Dave Grohl didn't intend to fill a niche. Not really. When he released his first album as the Foo Fighters in 1995 -- a self-titled disc he calls "a demo tape that one person recorded in, like, five days" -- he wasn't applying for the job his old bandmate Kurt Cobain had tragically retired from a year earlier: Serious Rock Musician with Heavy Things to Say About Life Who's Not So Serious that He Can't Enjoy a Good Laugh, and Oh, He Can Write a... More >>>
Don't fence him in: Grohl (left) says musicians aren't sitcom actors. He can fight Foo and be a Stone Age Queen.