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Dave Grohl Biography

Birth Place:
Warren, Ohio, United States
Profession
rock musician

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

  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2013Grammy-Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: winner
  • 2011Grammy-Best Long Form Music Video: winner

Relationships

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