Jorge R. Imbaquiingo Editor (O)

Fu Fighters That band Dave Grahal Nirvana was founded after he died at the same time Kurt Cobain He decided to take his own life. Grohl, an exceptional and passive Drummer, Decided to leave the drums, sing and play the guitar. With that decision he a. Didn’t vacate the seat Drummer. Grohl unleashed a throne …

The story of the Fu Fighters is so improbable, it seems Macedonian story. Dave Grohl (1969) was a punk band drummer from Scream, Virginia, who landed in California in 1990, the highlight of his tour across the United States. In Los Angeles they discovered that this would be the end of not only that trip, but the group as well.

So without much encouragement, Grohl called The Melvin’s singer Buzz Osborne to a friend who told him that another friend of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, needed a drummer. Unbeknownst to them, he went to Seattle and gave the music one last chance. Being a drummer like no other, he immediately won the job and recorded the album that revolutionized the 1990’s rock: Nevermind.

From nothing, from glory, from number one unseat on the list Musical hits Too much Michael JacksonLike someone drinks beer on a hot afternoon.


Grohel’s time with Nirvana lasted only three years. To transform the pain of Kurt Cobain’s death, he rented a studio and worked alone (alone!) For an entire album, in which he recorded drums, guitar, bass and vocals. A small work of art was published in 1995, entitled ‘Fu Fighters’.

When he needed a backing band in 1996, he explored the ashes of the recently broken rock group Sunny Day Real Estate. He offered to join Net Mendel and William Goldsmith, bassist and drummer. He then called on Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear and switched from Fu Fighter to plural, a real band.

For the second album, in 1997, Goldsmith could not handle the rhythmic demands of Grohl and left the throne. There came Taylor Hawkins (1972), a percussionist who studied music, as opposed to Grohl, and who was known as Alanis Morrisette’s drummer, for his crazy and methodical style.

Blonde Metronome

Since then the collaboration between Grohl and Hawkins has been symbiotic. Each with its own style.

Grohl is a mainstream base, almost baroque compatible, due to the amount of resources to compose. Hawkins, on the other hand, was the blonde haired and bearded Metronome, who made the necessary arrangements without the swollen triple of drums and kick drums … not too much flame (flame = two beats which, by percussive magic, seem like one and that they give a rhythmic taste) , Such as a chili pepper). In that sense, they are retroactive. But they were twins by force: pure energy, as the real stone needed.

Hawkins’ legacy has earned him a drummer position for Fu Fighters. Grohl style is something embodied in the eight studio albums he recorded with them without controversy.


The truth is that Grohl and Hawkins complemented each other’s music and turned the drums into the musical gravitational instrument of the Fu Fighters’ music: a very rhythmic rock, the melody of which is reminiscent of Nirvana (the confluence of rock and pop), breaking paths Everlong, My Hero, All My Life, The Pretender, Best of You … or albums such as Solid, Almost Perfect, Rhythmically, Westing Light.

They both used to joke that they were in love. He had one of those incurable and well-managed friendships, which only cut through the abyss of addiction. Hawkins was already in a coma due to a heroin overdose in 2005. And after all this time has cleared up, the epidemic’s austereism has most likely given him the condition to get sick again.
Grohl sadly loses a friend again. What a destiny.

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