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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 ‘Terrified’ to Watch ‘Montage of Heck’ Documentary

Dave Grohl revealed in a recent interview that he has seen part of the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' documentary, but was 'terrified' to continue.

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Dave Grohl on Nirvana: ‘More Than Angst and Gloom and Doom There Was Catharsis’

Two weeks before Dave Grohl took a tumble off the stage in Sweden and broke his leg, the singer sat down with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph.

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Dave Grohl Details Injuries in Open Letter to Fans; Foo Fighters Cancel European Dates

Dave Grohl had surgery Monday on his broken leg and the band will miss the remaining dates on their European trek.

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Photos Surface of Dave Grohl Out and About With Broken Leg

By now you probably know that Dave Grohl has a broken leg. On June 12, the frontman sustained the injury after tripping and falling offstage while performing in Sweden.

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Video Footage of Dave Grohl’s Stage Fall Surfaces

Watch footage of the incident that led to Dave Grohl's broken leg at a Foo Fighters show.

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Foo Fighters Cancel Two Dates After Dave Grohl Breaks Leg

Foo Fighters have called off a pair of European dates while they assess the extent of Dave Grohl's injuries.

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Dave Grohl Breaks Leg After Fall During Foo Fighters Concert, Still Finishes Show

During a Foo Fighters show on June 12 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg. He was able to finish the show anyway.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Invites Fan Who Created Portrait Onstage in Germany

Here's another instance of Grohl being gracious, as the Foo Fighters leader invites a fan onstage who painted a portrait of him.

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Dave Grohl Tells Story Behind His Teen Letter to Ian MacKaye

Dave Grohl on why he sent a letter to Minor Threat / Fugazi legend Ian MacKaye when he was a teenager.

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10 Awesome ‘Good Guy Grohl’ Moments

Dave Grohl is the undisputed "nicest guy in rock." It doesn't matter whose name you try and pin to that label, because Grohl will out-nice them every time.

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