Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl sprang from the D.C. punk scene to become a member of Nirvana, a producer extraordinaire and a generally well-respected guy in the music business. Here, Grohl performs at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 4, 2015. The cast is for a broken leg caused by falling off a stage. Click through to see more from Grohl's career.
With a career spanning decades, Grohl first gained fame as the drummer for the iconic '90s band Nirvana. Band mates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic pose with Grohl during a 1991 interview in London.
Nirvana performs a gig in front of a hometown crowd in Seattle in 1993.
After Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994, Grohl formed the Foo Fighters.
The Foo Fighters became a major player in the rock scene with hits like "Big Me," "Monkey Wrench," "My Hero" and "Everlong."
The Foo Fighters pose backstage with their Grammys at the 2001 ceremony.
Stewart Copeland of The Police, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters and Grohl perform in a drum circle during MTV2's "24 Hours Of Foo" at New York's Times Square in 2005.
Grohl performs for the 2007 Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium in London.
Grohl performs with the supergroup he was part of called Them Crooked Vultures in 2009 in London.
Grohl performs with members of "Yo Gabba Gabba!" a children's television show, in Los Angeles in 2010.
Grohl performs with his band Foo Fighters in Germany in 2011.
Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl perform at a ceremony honoring McCartney in 2012.
Grohl and LL Cool J speak during the premiere of "A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On," a documentary about how the Grammys adjusted to Whitney Houston's death, in California in 2012.
Grohl arrives at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of his film "Sound City," a documentary about the studio of the same name that recorded several famous artists.
Grohl and Stevie Nicks perform at a concert to celebrate the premiere of his film "Sound City" in 2013 in Los Angeles.
Grohl adjusts John Mayer's bow tie at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Dave Grohl speaks at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after Nirvana was inducted.
Grohl performs during a Foo Fighters concert in December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Foo Fighters perform on the final broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" in May 2015, ending the show with "Everlong," one of the host's favorite songs.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is pictured on a big screen talking into a microphone after falling from the stage and breaking his leg during the band's concert at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, June 12. Grohl fell off the stage while performing "Monkey Wrench," the band's second song of the evening. Grohl left the stage and later finished the show from a chair.