David Eric "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician, multi–instrumentalist, singer–songwriter and film director, who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary or main songwriter and founder of the band Foo Fighters. Prior to Foo Fighters, Grohl was the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana. He is also the drummer and co–founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Grohl has additionally written all the music and performed all the instruments for his short–lived side projects Late! and Probot, as well as being involved with Queens of the Stone Age numerous times throughout the past decade. He has performed session work (as a drummer) for a variety of musicians, including Garbage, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Prodigy, Slash, Iggy Pop, Juliette Lewis, Tenacious D, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Lemmy and Stevie Nicks.