Dave Grohl, the frontman of Foo Fighters and the ex-drummer of Nirvana, explained during the recent interview he gave to Apple Music how he decided to form a new band after the shocking loss of Kurt Cobain.
After the death of Cobain in 1994, Grohl founded Foo Fighters in 1995. The quick-seeming process in the musical career of Dave Grohl drew reactions at that time by some fans of Nirvana. Through the latest interview, Grohl found a chance to explain himself and his decisions after the traumatic experience of losing Cobain.
He talked about how he took action in the field of music after Nirvana and said:
“Nirvana was over, and I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do musically with the rest of my life. But, I’ve always recorded songs by myself.
Usually, when I would record songs by myself, that was either in my basement with my friend Barrett Jones [who co-produced the ‘Foo Fighters’ album with Grohl], or with some other friends from Washington DC.
But it was never taken so seriously that it was to be, like, a major release. So when I went in to record that, it was maybe six days or something. I did it really quickly, without the intention of it becoming an ‘album’ album.
When I listen to it, still to this day, if I hear ‘This Is a Call, it still sounds like a demo to me; it doesn’t sound like some production, it just sounds like a demo tape that I did.”
After he began to make music and record new songs again, he admitted that some people fiercely opposed him and criticized his determination to continue music. He said about them:
“Oh god, still – I mean, some journalists are just like, ‘How dare you play music after Nirvana.’ And I’m like, ‘What am I supposed to do?’
We tried really hard to do it right. Instead of jumping on a tour opening up for some massive arena band at the time, we thought, ‘OK, let’s get in the van, and let’s do it as we’ve always done it. Let’s start the way as we’ve always started.’
And that felt comfortable to us, and in doing any sort of promotion or press, we didn’t make a video right out of the gate, we tried to tamper all of that stuff because it was scary in away.”
Grohl added and talked about how he faced with the criticism as a little insecure person. He said:
“I knew that I was walking the plank on this. I knew that I was going to be scrutinized, and I knew that there were going to be comparisons and things like that.
If you’re not feeling it or if you don’t have that connection and your confidence, it can be terrifying. I mean, it was for eight or 10 years or so, it took a long time for me.
I mean, now when I walk out on stage, it’s like, ‘Hey, OK, let’s go.’ But a long time ago, even doing interviews, I was – I was shy. I was just sort of insecure, self-aware, I just felt like I wasn’t used to be put on the forefront like that, and I cannot even watch interviews from those days.”