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Foo Fighters announce new album 'Sonic Highways'

Foo Fighters announce new album 'Sonic Highways'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --The Foo Fighters' eighth studio album will be released November 10, and drummer Dave Grohl says the record is "deeper and more musical" than previous works.
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Dave Grohl says his reconciliatory hug with Courtney Love 'was beautiful'

Dave Grohl says his reconciliatory hug with Courtney Love 'was beautiful'

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) --Dave Grohl says his hug with Courtney Love at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in April "was beautiful."
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Krist Novoselic praises Nirvana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances

Krist Novoselic praises Nirvana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Nirvana bassist Krist Nosovelic has nothing but praise for Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde's performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Annie Martin
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bury the hatchet at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bury the hatchet at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Courtney Love and Dave Grohl seemed to end their years-long feud Thursday night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.
Annie Martin
Will Joan Jett front Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

Will Joan Jett front Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters have prompted speculation that Joan Jett will perform alongside Nirvana's surviving members when the legendary rock band is inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
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Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
Gabrielle Levy
Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Musicians, comedians and actors gather in New York to celebrate Howard Stern's 60th birthday.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Grammys producer apologizes to Trent Reznor

Grammys producer apologizes to Trent Reznor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Nine Inch Nails frontman fired off an angry Twitter critique after Grammys producers decided to roll credits mid-way through his performance.
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Trent Reznor tweets outrage over Grammys number

Trent Reznor tweets outrage over Grammys number

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor said via Twitter he is upset his closing performance at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles was cut short.
Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Jan. 15 (UPI) --The two surviving members of the Beatles will join Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban at the Grammys this year.
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Akon, Dave Grohl, 2 Chainz to be presenters at the AMAs

Akon, Dave Grohl, 2 Chainz to be presenters at the AMAs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Marc Anthony, Fall Out Boy and Michael Bolton are to be presenters at Sunday's American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC said.
Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill are to perform together at next month's 47th annual CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville, ABC announced.

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Rapper Too Short booked for DUI, narcotics possession ... MGM hopes to release next James Bond movie within three years ... HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened' ... Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi's "What About Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Dave Grohl, of band Foo Fighters, arrives at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on December 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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David Eric "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. Grohl began his music career in the 1980s as the drummer for several Washington, D.C.-area bands, including the hardcore punk band Scream. In 1990 he became the drummer for grunge group Nirvana. Following the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in April 1994, Grohl formed Foo Fighters as frontman and songwriter. In addition to leading Foo Fighters, Grohl has also been involved in other musical projects, including Queens of the Stone Age and his heavy metal side project Probot, and has performed session work for a variety of musicians, including Killing Joke, Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy and Slash. Most recently, Grohl formed Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).

As a child, his family (father James Grohl, mother Virginia Wendt, and older sister Lisa) relocated from Warren, Ohio, to Springfield, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Three years later, when Grohl was six, his parents divorced, and Grohl grew up living with his mother. His early influences also involved tutorials in drumming from "Treasures of the Earth" drummer Timothy Aldridge.

At the age of twelve, Grohl began learning to play guitar. He quickly grew tired of lessons and instead became self-taught, honing his ability by playing in bands with friends. Soon he became guitarist for the punk rock band Midtown. A year later in 1982, Grohl and his sister spent the summer in Evanston, Illinois at their cousin Tracy's house. Tracy introduced them to punk rock by taking the pair to shows by a variety of punk bands. "From then on we were totally punk," Grohl explained. "We went home and bought Maximumrocknroll and tried to figure it all out."

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