Dave Grohl

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
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Profession: Singer-Songwriter and Musician

United States of America

Biography: Dave Grohl was only 17 when joined the band Nirvana as their drummer, having lied about his age. Grohl joined guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic and first appeared on the band's second album, the worldwide hit "Nevermind" in 1991. Their style of alternative rock spearheaded a new musical style and their single "Smells like Teen Spirit" became an anthem for Generation X.

Nirvana toured and released a second album In Utero (1993) before Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994.

Grohl went on to form the successful rock band Foo Fighters initially as a one-man project playing and writing all the material himself. He then recruited other band members. Foo Fighters has continued to perform and record, releasing a greatest hits album in 2009.

Grohl has also performed with Them Crooked Vultures and Queens of the Stone Age.

Born: January 14, 1969
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, USA
Age: 53 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1991-09-10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X
  • 1991-09-24 Rock band Nirvana release their second studio album "Nevermind"
  • 1998-06-26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Primal Scream, Blur, and Pulp headline; other performers include Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tori Amos, The Foo Fighters, and Hothouse Flowers
  • 2007-07-07 Worldwide charity concert event "Live Earth" takes place at 12 venues on seven continents; performers include: Genesis, Keith Urban; Foo Fighters; John Legend; Melissa Etheridge; Dave Matthews Band; The Police; Roger Waters; Madonna; Alicia Keys; Garth Brooks; Crowded House; Jack Johnson; Shakira; Soweto Gospel Choir; Angélique Kidjo; UB40; Jack Johnson; Linkin Park; Rihanna; Pharrel Williams; Yusef Islam; Sarah Brightman; and Nunatak
  • 2014-04-10 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham
  • 2017-06-21 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran headline; other performers include Kris Kristofferson, Barry Gibb, Katy Perry, The National, and Orchestra Baobob
  • 2021-10-30 36th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant
  • 2022-03-30 Rock band Foo Fighters cancel their world tour after the unexpected death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins in Bogota, Colombia
  • 2022-09-03 American band "Foo Fighters" and friends hold tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins at Wembley Stadium, London, England; performers include: Stewart Copland; Rush; The Pretenders; Paul McCartney; and Queen
  • 2022-09-27 American band "Foo Fighters" and friends hold tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins at Kia Forum, Los Angeles, California; performers include: Joan Jett; Stewart Copland; Rush; Alanis Morissette; Def Leppard with Miley Cyrus; Wolfgang Van Halen; and Queen

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