Grunge Legend ‘Didn’t Want To Become’ Second Dave Grohl


Marcel Anderson recently interviewed former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. Keep in mind these excerpts are translated so the verbiage isn’t exactly right. Erlandson discussed why he never started a solo career or formed another band after Hole.

“I had lots of offers from people who wanted to start some super groups with me. And many thought: He will become a second Dave Grohl and who knows what. But my reaction was: I do not want to be like Dave. Instead, I drove around the area one night with a friend and told her all those stories I experienced. What she meant: You should write a book. That was in 2000. And it took me a long time to get it done.

Although: If you look at a great author like Patti Smith, then she was already a good writer before she even started a band. And she also needed time to write ‘kids’. Before, she had written a book of poetry, a homage to Robert Mapplethorpe. That was in the 90s. In that sense, it took her 15 years of preparation before she tackled ‘kids.’

She started it, then put it aside and eventually finished it. Which is why I said it: I do it like her and put together snapshots of that time, just to get the ball rolling. For prose poems are a great way to develop as a writer and at the same time to hide behind it.”

  • Lilly

    Give me a break, as if he could be a next Dave Grohl lol!

    • Jason Long

      Before April of 94 who thought Dave could be what he is today? Eric definitely is talent personified

      • Cory

        Dave was bound for success one way or another….with/without Nirvana.

        Prior to Nirvana he already had his ins with the scene at that time.

  • Bill

    Since when is Eric Erlandson a grunge legend?

    • Jason Long

      Hope was HUGE before Courtney met Kurt. Pretty on the Inside is a great album

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      • Tyrone Blackman

        No bigger than Veruca Salt or L7 , both better bands.

      • Don Johnson

        Actually Kurt Cobain wrote the 1st hole album. That’s a fact that’s not very difficult to verify .

        • Bill

          The second one you mean, Live Through This. Pretty on the Inside was the first one.

      • Bill

        Dude, Hole was not HUGE before Nirvana. In fact, I don’t think they’ve ever been huge. Pretty on the Inside is an all right record though.

  • Stone Gossardish

    No one knew who this guy was or is. Everyone around rock knew Grohl was Nirvana’s drummer. Bad comparison. He’s not even going to be the next Dave A.

  • astrocreep7

    All I can do is “Keep in mind these excerpts are translated so the verbiage isn’t exactly right.”