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The six bands that changed Dave Grohl’s life

Diving into the world of an esteemed artist like Dave Grohl can be a shadowy experience. Not because Grohl, arguably the nicest man in rock and roll, is any sort of terrible human, but more because what can feel like existential and otherworldly moments are just points of happenstance. Retroactively fitting them into a narrative […]

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Dave Grohl’s Sympathy for Ringo Starr in ‘Get Back’ Documentary

Dave Grohl said he’d kept his eyes on Ringo Starr while watching the recent Beatles documentary Get Back. The Foo Fighters leader – who’s played drums with Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and others – found himself in familiar territory as Starr sat in silence amid long conversations between Paul McCartney, John […]

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On my radar: Dave Grohl’s cultural highlights

Dave Grohl was born in Ohio in 1969 and raised in Virginia. He got his start as a drummer with the punk band Scream before joining Nirvana in 1990. Following the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994, Grohl formed Foo Fighters, who released their 10th album last year. He has directed several documentaries, and last […]