Dave Grohl

Active - 1991 - 2015  |   Born - Jan 14, 1969 in Warren, OH  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Culture & Society [nf], Music [nf]

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  • Painted houses during the summer to earn money for his first drum set.
  • Developed his drumming style by mimicking John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, his favorite band.
  • Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic asked him to join after seeing him play with the punk band Scream.
  • Was asked to join Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers after playing Saturday Night Live and a few concerts with the classic rockers.
  • Wrote all of the songs and played nearly all of the instruments on the Foo Fighters' eponymous 1995 debut.
  • Has recorded drum tracks for a number of rock bands, including Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails and Garbage.