NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When U Can’t AIR: Once the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana, Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters after the death of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain in 1994.  Foo Fighters’ sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, includes a song Grohl wrote for two miners who, trapped in an Australia mine collapse, asked rescuers to send down an iPod loaded with Foo Fighters songs. Grohl sent them a note, then met with one of the miners after they were rescued. Grohl is a percussionist, guitarist and songwriter — and an actor, having appeared both on Tenacious D’s debut album and in the 2006 movie Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. MORE


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