Today is Dave Grohl’s birthday. He turns 44 so, to celebrate, here are some of our favourite pics of the legend. Enjoy…

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Dave pictured with Nirvana in their ’90s heyday. Photo: Retna

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Doing what he does best, way back in 1991. Photo: Getty

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Nirvana in 1992. Photo: Retna

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Onstage with Nirvana in Paris, 1994, shortly before Kurt’s death. Photo: PA

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Another band shot in the ’90s. Photo: Press

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An early picture with his new band Foo Fighters. Do you think he looks better with short or long hair? Photo: Getty

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Rocking Planet Of The Apes sideburns in 1999. Photo: Retna

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Onstage with Foo Fighters at the Isle Of Wight festival in 2001. Photo: PA

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Shot for the cover of NME magazine, 2005. Photo: Hamish Brown/NME

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Sparking up in 2005. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Goofing about that same year. Photo: Hamish Brown/NME

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Onstage in Glasgow. Photo: Danny North/NME

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The legendary NME cover shoot for Halloween, 2007. Photo: Sebastian Artz/NME

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Onstage at V Festival in 2007. Photo: Guy Eppel/NME

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With Foo Fighters in the mid-noughties. Photo: Press

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Backstage at V Festival in 2007. He was nice that day, too. Photo: Guy Eppel/NME

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Onstage with rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, featuring Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Josh Homme. Photo: Retna

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Tub-thumping with Them Crooked Vultures at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: PA

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Backstage at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

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Onstage with Foo Fighters at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Hanging out behind the scenes at T In The Park. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Laying down some vocals. Photo: Press

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Making the most of the strut at Milton Keynes. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Having a comedy minor freak out during another NME cover shoot. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

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Pointing skyward, possible learning to fly, in 2011. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Clutching yet another NME Award. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

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Eschewing the stage for a spot ON OUR LAPS during a mental NME Awards set. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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The Foo Fighters closed the 2011 NME Awards. Expect more carnage next month. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME