The Foo Fighters’ seventh full-length studio album, Wasting Light
(Roswell Records/RCA, $13), brings band frontman Dave Grohl full circle, reuniting him with producer Butch Vig 20 years after they collaborated on Nirvana’s landmark Nevermind
. Here’s a look back at Grohl’s growth from the guy behind the drum kit to international rock star.
A Virginia native and veteran of D.C. punk band Scream, drummer Grohl is asked to join Nirvana, a fast-rising combo out of Seattle that catapults to worldwide fame with the release of its second album, Nevermind
Six months after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide, Grohl appears on Saturday Night Live
with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He passes up a chance to join the band permanently in order to start the Foo Fighters.
The Foo’s second ?album, The Colour and the Shape
, cracks the Billboard Top 10 ?before going on to sell 2 million copies.
The Foo Fighters win their first Grammy Award. The group has six to date.
Grohl joins Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones to form the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Their self-titled LP was well received.