David Eric "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and film director, who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter and founder of the Foo Fighters. Prior to this, he was the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana. He is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Grohl has additionally written all the music and performed all the instruments for his short-lived side projects Late! and Probot, as well as being involved with Queens of the Stone Age numerous times throughout the past decade. He has performed session work (as a drummer) for a variety of musicians, including Garbage, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Prodigy, Slash, Iggy Pop, Juliette Lewis, Tenacious D, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Lemmy.
Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways tour has witnessed a number of strange occurrences over the past few months: A shattered leg, a rickrolling of the Westboro Baptist Church, Foo fans covering Rush and onstage invites for Jewe , WochitEntertainment
Dave Grohl sounds hoarse. On a day off from the Foo Fighters' current North American tour, the frontman comes off as typically amiable, but he blew out his vocal cords during a marathon, career-spanning gig the previous , WochitEntertainment
Avevo visto un banchetto con le magliette dei Nirvana: ogni fottuto ragazzo e i loro fratelli compravano la maglietta con la scritta CRACKSMOKIN', FUDGE PACKIN'. Devono aver venduto duecento magliette quella sera ed è una follia per un gruppo punk rock locale. Non capivo cosa ci facessi io in tutto questo. (citato in Michael Azerrad, Nirvana – Vieni come sei, Arcana Editrice, 1994)