Dave Grohl’s Daughter Makes an Appearance at Lollapalooza With Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters are one of rock and roll’s all-time great bands. Since the mid-90s, the Foo Fighters have been writing and performing music that is innovative and interesting, drawing in fans of all ages. Alternative and hard-rocking, the Foo Fighters have won a multitude of awards, including 12 Grammy Awards. These days, the Foo Fighters are still going strong, and are finally performing live gigs again, after a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the band performed a set at the rock festival Lollapalooza — and they were joined on stage by a young performer with a special connection to the band. 

Dave Grohl is the frontman for Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl
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The Foo Fighters were formed in 1994, the brainchild of Dave Grohl. Grohl, a former member of the band Nirvana, was motivated to start the band after Kurt Cobain’s death. In 1995, the group released their debut album, Foo Fighters. The group made a splash with listeners right away, with fans relating to their hard-rocking sound. Over the years that followed, the Foo Fighters continued to make waves, with Dave Grohl, in particular, rising to prominence as one of rock’s great front men.

As a member of Foo Fighters, Grohl’s creativity has shone, and not only has he written and performed songs with the band, but he has directed numerous Foo Fighters music videos as well. These days, with Grohl still touring and performing with the band, the music of Foo Fighters has become a family affair. 

Violet Grohl recently joined the Foo Fighters on stage for a memorable performance

On the first weekend of August, the Lollapalooza festival took place, marking a big return for live music. The Foo Fighters took the stage in a fantastically received set, and were even joined for one number by Dave Grohl’s young daughter, Violet Grohl. As reported by iHeart, Violet Grohl and the band performed a cover of the song “Nausea” by X, a tune that has special significance to both Dave and Violet Grohl since X’s D.J. Bonebrakeis a relative of Grohl’s grandmother.

The song has been recorded by the father-daughter pair in the past. Notably, the Lollapalooza performance isn’t the first time that Violet Grohl has performed with the Foo Fighters, although it might have been the biggest crowd the young girl has sung to thus far. 

Dave Grohl’s daughter has performed with the Foo Fighters before

Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet Grohl, first started performing with the Foo Fighters on a regular basis during the group’s 2019 tour. She also provided backing vocals on the group’s tenth studio album. In 2017, Grohl opened up about his daughter’s talents, admitting in an interview that “she’s the rock and roller in the family. She’s got an incredible voice. She knows she’s good. And so, of course, I encourage her to follow that. She’s in a band now. We’ve performed together at school functions and she just blows people’s minds.”

Grohl said that he encourages her to pursue her dreams, admitting that he can “relate” to her desire to be different and stand out from the crowd. The frontman even said that when Violet asked him if she could shave her head, he offered to do it for her. Clearly, Grohl is a rocking father in more ways than one and will do what he can to support his young daughter, both onstage and off. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest entertainment news!

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