Dave Grohl

guitarist Dave Grohl

David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter, who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter and founder of the Foo Fighters, prior to which he was the drummer in the grunge band Nirvana. He is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
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Dave Grohl, As Dave Letterman, Interviews Alice Cooper On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Huffington Post - 4 months
The two rockers talked pre-concert rituals and spooky experiences.
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Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters' expansive new record: 'Come on! What would Adele do?'
LATimes - 5 months
More than two decades after the band was formed, a new album from Foo Fighters isn’t just a collection of tunes written by the group’s gregarious frontman, Dave Grohl. It also serves as a referendum on the state of rock at a moment when that once-dominant genre has given up ground to pop, hip-hop...
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SEE IT: Foo Fighters 'Rickroll' Japanese audience by bringing Rick Astley on stage — WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE - New York Daily News
Google News - 6 months
New York Daily News SEE IT: Foo Fighters 'Rickroll' Japanese audience by bringing Rick Astley on stage — WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE New York Daily News After famously “Rickrolling” a group of people protesting their concert near a Baptist church in Kansas City in 2015, the band continued the fun Sunday night at Tokyo's Summer Sonic festival. Frontman Dave Grohl jumped right into his surprise of ... Watch Foo Fighters Rickroll Tokyo audience with Rick Astley appearanceEW.com The Foo Fighters Teamed Up With a Special Guest to Rick Roll An Entire CrowdTIME Foo Fighters & Rick Astley Had the Genius Idea to Rickroll This Tokyo Music Festival: Watchfuse.tv Billboard -CNN International -Noisey -JamBase all 78 news articles »
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'Hamilton'-Themed 'Drunk History' Is The Holiday Gift We Deserve
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you didn’t catch the latest “Drunk History” ― Episode 10, Season 4 ― please correct your mistake. Stream the blessed television experience on Comedy Central’s website or app so that you, like we did, can witness the magic that is Lin-Manuel Miranda, drunk, reciting history like it’s his job. (Note: It was his job. See: “Hamilton: An American Musical,” which he created. And that’s why he’s do goddamn good at it, even when plied with copious amounts of booze.) If you’ve already watched the episode several times today... great. Let’s talk. There are a few moments we’d like to underscore. Because the biography of Alexander Hamilton is made infinitely more interesting when acted out by the likes of Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Hale, David Wain, Bokeem Woodbine and a little known actor named David Grohl. (Yes, Dave Grohl.) Those moments are: This introductory quote from Miranda on Alexander Hamilton: “History spoiler: He’s gonna invent our economy.” Th...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Did Indeed Get Very Drunk For 'Hamilton'-Themed 'Drunk History'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
What’s better than “Hamilton: An American Musical”? Possibly nothing. But a “Hamilton”-themed “Drunk History” episode cuts pretty close.  Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will long be remembered for his ponytailed depiction of a Founding Father without a father on Broadway, will make your alcohol-laced dreams come true later this month when he appears on the Comedy Central show “Drunk History.” EW just released a teaser for the Nov. 29 episode. According to the clip, shown above, we can confirm that Miranda does indeed recount the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. And that, yes, he gets significantly sozzled.  Here are the best lines so far, because that’s what you came here for: “F**k you, f**k you, you’re cool, Aaron Burr, nice to meet you.” -Alexander Hamilton “[Burr] um, like, kills a lot of British dudes.” -Narration “Motherf**ker, like, come work for me.” -George Washington “You’re gonna be in the guy ― in with the guy who knows best.” -George Wa...
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Photographer Deirdre O Callaghan captures Dave Grohl, Questlove and others doing 'The Drum Thing'
LATimes - over 1 year
Drummers are notoriously the most overlooked members of the band. They sit in the back onstage, hidden behind their kits, seemingly interchangeable. Musicians know, however, that drumming is the essential backbone of great music. This is why Irish photographer Deirdre O Callaghan chose drummers...
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Dave Grohl's mother poised to publish book on raising rockstars
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The mother of Foo Fighters' singer Dave Grohl is set to release a new book which explores what it's like to be the mother of a rockstar, drawing from her own experience and interviews with other famous musicians' moms. The book by Hanlon Grohl, to be published in April 2017 in the US by Seal Press, has been titled "From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars," and features commentary from the mothers of artists such as Dr.Dre (Virginia Griffin), Amy Winehouse (Janis Winehouse), and the Haim sisters' mother (Donna Haim).
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Nick Lachey Is The New Dave Grohl In Foo Fighters Breakup Spoof
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Is it getting hot in here because it feels like 98 DEGREES. For a band that's been together more than 20 years, the Foo Fighters still seem to genuinely enjoy each other's company, despite the near constant breakup rumors that have plagued the group for years. To quell the whisperings of frontman Dave Grohl's discontent, the rock band released a breakup video spoof late Wednesday night, in which the other four members consider potential replacements for the vocalist, like Justin Bieber, Prince, Phil Collins and the natural choice, Nick Lachey.  In the seven-minute video billed as an "Official Band Announcement," Grohl, who recently wowed the Oscars audience with his rendition of "Blackbird" during the "In Memoriam" segment, expresses his desire to spread his wings and learn to fly (solo). As the band members catch wind of his intentions to break out on his own, they retaliate by inviting Lachey to sing the classic Foo Fighters hit "Everlong." Considering how ter...
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A New Nirvana Track Just Surfaced
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In 1992, Dave Grohl wrote a song he called "Marigold," a version of which would later show up as a Nirvana B-side to the 1993 single "Heart-Shaped Box." According to the YouTube channel, RareNirvana -- which surfaces forgotten material from the band -- Grohl recorded a separate version of the track during Nirvana's "In Utero" album session. In this mix, Grohl is the lead singer, despite the official version featuring the typical frontman, Kurt Cobain. Although it is unclear when exactly Nirvana recorded this version, the channel believes it was in February 1993 at Minnesota's Pachyderm Recording Studio. Consequence of Sound claims that Cobain still sings the low harmony on the track.  Listen to Grohl's version of "Marigold" below while it's still on YouTube: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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David Bowie, Alan Rickman And More Honored In Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The world lost so many talented artists this year, and the 2016 Oscars made sure to honor their memories.  As Dave Grohl took to the stage to sing a touching rendition of "Blackbird," tributes to late Hollywood greats including David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Wes Craven, Maureen O'Hara, Leonard Nimoy, James Horner and Christopher Lee appeared on screen.  Here's Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performing The Beatles' 'Blackbird' for the Oscars' In Memoriam segment pic.twitter.com/UgblWqqxY6 — Gigwise (@Gigwise) February 29, 2016 .@foofighters' Dave Grohl covers "Blackbird" in memoriam for the great talent lost in the previous year #Oscars pic.twitter.com/w61hnrs21z — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 29, 2016 The #Oscars In Memoriam including the late and great Alan Rickman #AcademyAwards /* pic.twitter.com/I6jMCNJuuO — SnitchSeeker.com (@SnitchSeeker) February 29, 2016 We shall always remember their talents and cherish the moments they shared wit...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On December 1, 2015 Grohl appeared on an episode of The Muppets where he competed in a "drum off" with Animal.
    On July 31, 2015, Grohl posted a personal reply to Fabio Zaffagnini, Marco Sabiu, and the 1,000 participants of the "Rockin' 1000" project in Cesena, Italy, thanking them for their combined performance of the Foo Fighters' song "Learn to Fly" from their 1999 album There is Nothing Left to Lose, indicating (in broken Italian), "...
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    On June 12, 2015, while playing a show in Gothenburg, Sweden, Grohl fell off the stage breaking his leg.
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    On May 20, 2015, David Letterman selected Grohl and The Foo Fighters to play "Everlong" as the last musical guest on the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman.
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    Grohl and the Foo Fighters sometimes perform as cover band "Chevy Metal, "as they did in May 2015 at "Conejo Valley Days", a county fair in Thousand Oaks, California.
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  • 2014
    Grohl's first solo Rolling Stone cover story appeared on December 4, 2014.
    On November 11, 2014, Grohl joined Bruce Springsteen and Zac Brown on stage at the Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. to support U.S. troops and veterans.
    Nirvana (Cobain, Novoselic, and Grohl) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014.
    Grohl stated in a 2014 episode of Sonic Highways that Cobain reacted by kissing him upon first hearing a demo of "Alone + Easy Target" that Grohl had recently recorded.
  • 2012
    In 2012, Grohl was estimated to be the third wealthiest drummer in the world, behind Ringo Starr and Phil Collins, with a fortune of $225 million.
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    Dave Grohl's hometown of Warren, Ohio unveiled gigantic drumsticks in 2012 to honor him.
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    Grohl had previously hosted the show during the first week of December 2012 as part of "Celebrity Guest Host Week".
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    On November 6, 2012, following the departure of Joey Castillo from Queens of the Stone Age, Grohl has been confirmed as the drummer for the band on the upcoming album.
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    Grohl is a Democrat and supporter of President Barack Obama, and performed "My Hero" in September at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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  • 2011
    Grohl directed a documentary entitled Sound City which is about the Van Nuys studio of the same name where Nevermind was recorded that shut down its music operations in 2011.
    In October 2011, Grohl temporarily joined Cage the Elephant as a replacement on tour after drummer Jared Champion's appendix burst.
  • 2010
    Also in 2010, Grohl helped write and performed on drums for "Watch This" with guitarist Slash and Duff McKagan on Slash's self-titled album that also included many other famous artists.
    On October 23, 2010, Grohl performed with Tenacious D at Blizzcon.
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    In mid-2010, Dave Grohl added his name to the list of contributing rock star voice cameos for Cartoon Network's heavy metal parody/tribute show, Metalocalypse.
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    On February 6, 2010, Grohl performed with his band Them Crooked Vultures the songs "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" and "New Fang" as musical guests on Saturday Night Live Dave Grohl appeared as an old punk rock drummer reuniting the group "Crisis of Conformity" after 25 years in a skit later on in the episode.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    The band released their debut album Them Crooked Vultures on November 16, 2009 in the UK and November 17, 2009 in the US.
    In July 2009, it was revealed that Grohl was recording with Josh Homme and John Paul Jones as Them Crooked Vultures.
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    Grohl played drums on the tracks "Run with the Wolves" and "Stand Up" on The Prodigy's 2009 album Invaders Must Die.
  • 2008
    In June 2008, Grohl was Paul McCartney's special guest for a concert at the Anfield football stadium in Liverpool, in one of the central events of the English city's year as European Capital of Culture.
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  • 2006
    Most recently, he recorded all the drums on Juliette and the Licks's 2006 album Four on the Floor and the song "For Us" from Pete Yorn's 2006 album Nightcrawler.
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  • 2005
    He also drummed on the song "Bad Boyfriend" on Garbage's 2005 album Bleed Like Me.
  • 2004
    In 2004, Grohl drummed on several tracks for Nine Inch Nails' 2005 album With Teeth.
  • 2003
    On August 2, 2003, he married Jordyn Blum.
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    Also in 2003, at the 2003 Grammy Awards, Grohl performed in an ad-hoc supergroup with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, and Steven Van Zandt for a performance in tribute of then-recently deceased singer/guitarist Joe Strummer.
    Also in 2003, Grohl stepped behind the kit to perform on Killing Joke's second self-titled album. The move surprised some Nirvana fans, given that Nirvana had been accused of stealing the opening riff of "Come as You Are" from Killing Joke's 1984 song "Eighties". However, the controversy failed to create a lasting rift between the bands. Foo Fighters covered Killing Joke's "Requiem" during the late 1990s, and were even joined by Killing Joke singer Jaz Coleman for a performance of the song at a show in New Zealand in 2003.
  • 2002
    Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups.
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    On November 23, 2002, Grohl achieved a historical milestone by replacing himself on the top of the Billboard Modern Rock chart, when "You Know You're Right" by Nirvana was replaced by "All My Life" by Foo Fighters.
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    After four months in the studio, with the sessions finished, Grohl accepted an invitation to join Queens of the Stone Age and helped them to record their 2002 album Songs for the Deaf. (Grohl can be seen drumming for the band in the video for the song "No One Knows".) After a brief tour through North America, Britain and Japan with the band and feeling rejuvenated by the effort, Grohl recalled the other band members to completely re-record their album at his studio in Virginia.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, Grohl performed on Tenacious D's debut album, and appeared in the video for lead single "Tribute" as a demon.
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    The friendship between the two bands resulted in Grohl and Taylor Hawkins being asked to induct Queen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Grohl's life of non-stop touring and travel continued with Foo Fighters' popularity. During his infrequent pauses he lived in Seattle and Los Angeles before returning to Alexandria, Virginia. It was there that he turned his basement into a recording studio where the 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose was recorded.
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  • 1997
    After touring for the self-titled album for more than a year, Grohl returned home and began work on the soundtrack to the 1997 movie Touch.
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  • 1996
    During a break between tours, the band entered the studio and recorded a cover of Gary Numan's "Down in the Park". In February 1996, Grohl and his then-wife Jennifer Youngblood made a brief cameo appearance on The X-Files third season episode "Pusher".
  • 1995
    Rather than re-record the album, Grohl's demo was given a professional mix by Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock and was released in July 1995 as Foo Fighters' debut album.
    He was also rumored as a possible replacement for Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese and even performed with the band for a song or two at three shows during Pearl Jam's March 1995 Australian tour.
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  • 1994
    Grohl has been married twice. He was married to photographer Jennifer Youngblood from 1994 to 1997.
    In October 1994, Grohl scheduled studio time, again at Robert Lang Studios, and quickly recorded a fifteen-track demo.
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    Following Cobain's death in April 1994, Grohl retreated, unsure of where to go and what to do with himself.
  • 1993
    Cobain admitted in a late 1993 MTV interview that he initially thought the riff was "kind of boneheaded", but was gratified at how the song developed (a process captured in part in a demo on the Nirvana box set With the Lights Out).
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  • 1992
    Instead, he compiled and recorded them himself, releasing a cassette called Pocketwatch in 1992 on indie label Simple Machines.
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  • 1991
    In the spring of 1991, the band entered Sound City Studios in Los Angeles to record Nevermind (as seen in Grohl's 2013 documentary Sound City).
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  • 1990
    While playing in Scream, Grohl became a fan of Melvins and eventually befriended the band. During a 1990 tour stop on the West Coast, Melvins' Buzz Osborne took a couple of his friends, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, to see the band.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    His first concert was Naked Raygun at The Cubby Bear in Chicago in 1982 when he was 13 years old. "From then on we were totally punk", Grohl recalled. "We went home and bought Maximumrocknroll and tried to figure it all out".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born on January 14, 1969.
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