Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Discography David Eric Grohl was born in Warren, Ohio (USA) on January 14, 1969. He moved with his family to Alexandria, Virginia. At the age of twelve, he started playing the guitar. In a short time, he approached punk music. At the age of fifteen, he smoked marijuana all day long and played with various local bands such as Freak Baby, Mission Impossible, and Dain Bramage.

At the age of sixteen, he joined the Scream band with whom he played for four years. With them, he had the opportunity to come to Italy and meet a girl from Bologna with whom he had a short relationship. He returns without money to America where he works a bit as a warehouseman in a furniture shop.

He comes all the way to California to work as a tiler. After the dissolution of Scream, Grohl, through a friend, comes into contact with Nirvana. Kurt Cobain calls him to try out Nirvana, who already had a record (“Bleach”) to their credit. Cobain had already hunted five drummers. Together they record “Nevermind”, a work destined to make rock history. Nirvana quickly became the most important band of the moment, a condition that led to the suicide of the fragile leader.

In 1999 he produced the CD Into the Pink by the US band Verbena. In 2000 the band asked the collaboration of Brian May from Queen, for the recording of a Pink Floyd cover, Have a Cigar, a piece that had already been recorded to be used as a B-side for some singles.

The friendship between the two groups led Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to accompany Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen’s drummer) in their performance for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, where they performed the piece Tie Your Mother Down, with Grohl vocally replacing Freddie Mercury. May will later collaborate on the album One by One, Tired of You, and also on an unpublished track, Knucklehead.

In 2002 she collaborated with Josh Homme on the Queens of the Stone Age album, Songs for the Deaf. In the meantime he was writing and recording tracks for a metal project. He was able to bring together singers like Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead, Cronos from Venom and Max Cavalera from Sepultura to perform the songs he wrote.

And in 2003 the project was realized under the name of Probot, again in 2003 Grohl returned to the drums to play on the Killing Joke album entitled Killing Joke 2003, in 2001 and 2006 instead, he collaborated on the albums of Tenacious D and also appears in the video of the first single from the first album of the same name, Tribute, in which he plays the devil.

In 2003 he helps Chan Marsall of Cat Power for the album You are Free. In 2004 he plays many of the songs from Nine Inch Nails’ 2005 album, With Teeth, and also appears in the song Bad Boyfriend, in Garbage’s 2005 album, Bleed Like Me. In addition to collaborating as a drummer, he also contributed as a guitarist to Neil Young’s reinterpretation of I’ve Been Waiting for You, on David Bowie’s 2002 album, Heathen.

In 2006 he played as a drummer, instead of Jason Morris, on the album Four on the Floor by Juliette & the Licks, a group of American actress Juliette Lewis. In 2006 he also took part as an actor in the film Tenacious D and the Fate of Rock, with Jack Black, Meat Loaf, Ronnie James Dio, and Kyle Gass playing the part of Satan.

On June 1, 2008, he was a guest star at Paul McCartney’s concert at Anfield in Liverpool. Also with the former Beatle, in February 2009 he played at the Grammy Awards ceremony, 2009 Dave was involved in Them Crooked Vultures, a new supergroup with Grohl on drums, John Paul Jones (former member of Led Zeppelin) on bass and Josh Homme (a member of Queens Of The Stone Age) on guitar and vocals. The album named after the band was released on November 17, 2009, Dave Grohl collaborated on the guitarist Slash album (Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses) released in April 2010.

In 2013 he directed the documentary Sound City, from which the soundtrack Sound City: Real to Reel was released; in the same year, he also directed the video clip of the single By Crooked Steps by Sound garden, in the same year he also collaborated with the Swedish music group Ghost producing and recording If You Have Ghost, a cover EP, on August 9, 2018, Grohl released the solo single Play, an instrumental track of about 23 minutes accompanied by the documentary about its genesis and recording.

Discography

1992 – Pocketwatch

2018 – Play
1988 – No More Censorship

1988 – Live at Van Hall

1990 – Your Choice Live Series Vol.10

1993 – Fumble

1991 – Nevermind

1992 – Hormoaning

1992 – Incesticide

1993 – In Utero

1994 – MTV Unplugged in New York

1996 – Singles

1996 – From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah

2002 – Nirvana

2004 – With the Lights Out

2005 – Sliver – The Best of the Box

2009 – Live at Reading

2010 – Icon

1995 – Foo Fighters

1997 – The Colour and the Shape

1999 – There Is Nothing Left to Lose

2002 – One by One

2005 – In Your Honor

2007 – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

2011 – Wasting Light

2014 – Sonic Highways

2017 – Concrete and Gold
1996 – Harlingtox Angel Divine
2004 – Probot
2009 – Them Crooked Vultures

2001 – Tenacious D – Tenacious D

2002 – Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf

2006 – Tenacious D – The Pick of Destiny

2008 – The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die

2012 – Tenacious D – Rize of the Phoenix

2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

2013 – Zac Brown Band – The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1

2015 – Hollywood Wampires – Hollywood Vampires

2018 – Tenacious D – Post-Apocalypto

1994 – The Backbeat Band – Backbeat

2013 – Sound City: Real to Reel

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