He stayed with Kurt in his “Hellhole” apartment in Olympia and auditioned for Nirvana a few days later.Rarely in the history of rock has a musician switched bands and instruments simultaneously with such a high degree of success as Dave Grohl.Born on January 14, 1969, Grohl grew up in Washington, D. Rarely in the history of rock has a musician switched bands and instruments simultaneously with such a high degree of success as Dave Grohl.

C., teaching himself to play drums and guitar while listening to such heavy metal acts as Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Motörhead, and Black Sabbath, plus the punk outfits Black Flag, the Germs, Bad Brains, and the Stooges.

While still a teenager, he joined his first real band, independent D. punkers Scream, and toured the world as their drummer.

After Scream broke up in the late '80s, Grohl relocated to Seattle and tried out for a little-known band that had a drum vacancy, Nirvana.

Immediately after Grohl joined the group in late 1990, Nirvana guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain presented the band with the songs that would appear on the group's major-label debut, the 1991 classic Nevermind.

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After the poor reception for their previous album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace won the 2008 Grammy for Best Rock Album and saw The Foo Fighters upstage pretty much everyone at Live Earth and become one of the biggest bands on the planet. Nirvana‘s lineup had stabilized on founding members Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic along with new recruit Dave Grohl and had moved from Sub Pop to Geffen Records who hoped that Nevermind would sell around 250,000 copies.

Nevermind became Nirvana‘s first number one album on January 11, 1992, replacing Michael Jackson at the top of the Billboard charts, eventually spending two hundred and fifty-two weeks on the Billboard 200 and selling over 25 million copies.

On September 21st, 1990 Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain picked Dave Grohl up from Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport.

Grohl also found time to write and record several demos around this time (playing all the instruments and singing himself), titled Pocketwatch, but more on that later.

As everyone knows, Nevermind rocketed Nirvana to superstardom, as Grohl turned heads with his simple yet hard-hitting drumming style.

During the sessions for the group's follow-up, 1993's In Utero, Grohl was allowed to contribute some of his own songwriting when he earned a co-writing credit for the heavy riff-rocker "Scentless Apprentice" and also recorded an original song, the quietly melodic "Marigold," which would appear as a B-side on the British "All Apologies" single.