At the tender age of 17, David Eric Grohl joined the D.C. punk band Scream as their drummer. After lying to Scream about his age, Grohl dropped out of high school and started touring. Then Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne introduced Grohl to a couple of dudes named Kris Novoselic and Kurt Cobain who were looking for a new drummer. And history was made. Grohl provided the extra kick the band needed, and in 1991, Nirvana became the biggest band in the world. After Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl began the next chapter in his musical legacy with the Foo Fighters. After recording the first album by himself, Grohl put together a band and got back on the road. The Foo Fighters have maintained their place on top of the rock 'n' roll charts ever since. Along the way, Grohl drummed for other artists, including Tom Petty, David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails. He also found time to collaborate with many of the artists he loved as a kid to record the coolest vanity album ever, 'Probot.' After making a documentary on the studio where Nirvana recorded ‘Nevermind,’ the Foo Fighters frontman landed an HBO documentary series featuring other legendary studios.
Listen to Dave Grohl in Early Band Mission Impossible
1985 song “Now I’m Alone” appears on Washington punk documentary's soundtrack album.
Dave Grohl Cooked Barbecue for California Firefighters
Foo Fighters frontman stopped by a fire station to cook for firemen fighting Woolsey Fire.
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss Future Nirvana Reunions
Surviving members want to avoid potential appearances becoming “a whole circus.”
Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Are 'Ready to Take a Break'
Frontman can envision band's next record, but doesn't know when process will begin.
Foo Fighters Bring 10-Year-Old On Stage For Metallica Cover
Foo Fighters frontman gives kid his guitar after “Enter Sandman” jam.
Dave Grohl Reflects on ‘Rubik’s Cube’ of Songwriting Success
Foo Fighters frontman reacts as band is named No. 1 act in Alternative Song chart history.
Dave Grohl Sets Charity Auction for ‘Play’ Instruments
Solo project gear to be sold in aid of young musicians.
Dave Grohl Reveals Hour-Long Drinking Session Before Each Show
Foo Fighters frontman downs shots and beers while encouraging bandmates to join him.
Dave Grohl Explains Why Foo Fighters Have Never Played Super Bowl
Frontman had discussions about playing the show in the past, but nothing has come of it.
Watch Dave Grohl Play Nirvana Classic With Trombone Shorty
It’s only the second time Nirvana drummer has played “In Bloom” since the band split.