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Dave Grohl has lived a rock star's dream life. From his first band Scream to his graduation to Nirvana and then to Foo Fighters, Grohl has rode his talents as a musician and songwriter to the crest of international stardom and fame. Grohl has mastered a multitude of instruments along the way, becoming an expert with percussions – for Nirvana – to becoming the lead and frontman of the Foo Fighters.
Like most wannabe rock musicians, Grohl did start out strumming a guitar. He got so tired of the way that structured lessons were taught that he dropped out of the school lessons and taught himself. Punk rock launched his band days until he met Kurt Cobain out on one of the Scream gigs. That meeting helped him secure an audition on the drums in Seattle and Nirvana loved him.
For more than four years, Grohl immersed himself in the grunge era with the band. Nirvana signed with a large label and their music got great traction as MTV featured this alternative style of rock. The cohesive efforts of Cobain, Grohl and Krist Novoselic turned out commercial successes one after the other. The group with Cobain won a Grammy shortly after Cobain committed suicide.
Grohl's run as the lead of the Foo Fighters continues after starting out one year after Cobain passed. Dave would collaborate with different musicians in order to get the right feeling for album projects he was working on at the time. He worked with Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith and guitarist Pat Smear (who had been part of Nirvana’s final tour). Even though the band went through a series of changes in personnel, in 2000 the Foo Fighters collected a couple of Grammys for their work on the 'One by One' album.