Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Biography

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.



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Dave Grohl Writes Open Letter To Cornwall Council After Teen Heavy Metal Band Is Stopped From Practising


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Rock megastar Dave Grohl has involved himself in a council dispute in Cornwall after he leapt to the defence of a teenage heavy metal band, who have been banned from practising their music in a family garage after noise complaints from neighbours.

The Black Leaves of Envy, a four-piece band from Praa Sands consisting of Cerys Plenty, 17, Dylan Plenty, 15, Adam Jones, 17 and Lewis Cunningham, 15, reached out to the Foo Fighters frontman after a series of complaints were made about the noise levels emanating from their rehearsal space in a suburban residential area.

Dave Grohl Jordyn BlumDave Grohl with his wife Jordyn Blum at an Oscars afterparty

Continue reading: Dave Grohl Writes Open Letter To Cornwall Council After Teen Heavy Metal Band Is Stopped From Practising

Foo Fighters Address Break-Up Rumours With Spoof Video


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Foo Fighters have finally addressed those persistent break-up rumours with a tongue-in-cheek ‘official announcement’ video. And no, it’s not true, the band is still together!

In a seven-minute clip posted via the group’s official YouTube page late on Wednesday (March 2nd), the band has compiled the recent events that have led to speculation of a split and made them into spinning newspaper headlines – including frontman Dave Grohl’s recent solo performance at the Oscars.

It also features Grohl and producer Butch Vig in a deliberately jokey skit, speaking about doing “my own thing”, with Grohl singing about “free to be me” and playing a keyboard, making some pretty alarming EDM sounds, just to troll their fans.

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Dave Grohl , Guest - 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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Jordyn Blum , Dave Grohl - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl

Jordyn Blum , Dave Grohl - 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 15th February 2016

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Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl
Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl
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Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl , Jordyn Blum - Clive Davis 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Grammy, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 14th February 2016

Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
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Lemmy Laid To Rest In Los Angeles, As Slash And Dave Grohl Lead Tributes To Motörhead Frontman


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Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was laid to rest on Saturday, in a ceremony befitting a rock and roll legend at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles. Over 280,00 fans watched the ceremony live on the band’s Youtube channel as names including Dave Grohl and Slash paid tribute to their friend and hero.

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Pizza Rat, Katniss Loves Pita, Bad Star Wars Lip-Sync: 11 Funniest Viral Videos Of 2015


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Everyone loves a funny video, so if you're not feeling the holiday spirit, allow us to plaster a smile on your face with our favourite viral clips of the internet. Because it's not all about cute cats, perfectly executed pranks and incredible flashmobs; though they're pretty cool too.

Donald TrumpPeople have loved making fun of Donald Trump this year

1. Pizza Rat - It's not exactly hard to get a slice of pizza in New York, but who knew they delivered to the city's wildlife now too? One subway rat was spotted looking immensely pleased with itself as it carried off a delicious cheesy slice down some steps. It looked like it could've done with some help.

Continue reading: Pizza Rat, Katniss Loves Pita, Bad Star Wars Lip-Sync: 11 Funniest Viral Videos Of 2015

Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' Cardigan Sells For $140,000 At Auction


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The green cardigan worn by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s 1993 'MTV: Unplugged In New York' special has sold at an auction in California for $140,000. The iconic item of clothing sold for nearly twice the highest estimated price during the rock memorabilia-themed auction on November 7th.

NirvanaKurt Cobain’s iconic green cardigan has sold for $140,000.

The auction was held at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles and also featured memorabilia from Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson. The cardigan was initially expect to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

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'Montage Of Heck' Director Brett Morgen Defends Decision To Release "New" Kurt Cobain Album


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Brett Morgen, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary movie Montage of Heck earlier this year, has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the “new” album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, which is released next month.

The filmmaker also took the time to defend the project from the criticism that it’s received from some quarters in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Just like The Bootleg Series furthers your understanding of Bob Dylan's process, I find that Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings furthers not just our understanding of his process but represents yet another angle, another side of Kurt — an artistic outlet that he was not necessarily able to work within the context of a three-piece band.”

Brett MorgenBrett Morgen, director of 'Montage of Heck'

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Dave Grohl , Jordyn Blum - HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015

Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum

Foo Fighters Joined By Queen And Led Zeppelin Members During Rearranged British Dates


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They were forced to cancel their two Wembley enormo-gigs as well as their headline Glastonbury performance after Dave Grohl broke his leg earlier this summer, but Foo Fighters made their triumphant return to the UK with the first of three shows at the Milton Keynes Bowl – and they brought along some pretty big names to help them celebrate.

Performing the entire two-and-a-half-hour gig from a huge motorised throne, embossed with the Foo Fighters logo, Grohl announced to the crowd on Saturday night (September 5th): “We came back for you! We waited a long time to be here.”

Dave GrohlDave Grohl performing at Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday (September 5th)

Continue reading: Foo Fighters Joined By Queen And Led Zeppelin Members During Rearranged British Dates

Foo Fighters Troll The Westboro Baptist Church With A 'Rickroll'


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The Westboro Baptist Church got a surprise when they tried to protest outside a Foo Fighters concert at the Kansas City Sprint Center on Friday, August 21st. The band decided to answer the church’s protests by treating them to a 'Rickroll', using Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

Foo FightersFoo Fighters answered the Westboro Baptist Church’s protests with a Rickroll on Friday.

The band arrived outside the gig where the group was protesting in a pickup truck, blasting out the sing and holding up signs which read “You Got Rick Roll’d Again” and “Keep It Clean.”

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Dave Grohl Reveals "Social Anxiety"


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He’s been officially the nicest man in rock (trademark) for nearly 20 years, but Dave Grohl has revealed that he suffers from “social anxiety” when out of his comfort zone. The Foo Fighters frontman made the comment when asked how he felt about attending next month’s Emmy Awards.

He told Gold Derby in a video interview: “It’s just going to be such a crazy night, I just can’t imagine. I think I’ll feel like that kid who is the new kid at school, the first day at school. I’ll probably just sit down, with my back up against the wall, just nervous, and waiting to see who is going to want to talk to me.”

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Dave Grohl Serenades Crying Fan On Stage During Colorado Concert


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Dave Grohl showed that he’s a genuinely decent guy by bringing a crying fan on stage in order to serenade him. Grohl was performing alongside his fellow Foo Fighters at a concert in Colorado over the weekend when he spotted a fan starting to cry in the audience. He soon pulled the man on stage and continued with his acoustic rendition of ‘My Hero’.

Dave GrohlDave Grohl performing on stage in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015.

Read More: Foo Fighters Announce Return To UK With Three September Shows.

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Dave Grohl

Date of birth

14th January, 1969

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




Dave Grohl Movies

Cobain: Montage of Heck - Our Name Is Nirvana Trailer

Cobain: Montage of Heck - Our Name Is Nirvana Trailer

In a new clip from the forthcoming official Kurt Cobain documentary, we discover the birth...

Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

Kurt Cobain was trapped in a troubled homelife as a child with his parents having...

Nirvana Live At The Paramount Movie Review

Nirvana Live At The Paramount Movie Review

It's amazing in many ways that Nirvana's Paramount show has taken 20 years to receive...

The Muppets Trailer

The Muppets Trailer

Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out...

Lemmy Movie Review

Lemmy Movie Review

'Lemmy' is the biographical documentary film of one Ian Kilmister, legendary rock'n'roller and leader of...

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