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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.

Selected Discography: ‘No More Censorship’ (1986), Nevermind’ (1991), ‘In Utero’ (1993), ‘The Colour and the Shape’ (1997), ‘Tenacious D’ (2001), ‘Songs for the Deaf’ (2002), ‘Probot’ (2004), ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ (2009), ‘Wasting Light’ (2011)
Related Artists: Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Scream, Them Crooked Vultures, Probot, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D
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Dave Grohl Absent From First Cut of ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Documentary

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The drummer was noticeably absent in the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' documentary screening at Sundance but director Brett Morgen says he could still turn up.

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Foo Fighters Turn Chilean Chant Into New Song

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Dave Grohl's quick thinking turned a fan chant in Chile into a rocking new song.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on Unique Way He Penned ‘Sonic Highways’ Lyrics

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl reveals the unique way he wrote the lyrics for the songs on 'Sonic Highways.'

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Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal

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Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Recalls Being Peed on by Friend’s Dog During Tough Times

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recalled a bad time in his life where he was bunking with a friend and being peed on by his friend's dog.

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Foo Fighters Rock ‘Howard Stern,’ Set to Appear on ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Tonight Show’

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Foo Fighters dropped by the 'Howard Stern' radio show and also revealed plans to play 'The Daily Show' and 'The Tonight Show.'

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Dave Grohl Reveals Never-Before-Heard Solo Track ‘Hooker on the Street’ From Nirvana Years

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Dave Grohl's 'Hooker on the Street' finally debuted over 20 years after its creation.

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Dave Grohl Learned to Be the ‘Nicest Guy in Rock’ From Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell

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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl remembers how 'Dimebag' Darrell shaped Foo Fighters' philosophy of backstage hospitality.

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Dave Grohl Reveals the ‘Kardashians’ Made Him Quit Smoking Pot

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Grohl swore off the stuff after an incident with TV's most superfluous family.

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Courtney Love Says She and Dave Grohl Have Bonded Over ‘Boobs’

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Courtney Love discussed her reconciliation with Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic during an appearance on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

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