The founder of Foo Fighters and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, recently gave an interview to Steve Lamacq on Raised On Radio, and talked about how it feels to be known as the drummer of Nirvana.
As you know, Nirvana was founded by singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic back in 1987. The band changed drummers quite often until they recruited Dave Grohl in 1990. Grohl was already in the rock world as at the age of 17, he had joined the punk rock band Scream.
However, after the disbandment of Scream, Grohl joined Nirvana and the band soon started working on their ‘Nevermind‘ album, which would be Nirvana’s second but the first album to feature Grohl. The album was a huge success and it reached Number 1 on the United States Billboard Charts.
Nirvana came to be known as the band that ended the dominance of hair metal and they are credited as the band that popularized alternative rock. Being in such an unforgettable band, whose career spanned for only seven years but will be remembered forever, must be a great honor for Grohl.
As you know, Dave Grohl founded Foo Fighters in 1994 and he’s currently the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the band. However, in his recent interview, he said that being in Nirvana was something different. He stated that it’s not like he thinks about his former band constantly, but that he can‘t forget the details of the band’s experiences.
Grohl said that his connection to Nirvana is very personal and emotional and that most people don’t understand that. He said that listening to the music they made is like looking through an old photo album and reminisce the good old days that they have had together. He also said that these experiences are so valuable that he remembers ‘everything from the last 32 years.’
Here’s what Dave Grohl said in the interview when asked about whether he still thinks about Nirvana:
“It’s not something I reflect on constantly. There are times where I’ll be in the car and a Nirvana song will come on, and I’ll not just think of the music, but think of the time and place where it was recorded.
It’s funny, my connection to Nirvana is different than most people in that it was a very personal experience and it was a very emotional experience. So I look back on that music almost like someone would look back on an old photo album, I mean, I remember everything from the last 32 years.”
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