The American rock band Foo Fighters began as a one-man project by Dave Grohl, formerly of Nirvana. After his projects following Kurt Cobain's death didn't really take off, he searched for a sound that would work with his songs. He had been writing songs for years but didn't offer them to Nirvana because he felt intimidated by Cobain's outstanding songwriting skills. Later, he began circulating his songs and received encouragement from those who heard them. Kurt had been a major influence on Grohl's songwriting but he didn't try to reproduce Nirvana's sound. He was impressed by Cobain's minimalist approach and his ability to fit into to the Seattle "grunge" scene while keeping his finger on the pulse of pop music, old school and new. He didn't want to capitalize on his association with Nirvana. Grohl was interested in a number of genres when he started the Foo Fighters: hard rock, grunge, and radio-friendly tunes that had hit potential. It wasn't Nirvana revisited. The Foo Fighters landed their first Grammy Award in 2000 with their music video for "Learn to Fly." They now have 10 Grammys in all.