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New Dave Grohl Bio Proves Northern Virginia Has A Cool Side

The land of the minivan mamas finally has something they can claim as hip. Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman and previous Nirvana drummer, spent large parts of his formative years in the Springfield area and played gigs galore at the Lake Braddock Community Center before dropping out of high school and following his dream across the country's beer-soaked club circuit.

A new book details his early days and mentions that he and the rest of the band recorded three albums in a house in Alexandria on Nicholson Lane, a house that also inspired parts of the band's latest album. Somewhere in all this Grohl also wrote the song "Arlandria" which captures a bit of the energy of the place he once called home. See his performance of the song after the jump.


Video from YouTube via WaPo

· Foo Fighters [OfficialSite]
· Dave Grohl bio cites many Northern Va. historical landmarks [WaPo]
· This Is A Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl [Amazon]
· Foo Fighters - Arlandria (Live) [YouTube]