singer, songwriter. Born David Eric Grohl on January 14, 1969, in
Warren, Ohio. First as a drummer in Nirvana and then as the frontman for
the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has become one of the leading figures in
rock today. He moved from Ohio to Virginia when he was three years old.
The son of a journalist and an English teacher, he lived with his mother
and older sister Lisa after his parents divorced when he was six.
interest in music emerged early. He started out playing guitar. By the
age of ten, Grohl formed the H. G. Hancock Band with a friend. Not long
after he was introduced to punk rock by one of his cousins. In high
school, he played in a string of punk bands and started smoking pot.
After dropping out in his junior year, he joined the Washington,
D.C.-based hardcore band, Scream. Grohl appeared on three of the group’s
albums and toured with them several times.