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Dave Grohl

Singer Songwriter,
Foo Fighters
16-time Grammy-winning musician and 2-time Emmy-winning director Dave Grohl.

Dave Grohl's ascension to legendary status as one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene goes back to his joining the DC-based punk rock band Scream at the age of 17. Three years and much international touring later, Grohl became drummer for Nirvana, making his recorded debut with them on 1991's generation-defining Nevermind. Following a guest drumming opportunity with Tom Petty, Grohl took center stage, forming Foo Fighters, on whose 1995 self-titled debut he wrote, recorded and sang every note save for one guitar track. Since then, the massive Foo Fighters catalogue--which includes The Colour & The Shape (1997), There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014) and most recently the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (2017)--has raked in 12 Grammy Awards and spawned anthems like “Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "My Hero," "Learn To Fly," "All My Life," "Best Of You," "The Pretender," “Walk,” “These Days," "The Sky Is A Neighborhood," “Run" and more.

With his combined discography having sold in excess of 75 million copies, Grohl also earned his reputation as a prolific collaborator. In addition to his current and former full time bands, his extracurricular activities have included his 2009 return to the drums with Them Crooked Vultures, the Grammy-winning outfit he formed with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme. In 2012, he and his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear enlisted Paul McCartney to write and record “Cut Me Some Some Slack,” debuted at the 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief, and later winning the 2013 Grammy for Best Rock Song. Among the other artists with whom Grohl has collaborated are late legends David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, as well as Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Elton John, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, and Tenacious D, in whose 2006 film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, he played the role of Satan.

In 2013, Grohl made his debut as a feature director/producer with the acclaimed documentary Sound City, named for the Van Nuys CA studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991, which went on to sell more than 30 million copies and transformed the modern musical landscape. Premiering to universal acclaim at Sundance, debuting at #1 on the iTunes documentary chart and achieving a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, Sound City focused both on the history of the legendary studio and on the ongoing fight to preserve the human element of music in an increasingly digital world. Hailed by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone as an "exhilarating documentary about what makes life worth living," The New York Times as "candy to several generations' worth of rock fans" and NPR as "a celebrations of just how unbelievably awesome it is to make rock music for a living," Sound City has since been certified as a Gold Longform Video by the RIAA, while the Sound City—Real To Reel companion album featuring the aforementioned “Cut Me Some Slack” took the 2013 Grammys for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Rock Song Grammy.

Grohl also directed the eight-part HBO docuseries Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which premiered in October 2014 and went on to win two of the four Emmys for which it was nominated (outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming and outstanding sound editing for nonfiction programming). Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, Sonic Highways was comprised of eight one-hour episodes, each chronicling the creation of one song on Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways album, each written and recorded in a different American musical landmark -- Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C..

Grohl has described the Foo Fighters’ current opus Concrete and Gold as “the biggest thing sonically that we’ve ever done.” Heralded by the Mainstream Rock #1 smash and 2018 Best Rock Song Grammy winner "Run," Concrete and Gold more than made good on Grohl’s promise: The second FF album to hit #1 in the U.S.–the first being 2011’s Wasting Light—Concrete and Gold posted the band’s biggest ever first week numbers worldwide, with #1 debuts in more than a dozen territories. The tour supporting the album’s release has proven the band’s most massive to date, its U.S. leg having included the band’s very own Cal Jam 17 and Cal Jam 18 festivals, each drawing 30,000+ true believers to San Bernardino, CA for non-stop 12-hour rock n roll extravaganzas headlined by Foo Fighters. The first Foo Fighters global trek since the 20th Anniversary tour (that placed in 2015’s top five highest grossing world tours) has seen Grohl and the band reaching new peaks of their estimable powers and will keep them on the stages of stadiums, arenas and festivals the world over well into 2019.