to James and Virginia Grohl, along with 3 year older sister Lisa,
Dave was brought up in a divorced home. While living in Springfield
VA, his parents seperated and he was raised from then on by his
mother, a highschool english teacher.
Dave, much like Kurt and Chris, took to music at a very young
age. He spent a few years taking guitar lessons, but lost interest
in them and decided to play with local bands doing cover songs
instead of formally learing. Seeing a performance by the new-wave
80s group The B52's, he got drawn towards the genre and away from
the classic rock style he was commonly covering in the bands he
Taking to punk rock in the summer of 1982 following his cousin's
lead, Dave fond himself enjoying music more than before. The entire
lifestyle that was punk, and the high energy music was an instant
attraction and luckily for all of us, it kept it's hold on him.
With the band he played in, Freaky Baby, going through the removal
of their drummer and a subsequent shift of the lineup, Dave ended
up behind the drumset and they began to play fast hardcore punk.
The name of the band eventually even became simply, Fast. After
they disbanded in 1986 Dave went on to play in another band called
Dain Bramage, which he was still in when he auditioned to be the
new drummer for a favorite band of his, Scream. After a few months
of playing with his band after that audition, Dave landed behind
the drumset of Scream.
with Scream around the US landed Dave in many situations, including
playing shows with the Melvins, and even crossing paths with Kurt
and Chris a few times. After the abrupt parting of Scream's bass
player from the tour, Dave found himself stranded in L.A. and
called Buzz Osborne, who put him in touch with the pair in seattle
after they remarked about liking the drummer at the Scream show.
A few days and a flight later, Dave was picked up in Seattle by
Moving in with Chris and Shelli, Dave spent time seeing shows
in the Seattle and Tacoma areas, and eventually replaced the then
current drummer of the band, Dan Peters.
Dave is playing for FooFighters.
informations are from inutero.com.
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