Third Child on the Way for Dave Grohl

04/11/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Dave Grohl Expecting Third Daughter Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The Grohl family is growing.

Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn Blum are expecting their third child later this year, PEOPLE has learned.

At Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer, 45, posed for photos with his hand on 37-year-old Blum’s belly.

The couple’s upcoming arrival will join big sisters Violet Maye, 8 this month, and Harper Willow, 5 this month.

Grohl has been sweetly open about how fatherhood has profoundly changed both his life and work in recent years.

“When you have kids, you see life through different eyes,” he told TIME magazine in 2010.

“You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It’s inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting.”

That compassion was clear Thursday evening, when Grohl extended a hand to Kurt Cobain‘s widow Courtney Love as they stood on stage receiving the honor for Nirvana.

Burying the hatchet on their long-simmering feud, Love, 49, turned to give Grohl a hug and later Tweeted, “The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there.”

— Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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JPR on

We were in Hawaii recently and were driving around in a golf cart and Dave passed us in his golf cart. He waved and smiled. He had his whole golf cart full of kids who were giggling. It was the sweetest thing ever! Maybe he and his family were there on vacation. Whatever the case, the man clearly has a sweet heart.

Congratulations to him and his family on their new baby on the way!!

Trina on

Jeez People, this was announced over a month ago.

Regardless, love Dave Grohl, love the Foos. Congratulations…hope she is healthy and beautiful!

Gina on

Luv ya Dave. Congrats!

Mamagirl31 on

Great guy an seems to be a great dad too! Congrats guys!!

nadia-nyc on

I love dave grohl. I find him very sexy 🙂

I bet he’s a super cool funny dad.

Cali on

Weird. They announced this a while back…

Karen on

Congrats!!!Love ya Dave!

Amy on

He’s awesome.

Akita on

He was so funny when he hosted Chelsea Lately show 🙂

Alan on

The guys a shining example of how to combine a top flight rockstar career for 20+ years, and still be the most grounded and humble family guy. Yes hes an extrovert when on stage or camera, thats what front men do. Its part of the job. But what makes him different is his desire to show his kids a normal home life. Theres obviously others who manage this, but not quite so successfully as Dave Grohl.

Kurt would (and seemingly always has) be smiling on Dave not for hugging courtney but because one of his friends found his peace. Its still old news about the baby but congratulations to you both we already know youll be great and give the new addition to planet grohl the best start in life you can!

Anonymous on

When and where did they announce it prior to this? If it was on Twitter or some place similar, then PEOPLE may have just missed it (after all, they probably don’t check every star’s twitter feed every day!). 🙂

Anyway, congrats to them!

Tamria on

So very happy for them. He is an outstanding musician and all around great guy. Wish them many years of happiness!

Stella Bella on

Absolutely love Jordyn and Dave. Hope she has a happy, healthy pregnancy!

Gina on

I’m a People subscriber and get my issue every week. I heard about this EXPECTING months ago. I always would look to check your sections under Expecting and never see Dave Grohl & Jordyn Blum. I was worried you just had forgotten about them.

Gina on

PS I am very happy for the Grohl family and wish them nothing but the best!!

jmk on

Love him! Congrats to Dave and family – they are so cute!

Isabel on

I’m a huge fan of Dave’s and he and Jordyn seem to be great parents.

chen on

Met Dave in 1991 as a teenage girl at a Nirvana concert. Fast forward to a Foo Fighter concert with my teenage son a few years ago and Dave is still the same cool, down to earth guy he was back years ago. The man really is a musical genius and amazing live!

May Jordyn have healthy pregnancy. Best wishes for she, Dave and their new bundle of joy. =]

Rhonda on

Went to junior high and high school with Dave. Watched him play drums at parties . Very happy for him. Wish Jimmy was still here to see all Dave has accomplished. God bless