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Before he was a member of two of the most popular rock bands in the world, Dave Grohl was a fan, just like us. And boy, was he adorable!

At age 14, the Foo Fighters frontman and former drummer of Nirvana sent a letter to one of his music idols, rocker Ian MacKaye, then the frontman of popular hardcore punk band Minor Threat. The group broke up in the '80s and he later formed Fugazi. He is currently the lead singer of the group The Evens.

Grohl, now 46, shared a photo of part of his fan mail on Foo Fighters' Instagram page this week, saying, "Look what my hero Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha!"

"Good thrash," he had written in black marker. "So I was wondering if you could give me some number or people to get in touch with. It would help. THANX."

He also included his phone number and the hours he could be reached—"3 to 10 p.m."

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In high school, Grohl was a drummer in the hardcore punk band Dain Bramage. In 2013, he reunited with his ex-band mates.

He later joined another punk group, Scream. The band broke up in 1990, after which he became the drummer of Nirvana, headed by Kurt Cobain. The frontman, one of the most legendary rockers of all time, was found dead in his home in 1994 at age 27.


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 After his death, Grohl formed Foo Fighters, which also includes touring Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear.

The group released its eighth studio album, Sonic Highway, in 2014. That year, HBO debuted a documentary of the same name about the band. MacKaye, now 53 and known as a co-founder and owner of Washington D.C.-based Dischord Records, was featured in a 2014 episode.

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