David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film director. He is known for being the longest-serving drummer for the rock band Nirvana and the founder of Foo Fighters. Grohl is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, and wrote the music and performed all the instruments for his short-lived side projects Late! and Probot. He has also recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age.
At age 17, Grohl joined Washington D.C.-area favorites Scream to fill the vacancy left by the departure of drummer Kent Stax. He joined Nirvana soon after Scream's unexpected disbandment. Upon its release, Nirvana's second album and the first to feature Grohl, Nevermind (1991), exceeded all expectations and became a worldwide commercial success. Following Cobain's death in April 1994, Grohl formed Foo Fighters as a one-man project. In July 1995, the band's eponymous debut album was released by Roswell and Capitol Records. To date Foo Fighters have released nine further albums.
Grohl established himself as a highly respected drummer with Nirvana and in 2014 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with bandmates Cobain and Novoselic, in the group's first year of eligibility. In 2010, Grohl was described by Ken Micallef, co-author of the book Classic Rock Drummers, as one of the most influential rock musicians of the last 20 years.
He is also known as David Eric Grohl, 00234720196 IPI and 00234720294 IPI.