During a recent interview with BBC Radio, the former Nirvana drummer and founder of Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, talked about a benefit concert that he played at years ago and how going backstage after that event opened his eyes about the point that he wants to reach as a musician.
Dave Grohl has been active in the rock scene since he was 17 years old which is when he joined the punk rock band Scream. Nirvana was also formed around that time by singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic. In 1990, Nirvana recruited Dave Grohl as their drummer and the band started working on their second album ‘Nevermind.’
As you know, ‘Nevermind’ was a huge success and ranked Number 1 on the United States Billboard Charts. Nirvana came to be known as the band that popularised alternative rock and ended the dominance of hair metal. Dave Grohl continued his career in the rock scene upon Kurt Cobain’s passing and founded Foo Fighters in 1994.
The 52 years old rockstar is leading a successful career as the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of his band and in a recent interview, he was asked about what he dislikes the most about his appearance. To this, Dave Grohl didn’t respond with a straightaway answer but rather explained how he would hate to see himself in the future.
In the interview, he talked about the time he attended a benefit concert and after the show, he went backstage to meet some fans so as to raise extra money for the cause. While he was expecting to see a few legendary artists, he came across only two and one of them looked like a ‘bright, shiny car’ with new teeth and a spray tan.
The other one had gray hair, black stuff between his teeth, and wore a pair of ‘jeans pulled up to their tits.’ Looking at these two artists, he started thinking about who he wants to be like when he gets to their age and that was the point that he realized he would hate ending up like the first guy and aspired to become like ‘the barrel–chested one with jeans.’
Here’s what Dave Grohl said about how he wants to see himself in the future:
“God, how long is this show, I mean, that’s a big list right there. I don’t know, to be perfectly honest, I’ve kind of gotten to the point where I’m just like, I have another story about that too.
I played a benefit concert where all of these famous other people were playing, and someone asked me if I would go backstage to take pictures with some of the other performers because people were coming in and paying extra money for the cause, like giving more money to the benefit if they could get their picture taken with some of the artists.”
He continued by saying:
“So I thought it was going to be like all of the legendary artists that were playing. I walked backstage and there’s only two of them in this room; one of them had the appearance of a bright, shiny car, it was like new teeth and spray tan and frosted hair, and maybe like plastic surgery and stuff.
And the other one was just like old, wiry, gray hair, like black stuff in between the teeth and just like wrinkles, barrel-chested and jeans pulled up to their tits, and I looked at the two of them and I was like, ‘When I grow up, I want to be that guy,’ referring to the barrel-chested one with jeans.”
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