“I didn’t want to get stuck in that place where I was when Nirvana ended”: Dave Grohl reflects on Foo Fighters’ success

Foo Fighters provided Grohl with necessary direction

Dave Grohl has opened up about his concerns that Foo Fighters would end up like Nirvana did.

In a recent Billboard Chart Beat podcast interview, Grohl spoke about his his life having “direction” with the Foo Fighters. The musician formed the band in the wake of Nirvana’s disbandment following Kurt Cobain’s death.

Archive photo: Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain

He said: “After that first [Foo Fighters] record we thought, ‘Ok, well, let’s make one more”, and some of us were backpacking through Europe and we spent our life doing it but you gotta do it at least once, so we thought, ‘Ok, let’s do it again. This time, we’ll get an established producer and we’ll really work on it because the first one was just me, five days in the studio.

“So the ball kinda just kept rolling and it was a nice way to feel like life had direction and that there were things to look forward to, because I didn’t want to get stuck in that place where I was when Nirvana ended.”

Grohl added: “I never, ever thought we would be in the place that we are in now. I mean, anyone that would imagined that happening is just fucking insane. If someone were to tell me we would be where we are now I would tell them they are wrong, that there’s no way that’s possible” [quotes via AlternativeNation].

Foo Fighters were announced as headliners yesterday (November 27) for next year’s Sziget festival. Florence + The Machine and Twenty One Pilots also top the bill.