Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and song-writer. He started playing guitar at a very young age, and is self-taught for the most part. He later taught himself to play drums, citing John Banham as his biggest influence. Grohl played drums for the grunge band ‘Nirvana’ from 1990 to 1994, after which the band broke up following the death of its lead singer, Kurt Cobain. After the sudden end of ‘Nirvana,’ he went on to form his own band ‘Foo Fighters.’ He was also the co-founder of the rock super group ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ in which he was a drummer and backing vocalist. Grohl plays several other instruments, including acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, and piano. His band ‘Foo Fighters’ has performed at a number of charity events, including ‘Citizen Festival,’ ‘Concert for Sandy Relief,’ etc. Grohl is a supporter of gay rights. In 2009, he was honored with the key to his hometown of Warren, Ohio. He also has a roadway named after him, ‘David Grohl Alley’ where murals of him have been painted.