David Eric Grohl (created January 14, 1969) formed his first group at age 10. After vocalist Kurt Cobain’s death, Grohl formed a commercially successful alternative group known as the Foo Fighters.
Musician, vocalist, songwriter. First as a drummer in Nirvana after which as the frontman for the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is now one among the leading figures in rock now. He moved from Ohio to Virginia when he was three years of age.
Grohl’s interest in music appeared early. He started out playing guitar. From age ten, Grohl formed the H. G. Hancock Group with a buddy. Not long after he was introduced to punk rock by among his cousins. In high school, he played in a sequence of punk bands and began smoking weed. Grohl appeared on three of the group’s records and toured with them several times.
It was backstage at a Melvins show he saw Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana for the very first time in 1990. Grohl failed to speak to his future bandmates that nighttime. Grohl traveled to Seattle, expecting to become Nirvana’s new drummer. When he played for them, both Cobain and Novoselic believed he’d be ideal for his or her group. “He was a hard striker. . . . so glowing, so popular, so critical,” Novoselic said, as stated by the publication Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad.
After joining the group, Grohl resided with Cobain to get a period. He also dated Jennifer Finch from the all-female alternative group L7 around this time. Shortly the leading labels became interested in Nirvana, offering contracts with big improvements. They ended up signing with Geffen Records. Their very first release together, 1991’s Nevermind, became a tremendous hit, driven in part from the single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” While Kurt managed most of the songwriting responsibilities, all three group members had worked with this track, which combined elements of punk, metal, and pop.
In almost a year’s time, Nevermind sold more than 4 million copies. Nirvana, with raw, emotional audio, helped establish what was known as the grunge movement, which frequently captured feelings of alienation and irritation. They paved the way for other groups, like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, to become well known national acts.