Between October 2002 and March 2003 Dave Grohl was at the top of the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks - as a member of three different bands!
After the death of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl felt unsure of where to go and what to do with his life.
He wondered if his future might not, in fact, lie in drumming for another band.
Six months after Cobain’s passing, Grohl recorded a fifteen-track demo on which he played all the instruments himself, except for the guitar part on ‘X-statics’ which was performed by Greg Dulli.
Quite a few major labels were interested in the demo but Capitol Records got Grohl to sign a deal.
Grohl was not interested in a solo career and recruited other band members and formed the band Foo Fighters.
In between his touring with the Foo Fighters and work on subsequent albums, Grohl got involved with numerous other projects.
In 2001 he stood in for Freddie Mercury on vocals for a performance of ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ with Brian May and Roger Taylor. He also accepted an invitation to join Queens of the Stone Age, and assisted them with their 2002 recording of the album ‘Songs for the Deaf’.
Grohl made history when, between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003, he was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks as a member of three different bands – Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age!