Member Spotlight: Dave Grohl

A member of AFM Local 47 since 2005, Dave Grohl is a 16-time Grammy-winning musician and two-time Emmy-winning director.

Dave has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with Nirvana on 1991’s generation-defining “Nevermind.” He took center stage with Foo Fighters’ 1995 self-titled debut, the first album in massive 12-Grammy-winning catalogue that now includes “The Colour & The Shape” (1997), “There is Nothing Left to Lose” (1999), “One by One” (2002), “In Your Honor” (2005), “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” (2007), “Wasting Light” (2011), “Sonic Highways” (2014), “Concrete and Gold” (2017) and “Medicine at Midnight” (2021). His most recent album, “But Here We Are,” released in April of this year, has been met with much critical acclaim, and includes the hit track “Rescued.”

In 2013, Dave made his debut as a feature director/producer with the acclaimed documentary “Sound City.” Named for the Van Nuys, CA studio where Nirvana recorded “Nevermind” in 1991, which would sell more than 30 million copies and transform the modern musical landscape. He also directed the eight-part HBO docuseries “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” which premiered in October 2014 and went on to win two of the four Emmys for which it was nominated (outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming and outstanding sound editing for nonfiction programming). Described by Dave as a love letter to the history of American music, “Sonic Highways” was comprised of eight one-hour episodes, each chronicling the creation of one song on Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” album, each written and recorded in a different American musical landmark — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Listen to the Foo Fighters on Spotify here.