Dave Grohl: ‘I owe everything to Kurt Cobain, but needed to find my territory’

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Foo Fighters man opens up about wrestling with his past

Dave Grohl has said that making peace with his legacy with Nirvana helped inspire the new Foo Fighters album.

The frontman was speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands tomorrow (April 13) or available digitally.

Grohl said he believes he “owes everything to Kurt [Cobain] and Krist [Novoselic]”, his former Nirvana bandmates, but needed to “find his own territory”.

He chatted about recording the band’s new album ‘Wasting Light’ with Butch Vig, who also produced Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind’. The singer/guitarist said he invited Novoselic to play on the album as “it was necessary to have all those things come to the surface to break through with this record”.

He added: “I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now if it wasn’t for Nirvana.”

Foo Fighters are on the cover of the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands tomorrow (April 13) or available digitally.

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