Grohl's Nirvana Numbness

Subscribe to Dave Grohl alerts

Rocker Dave Grohl has urged obsessed fans of his legendary former band Nirvana to realise late singer Kurt Cobain was just a normal human being.

The Foo Fighters frontman has watched Cobain - who committed suicide in 1994 - has become an idol to many of today's youth, even though many of them never heard the grunge outfit's music the first time around.

But Grohl admits he too used to worship deceased rockers, and while he's happy to keep his own memories grounded, he understands why Nirvana fans idolise Cobain.

He says, "It doesn't make me sad, or angry, it's just peoplecelebrating his music. I sort of numbed to it. Nirvana has become something other than a band of three people, but to me that's what it will always be, three individuals who made a few records and unfortunately stopped making records.

"For kids who wear the t-shirts it's become somethinng that's not as simple or human as that. It's funny because when I was young I had posters and ideas about Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, but when Kurt died it knocked that whole perspective out of whack because you can get caught up in the idolatry and lose sight of the fact that these people are just human beings."

15/08/2003 20:11


Tags: Dave Grohl - Nirvana - Kurt Cobain - Foo Fighters - Jim Morrison - Jimi Hendrix

Subscribe to Dave Grohl alerts

More Dave Grohl

Billy Corgan Takes A Swipe At Dave Grohl And Pearl Jam

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan launched a tirade against his nineties contemporaries Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, claiming that he “can out-write” both of them.Talking...

Dave Grohl Hints At Second Series Of 'Sonic Highways'

Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has hinted that there might be a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’. Ahead of the release of their recent album...

Foo Fighters Tour American Rock History In Latest Album "Sonic Highways"

Yes, hello, the big musical news this weekend is that Foo Fighters are finally releasing the documentary Sonic Highways. The HBO docu-series debuted on October...

Dave Grohl Slams Bands Who Play Old Albums In Full

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has slammed bands who play old albums live in their entirety. However, in the same interview, he also admitted that...


Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Perry Farrell Team Up For Impromptu Rolling Stones Cover In NYC

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins provided a special treat for those in attendance at New York's McKittrick Hotel on Monday night (October 13th),...

Who Is Jordyn Blum? Wife Of Foo Fighter's Frontman Dave Grohl

As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on...

Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments

Last week, legendary rockers the Foo Fighters were announced as headliners for the Invictus Games Closing Party in London’s Olympic Park. The September concert -...

Foo Fighters 8th Studio Album To Be Released In November

Foo Fighters have unveiled the month in which their hotly anticipated 8th studio album will be released. According to a press release, fans can expect...



Dave Grohl Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dave Grohl

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All