David Eric Grohl is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the drummer for rock band Nirvana and founded the band Foo Fighters. He is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. In 2014, Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with former bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.
About Dave Grohl in brief
David Eric Grohl is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the drummer for rock band Nirvana and founded the band Foo Fighters. He is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. He has also recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age. In 2014, Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with former bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, in the group’s first year of eligibility.Grohl was described by Ken Micallef, co-author of the book Classic Rock Drummers, as one of the most influential rock musicians of the last 20 years. Grohl said he learned from listening to Rush and punk rock. He cited Rush drummer Neil Peart as an early influence on his early musical development. Many of Grohl’s early influences were early punk bands like Dain Bramage and I Not Coming Down, which he joined at age 9. He also cited John Bonham as his greatest influence, and eventually had Bonham’s three-rings tattooed on his wrist. GroHL is of German, Irish, and Slovak descent. He grew up with his mother in Springfield, Virginia, and moved to Warren, Ohio when he was seven years old. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School as a freshman and was elected vice president of his freshman class. He played in several local bands, including a stint as guitarist in a band called Freak Baby. At age 17, he joined Washington D. C. -area punk rock band Scream after the departure of drummer Kent Stax.
He joined Nirvana soon after Scream’s unexpected disbandment. In July 1995, the eponymous debut album was released by Roswell and Capitol Records. Grohl formed Foo Fighters, a one-man project which later had a lineup filled out into a full band. In December 1985 Grohl joined the hardcore punk band D Bain Bramage in December 1985. He left the band in March 1987 without warning to join the band I Scream Not Down, having produced the I Scream not Coming Down LP. The reconstituted band renamed themselves Mission Impossible. In March 1988, he played in the band Fast Fast Fast, which rebranded themselves Fast Fast before breaking up after Grohl broke up with the band. He later joined the band Mission Impossible again. In November 1988, GroHL joined the rock band The Hold Steady, which later rebranded itself as Fast Fast. In April 1989, he became the drummer of the band Late! and Probot. At the age of 12, he began learning to play guitar, and instead taught himself, and he eventually began playing in bands with friends. At 13, he and his sister spent the summer in Evanston, Illinois, at their cousin Tracy’s house. At that age, he was going in the direction of faster, louder, darker while his sister, Lisa, three years older, was getting seriously into new wave territory. We’d meet in the middle sometimes with Siouxsie And The Banshees.