On a current interview with Apple Music, Dave Grohl, the drummer of Nirvana and the founder of Foo Fighters, explained what exactly he felt when he joined Nirvana in 1990.
Through his conversation with Apple Music which was made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Foo Fighters, Grohl talked about the turning point in his musical career with Nirvana and revealed he felt not good enough for the band which was founded three years ago his joining.
He mentioned the past of Nirvana before he came and said:
“When I joined Nirvana, I was their fifth drummer, right? They’d had a team of drummers before me [Aaron Burckhard, Dale Crover, Dave Foster, and Chad Channing] and some of them were more in the band than others.
So when I joined, I didn’t know Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain at all. But when we first met and started playing, it was clear that it worked really well, and we sounded what most people know now to sound like Nirvana.”
After he saw that he fitted to the band to a certain extent, he admitted that the production of ‘Nevermind‘ album got him into a panic. The quick process led him to question his competence within the band. He said:
“But you just meet these people and then it wasn’t long… It was almost exactly a year, from the time I joined to the time when ‘Nevermind’ came out [in September 1991].
Once it came out, it was like, things happen so quickly, you’re just so nervous that you’re going to either get fired or it’s going to stop. I didn’t want to get fired, basically.
And so I was doing my best to keep this thing from going away. So there was this real insecurity that I had, ‘I’m not good enough. They’re going to find somebody else.”
You can stream the full interview on this link.