Dave Grohl discussed his upcoming 25-minute new solo song (via Madison), and why Nirvana gives him the right to basically do whatever he wants in the world of music.
The ‘My Hero’ hitmaker is undertaking the project “just because [he] can” because his success means he’s in a position where he doesn’t have to worry about other people’s opinions.
He said: “No one thought Nirvana would be a big deal… So when everything went crazy, when the world started coming to us, when that whole wild ride started happening, it gave me a license to never have to listen to anyone ever again.”
“From that moment on, no one has told me what to do.”
“In 25 years, I have never had anyone say to me, ‘Oh Dave, you have to do this.’ F**k you, mother***er. I’m the president of my record company. I own my entire back catalogue. I get to say when we do this, when we do that.”
“So if something needs doing, I’ll just do it myself.”
“If I want to write a 25-minute instrumental, write all the music, play all the instruments, film it and then, guess what, maybe never even release it? I’ll do it. Just because I can.”