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When it comes to pursuing your dreams, what matters the most is passion and hard work which the award-winning rock star Dave Grohl discovered at the early age of 10. He is said to have dropped out of high school to improve his music career with a band named Scream and later, he joined the Nirvana team which turned out to be an internationally successful group. However, the group began to face major challenges and the death of one of its members Kurt Cobain who committed suicide on April 6th, 1994, finally crushed the group. Nirvana was later awarded a Grammy Award in 1994 for a live recording they did on MTV titled Unplugged in New York City.
Dave Grohl’s Big Breakthrough
Dave moved on to form another group called Foo Fighters and recorded their first band album titled The Colour and the Shape which was released in 1997. The album was a huge success as it was among the 10 top album on music charts and it had popular songs like Monkey Wrench, Everlong, and My Hero. They also got a spot among at the top of the charts with their 1999 There Is Nothing Left to Lose which landed them their first Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2000. Also, one of their songs titled All My Life was ranked high on the pop and rock charts earned them another Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. The group is also known to have released Wasting Light in 2011, Sonic Highways in 2014 and the 2017 Concrete and Gold which won them a Best Rock Song Grammy in 2018 for the hit track Run.
The rock star has also collaborated with other top bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Tenacious D but Foo Fighters remain his main team to date.
Dave Grohl’s Family
Dave was born on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio with birth name David Eric Grohl to parents Virginia Jean Grohl and James Harper Grohl. His mother was a teacher while his father was a journalist and they are said to be of German, Irish, and Slovak descent.
During his early childhood days, his parents relocated to Springfield, Virginia but by the time he turned 7, they divorced and he ended up growing with his sister Lisa Gohl under their mother’s care.
The rock star’s father battled with cancer for a while and after countless medical attention, he died on August 6th, 2014.
Dave Grohl’s Wife, Kids
Dave Grohl’s first marriage was to a photographer named Jennifer Youngblood from 1994 to 1997. His current wife is a TV presenter Jordyn Blum with whom he tied the knot back in 2003. The couple has 3 lovely daughters named Violet Maye who was born April 15, 2006, Harper Willow born April 17, 2009, and Ophelia Saint who was born on August 1, 2014.
Dave Grohl Net Worth: House
This talented music star has definitely done well in terms of his finances as he has even been named the 3rd richest drummer back in 2012. He is also considered as one of the most influential drummers that have dominated the rock world for two decades now.
Taking a look at his net worth, one would find that this superstar has accumulated for himself, a $280 million fortune. He is also said to have owned a house in California which cost $3.78 million but later sold it off at a loss.
Dave Grohl Height
The renowned musician is a well-built man who has a gallant height of 6 feet which carries his weight of 165 pounds approximately 75 kg.
Quick Facts About Dave Grohl
Some quick interesting facts about this superstar are revealed below:
- He had a nose job done because he was uncomfortable with his natural large nostrils since he was 12 as he was often being mocked that his brain can be seen through his nostrils.
- A street in his hometown of Warren, Ohio was named after him in 2009.
- He had once been fined in Australia for drinking and driving back in 2000.
- He named his daughter Violet Maye in loving memory of his grandmother and his daughter Harper Willow was named after his great-uncle.
- He has served in the capacity of an ambassador for climate change under the Global Cool Campaign.