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.
We didn't expect these rockers to be so into the Swedish pop group.
Sweden’s most iconic export Abba are set to drop their first album in 40 years, Voyage, in November, alongside an exciting six-month residency in London for a series of digital concerts. It’s safe to say there has been a frenzy of anticipation from fans.
ABBA, 1974 / Photo credit: PA Archive/PA Images
Since the Europop group reunited, all kinds of unexpected people have come out of the woodwork to express their admiration for what some might call a rather cheesy pop group. As it turns out, a lot of cool artists are massively into them.
Continue reading: Is ABBA... Cool? The Group’s Most Unexpected Fans Confess Their Devotion
Is there anyone worth mentioning that Dave hasn't worked with?
It's been quite a busy year for Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl, having unveiled his music documentary What Drives Us as well as his debut book The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music. Then there's the series From Cradle To Stage based on his mother's memoirs, Foo Fighters' tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight, the band's Global Icon win at the MTV Video Music Awards and of course his stunning collaboration with Halsey.
Dave Grohl - 2021 MTV Video Music Awards / Photo credit: OConnor-Arroyo/AFF-USA.com/PA Images
It's thanks to collaborations like this that keeps Dave Grohl in high demand; his multi-instrumentalist skills have been seen accompanying a number of legendary artists, and here are just a few of the best.
Noel Gallagher reckons no-one likes a do-gooder. He’s so wrong.
In a recent interview, Noel Gallagher shared the reason he thinks so many people seem to inexplicably hate U2’s Bono. According to him, “nobody likes a do-gooder”, and Bono is certainly well known for his work with the likes of Amnesty International, DATA and the One Campaign among others.
Noel added in his chat with Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush and Richie Firth: “That’s why people like me, I’m a do-badder.” I think you’ll find you have your critics too, Noel!
Anyway, here are six do-gooding musicians that everyone loves, just to prove that philanthropy hasn’t fallen out of favour.
Continue reading: Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here Are Six Do-gooders People DO Like
These are the greatest songs from Foo Fighters.
To celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, we reflect on the most iconic songs from the Foo Fighters' 26-year career. It's the first year the band has been eligible for induction, and also marks Dave Grohl's second entry into the Hall of Fame after Nirvana were inducted in 2014.
Foo Fighters performing in Budapest, 2019 / Photo credit: Matteo Scalet/Zuma Press/PA Images
1. Learn to Fly (1999)
Continue reading: The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees The Foo Fighters
The pair hit the stage for Aftab Pureval's event.
Another exceptional collaboration for Dave Grohl over the weekend which saw him team up with Beck for a performance of the latter's 1996 single 'Where It's At' at a political fundraising event in Silver Lake, California. It comes just weeks after he performed Nirvana's 'In Bloom' for the second time ever on drums.
Dave Grohl live at CalJam
The Foo Fighters star took to the drums at the Swing Left fundraiser on Saturday (September 29th); a private backyard event for democratic congress candidate Aftab Pureval with Beck alongside synthpop duo Bird & The Bee who are Greg Kurstin and Inara George.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl And Beck Reunite For An Epic Fundraiser Performance
The latest music news rounded up, including Dave Grohl covering Nirvana, new Lana Del Rey and Nick Cave albums and a Noel Gallagher book.
Dave Grohl PERFORMS NIRVANA’S ‘IN BLOOM’
Since finding colossal fame on his own terms with Foo Fighters all those years ago, Dave Grohl very rarely breaks into his former band Nirvana’s catalogue.
However, this week he made an exception, taking to the drums for a guest spot alongside Trombone Shorty at Los Angeles’ Voodoo Threauxdown Festival for a rendition of ‘In Bloom’, the classic fourth single from Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
His first performance of the song in four years.
It was an emotional moment for Nirvana fans during Trombone Shorty's set at a festival over the weekend, as Dave Grohl hit the drums to play 'In Bloom' for just the second time since the death of his former bandmate Kurt Cobain. A rare moment cloaked in sombre reflection.
Dave Grohl at Cal Jam 2018
The Foo Fighters frontman was drumming for New Orleans instrumentalist Trombone Shorty at his Voodoo Threauxdown Festival at Los Angeles' Greek Theater on Saturday (September 15th 2018), playing 'In Bloom' from Nirvana's second album 'Nevermind' for the first time in four years.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Pays An Emotional Tribute To Nirvana With 'In Bloom'
Another bites the dust! Or chokes on it...
Fans are broken-hearted that Foo Fighters have had to pull out of two of their North American 'Concrete & Gold' tour dates, but Dave Grohl certainly knows how to lighten the mood. He's on rest for the same reason Bono had to abandon his Berlin set early last week - it must be something in the water.
Dave Grohl at Cal Jam 2018
Just days after U2 cut their set at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena short over Bono's sudden vocal struggles, Foo Fighters have revealed that a similar issue has struck their frontman, and Dave Grohl has been forced to take some vocal rest until his voice comes back.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Jokes About Kissing Bono After Losing His Voice
'Play' will show the process behind the creation of a new 23-minute instrumental track from Grohl, in which he plays every instrument.
Foo Fighters’ lead singer Dave Grohl has revealed details of a new two-part mini-documentary film called Play, which builds up to the unveiling of a brand new solo song on which he plays every instrument.
Trailers for the immersive Play project appeared on Wednesday night ahead of a release date of August 10th, and according to Grohl, it serves to show fans “the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.”
Play was conceived with the help of Mark Monroe, the director of Foo Fighters’ 2014 series ‘Sonic Highways’. In the new project, fans will see Grohl play a brand new solo song, a 23-minute instrumental, on one instrument at a time from guitar to bass and drums, before all seven tracks are merged to form the complete song.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Announces New Documentary 'Play'
James Corden forced him to explain himself after calling the episode 'uncomfortable'.
Fans may have loved to have seen Foo Fighters on Carpool Karaoke last year, but the ensuing controversy just wasn't worth it. Dave Grohl has just been forced to clarify what he meant by the experience being 'uncomfortable', after host James Corden sent him an angry text message.
Dave Grohl performing live with Foo Fighters
Following their appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', Dave Grohl and his bandmates had few positive things to say about the legendary Carpool Karaoke segment in which they appeared. He described it as 'a little uncomfortable', and admitted that he felt 'embarrassed' singing his own songs.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Did Not Get Away With His Carpool Karaoke 'Slating'
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
Dave Grohl - Dave Grohl enjoys being in Los Angeles after leaving LAX , with smiles and attitude towards fans and photographers - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013
Date of birth
14th January, 1969
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