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Dave Grohl discography

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Studio albums  16
Compilation albums  8
EPs  6
Live albums  6
Video albums  11
Singles  64
Dave Grohl discography

The discography of Dave Grohl, an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer, consists of sixteen studio albums, six live albums, eight compilation albums, six EPs, four soundtracks and also includes his other collaborations and work as a studio musician with twenty-six additional artists. A large portion of his releases have come as the drummer of Nirvana (1990–1994) and as the frontman of Foo Fighters (1995–present).


Grohl began playing music in the 1980s and while attending high school in Alexandria, Virginia was a member of Freak Baby, whose name was later changed to Mission Impossible after Grohl switched from guitarist to drummer. The band recorded demos under both names and released a split EP with Lünch Meat, originally issued as Thanks (1986), later retitled Getting Shit for Growing Up Different. After some lineup changes, Mission Impossible became Dain Bramage and released I Scream Not Coming Down (1986) before breaking up when Grohl auditioned for Scream and became the band's drummer.

As a member of Scream, Grohl released No More Censorship (1988), two live albums and the posthumous release, Fumble (1993), recorded shortly before the group's dissolution in 1990. Later that year, Grohl was put in contact with Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic who were in search of a new drummer for their band Nirvana. After a successful tryout, Grohl joined the band and recorded Nevermind (1991) with them the following year. The album became a breakthrough achievement and to date has sold over 30 million copies Worldwide. In Utero (1993), their third and final studio album, was released just months prior to the death of Cobain. Since then, a multitude of posthumous releases featuring Grohl have been issued, including MTV Unplugged in New York (1994), From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (1996), With the Lights Out (2004) and Live at Reading (2009).

Throughout his tenure with Scream and Nirvana, Grohl worked on crafting material of his own. Using the pseudonym Late!, Grohl released the album Pocketwatch (1992), on which he performed all instruments and vocals. This recording method was adopted three years later with Foo Fighters (1995), another album performed entirely by Grohl. After acquiring band members to help support the release, Foo Fighters quickly transformed into a group fronted by Grohl. The band has gone on to release a total of eight studio albums and three EPs to date, in addition to the live album Skin and Bones (2006) and their career spanning Greatest Hits (2009). Foo Fighters have sold over 10 million albums in the United States alone and 30 million albums Worldwide.

Grohl appeared as drummer of The Backbeat Band, who recorded music for the film Backbeat (1994). Although recorded in 1990, Harlingtox A.D. would mark Grohl's only appearance as bassist, with the release of Harlingtox Angel Divine (1996). He appeared for the first time as David Grohl, credited for the music to the film Touch (1997), which also included the resurrection of his former moniker Late! on select tracks. In 2000, Grohl began work on the heavy metal side project Probot (2004), writing and performing the majority of the music himself. While remaining active with Foo Fighters, Grohl has also contributed to an assortment of releases by other artists, ranging from solo acts such as Tony Iommi, David Bowie, Slash and Michael Jackson, to rock groups including Tenacious D, Queens of the Stone Age, Killing Joke and Nine Inch Nails, among many others (see also: Collaborations). Grohl contributed the track "Vile" to the soundtrack of the documentary film Rising Sun: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006). Most recently, he returned to the drums and along with Josh Homme and John Paul Jones, released Them Crooked Vultures (2009), the bands' self-titled debut.

With Mission Impossible

  • Alive & Kicking (1985) WGNS Recordings - "I Can Only Try"
  • 77 KK (1985) 77 KK Records - "Life Already Drawn"
  • Getting Shit for Growing Up Different (1986) Dischord Records/Sammich Records
  • With Dain Bramage

  • Demo 1 (1986) No Label
  • Demo 2 (1986) No Label
  • I Scream Not Coming Down (1986) Fartblossom Enterprizes
  • With Scream

    For a more comprehensive list, see Scream discography.
  • No More Censorship (1988) RAS Records
  • Live at Van Hall in Amsterdam (1988) Konkurrel Records
  • Your Choice Live Series Vol.10 (1990) Your Choice Records
  • Fumble (Recorded 1989 / Released 1993) Dischord Records
  • With Nirvana

  • Nevermind (1991) DGC
  • Hormoaning (1992) DGC/Geffen
  • Incesticide (1992) Sub Pop/DGC
  • In Utero (1993) DGC/Geffen
  • MTV Unplugged in New York (1994) DGC/Geffen
  • Singles (1996) DGC/Geffen
  • From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (1996) DGC/Geffen
  • Nirvana (2002) DGC/Geffen
  • With the Lights Out (2004) DGC/Geffen/Universal
  • Sliver: The Best of the Box (2005) DGC/Geffen/Universal
  • Live at Reading (2009) Geffen
  • Icon (2010) Universal
  • As Late!

  • Pocketwatch (1992) Simple Machines
  • Touch Motion Picture soundtrack (on select tracks)

    With Foo Fighters

  • Foo Fighters (1995) Roswell/Capitol
  • The Colour and the Shape (1997) Roswell/Capitol
  • There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999) RCA
  • One by One (2002) RCA
  • In Your Honor (2005) RCA
  • Five Songs and a Cover (2005) RCA
  • Skin and Bones (2006) RCA
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) RCA
  • Greatest Hits (2009) RCA
  • Wasting Light (2011) RCA
  • Medium Rare (2011) Roswell/RCA
  • Sonic Highways (2014) RCA
  • With Harlingtox A.D.

  • Harlingtox Angel Divine (1996) Laundry Room Records
  • With Tenacious D

  • Tenacious D (2001) Epic Records
  • Pick of Destiny (2006) Epic Records
  • Rize of the Fenix (2012) Columbia Records
  • With Queens of the Stone Age

  • Songs for the Deaf (2002) Interscope Records
  • ...Like Clockwork (2013) Matador Records
  • As Probot

  • Probot (2004) Southern Lord/Roswell
  • With Them Crooked Vultures

    For a more comprehensive list, see Them Crooked Vultures discography.
  • Them Crooked Vultures (2009) DGC/Interscope
  • With The Backbeat Band

  • Backbeat Music from the Motion Picture (1994) Virgin Records
  • With Tenacious D

  • The Pick of Destiny Soundtrack to the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) Epic Records
  • As David/Dave Grohl

  • Touch Music from the Motion Picture (1997) Roswell/Capitol
  • Rising Sun: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Soundtrack (2006) Image Entertainment
  • Sound City: Real to Reel Soundtrack (2013) Variance Films/Roswell Films/Gravitas Ventures
  • Collaborations

    The following is a list of artists whose releases feature contributions from Dave Grohl.


    The following is a list of singles that include Dave Grohl as an official band member.


    The following releases were produced or co-produced by Dave Grohl.

  • I ^ Co-produced by Dave Grohl and Buzz Osborne.
  • II ^ Co-produced by Dave Grohl and Barrett Jones.
  • With Nirvana

  • Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (1994) DGC
  • Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind (2005) Eagle Vision
  • MTV Unplugged in New York (2007) DGC
  • Live at Reading (2009) Geffen
  • Live at the Paramount (2011) DGC
  • Live and Loud (2013) DGC
  • With Foo Fighters

  • Everywhere but Home (2003) Roswell/RCA
  • Skin and Bones (2006) RCA
  • Skin and Bones & Live in Hyde Park (2006) RCA
  • Live at Wembley Stadium (2008) RCA
  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011) RCA
  • Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (2014) RCA
  • As David/Dave Grohl

  • Sound City (2013) Variance Films/Roswell Films/Gravitas Ventures
  • References

    Dave Grohl discography Wikipedia

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