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Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dave Grohl says Foo Fighters happened cautiously after Nirvana

by Music-News.com on August 19, 2019

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Dave Grohl says he was reluctant to start Foo Fighters after Kurt Cobain died.

““After Nirvana ended, I didn’t wanna play music. I sure as fuck didn’t wanna go be someone’s drummer,” Dave Grohl said.

“I knew that it would remind me of Nirvana. I’m very proud. Nirvana changed my life for ever but there were times when I wanted to escape it.”

Grohl admitted that it was painful even listening to music let alone playing it, until one day he found being in the studio reinvigorating.

He continued: “Just picking up an instrument or turning on a radio made me so sad.

“Then I realised that doing the thing I’d always done – go to a basement, record by myself – might restart my heart.”

Grohl also recalled being kissed by Kurt when he showed him Foo Fighters’ track ‘Alone + Easy Target’, which he wrote in 1992 after Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ tour, and admitted it was the first time he’d ever really felt “validated” by his bandmates.

He recalled: “He [Kurt] was having a bubble bath.

“I went back in and he kissed me! That might have been the only time I ever felt validated by the band.”

On not expecting Foo Fighters to be as big as the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ hitmakers, Grohl added: “I didn’t imagine I was gonna pick up where Nirvana left off.

“I didn’t imagine myself to be Freddie Mercury.

“I made 100 cassettes and handed them to friends.

“I called it Foo Fighters because I didn’t want people to think I was trying to be Tom Petty.”

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