Born In: Warren, Ohio, United States
Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and song-writer. He started playing guitar at a very young age, and is self-taught for the most part. He later taught himself to play drums, citing John Banham as his biggest influence. Grohl played drums for the grunge band ‘Nirvana’ from 1990 to 1994, after which the band broke up following the death of its lead singer, Kurt Cobain. After the sudden end of ‘Nirvana,’ he went on to form his own band ‘Foo Fighters.’ He was also the co-founder of the rock super group ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ in which he was a drummer and backing vocalist. Grohl plays several other instruments, including acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, and piano. His band ‘Foo Fighters’ has performed at a number of charity events, including ‘Citizen Festival,’ ‘Concert for Sandy Relief,’ etc. Grohl is a supporter of gay rights. In 2009, he was honored with the key to his hometown of Warren, Ohio. He also has a roadway named after him, ‘David Grohl Alley’ where murals of him have been painted.
Also Known As: David Eric Grohl
Spouse/Ex-: Jordyn Blum (m. 2003), Jennifer Youngblood (m. 1993–1997)
father: James Grohl
mother: Virginia Grohl
children: Harper Willow Grohl, Violet Maye Grohl
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Slovak American, German American, Irish American
U.S. State: Ohio
Founder/Co-Founder: Foo Fighters
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He was born on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio, USA, to James Grohl and his wife Virginia Grohl. His parents divorced when he was 6 and he was raised by his mother.
At twelve, he started learning the guitar, but did not like the lessons taught to him. As a result, he taught himself and began playing in bands with friends. During one of his summer vacations, he was introduced to punk rock by his cousin Tracy who took him to various punk band performances in Illinois. He saw his first live concert at Chicago by a Chicago-based punk rock group called ‘Naked Raygun.’
At seventeen, he auditioned and got selected as the drummer for a hardcore punk band called ‘Scream’ for which he dropped out of high school in his junior year. He traveled extensively with the band and recorded many live albums with them out of which ‘No More Censorship’ and ‘Fumble’ became very popular.
In April 1994, ‘Nirvana’ came to a halt with Kurt Cobain’s death. In October, he recorded a 15-track demo at ‘Robert Lang Studio’ in Seattle where he played all the instruments on his own.
On August 2, 2003, he married Jordyn Blum whom he had met in the ‘Sunset Marquis’ hotel bar in Los Angeles. The couple has three children, Violet Maye, Harper Willow, and Ophelia Saint.
|2018||Best Rock Song||Winner|
|2014||Best Rock Song||Winner|
|2014||Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media||Sound City (2013)|
|2012||Best Long Form Music Video||Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)|
|2012||Best Rock Performance||Winner|
|2012||Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance||Winner|
|2012||Best Rock Song||Winner|
|2012||Best Rock Album||Winner|
|2011||Best Hard Rock Performance||Winner|
|2008||Best Rock Album||Winner|
|2008||Best Hard Rock Performance||Winner|
|2004||Best Rock Album||Winner|
|2003||Best Hard Rock Performance||Winner|
|2001||Best Short Form Music Video||Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly (1999)|
|2001||Best Rock Album||Winner|
|1996||Best Alternative Music Performance||Winner|
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