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Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Whoever said there are no second acts in American lives obviously never heard of Dave Grohl: the drummer who rose to international fame with Nirvana, only to reinvent himself, after the shocking suicide of bandmate Kurt Cobain, as the singer, guitarist and driving force behind Foo Fighters. But then, some older music fans might well argue that Nirvana was already a second act for Grohl, who was born David Eric Grohl on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio, and then raised in Springfield, Virginia after his parents divorce. This proximity to the Washington, D.C. metro area determined Dave’s first foray into music via the city’s vibrant ’80s hardcore scene. He dropped out of high school at 17 and joined the band Scream for what proved to be a four-year rock and roll apprenticeship behind the drum kit. And then, just as Scream’s underground career was running out of steam, Grohl landed an audition with a pre-fame Nirvana, joining the aforementioned Cobain and bass player Krist Novoselic just in time to contribute his talents to the trio’s watershed sophomore album, ‘Nevermind,’ and ride its remarkable sales to somewhat reluctant superstar status. This turn of events of course proved to be Cobain’s undoing, but it duly opened the door for Grohl to develop his songwriting and record the debut Foo Fighters’ 1995 album virtually single handedly, in part as a means of coping with his former bandmate’s tragic demise. 1997’s ‘The Colour and the Shape,’ catapulted the Foo Fighters (now fleshed out into a proper touring band) to yet another level of popularity, and paved the way for a string of best-selling albums, a feature length band documentary, ‘Back and Forth, in 2011, and sell-out tours that persist unto the present day. And when he wasn’t busy leading the Foos over the course of these releases, their numerous lineup changes, and other bumps in their road, Grohl eagerly took on side projects like the underground metal all-star collaboration, Probot, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, and as an in demand session drummer with Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D and many others.

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Dave Grohl: ‘Nirvana Became Too Big Too Quick’

Dave Grohl discusses the instant success and abrupt ending of Nirvana during a chat with 'Off Camera' host Sam Jones.

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YouTube: russdudeman

Philip Anselmo Joined By Robert Trujillo, Dave Grohl + More at 2016 Dimebash Show

The annual Dimebash concert was held Jan. 22 and featured Pantera members as well as some of the industry's best as a tribute to the legendary Dimebag Darrell.

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YouTube: Kirsten Kuwatani

Ethiopian Students Celebrate Dave Grohl’s Birthday WIth Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Students in Ethiopia put together a video tribute singing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" wishing Dave Grohl a happy birthday.

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Dave Grohl, Rob Halford, Slash + More Pay Tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at Memorial [Update]

Dave Grohl, Rob Halford, Slash, members of Metallica and many more paid homage to Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister at his memorial.

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gets ‘Ace of Spades’ Tattoo in Honor of Lemmy Kilmister

The Foo Fighters leader paid homage to his late friend by getting some fresh 'Ace of Spades' ink on his forearm.

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YouTube / ABC

Watch Dave Grohl Perform ‘Learn to Fly’ With Electric Mayhem on ‘The Muppets’

Grohl sits in with Electric Mayhem and learns a thing or two about 'rehearsal' from the muppet house band.

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Chris Hyde, Getty Images / ABC, The Muppets

Watch Dave Grohl’s Drum Battle With Animal on ‘The Muppets’

Get a look at the epic drum battle between Dave Grohl and Animal that leaves no drumkit piece safe!

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl to Guest on ‘The Muppets’

Dave Grohl will be making an appearance on 'The Muppets' and dueling one of the characters in a musical competition.

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YouTube: dreamliner76

Curtain Collapses Around Dave Grohl at Amsterdam Foo Fighters Gig

There's no avoiding those Spinal Tap moments, no matter how amazing your production may be.

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Kevin Winter / Soren McCarty, Getty Images

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Invites High School Musical Foe to the Stage

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl welcomed Chet Lott, the man who once beat him in a high school Battle of the Bands, to the stage in Memphis.

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