Dave Grohl: ‘I nearly gave up music after Kurt Cobain died’

Foo Fighters frontman admits life after Nirvana seemed bleak

Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has spoken of the moment he nearly gave up music after the death of lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Speaking on Virgin Radio, the Foo Fighters frontman revealed his feelings of confusion after Nirvana split – stating that he very nearly didn’t play again.

“When Nirvana was finished I didn’t really know what to do. Our lives and our world were turned upside down”, he explained. “It’s hard to imagine playing music after something like that. It was hard for me. I had always written and recorded songs by myself. I wouldn’t really play them for anyone.”

Grohl went on to pinpoint the moment he returned to the studio once again.

“After Nirvana was finished I spent a lot of time just travelling around and thinking, and then I thought ‘I know what I will do, I’ll book 6 days in the studio down the street from my house and I’ll record my favourite 12/13 songs I’ve ever written’,” he said. “I never thought I’d still be here doing this, never.”