During a recent interview with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino ath the Pollstar Live conference, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl remembered the time when he was joined Nirvana.
He talked about his first meeting with Nirvana members, he said:
“I saw them at a show and I thought, ‘That’s Nirvana. Oh my god.’ It was like ‘Children of the Corn.’ … With Scream, we never had anything successful. Nirvana had great songs. ‘About A Girl’ was like a Beatles song. It was clear that dude [Cobain] could write songs.”
He also revealed the biggest dream of Kurt Cobain, and said:
“Don (Lenner, producer) said, ‘What do you want?’ Kurt said, ‘We want to be the biggest band in the world.’ I thought he was joking. He was serious.”
“We practiced every day in this barn thing in Tacoma. We wrote a lot. There was major label interest and I just wanted to not sell equipment for food. We wanted to be Sonic Youth — play to 500 people a night.
After he died I didn’t want to play music again. The whole world turned upside down for me. It was bad.”
On current state of rock music, he said:
“My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish. The same thing is happening with her that happened with Nirvana in 1991. People say, ‘Is rock dead?’ When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, rock and roll is not close to dead!”
Click here to source of the statement. (via Variety)