Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

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About

Dave Grohl is an American musician best known as the former drummer of the grunge band Nirvana and the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Foo Fighters.

History

Scream

At the age of 17 in 1986, Grohl joined the hardcore punk band Scream, with whom he toured with for several years across the United States until 1990.



Nirvana

In 1990, Nirvana band members Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic met Grohl while attending a Scream performance on the West Coast. Several months later, Scream disbanded and Grohl subsequently joined Nirvana as their new drummer. On September 24th, 1991, the band's second studio album Nevermind was released to critical acclaim, reaching the top position on the Billboard 200 chart. By 2008, the album sold over 30 mllion copies worldwide. In April 1994, Nirvana disbanded following the suicide of Kurt Cobain.



Foo Fighters

After Nirvana disbanded, Grohl formed the band Foo Fighters with guitarist Pat Smear, drummer William Goldsmith and bassist Nate Mendel. In July 1995, the band released their self-titled debut album, which received positive reviews and reached the 23rd spot on the Billboard 200 chart.



Online Presence

On February 21st, 2008, YouTuber scottcobain27 uploaded an interview in which Grohl discusses what life was like immediately following the suicide of Nirvana band mate Kurt Cobain (shown below, left). In the next seven years, the video gained over three million views and 3,600 comments. On July 12th, 2011, YouTuber Dean Mo uploaded a video in which Grohl stops playing mid song to scold a man fighting in the crowd during the Foo Fighters performance at the iTunes Festival (shown below, right). In four years, the video accumulated more than five million views and 9,700 comments.



On October 12th, YouTuber Suka00 uploaded a Grohl tribute video, which gathered upwards of 4.5 million views and 7,400 comments in the next four years (shown below, left). On June 12th, 2015, YouTuber Makkaka Kugelsnibb uploaded footage of Grohl breaking his leg after falling off the stage during a performance in Gothenburg, Sweden (shown below, right). After being treated and put in a cast, he returned to the stage and finished the concert. In the first two months, the video gained over 3.4 million views and 1,300 comments.



1000 Musicians Video

On July 30th, 2015, Trail Me Up CEO Fabio Zaffagnini released a video featuring 1000 musicians playing the 1999 song “Learn to Fly” by Foo Fighters as part of a campaign to lure lead singer Dave Grohl to perform with his band in Cesena, Italy (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the video received upwards of 300,000 views and 2,800 comments.



The Best

The Best is a lyric from the 2005 alternative rock song “Best of You” by the Foo Fighters, which is often spammed in discussion threads and repeated in edited video clips on YouTube.



Fresh Pots

"Fresh Pots" is an expression uttered several times by Grohl in studio footage highlighting his caffeine addiction. The video was originally shot during a recording session with his band Them Crooked Vultures in 2009.[5]



Personal Life

Grohl was borin on January 14th, 1969 in Warren, Ohio. He and wife Jordyn Blum have three daughters. Grohl identifies as a Democrat and has supported United States President Barack Obama. In 2012, the music blog Stereogum[2] estimated that Grohl was third wealthiest drummer in the world.

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