David Eric Grohl born January 14, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the drummer for rock band Nirvana and founded the band Foo Fighters , for whom he is the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter. Grohl is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures , and wrote the music for his short-lived side projects Late! He has also recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age. At age 17, Grohl joined punk rock band Scream after the departure of drummer Kent Stax.
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Walking through Beirut with the band on a warm afternoon, it feels like everyone is staring. They met in at the nearby American University of Beirut, a leafy hillside campus tumbling down towards the glittering Mediterranean. Yet their early songs, such as Shim El Yasmine Smell the Jasmine , a tender ballad about abandoning a gay lover for a prescribed marriage, and the Balkan jazz-style hoedown of Raksit Leila , shot them to unexpected stardom. Their surprise was partly down to the fact that few independent Lebanese musicians had made it big before. There was no national infrastructure to support them. When they were invited to be the first Lebanese band to headline the local Byblos festival, they had to hastily write six new songs to fill their set.
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Brian Molko born December 10, , in Brussels, Belgium, is a songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Placebo. Molko is and has been known for his bisexual orientation and androgynous appearance, as well as provocative lyrics. Born to an American international banker father of French-Italian heritage and a Scottish mother, Molko's family moved frequently during his childhood including spells in Scotland, Liberia, Lebanon and Luxembourg. Brian Molko has referred to a period spent in his mother's home town of Dundee, Scotland, as "where I grew up". He describes his childhood as a period when he felt very lonely and alienated; his first performing experiences were through acting in a school drama theater.
Forty years ago, on Nov. Featuring 26 tracks, two records and an opera-esque story line, the concept album would go on to become the number two bestselling double album in history. Years of touring and financial stress had taken their toll. The unchecked egos of band members can often be difficult to rein in, and often lead to acrimony — to the point where the band breakup has almost become a cliche.