Dave Grohl

  • American Musician singer songwriter record producer
  • Born David Eric in  Warren, Ohio.on January 14, 1969
  • He is a self-taught musician and cannot read music, and instead plays only by ear
  • He is the third wealthiest drummer in the world, behind Ringo Starr and Phil Collins
  • His first gig was The Jackson 5 at the Ohio State Fair. He was two.
  • When he was 13, he was in a cover band. Their most memorable show saw them playing the Rolling Stones’ Time Is On My Side to a nursing home crowd
  • The first instrument he learned to play was the trombone.
  • He used to work at a Tower Records shop in Washington, DC.
  • He says Edgar Winter’s instrumental Frankenstein is the song that made him want to become a musician.
  • At 17, he joined the punk rock band Scream and when they broke up he became the drummer for Nirvana
  • After Nirvana disbanded following the death of lead singer Kurt Cobain our mystery guest formed Foo Fighters as a one-man project.
  • In 1996 he made a cameo appearance on The X-Files in an episode called Pusher.
  • He was friends with David Bowie and played his 50th birthday party
  • Whilst playing live with the Foo Fighters in Sweden he fell of stage and broke his leg – He left temporarily and returned with a cast to finish the concert (To avoid having to cancel the tour he designed a large “elevated throne” which would allow him to perform on stage with a broken leg
  • He has been described as one of the most influential rock musicians of the last 20 years
  • He played drums on the Beatle movie Backbeat
  • He has been a musical guest on Saturday Night Live 14 times—more than any other musician
  • He has appeared on an episode of The Muppets where he competed in a “drum off” with Animal.
  • Our mystery guest has been a guest storyteller on CBeebies Bedtime Story, reading a story based on The Beatles song, Octopus’s Garden
  • His hits include: Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, Times Like These, Come as you are, Smells Like Teen Spirit

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