The former drummer of Nirvana and the co-founder of his current band Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, had a recent interview with Danny Clinch of Independent this week and talked about his feelings after hearing the unexpected death of Kurt Cobain in 1994.
As you might already know, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was one of the most iconic figures of the rock music industry. Just two days after he diagnosed with bronchitis and laryngitis, Kurt has overdosed himself with champagne and Rohypnol. This incident was considered as the first-ever suicide attempt of Kurt.
Unfortunately, in 1994, he was found dead at his home at the age of 27. The authorities claimed that he killed himself with a shotgun from his head.
In his latest interview, Kurt’s long-time buddy and former bandmate Dave Grohl opened up about his feelings after hearing the bad news and stated that he decided to abandon music in the first place.
Here is what he said:
“I wasn’t sure I’d ever play music again. They [the dreams] always give me this initial burst of happiness and joy, because Kurt is always in them. It’s like, ‘Oh! he’s still alive!’ There’s never any explanation for that. Just that lovely feeling.
Then it all goes wrong when we go on stage. There’s no one in the audience and my drum sticks stretch to the size of telephone poles.
I honestly believe there is some energy or interconnectivity that makes those encounters more than just dreams. I’m not a psychic or anything like that. But I do believe there’s an energy to those dreams that makes them more than hallucinations.”
“It was just something to look forward to. I’m a hopeful person and I need a reason to get up and get excited each morning. I had no idea that would turn into a quarter of a century of a career…
But for the past 25 years, I’ve been locked into this same cycle. We record a record, we go round the planet three fucking times with it and say we’re never doing that again. We’re exhausted. We never want to see an instrument again.
Two weeks later, I’m on the couch writing another record. That’s been my life for decades. Having it stop has been… hard.”
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