Dave Grohl: 'I've spent my career trying to step out of Nirvana's shadow'

Foo Fighters frontman also speaks about recording with Krist Novoselic

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Dave Grohl has said he invited his ex-Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic to play on the band's new album as he feels he's moved "out of the shadow" of his old band.

Novoselic contributes to Foo Fighters' new album 'Wasting Light', on the song 'I Should Have Known'.

Grohl said he invited him to play as the album was being produced by Butch Vig, who also was at the control desk for Nirvana's 'Nevermind'.

He told The Sun: "I invited Krist to come down as we were making it with Butch, we haven't been in the studio together for 20 years."

He added that he felt comfortable doing so as he believes Foo Fighters are se well established in their own right now, 17 years into their career.

"I've tried to establish this band in its own right and try to get out of the shadow of Nirvana and I do that in the most respectful way," he said. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Nirvana, I owe everything to that band."

He also said that recording the track brought back many memories of being in Nirvana. "'I Should Have Known' is a Foo Fighters song, not a Nirvana song, but there were moments that really reminded me of 1991," he said.

'Wasting Light' is released on April 11.

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