The History of Dave Grohl
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is the sixth studio album by The Foo Fighters, released on September 25, 2007. After the poor reception for their previous album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace won the 2008 Grammy for Best Rock Album and saw The Foo Fighters upstage pretty much everyone at Live Earth and become one of the biggest bands on the planet.
Nevermind was released on September 24, 1991. Nirvana‘s lineup had stabilized on founding members Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic along with new recruit Dave Grohl and had moved from Sub Pop to Geffen Records who hoped that Nevermind would sell around 250,000 copies. Nevermind became Nirvana‘s first number one album on January 11, 1992, replacing Michael Jackson at the top of the Billboard charts, eventually spending two hundred and fifty-two weeks on the Billboard 200 and selling over 25 million copies.
On September 21st, 1990 Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain picked Dave Grohl up from Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport. He stayed with Kurt in his “Hellhole” apartment in Olympia and auditioned for Nirvana a few days later. He got the job, with Krist Novoselic later stating, “We knew in two minutes that he was the right drummer.”