When it comes to indie-rock MVPs, few artists are as valuable as Dave Grohl. Over the past 20 years, he's played drums for Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age; cofounded supergroup Them Crooked Vultures; sat in with everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Tenacious D to Paul McCartney; and fronted Foo Fighters. That's one of the reasons he's been tapped to deliver the coveted keynote speech at next year's SXSW music festival. It wasn't easy, but we've come up with the 10 Best Dave Grohl Videos.
Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
The one that started it all, with cheerleaders, a riotous school gym and the greatest guitar riff of the past 25 years.
Foo Fighters, 'The Pretender'
Grohl strikes his most frontman-like poses in this guitar-powered video from the band he made almost as famous as Nirvana.
Foo Fighters, 'Learn to Fly'
Grohl plays the world's freakiest-looking flight attendant on a plane you probably wouldn't want to be trapped on.
Tenacious D, 'Beelzeboss'
Jack Black may be the star of this comedy duo, but Grohl steals the show as Satan, who slays behind the kit.
Grohl sports a blond wig, backing an even nerdier-looking Kurt Cobain in this classic black-and-white video from 'Nevermind.'
Queens of the Stone Age, 'No One Knows'
Back where he started, Grohl slams the drums as a hired player in this sludge-rock classic recorded between Foo Fighters albums.
Grohl nods to his hardcore punk past and saves the girl from 19th-century killers in one of the Foos' most tuneful songs.
Grohl dresses up for this video about a guy pushed to his breaking point. He takes on thugs and more on his way to rock 'n' roll redemption.
Them Crooked Vultures, 'No One Loves Me & Neither Do I'
Grohl + Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme + Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones = Pure Awesomeness.
Nirvana, 'Heart-Shaped Box'
Moody, abrasive and obtuse -- Nirvana's last stand, featuring Grohl pounding away on the drums like the band's life depended on it.