[[caption-width-right:350:The Nicest Man in Rock Music (and also possibly the busiest)]]

->''"A lot of nice people in Rock, but heís the nicest."''
->''"Sometimes I get a bit unnerved by niceness because you think someoneís got an agenda, but I donít think heís got agenda. And if he has, heís playing a long game with it."''
-->-- '''Nick Hodgson & Ricky Wilson''', from Music/KaiserChiefs, describing Dave Grohl at 2011 NME Awards

->''"[[AllDrummersAreAnimals You guys, you realise they gave this to a drummer, right?]] Okay."''
-->-- '''Dave Grohl''', receiving the 2011 NME God-Like Genius Award

David Eric "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician and multi-instrumentalist mainly known for his work with Music/{{Nirvana}} and creating Music/FooFighters, but also involved with [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder a RIDICULOUS number of side projects]].

Having spent his teenage years in hard working but little known hardcore punk bands, Grohl's first exposure to popular attention in the world of music was as the (last of several) drummer for Nirvana, one of the most influential bands of TheNineties. However, Nirvana disbanded after the death of frontman Music/KurtCobain. Grohl, knowing his perception in the public's mind as [[OvershadowedByAwesome just another drummer]], decided to start his own band, Foo Fighters, and is the creative force behind their output; almost every single noise on their first album was him, whether it was made by drums, guitar, bass or voice. He did not intend Music/FooFighters to be a long term project and is on record stating that if he'd known it was going to last, he'd have chosen a better name. Nonetheless, the sub-optimally named band is still going strong after two decades. But Dave Grohl is also ''very'' busy with other stuff as well; while the discography below is somewhat exaggerated, it's not joking about how much he's in demand. Certain snarkers have even joked that the ''VideoGame/RockBand'' video games should be retitled "Dave Grohl Band," considering that he is or has been involved in at least ''six'' of the contributing acts (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Nine Inch Nails, Tenacious D), which is more than basically everyone else on the planet.



[[folder: Mission Impossible]]
* Getting Shit for Growing Up Different (1986)

[[folder: Dain Bramage]]
* I Scream Not Coming Down (1986)

[[folder: Scream]]
* No More Censorship (1988)
* Live at Van Hall (1988)
* Your Choice Live Series Vol.10 (1990)
* Fumble (1993)
* Live at the Black Cat (1998)

[[folder: Nirvana]]
* Music/{{Nevermind}} (1991)
* Hormoaning (1992)
* Music/{{Incesticide}} (1992)
* Music/InUtero (1993)
* Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork (1994)
* Singles (1996)
* From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (1996)
* Nirvana (2002)
* With the Lights Out (2004)
* Sliver: The Best of the Box (2005)
* Live at Reading (2009)
* Icon (2010)

[[folder: Late!]]
* Pocketwatch (1992)
* Neapolitan Metropolitan (1992)
* Music From The Motion Picture Touch (1997)

[[folder: The Backbeat Band]]
* Music From The Motion Picture Film/{{Backbeat}} (1994)

[[folder: The Melvins/King Buzzo]]
* King Buzzo (1995)

[[folder: The Stinky Puffs]]
* A Little Tiny Smelly Bit of The Stinky Puffs (1995)

[[folder: Foo Fighters]]
* Music/FooFightersAlbum (1995)
* Big Shiny Tunes (1996)
* Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 3 (1996)
* Songs in the Key of X: Music From and Inspired by Series/TheX-Files (1996)
* The Colour and the Shape (1997)
* Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997)
* Music From The Dimension Motion Picture {{Film/Scream 2}} (1997)
* Come Again (released in the United States in 1998 as Essential: Interpretations) (1997)
* {{Film/Godzilla|1998}}: The Album (also known as Godzilla: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1998)
* [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture The X-Files]]: The Album (1998)
* Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session (also known as Melody Maker: Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session) (1998)
* Big Shiny Tunes 3 (1998)
* Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 5 (1998)
* Film/VarsityBlues - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (1998)
* Creator/{{MTV}}: The First 1000 Years: Rock (1999)
* There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)
* Music From And Inspired By Film/MissionImpossibleII (2000)
* Film/MeMyselfAndIrene - Music From The Motion Picture (2000)
* Cold: Live at the Chapel (2000)
* WAAF: Survive This! (2000)
* 99X Live X 6 - Walk Unafraid (2000)
* Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 7 (2000)
* Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 8 (2001)
* Music from the Motion Picture Film/OutCold (2001)
* Film/OrangeCounty: The Soundtrack (2001)
* One by One (2002)
* Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 10 (2002)
* Big Day Out Discrespective 1992-1997 / 1999-2002 The Best Of The Main Stages (2002)
* Big Day Out 03 (2002)
* Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 (2004)
* Little Steven's Underground Garage Presents: CBGB Forever (2005)
* In Your Honor (2005)
* Five Songs and a Cover (2005)
* Radio 1's Live Lounge (2006)
* Skin and Bones (2006)
* Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
* The Colour and the Shape 10th Anniversary Special Edition (2007)
* Radio 1: Established 1967 (2007)
* Catch and Release - Music From The Motion Picture (2007)
* Let It Die (2008)
* Greatest Hits (2009)
* ...Featuring (2010)
* Wasting Light (2011)
* Medium Rare (2011)
* {{Film/Thor}}: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)
* Film/RealSteel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)
* iTunes Festival: London 2011 (2011)

[[folder: Harlingtox A.D.]]
* Harlingtox Angel Divine (1996)

[[folder: Puff Daddy]]
* No Way Out (1997)

[[folder: Dave Grohl]]
* The World Premiere Of Godzilla The Album (1998)
* Rising Son - The Legend Of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi: Music Inspired By The Film (2006)

[[folder: Earthlings?]]
* Earthlings? (1998)
* Human Beans (2000)

[[folder: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers]]
* [=SNL25=] - Series/SaturdayNightLive, The Musical Performances Volume 1 (1999)

[[folder: Verbena]]
* Into The Pink (1999)

[[folder: Reeves Gabrels]]
* Ulysses (Della Notte) (2000)

[[folder: MxPx]]
* The Ever Passing Moment (2000)

[[folder: Tony Iommi]]
* Iommi (2000)

[[folder: Tenacious D]]
* Tenacious D (2001)
* The Pick of Destiny (2006)

[[folder: David Bowie]]
* Heathen (2002)

[[folder: Queens of the Stone Age]]
* ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' (2002)
* Like Clockwork (2013)

[[folder: Cat Power]]
* You Are Free (2003)

[[folder: Killing Joke]]
* Killing Joke (2003)

[[folder: The Bangles]]
* Doll Revolution (2003)

[[folder: Probot]]
* Probot (2004)

[[folder: Garbage]]
* Bleed Like Me (2005)

[[folder: Nine Inch Nails]]
* With Teeth (2005)

[[folder: Rye Coalition]]
* Chariots on Fire (2006)
* Curses (2006)

[[folder: Pete Yorn]]
* Nightcrawler (2006)

[[folder: Juliette and the Licks]]
* Four on the Floor (2007)

[[folder: Jackson United]]
* Harmony and Dissidence (2008)

[[folder: Lemmy Kilmister]]
* We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year (2008)

[[folder: The Prodigy]]
* Invaders Must Die (2009)

[[folder: Them Crooked Vultures]]
* Them Crooked Vultures (2009)

[[folder: Slash]]
* Slash (2010)

[[folder: Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders]]
* Red Light Fever (2010)

[[folder: Mondo Generator]]
* Dog Food (2010)

[[folder: Michael Jackson]]
* Michael (2010)

[[folder: Zac Brown Band]]
* The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1 (2013)

* AlternativeRock
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Is well known for behaving like, well, Animal from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' when he drums. To the point where he and Animal himself have a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHU_3Bw72y4 drum-off.]]
* DoomMetal
* DotingParent: To his three daughters. After the 2012 Grammys when [[http://youtu.be/3K_xw2P6lxs?t=2m5s he was asked how he stays so grounded]], and his response was having kids who "don't fucking care that [I'm] a rockstar" and "don't give a shit" that he's in the Foo Fighters, and say stuff like "Daddy, I need a smoothie. Now." to which Dave responds "Okaaay..."
* FunPersonified
* GenreRoulette / NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His variety of styles is impressive.
* {{Grunge}}
* HeavyMetal: His Probot side project was Dave writing metal songs in the styles of all his favorite bands from when he was growing up, and then asking those singers to participate. Not a single one turned him down.
* IHaveManyNames
* IAmTheBand: The first Foo Fighters album. Probot also has him playing most instruments.
* MustHaveCaffeine: The famous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhdCslFcKFU FRESH POTS]] incident, which actually landed him in the hospital at one point.
* NiceGuy: So much his nickname is "the nicest man in rock n' roll". Many fans have stories about him that show his humility, friendliness and generosity.
* OneBookAuthor: A few of his side projects.
* {{Rockumentary}}: Not only has he appeared in several, most prominently [[Music/FooFighters Back and Forth]] (2011), he is also the director of the award winning and critically acclaimed ''Film/SoundCity ''(2013)
* {{Supergroup}}: Music/ThemCrookedVultures. Probot is also a collaboration with many notable singers.
* ThrashMetal