's just up the road, actually.” Throughout the set Grohl entertained the audience with stories from his past, including a tale about an uncle who used to work at a shoe store in the same plaza.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Celebrate Record Store Day With Intimate Ohio Mall Gig