Dave Grohl Explains Why He Doesn’t Feel Comfortable Singing A Song That Kurt Cobain Sang
Former Nirvana drummer, current Foo Fighters singer, guitarist, and founder Dave Grohl opened up about his late former bandmate Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during an interview with Classic Rock Magazine about Foo Fighter’s upcoming album, ‘Medicine At Midnight.’
As you know, ‘Medicine At Midnight’ is the upcoming tenth studio album of Foo Fighters which was originally scheduled for 2020, however, the album was delayed to February 5, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The album’s first single named ‘Shame Shame’ was released ahead of the album on November 7, 2020, and recently followed by the second single named ‘No Son of Mine’ which was released on January 1, 2021.
For the new issue of Classic Rock Magazine, Dave Grohl opened up about those times when he lived on the couch in frontman Kurt Cobain’s livingroom in along with praising Nirvana by stating that the band had a special love and connection with the audience.
Here is what Grohl said:
“When I first joined the band it was so much fun. I lived on the couch in Kurt’s living room, we rehearsed in a barn, we set up our gear and played those songs and people bounced around and got hot and sweaty. I really loved the connection and the appreciation that Nirvana’s audience had with the band.”
Dave Grohl also revealed that while he’s completely ready and excited for what’s to come for Foo Fighters, apparently, Grohl still has dreams about his late friend Kurt Cobain, dreams in which Nirvana are still a band in addition to revealing that he refrains from singing any songs of Nirvana since Kurt Cobain sang them.
Here is what he said:
“I wouldn’t feel comfortable singing a song that Kurt sang. I feel perfectly at home playing those songs on the drums. And I love playing them with Krist and Pat and another vocalist. I still have dreams that we’re in Nirvana, that we’re still a band. I still dream there’s any empty arena waiting for us to play. But I don’t sit down at home and run through Smells Like Teen Spirit by myself. It’s just a reminder that the person who is responsible for those beautiful songs is no longer with us. It’s bittersweet.”
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