Dave Grohl

  • Birth Place: Warren, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Rock musician
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Fast Facts

  • Painted houses during the summer to earn money for his first drum set.
  • Developed his drumming style by mimicking John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, his favorite band.
  • Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic asked him to join after seeing him play with the punk band Scream.
  • Was asked to join Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers after playing Saturday Night Live and a few concerts with the classic rockers.
  • Wrote all of the songs and played nearly all of the instruments on the Foo Fighters' eponymous 1995 debut.
  • Has recorded drum tracks for a number of rock bands, including Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails and Garbage.

Awards

  • 2011, Grammy — Best Rock Performance: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner
  • 2003, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Alternative Music Performance: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner

Relationships

  • Violet Maye Grohl — Daughter
  • Ophelia Saint Grohl — Daughter
  • Harper Willow Grohl — Daughter
  • Jordyn Blum — Wife
  • Virginia Grohl — Mother
  • Lisa Grohl — Sister
  • James Grohl — Father
  • Jennifer Youngblood — Ex-wife
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