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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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Axl Rose Uses Dave Grohl’s Guitar Throne at First Guns N’ Roses Las Vegas Show

Guns N' Roses performed their first Las Vegas show and Axl Rose performed from Dave Grohl's guitar throne after breaking a bone in his foot last week.

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Dave Grohl Lends Support to Teen Metal Band in Battle Over Town Noise Ban

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has lent his support to a teen metal band from the U.K. in their fight with the city council over a town noise ban.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Claims Dave Grohl Blew Off Potential Collaboration

Melvins' Buzz Osborne reveals that Krist Novoselic's guest spot on their new album was supposed to include Dave Grohl as well, but he says Grohl blew it off.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Dave Grohl Performs ‘Blackbird’ During In Memoriam Segment At 2016 Oscar Ceremony

Dave Grohl delivered the Beatles' classic 'Blackbird' during the In Memoriam segment at the 2016 Oscar ceremony.

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Dave Grohl Joins Preservation Hall Jazz Band for Grammy Elevator Jam

Watch as Dave Grohl joins Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an elevator jam at the recent Grammy Awards.

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Grammy Producer on Lemmy Kilmister Tribute: ‘The Metalheads Have Dave Grohl To Thank for That’

The Grammy producer didn't intend on having a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister and revealed Dave Grohl is the reason a performance took place to honor the rocker.

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Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars

Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.

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Playboy.com

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl + Pat Smear Share David Bowie Memories While Visiting Landmarks

Foo Fighters and Nirvana cohorts Dave Grohl and Pat Smear share their David Bowie memories while traveling to some Bowie landmarks in Los Angeles.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Pays Homage to Lionel Richie at MusiCares Tribute

Watch as Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pays musical tribute to Lionel Richie, singing 'You Are.'

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YouTube

Dave Grohl Reunites With Little Girl From Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ Video

Time flies. Check out a recent reunion of Dave Grohl with the little girl from the 'Heart-Shaped Box' video here.

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