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Like Dave Clark, we're probably letting Dave Grohl slide by a little here, too. For while it's true that he's more than acquitted himself as a first-class singer and guitarist in the Foo Fighters, it was as the drummer in Nirvana that we first came to know Grohl.
And what a drummer! Inspired by players that ran the gamut from John Bonham and Neil Peart to The Melvins' Dale Crover and Earl Hudson from The Bad Brains, Grohl's spirited, classic rock meets punk style powered the songs of Kurt Cobain with tectonic force.
Cobain was Nirvana's main man, but towards the end of what would be their all-too-brief career, he began to let Grohl step out more, evidenced by the wondrous cut Marigold. Grohl not only wrote the delicate ballad, he sang lead and backing vocals, along with playing drums and guitar.
Marigold would originally appear as the B-side to Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box. Thirteen years later, Grohl would perform the song with the Foo Fighters and release it on the live album Skin And Bones.