Discover Harper Grohl making her mark in the world of drumming, following in the footsteps of her famous father with the Foo Fighters. Whether or not you’re a dedicated fan of the Foo Fighters, it’s widely known that Dave Grohl, before forming the band, held the drumming position in Kurt Cobain’s iconic group, Nirvana.
After Cobain’s tragic death in 1994, Grohl ventured into creating the Foo Fighters as a solo endeavor. The subsequent year saw the release of his self-written album titled simply “Foo Fighters.” What’s particularly noteworthy is that Grohl not only performed the vocals but also played all the instruments on the album, except for one song.
The initial solo project garnered success, leading Grohl to assemble the rest of the band, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Foo Fighters have achieved immense success with ten studio albums, five live albums, four compilation albums, and an impressive lineup of 57 singles. Seven of their studio albums have reached number one worldwide, resulting in the band clinching 15 Grammys, 5 Brit Awards, and 3 NME Awards.
In 2003, Grohl tied the knot with his second wife, Jordyn Bloom, and the couple welcomed three daughters into their lives: Violet Maye in 2006, Harper Willow in 2009, and Ophelia Saint in 2014. It seems that musical talent runs in the family, with both Violet and Harper displaying a keen interest in music, reminiscent of their rockstar dad.
Violet has already graced the stage with the Foo Fighters, showcasing her vocal talents. In an endearing video, Harper takes center stage, exhibiting her drumming prowess. The father-daughter duo performed together at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival in June 2017, where Harper demonstrated remarkable confidence in her skills.
The heartwarming story of Harper’s musical journey unfolds as Grohl recounts how she expressed her desire to learn to play. The proud father shared the remarkable moment when he asked Harper if she would like to perform in front of a massive crowd in Iceland, to which the brave 8-year-old enthusiastically responded, “Yes.” This courageous act was met with support from the entire band, as Taylor Hawkins graciously gave up his seat at the drums to help Harper get settled.
Harper kicked off her performance with the iconic “We Will Rock You” by Queen, the very first song she learned to play. The rest of the band joined in, with Hawkins contributing vocals as he took a step back from drumming duties. Harper’s confident and flawless rendition of the song reflects her remarkable talent at such a young age, and she exudes sheer delight being on stage with her dad and the band.
The video captures not only Harper’s musical prowess but also the undeniable pride and joy radiating from Dave Grohl as he witnesses his daughter following in his musical footsteps. It’s an uplifting and heartwarming moment, showcasing the generational legacy of musical talent within the Grohl family. For those craving more musical magic from the Grohls, there’s a delightful bonus—Violet and Harper performing alongside their dad at the Notes and Words concert in 2018, a benefit event supporting San Francisco’s UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Harper on the drums and Violet on vocals add an extra layer of familial harmony to the already talented Foo Fighters lineup.