From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is our times greatest rock star!

As Dave Grohl was touring with Nirvana, he spent much of his time recording demos. When Kurt tragically died and Nirvana was no more, Dave started his solo project Foo Fighters by recording his demos.

Dave recorded all instruments and vocals himself on his first album, spread it around the music business, formed a band to support the album and got pickup up by Capitol.

Dave Grohl is one of the few true rock stars still active today who managed to be in two, generation defining bands.


All My Life, Monkey Wrench & The Pretender

As the opening track from Foo Fighters fourth studio album, One By One, All My Life was the most successful single, spending ten weeks at the top spot of the alternative charts.

By now, Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl had reached world-wide fame, with Nirvana being something he used to do, rather than his main thing.

A straight ahead rocker form Foo Fighters second album, The Colour and The Shape, Monkey Wrench was actually the lead single.

Two other singles featured from this album in Everlong and My Hero.

Form the 2007 album Echoes, Silence and Grace, we find The Pretender. Easily the biggest song on the album, it cemented Dave Grohl’s super stardom.

On the 2009 Greatest Hits album, all these songs featured.


All My Life – Chords & Guitar Lessons

The main thing that strikes me when I look deeper into All My Life is that this has, no doubt, been written by a drummer.

It’s almost as if Dave Grohl’s exercise book has come out and been transformed into a monster guitar riff.

Go to All My Life – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


All My Life – Lyrics

All my life, I’ve been searching for something
Something never comes, never leads to nothing
Nothing satisfies but I’m getting close
Closer to the prize at the end of the rope

Go to All My Life – Lyrics.


Monkey Wrench – Chords & Guitar Lessons

Monkey Wrench is one of Dave Grohl’s earlier compositions for his band Foo Fighters.

A classic power punk track that he perhaps looked to Green Day for some tips. To begin with, tune down the low E to a D.

Go to Monkey Wrench – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Monkey Wrench – Lyrics

What have we done with innocence?
It disappeared with time, it never made much sense
Adolescent resident
Wasting another night on planning my revenge

Go to Monkey Wrench – Lyrics.


The Pretender – Chords & Guitar Lessons

The Pretender is harmonically pretty closely related to the most epic rock song ever; Stairway To Heaven.

Just like in Stairway, The Pretender walk a fine balancing act between A Aeolian and A Dorian.

Go to The Pretender – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


The Pretender – Lyrics

Keep you in the dark
You know they all, pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all, began

Go to The Pretender – Lyrics.

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