When Dave Grohl left his first band, the group broke up because they’d never find as good a drummer!
If you listen to music, you probably know Dave Grohl. Even if his name isn’t familiar, you’ve certainly heard his work as the drummer for Nirvana and frontman for the Foo Fighters.
Since his career took off in the 1990s, Grohl has been respected as one of the music industry’s most valuable talents. However, it seems he was a legend even when he was young.
Before joining Nirvana, Grohl worked in a number of small bands. One of these groups, known as Dain Bramage, was formed in 1985 by Grohl and friends David Smith and Reuben Radding.
Over three years, Dain Bramage released two demos and one album, the ‘I Scream Not Coming Down LP’.
The band ended when, without warning, Grohl quit and joined Scream, a hardcore punk group. Though Smith and Radding tried to form another band, they eventually gave up. Radding later stated that, “After you've spent a couple years with Dave Grohl as your drummer it's easy to feel like no other drummer exists.”
In addition to his own projects, Grohl has provided session work for such artists as Nine Inch Nails, Slash, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Stevie Nicks.