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.
A protest by the church backfired when they were greeted by the band blasting out Rick Astley.
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 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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The Foo Fighters singer is a little nervous ahead of the Emmy Awards ceremony in September, for which his group's documentary 'Sonic Highways' was nominated four times.
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.”
Dave Grohl after breaking his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden
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Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl brought an over-emotional fan on stage during a recent concert. The crying fan, known as ‘Drunk Anthony’, was serenaded with an acoustic version of ‘My Hero’.
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 Grohl performing on stage in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015.
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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
The band had to cancel UK appearances last month after singer Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.
Foo Fighters have announced they'll be returning to the UK in September, just months after Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced the band to cancel arena shows and pull out of their Glastonbury headlining slot. The band ended up having to cancel the rest of their European tour in June when Grohl broke his leg after falling from the stage during a gig Sweden.
Foo Fighters will return to the UK in September.
The band will play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5th and 6th, with support coming from legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. Then on September 8th they’ll head to Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium, will Royal Blood opening.
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The frontman is currently on the road with his leg in a cast, as he recovers from the injury sustained on June 12th.
Dave Grohl has said his recent leg injury has been a ‘beautiful blessing in disguise’ for the Foo Fighters as they continue on their North American tour. The singer broke his leg last month when he fell off the stage during a gig in Gothenburg, Sweden, forcing the band to cancel their heading appearance at this year’s Glastonbury.
Dave Grohl is back on the road with the Foos after breaking his leg.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Grohl said "The shows we’ve been doing lately are our favourite shows that we’ve ever done. What seemed like a setback at the time has turned into this beautiful blessing in disguise, where this throne and these crutches and these audiences make us play longer and harder than we ever have. It’s this whole new energy in the show.”
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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Date of birth
14th January, 1969