Dave Grohl – Who Knew – 7 Fun Facts

by Staff on January 13, 2016

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Dave Grohl  turns 47 tomorrow. You probably know that he has been the frontman in Foo Fighters for the last twenty years and that he was the drummer in Nirvana. But here’s 7 things about him that you probably didn’t know.

Early Band


Grohl joined DC hardcore legends Scream when he was only 17 and sang lead vox on the song “God Looks Down.”

School

no diplomaGrohl dropped out of high school in his junior year in order to go on tour with Scream. No diploma for him.

Estimated Worth

wad_o_billsBut who needs a high school diploma when you have $225 million dollars. Yep, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Side Projects

Grohl’s various side projects through the years include his work with Them Crooked Vultures and an album of metal songs Grohl recorded using a rotating cast of singers including King Diamond, Jack Black from Tenacious D, and Lemmy from Motorhead under the band name Probot.

Tom Petty

Following Kurt Cobain’s death, Grohl played briefly with Tom Petty, including a performance on Saturday Night Live. Petty asked Grohl to join the Heartbreakers permanently. Though flattered, Grohl opted out, choosing instead to focus on Foo Fighters. Above Petty recounts how he met Elvis Presley as a child. Which means Grohl is only two degrees removed from Elvis.

Buzz Osborne

Grohl was introduced to the other members of Nirvana by none other than Melvin’s super sludger, Buzz Osbourne. Grohl returned the favor by playing drums and singing background on the Melvin’s EP, King Buzzo.

Biggest Drumsticks Ever

biggest drumsticksGrohl’s original hometown of Warren Ohio (before he relocated to Virgina as a kid), unveiled Guiness Book of World Record sized drumsticks to honor him in 2012.

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earthdog70 January 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Who knew that the CEO and owner of this magazine once played on the same bill as Grohl (at a Scream reunion show in DC) and offered him a dollar bill and a Coke to take a copy of his band’s demo? Grohl took the Coke but declined the dollar.

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