Dave Grohl Confirms Blink-182 Replacement For Nirvana Show


Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl confirmed that he watched the internet show where Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker took his place on drums to perform Nirvana classics with Post Malone standing in for Kurt Cobain.

Grohl told Alt 98.7, “It was so weird – because I was writing… I started this Instagram page called Dave’s True Stories because I thought, ‘Well, I just wrote a whole record. I don’t want to write music. And I don’t really know what else to do, so I’ll just write all these stories.’

“So I’m sitting there writing one of these stories out, and someone said, ‘Hey, Post Malone is live on YouTube right now doing a whole set of Nirvana covers.’ And I’ve met him before. He’s really nice, he’s really cool. I’ve met his dad – he’s cool too. So I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool, but I’m in the middle of writing something.’ And then I started getting hit with texts, people texting me like, ‘Yo, are you watching this Post thing?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I’m writing right now’; they’re like, ‘It’s pretty good.’ I’m like, ‘Really?’

So I keep on writing. Another text comes in. ‘Dude, are you watching this Post Malone thing?’ And I’m like, ‘No.’ So finally, I tuned in… I started watching. And first of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honored. I thought that was super-cool. More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good.

To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was like, ‘That was really cool.’ I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great…Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know, they were like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.'”