Dave Grohl 003

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Dave Grohl 003

Look closer for four song lyrics and one title: Stop me so I can begin (End Over End); A little bit of resolve (Resolve); And I wonder (Everlong); I’m a streetlight (Times Like These); Looking to the Sky to Save Me

David Eric “Dave” Grohl

Dave Grohl was born on January 14, 1969 in Warren, Ohio.

Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the founder and frontman of the rock band Foo Fighters, of which he is the main songwriter, lead singer, and rhythm guitarist.

He is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Grohl has additionally written all the music and performed all the instruments for his short-lived side projects Late! and Probot, as well as being involved with Queens of the Stone Age numerous times throughout the past decade.

H’s performed as session drummer for variety of musicians, including Garbage, Killing Joke, Kristeen Young, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Prodigy, Slash, Iggy Pop, Juliette and the Licks, Tenacious D, RDGLDGRN, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Lemmy, Stevie Nicks, Zac Brown Band and Ghost.

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Early Life – He moved from Ohio to Virginia when he was three years old. The son of a journalist and an English teacher, he lived with his mother and older sister Lisa after his parents divorced when he was six.

Grohl’s interest in music emerged early. He started out playing guitar and by the age of ten, Grohl formed the H. G. Hancock Band with a friend. Not long after, he was introduced to punk rock by one of his cousins. In high school, he played in a string of punk bands and started smoking pot. After dropping out in his junior year, he joined the Washington, D.C.-based hardcore band, Scream. Grohl appeared on three of the group’s albums and toured with them several times.

Nirvana – During one tour, Grohl met up with members of the Melvins, a punk band. It was backstage at a Melvins gig he saw Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana for the first time in 1990. Grohl did not talk to his future bandmates that night but thanks to Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, he did get to audition for Nirvana later that year. Grohl traveled to Seattle, hoping to become Nirvana’s new drummer. As soon as he played for them, both Cobain and Novoselic thought he would be perfect for their band. “He was a hard hitter. . . . so bright, so hot, so vital,” Novoselic said, according to the book Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad.

After joining the group, Grohl lived with Cobain for a time. He dated Jennifer Finch from all-female alternative band L7 around this time. Major labels became interested in Nirvana, offering contracts with large advances. They ended up signing with Geffen Records. Their first release with them, 1991’s Nevermind, became a huge hit, driven in part by the single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” While Cobain handled most of the songwriting duties, all three band members had worked on the track, which combined elements of punk, metal and pop.

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The artwork:

Each illustration is tied to a non-profit fund raiser. The first print of this Dave Grohl illustration was used to help with sponsorship of a softball team in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and a mixture of blue and red Prisma Colors to emulate grunge.
DERIVATIVE Work – photo source: alternativenation.net

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)
11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 100)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
 (Free shipping)

Dave Grohl 003

Arguably, one of the most versatile musicians.


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