Dave Grohl Biography

Biography by ClarencePublished on 26.Oct.2016
Facts of Dave Grohl
Date of Birth: 1969 , January-14
Age:49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
NameDavid Eric Grohl
Birth NameDave Grohl
FatherJames Grohl
MotherVirginia Grohl
Birth Place/CityWarren, Ohio
Working ForFoo Fighters (Since 1994
Net Worth$260 Million
Salary$30 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Weight in KG79kgs, 174 pounds
Famous formusician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, director and produce
Married toJordyn Blum (m. 2003), Jennifer Youngblood (m. 1994–1997)
MoviesThe Muppets
TV ShowThe Muppets
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Dave Grohl, an American singer-songwriter, musician and film director, is best known for his musical career. He was the longest-serving drummer of the grunge band Nirvana. Grohl is the founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl has recorded and toured frequently with the rock band Queens of the Stone Age over the past decades. He has also appeared in various TV series documentaries. 

Early Life and Education

Dave Grohl was born on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio, United States. His nationality is American and ethnicity is of Caucasian ethnicity. He is the Virginia Jean( mother) and James Harper Grohl( father) migrated from Warren to Virginia with his family. His mother and father got divorced when he was 7 years old and eventually grew up with his mother with his sister(Lisa).

When he was 12 years old, he started taking guitar classes but got frustrated and started learning himself which no doubt states that he got some talent inside of him.

Early Career

Dave Grohl had an emerging interest in music despite he joined in Thomas Jefferson High School as a freshman in Virginia. He was voted the vice president of his class. But, he got badly influenced by drug addiction then his mother decided to transfer him to Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria.

He studied there for 2 years and got transferred again to another school, Annandale High School, Virginia. During his time at high school, he played with many local bands and learned to play drums without any professional's guidance. He decided to drop out of school at the age of 17 years and joined the hardcore band, Scream.

Dave Grohl professional career in music started at the age of 17 years old. Grohl featured on three of the albums and toured with the band(Scream) several times. After his few years as the member of Scream, the band canceled their mid-tour with the departure of Ben Pape who was the bassist of the band.


In 1990, Dave Grohl eventually got the chance of auditioning with Nirvana and undoubtedly got selected.They worked together for many years and earned a huge name in the music world.

He released a cassette Pocketwatch in 1992 and which was a big hit. Kurt Cobain (the vocalist of Nirvana) said that he was excited at Grohl contributing to the songwriting for their band. In 1994, Cobain committed suicide and Grohl was unsure of what to do without him in the band.

Foo Fighters

After the frontman Kurt Cobain's death, Nirvana's project ended and Nirvana dissolved. After that, Grohl decided to form a new band with band members of other bands including William Goldsmith and Nate Mendel and named it Foo Fighters in 1995. They have released several albums including There is Nothing, In Your Honor and The Colour and the Shape.

Since then, he has been leading the band. They have released eight studio albums as of 2017. The band’s current member are; Dave Grohl (vocal), Nate Mendel (bass), Pat Smear (rhythm and lead guitar), Taylor Hawkins(drums), Chris Shiflett(lead guitar) and Rami Jaffee(Keyboard).  

Personal Life

Dave Grohl is a guy with good personality and looks. Besides music, Dave is a father and a husband. He was married to her girlfriend, a photographer, Jennifer Youngblood in 1994.

They did few of the works for his bands together, which include the shooting and the photographs for Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged in New York’ and image artwork for the Foo Fighter’s debut album which they self-titled it.

The relationship didn't work well and things didn't get along with his wife which eventually resulted in a divorce in 1997. After six years in August 2003, he married a girl named Jordyn Blum whom he met at the Sunset Marquis hotel bar located in Los Angeles.

The couple had three children, Violet Mae Grohl the elder one born on April 15, 2006, the second Harper Willow(born April 17, 2009) and the third daughter Ophelia Saint Grohl born on August 1, 2014.

Dave Grohl is not only an amazing person but also an amazing guy. He loves helping organization willing to help needy peoples as well as music industries. There are many charities where he has contributed a huge amount of money such as 21st Century Leaders, Autism Speaks, Entertainment Industry Foundation LIFE beat and others.

Net Worth and Properties

Dave Grohl’s current net worth is $280 million. He has amassed a huge amount of net worth from his four three-decade-long musical career. In 2015, his net worth was $260 million. He is one of the most successful musicians in the rock genre and his estimated annual earning is $20 million, according to a source.

In 1991, he received $17,560,000 as revenue from the album Nevermind with Nirvana. In 1994, he received $8,470,000 from the sales revenue of album MTV Unplugged with Nirvana.

Since then, he has brought over $1 million annually to his home. In 2015, he earned $10 million from album sales, tour, and live concerts. 
Grohl currently resides in a $2 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles. California. In 2016, he sold his Beachfront bungalow for $2.9 million which he bought back on $3.8 million in 2006. He also owns a $140K Tesla car. He frequently travels along with his band member on their private jet A319-ACJ. 

Dave Grohl is a fit guy 6 feet tall and weighing 79kgs which suit his height perfectly. His eye color is brown and hair is black.Being a talented musician it's no doubt that Dave earns a huge amount of money.

Five Facts about Dave Grohl