Former Bishop Ireton High School student performed on SNL this weekend

Former Alexandria resident Dave Grohl (image via Foo Fighters/Facebook)

Former Bishop Ireton High School student Dave Grohl performed with other members of his band, Foo Fighters, this weekend on Saturday Night Live.

Grohl attended Bishop Ireton High School but eventually transferred to Annandale High School. Grohl later performed with a band called Nirvana before launching Foo Fighters in 1994.

Grohl returned to Alexandria in 1999 and moved to the North Ridge area, recording an album called There is Nothing Left to Lose in the home’s basement. The band also has a song, Arlandria, inspired by the Alexandria neighborhood just north of where Grohl lived.

This weekend was the band’s ninth time performing on SNL and Grohl also appeared in multiple sketches on the show.

Grohl isn’t the only Alexandrian to perform on SNL this year, Alexandria City High School Director of Choral Activities Theodore Thorpe III also performed with the band Coldplay earlier this year.

Image via Foo Fighters/Facebook