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Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl (born January 14, 1969) was the drummer of the grunge band Nirvana since 1989 until the band split up in 1994 after his friend Kurt Cobain committed suicide. He formed the band Foo Fighters in the same year.

Dave Grohl began his music career in the 1980s, as the drummer for a band named Freak Baby, and later joined the harcore punk[?] band Scream. After playing and recording with Scream, Buzz Osbourne of The Melvins recommended him to Nirvana. Grohl joined Nirvana, and moved to Seattle, where at first he shared a house with Kurt Cobain.

Although, while a member of Nirvana, Dave was known only as a drummer and backing vocalist, he had played guitar for several years. Wishing to release some of his own songs, he released a cassette, Pocketwatch, under the name Late, for which he played all of the instruments. From this recording, the song "Marigold" would later become a Nirvana b-side, while "Winnebago" would later be released as a Foo Fighters song, as the b-side of "This Is A Call". Grohl also contributed a riff which would later become "Scentless Apprentice", from Nirvana's album, In Utero.

The album which would become the Foo Fighters' debut was again performed entirely by Grohl, with the exception of a guitar part on "X-Static", played by Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs, and the bass part of "Alone + Easy Target", which was played by Krist Novoselic.

In 2001 he joined Queens of the Stone Age as a drummer, both for the recording of their album Songs for the Deaf and the tour which followed the album's release, and in 2002 also played drums for Tenacious D. He has also drummed on the latest Killing Joke[?] album.

In the 2002 Triple J Hottest 100 Dave Grohl achieved a new record of having a part in 10 of the top 100 songs.

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