Dave Grohl discussed drugs in a new SMH interview.
“Music is my life, it’s all I’ve known and I don’t see a reason to stop because I actually wake up and wanna do it. My music makes me want to live and that’s a beautiful thing,” he says.
Grohl formed the Foo Fighters in Seattle in 1994 – the same year he lost his bandmate and front man of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. He triumphed over tragedy at a time when he felt it was impossible.
“It’s been one hell of a ride ever since,” says Grohl of the music journey he’s been on over the past few decades.
A few years off turning 50, the guitarist and drummer says he wouldn’t have survived the business as long as he did if he had kept up his early behaviour.
“One thing I did before Nirvana became popular was I stopped doing drugs,” he says. “By the time I was 20, I just stopped doing that stuff because it didn’t make me feel emotionally, mentally or physically healthy. I have a drink every now and again, sure, but if you want to weather a career like I’ve done, you can’t do this shit half-assed. It’s challenging and you have to try and keep your head – there’s a lot going on around you all the time and with time you get better at keeping on top of it all.”