Dave Grohl Net Worth: Dave Grohl is a 320 million dollar net worth American rock musician, vocalist, songwriter, and director.
He is most known as the Foo Fighters frontman and guitarist, as well as the former drummer of Nirvana.
Avid Eric Grohl was born in Warren, Ohio, on January 14, 1969. Lisa, his older sister, is his only sibling.
- When he was a child, his family relocated to Springfield, Virginia.
- When he was seven years old, his parents Virginia and James divorced.
- Dave and his sister were raised by his mother. Dave began playing the guitar when he was 12 years old.
- He became bored with traditional lessons and taught himself how to play.
- Dave and Lisa spent the summer of his 13th year in Chicago with their cousin Tracy.
- That summer, Tracy introduced Dave and Lisa to punk rock.
His debut engagement was with Naked Raygun at Chicago's famed Cubby Bear bar in 1982. He was 13.
How Did He Start His Career?
At Thomas Jefferson High School, he was the vice president of his freshman class.
- When his mother discovered he was smoking marijuana, she enrolled him at Bishop Ireton High School.
- In high school, he was a member of several local bands. He learned himself to play the drums as well.
- Grohl, then 16, joined Dain Bramage, a hardcore punk band, in December 1985.
- Grohl left to join a local band named Scream in March 1987, and the band disintegrated.
Scream was already a well-known punk band on the road. Dave was a decade younger than the rest of the band.
When Grohl was 17, he auditioned to be the drummer for the popular Washington, D.C. punk rock band Scream.
- He got the audition by lying about his age and was surprised when he was offered the job.
- During his junior year of high school, he dropped out. He went on tour with the band and recorded two studio albums and two live albums.
- While playing drums with Scream, he got friends with Buzz Osborne of the Melvins.
- Osbourn went to see Scream with his buddies Kurt Cobain and Kris Novoselic one night.
- Around the same time that Scream disbanded, Cobain and Novoselic's band Nirvana was seeking a new drummer.
- Osbourne told Grohl that Nirvana was seeking a drummer and offered him the phone numbers of Cobain and Novoselic.
- Grohl was invited to audition for the band in Seattle. The rest is a legend.
The band headed to Sound City Studios in Los Angeles in the spring of 1991 to record “Nevermind” (as seen in Grohl's 2013 documentary Sound City). When it was released in 1991, “Nevermind” exceeded all expectations and became a worldwide financial triumph.
How Were Foo Fighters Created?
Following the death of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana in 1994, Dave spent six days alone producing songs to distract himself from the agony.
- He played and recorded all of the instruments on the recordings himself. When he was finished, he made 100 cassette tapes and distributed them to friends.
- He didn't want his name to be associated with those songs, so he went by the name Foo Fighters.
- One of those cassettes wound up in the hands of a Capitol Records executive, who immediately signed Dave, believing the songs were written by a full band.
- This procedure gave birth to the Foo Fighters, who went on to have a highly successful musical career.
- Grohl has nine studio albums with Foo Fighters to his credit. The band has sold tens of millions of CDs throughout the world and has won numerous Grammy awards.
Grohl has also made guest appearances with bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Dave Grohl Net Worth: Dave Grohl Famous Projects
Grohl has also worked on several other projects, including collaborations with Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney.
- Dave is widely regarded as one of the kindest and most down-to-earth personalities in the world, despite being one of the most famous musicians of all time.
- Grohl was revealed to be recording as Them Crooked Vultures with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and John Paul Jones in July 2009.
- On August 9, 2009, the three performed their first gig together at Metro in Chicago.
- The band made its first visit to the United Kingdom on August 26, 2009, at Brixton Academy in London.
- In the fall of 2009, the band released their debut album, Them Crooked Vultures.
- Since 1992, Grohl has been on Saturday Night Live 13 times, more than any other musician.
- Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers have all performed with him.
- Grohl produced and filmed (his directorial debut) a documentary on the history of Van Nuys, California's famed recording studio Sound City in 2013.
- Grohl directed HBO's documentary miniseries Sonic Highways in 2014. It was released in conjunction with the Foo Fighters' eighth studio album.
- “A love letter to the history of American music,” Grohl said of the endeavor. Through a series of interviews with Grohl, each of the eight episodes explores the musical history of a different American city.
- Grohl stated in early 2020 that he was filming a new documentary about band van tours.
Grohl tackles the mindset that leads musicians to leave everything behind and spend many months touring the country in a tiny van, originally titled “What Drives Us.”
Did Taylor Hawkins Have a “Heart-to-heart” With Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, died nearly two months ago, and today Rolling Stone published a story of the musician's final days with the band.
- Several friends and coworkers claim that Hawkins was regularly stressed by the band's incessant touring and that he had reached his limit.
- Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron recalls, “He had a heart-to-heart with Dave and, yep, he told me that he ‘couldn't fucking do it anymore.”
- “I believe they agreed, but it simply seems like the touring schedule grew crazier after that.”
- Cameron says, “He attempted to keep up.” “He did whatever he had to do to keep up, and he couldn't keep up in the end.”
- Cameron's allegations are echoed by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who refers to Hawkins' reported fall on a plane in Chicago last year.
- Smith explains, “That was one of the straws that broke the camel's back.”
- “After that, he had a serious talk with Dave [Grohl] and the management team.
“I can't continue on this schedule, so we'll have to work something else,” he remarked.