In a recent interview with Alt 98.7, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said that Dave Grohl’s continuing after Kurt Cobain’s death helped him cope with Chester’s death. He said:
“In the past few months, I’ve been talking to a lot of friends who have gone through loss. You lose a grandparent as a kid, but that’s different than losing one of your peers, or somebody who is your age or younger. That feels way different, to look at somebody who has stood by that, and then see them overcome different parts of it.
I realize that I’m definitely not invincible, and I’m definitely not going to make all the right decisions. I promise you I will make mistakes along the way, and that’s fine with me. As long as I can just walk that path and figure it out as I go, I feel like that helps bring that community together.
“If I’m on the other side of that, and I see somebody doing well, for example Dave Grohl after Nirvana, seeing him do the thing and get back up and create Foo Fighters out of nothing. That’s a moment where you go, ‘That can be done.’ It feels heroic.“
You can watch the entire interview from below.