Dave Grohl Biography
Dave Grohl (Full name- David Eric Grohl) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and director Who was born on January 14, 1969, Warren, Ohio, U.S. From 1990 to 1994, he was the most popular and longest-serving drummer for Nirvana before they disbanded upon Kurt Cobain’s death. Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Since 1994, Grohl has been the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Foo Fighters. He founded the band in 1994.
Dave Grohl Family | Parents | Sister
Grohl was born on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio, to Virginia Jean (née Hanlon), a teacher and James Harper Grohl, 1938–2014, who was a newswriter. He had an older sister, Lisa. Grohl’s ancestry is German, Irish, and Slovak.
When he was a child, Grohl’s family moved to Springfield, Virginia. He grew up with his mother from age 7 when his parents divorced. Grohl began learning to play guitar at 12 years where grew tired of lessons and opted to teach himself instead. Eventually, he began playing in bands with friends.
Dave Grohl Wife | Divorce | Children
From 1994 to 1997, Grohl was married to photographer Jennifer Youngblood. He later married Jordyn Blum on August 2, 2003, with whom he has three daughters. The eldest is Violet Maye, born April 15, 2006, Harper Willow, born April 17, 2009, and the youngest is Ophelia Saint, born August 1, 2014.
Dave Grohl Age | Height
Born on January 14, 1969, Warren, Ohio, U.S., Grohl is 50 years old. He stands at 1.83 m.
Dave Grohl Net Worth
Dave Grohl has an estimated net worth of $280 million.
Dave Grohl Early Years
Grohl, when talking of himself at the age of 12, said, “I was going in the direction of faster, louder, darker while my sister, Lisa, three years older, was getting seriously into new wave territory. We’d meet in the middle sometimes with Bowie and Siouxsie And The Banshees.” Grohl and his sister, Lisa, spent the summer in Evanston, Illinois, at their cousin Tracy’s house when he was 13.
Tracy took the pair to shows by a variety of punk bands hence introducing them to punk rock. Grohl recalled the first concert he attended Naked Raygun’s at The Cubby Bear in Chicago in 1982 when he was 13 years old, “From then on we were totally punk. We went home and bought Maximumrocknroll and tried to figure it all out.”
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl
Grohl founded Foo Fighters band in 1994 after the disbandment of Nirvana, his previuos band (1990-1994). Since 1994, Grohl has been the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Foo Fighters.
The Foo Fighters announced they were taking a hiatus in 2012, and Grohl immediately returned to the confines of Queens of the Stone Age, drumming on their 2013 album …Like Clockwork. He also directed a documentary about Sound City, the legendary Los Angeles recording studio. The film was accompanied by a soundtrack called Sound City: Real to Reel and was released early in 2013 to positive reviews. It also featured Grohl-directed jams with Paul McCartney and a variety of Sound City veterans. The Foo Fighters ended their hiatus shortly after the documentary’s release and began working on a new album. Four of Foo Fighters albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album among other awards. They combine melodic elements with heavier ones.
Dave Grohl Nirvana
This was an American rock band that was founded by lead singer and guitarist, Kurt Cobain, and bassist, Krist Novoselic. It was formed in 1987 and disbanded in 1994 upon Cobain’s death. Grohl joined the band in 1990 as a drummer. From 1990 to 1994, he was the most popular and longest-serving drummer for Nirvana.
Grohl established himself as a highly appreciated drummer while with Nirvana. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 alongside bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. This was in the in the group’s first year of eligibility.
Dave Grohl Guitar | Signature
Dave Grohl Bands | Music Groups
- Scream (1986–1990)
- Nirvana (1990–1994)
- Foo Fighters (1994–present)
What Kind Of Guitar Does Dave Grohl Play
Grohl’s main guitar is the Gibson Trini Lopez signature edition which resembles the Gibson ES-335, however the f-holes are diamond shaped and the headstock is different. He claims to have seen the guitar in a music store in the early 90’s and bought it for its unusual looks. Grohl has used it on every Foo Fighters album since. Gibson released a unique blend of the original ES-335 and the Trini Lopez Standard, The Grohl 335. It was however a limited signature edition.
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Dave Grohl Quotes
- When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors – old friends, family.
- Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.
- Ladies and gentlemen, god bless America – land of the free, home of the brave.
- I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
- I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.
Dave Grohl Drumsticks
Warren, Ohio, Dave Grohl’s hometown, recently unveiled gigantic 900-lb (490 kg) drumsticks to honor their native son. The massive pair have broken the Guinness World Record according to the Hollywood Reporter,
Dave Grohl Religion
Grohl has termed music as his religion. He was however, raised a Catholic but does’nt seem to have taken it seriously.
Dave Grohl Jesus
Dave Grohl Playing Drums
Dave Grohl Filmography
1991: The Year Punk Broke
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Is It Fall Yet?
Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
The West Wing
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
All Things Must Pass
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Dave Grohl Twitter
Dave Grohl Instagram
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