Dave Grohl is one of the biggest names in the rock music world, this guy literally is a member of two of the most popular rock bands of all time Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Grohl joined the American rock band Nirvana back in 1990 as a drummer after the original drummer of the band Chad Channing left the band.
Nirvana had success and was considered one of the top rock bands in the 1990s however, everything changed after the frontman and vocalist of the band Kurt Cobain committed suicide on April 5, 1994. Following Cobain’s death, Nirvana disbanded. While many believed the music career of the remaining bands is over, Grohl was not leaving the music world just yet.
About a year after Cobain’s death, Grohl formed his own rock band named Foo Fighters. However, Grohl changed from drummer to vocalist and guitarist of the band. And even though Grohl was not much of a lyricist or guitarist, he still nailed at both and without any nepotism, his band became really famous.
Grohl has struggled a lot for his music career and considering the hard work he deserves where he is today. Furthermore, we have discussed briefly how the band Foo Fighters was formed, and now let’s focus on today’s topic, does Dave Grohl have favorite songs from his own band?
Dave Grohl’s favorite Foo Fighters song
After the tragic demise of the vocalist of Nirvana Kurt Cobain, Dave stayed far from the music world for a while because he would remember Cobain’s death but after some time he started writing and recording songs himself. The first-ever album “Foo Fighters” from his band was actually recorded by himself, he played all the instruments alone.
Talking about Grohl’s favorite song from the band Foo Fighters, back in 1997, the band released their song named “Everlong” and many people think that this song is Grohl’s favorite song band. And why would not it? after all, this song became so famous that it was listed third on the list of US Billboard Alternative Songs. Moreover, it was also ranked number 123 on the Billboard Global 200.
Many say that Everlong is the greatest song ever written by Grohl. This song is so good that even legendary singer Bob Dylan expressed his desire to do that song. We all know how great of a song Everlong is but do you know what inspired Grohl to write this song? while he was focused on his music career and Foo Fighter, his relationship with his wife Jennifer Youngblood started to crumble, and finally, they got divorced.
Later he fell in love with the vocalist and guitarist of Veruca Salt, Louise Post. And his love for Post inspired Grohl to write this song. Talking about this song Grohl said, “That song’s about a girl that I’d fallen in love with, and it was basically about being connected to someone so much, that not only do you love them physically and spiritually, but when you sing along with them you harmonise perfectly.” Although their relationship ended after Grohl cheated on Post with actress Winona Ryder, they are still a good friend and Post said that she gave back vocal to the song.
Now since everyone says that Everlong is Grohl’s greatest and favorite song so that must be true right? no, that is only half true. Well, it might be Grohl’s greatest but it is not his favorite.
It seems to me that Grohl considers “These Days” as the best song he’s written. So one might even say that These Days is Grohl’s favorite song from his band. This song was released back in 2011 and talking to Q Magazine about this song Grohl said that it “might be the best song I’ve ever written.” So is this his favorite song? well, it might be but we cannot be certain because Grohl has never mentioned any of his favorite songs from Foo Fighters ever.
Dave Grohl from Nirvana to Foo Fighters
Grohl was one of the crucial members of Nirvana and he is one of the greatest drummers of all time. Grohl was from Alexandria, Virginia, and went to Thomas Jefferson High School however, he later dropped out of school to join the band Scream however, in 1990 they disbanded.
Grohl made friends with Melvins and during the 1990 tour of Scream, Buzz Osborne the guitarist of the band took Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic to see Scream. And as Nirvana was looking for a new drummer so Grohl went to audition and after passing the audition he became the official drummer and member of Nirvana. He was with Nirvana for a couple of years from 1990 to 1994 until Kurt Cobain killed himself.
After Cobain’s passing, Nirvana disbanded, and as mentioned above after some time Grohl decided to form a band of his own. And then he founded the band what we now know as Foo Fighters along with the former rhythm guitarist of Nirvana Pat Smear and other members including William Goldsmith and Nate Mendel.
Like this Grohl became one of the music legends alive today. As mentioned he was with Nirvana for around four years and Nirvana is considered one of the most influential rock music bands of all time. Furthermore, Nirvana is also one of the best-selling bands out there. Moreover, Nirvana has received various honorary awards including the Grammy awards. Nirvana is also listed as one of the 100 greatest artists (bands) in history. Moreover, Nirvana has sold over 75 million records globally.
After Nirvana disbanded, Grohl along with other members formed the rock band Foo Fighters in 1994. And just like Nirvana Foo Fighters is also one of the best rock bands of all time and they have also received various applause and honorary awards. They have won Grammy awards 15 times already. Furthermore, they have also won the first-ever Global Icon award. By 2015 Foo Fighters had sold over 12 million albums only in the United States and as per Sony Music Japan, Foo Fighters have sold more than 32 million albums worldwide.
Foo Fighters band is still active to this day and on October 28 this year, they will drop their new album.