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Back & Forth ... Directed by James Moll. Starring Franz Stahl, Chris Shiflett, Dave Grohl. more info $21.95was $33.99 Buy Now

Drunk History: Seasons One &... DRUNK HISTORY presents historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by... more info $9.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: David Grohl, David Eric Grohl Died:
Born: January 14, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Warren, Ohio, USA Profession:

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One of the few musicians to achieve massive success with multiple instruments and bands, Dave Grohl went from Nirvana drummer to Foo Fighters frontman-guitarist-songwriter. Emerging from the fading punk scene of the late-1980s, Grohl joined Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic as their band's latest drummer just prior the recording of Nirvana's Nevermind, an era-defining smash hit that transformed the music industry landscape. In the aftermath of Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994, Grohl made headlines in a very public feud with Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, while privately struggling with his own future as a musician. Finally unleashing his long-gestating aspirations as a singer-songwriter, Grohl picked up the guitar and formed the Foo Fighters, a band that quickly established itself as a hard rock staple and enjoyed a lengthy Grammy-winning run with such albums as The Colour and the Shape and There is Nothing Left to Lose, featuring hits like "Everlong," "Learning to Fly" and "My Hero." Never one to sit on his laurels, Grohl enjoyed a myriad of side projects and musical collaborations, including work with the bands Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and rock icon Paul McCartney. The...

One of the few musicians to achieve massive success with multiple instruments and bands, Dave Grohl went from Nirvana drummer to Foo Fighters frontman-guitarist-songwriter. Emerging from the fading punk scene of the late-1980s, Grohl joined Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic as their band's latest drummer just prior the recording of Nirvana's Nevermind, an era-defining smash hit that transformed the music industry landscape. In the aftermath of Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994, Grohl made headlines in a very public feud with Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, while privately struggling with his own future as a musician. Finally unleashing his long-gestating aspirations as a singer-songwriter, Grohl picked up the guitar and formed the Foo Fighters, a band that quickly established itself as a hard rock staple and enjoyed a lengthy Grammy-winning run with such albums as The Colour and the Shape and There is Nothing Left to Lose, featuring hits like "Everlong," "Learning to Fly" and "My Hero." Never one to sit on his laurels, Grohl enjoyed a myriad of side projects and musical collaborations, including work with the bands Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and rock icon Paul McCartney. The accomplished musician even ventured into filmmaking with the L.A. recording scene documentary "Sound City" (2013). Highly respected and immensely liked within the music industry and revered by fans for his part in two of rock's most dynamic bands, Dave Grohl built a long-lasting and influential music career on his own terms, proving that nice guys could indeed finish first.

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  Sound City (2013)

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 Lemmy (2010)
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 Daria: Is It Fall Yet? (2000) Voice Of Daniel Dotson
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 Touch (1997)
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 45th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2003) Presenter; Performer ("London Calling")
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 VH1 Presents the '80s (2001) Interviewee ("New Wave/Alternative Rock")
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 25 Years of Punk (2001) Interviewee
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1990:
Joined Nirvana, replacing original drummer Chad Channing.
1991:
Nirvana's second album <i>Nevermind</i> becomes a massive worldwide success.
1995:
Releases first album by The Foo Fighters, an almost entirely solo project.
2012:
At a Hurricane Sandy benefit, performs a quasi-Nirvana reunion with Krist Novocelic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar, with Paul McCartney replacing deceased frontman Kurt Cobain. The group release a digital single, "Cut Me Some Slack."
2013:
Directs first film, the documentary "Sound City."
2014:
Creates, directs and stars in the HBO documentary series "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," a travelogue of the band exploring and recording in different American cities.
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Popular songs include "My Hero".
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