Man at His Best

26 Years Ago Today, Dave Grohl Played His First Show With Nirvana

Between the hair and the sweat, you can see why they kept him around.

BY MATT MILLER | Oct 12, 2016 | Music

I've long considered Dave Grohl a better drummer than singer, songwriter, or frontman. His presence behind the kit was exactly what Nirvana needed. His raw energy matched the spark in Kurt Cobain's voice.

But he wasn't the band's first drummer. On September 25, 1990, Grohl replaced Chad Channing, the former Scream drummer who had been performing with Nirvana. Less than a month later, Grohl played his first show with Nirvana on October 11 at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington. During that first gig, the band played "Scoff," "Sliver," and other tracks with Grohl as a total whirlwind on percussion.

From: Esquire US.