Dave Grohl Recalls Abandoning Music After Kurt Cobain’s Death And Explains How He Decided To Get Back
In an interview with Independent, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl opened up about the tragic loss of his former bandmate Kurt Cobain and talked about how he decided to make music again after quitting everything to mourn Cobain’s death.
As you may know, the co-founder and lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain passed away on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. The cause of his death was revealed as a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Following the devastating death of Cobain, his bandmate Dave Grohl took a break from his music career since he felt lost and was unsure about what to do with himself. A while later, Grohl started his one-man project, Foo Fighters, and recorded several songs in which he sang every vocal and played every instrument. Dave later recruited bass player Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith to his band in order to support his album.
During a recent interview he joined, Dave Grohl recalled the time of his beloved bandmate Kurt Cobain’s death and talked about how that experience made him abandon music. Apparently, after some time, Dave wanted to do something that would take him forward and he decided to record the songs he had written by himself. According to Grohl, his one-man project, Foo Fighters, which turned into a quarter of a century of a career, helped him recover from suffering such a terrible loss since he needed a reason to get up in the morning.
Here is what Dave Grohl stated about going back to music after Kurt Cobain’s death:
“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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