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 Recalls The Time Prince Harry Visited Him In Hospital


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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.

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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


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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


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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'


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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.

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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


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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

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Dave Grohl's Daughter Harper Plays Drums Live With Foo Fighters


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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. 

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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


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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

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'Nevermind' Baby Recreates Iconic Nirvana Cover 25 Years Later


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The naked swimming baby from the cover of Nirvana’s classic Nevermind album has recreated the cover’s iconic image, all grown-up. Spencer Elden was just a few months old when he shot the photo for the album’s cover and now he’s celebrating 25 years since its release.

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Nirvana Respond To The Latest 'Kurt Cobain Is Alive!' Conspiracy Theory


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Nirvana’s official Facebook page have responded to the latest internet conspiracy theory that suggests frontman Kurt Cobain is still alive, over 20 years after his death. The bizarre theory emerged online this week after a video circulated of a Peruvian singer who bore a resemblance to Cobain, performing ‘Come As You Are’.

NirvanaKurt Cobain died in 1994, but conspiracy theorists believe the Nirvana frontman lives on

In the video from 2012, singer Ramiro Saavedra was seen performing the track from Nevermind on Peruvian talent show ‘Yo Soy’. Thanks to his blonde hair, sunglass and Cobain-style outfit, Saavedra bore enough of a resemblance to Cobain for some fans to suggest that it actually was the singer, who died in 1994.

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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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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

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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

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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

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Dave Grohl

Date of birth

14th January, 1969

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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Dave Grohl Movies

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Cobain: Montage of Heck - Our Name Is Nirvana Trailer

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Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

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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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