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#Grohl6Music - Help pick the Ultimate Dave Grohl Playlist

The nicest man in rock and roll and a living Godlike Genius, what Dave Grohl hasn’t done with a band frankly isn’t worth doing.

There was widespread online pandemonium when details emerged on Tuesday about his super group – Sound City Players – playing their first UK show next week, the day after the screening of his documentary in cinemas across the country. So we thought why turn Now Playing into a warm up and celebrate the legend that is Dave Grohl.

From initially playing the drums with Scream and Nirvana, Dave took centre stage with the Foo Fighters in 1994 and hasn’t looked back. Plaudits and awards have littered been so frequent he’s probably had to build an extra house to keep them all in, and the list of people he’s worked with – from The Prodigy to Sir Paul McCartney – closely resembles a list of the most important musicians of the most two decades.

The hard bit of this show isn’t going to be filling two hours – but keeping it to just 116 minutes (once we’ve taken news into account).

You could choose:


It's up you to shape the playlist. Tweet your suggestions using #Grohl6Music, leave your suggestions on our Facebook page, e-mail nowplaying@bbc.co.uk your Dave Grohl stories or add tracks to our collaborative Spotify Playlist. And if you're a Suede fan be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 6 Music this Sunday from 6pm.

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by TAO

    on 18 Feb 2013 04:15

    Ok here goes my attempt by year from 1991 to present (recorded or released may be off 1 year)
    Smells like Teen Spirit 1991 Marigold 1992 Heart shaped box 1993
    You know you're right 1994 This is a Call 1995 Big Me 1996
    Everlong 1997 My Hero 1998 Learn To Fly 1999
    Break Out 2000 Tenacious D Wonderboy 2001 Qotsa No one Knows 2002
    Times Like These 2003 Garbage Bad Boyfriend 2004 Best of You 2005
    Nine Inch Nails Every day is exactly the same 2006 Pretender 2007 Let it Die 2008
    Paul McCartney Grammy's performance 2009 Slash Watch This 2010 Walk 2011
    Bridge Burning 2012 Stevie Nicks You can't fix this 2013
    WHEW hard working guy huh, go listen and enjoy

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Pipsqueak80

    on 17 Feb 2013 17:10

    I'd love to hear Tribute by Tenacious D. Dave Grohl performed on their debut album and appeared as the devil in the video for Tribute.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by 8ft2SkuB

    on 17 Feb 2013 13:16

    Like most fans of Dave I think anything that he is involved with would be great to listen to on the radio and as I'm sure the whole back catalogue of his will be suggested by someone I will deviate slightly and say maybe something by Tom Petty as Dave nearly joined him as his drummer. Won't Back Down would be my choice. Or kill 2 birds with 1 stone and play Wont Back Down covered by Pearl Jam. Anyway the whole family looking forward to the show especially my daughter Zoe who is 7 as her first gig (apart from watching her dads band 8ft2(eight foot square) play locally) was Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes bowl! Lucky girl.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by cdb

    on 17 Feb 2013 09:48

    On a happier note, I'd be happy with anything from Them Crooked Vultures. Went to see them when I was pregnant. My daughter was rocking in utero :-)

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by cdb

    on 17 Feb 2013 09:45

    Ordinarlily I'd have a pretty long list, but the last time I saw my brother alive was after Foo Fighters Hyde Park 2006. H Times Like These is one of a few Foos songs that helped me through so I'd have that at the top of the list.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Jimbo

    on 16 Feb 2013 22:15

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Little Boy

    on 16 Feb 2013 21:42

    Seconding A Song for the Dead. Relentlessly heavy, catchy, unique; not only is it a brilliant example of Grohl's drumming ability, but also an all round fantastic track.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Jackie Wroe

    on 16 Feb 2013 21:39

    My husband had hair once;) Track wise, I would choose DOA, Miss the misery, But honestly, In your honour, Hell, Times like these, Overdrive, Home, Free me, Big me, come back

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by kim

    on 16 Feb 2013 20:54

    The acoustic version of Big Me. We were at Milton Keynes the other year, when my boyfriend proposed, naturally I accepted. Big Me was our first dance.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by winnebago13

    on 16 Feb 2013 20:17

    A Song For The Dead by Queens of the Stone Age - Dave showed that he was still the best drummer in the world when he recorded this track.

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