Dave Grohl has been a household name in the rock-and-roll community since the early 90s, but now it looks like the Foo Fighters front man is putting down his guitar, stepping away from the microphone, and shifting into a new entertainment medium: television.
Deadline reported that the ex-Nirvana drummer is developing a comedy series with comic Dana Gould, which Grohl would help write and executive produce. The half-hour show, which would appear on FX, is based on a troubled rock band bordering stardom that is forced to seek professional help in order to stay together.
The star, whose net worth is currently estimated at $200 million, also has another project on his plate. ContactMusic reported that Grohl invited Slipknot singer Corey Taylor to collaborate with him on a documentary film that's in the works. The grizzly grunge guitarist is going back to his roots by making a documentary about the studio where Nirvana recorded the classic Nevermind album. Ratt front man Stephen Pearcy may also be involved, Q106 Rock reported.
Taylor, who recorded an album with Slipknot in 2011 at the Sound City Studios in Calif., was invited to work on a song with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen.
It's a huge check mark on my bucket list, let's put it that way, Taylor said to Artisan News. And I'm really ecstatic. It's a really good tune.
But just because Grohl is revisiting his musical history doesn't mean he's forgotten about the current scene. The Foo Fighters are facing pop newcomers such as Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Adele for the Best Album category.
I'm glad we're with Adele in the same category, the 43-year-old rocker told The Chicago-Sun Times. It means we've done something right. I think she gives us all hope. She's made an incredible record, and she's an incredibly talented artist, so maybe it is true that the cream actually rises to the top.