Dave Grohl was asked if a Nirvana movie could happen on The Bill Simmons Podcast recently, though it appeared he was being asked about a documentary, though the answer seemed to have some connection to discussions about a biopic, which Courtney Love has talked about doing with Kurt Cobain for years. Alternative Nation transcribed Grohl’s comments. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ex-guitarist recently made a ‘sick’ Nirvana claim.
Grohl said, “It could happen, absolutely.” He added, “I mean, things are good. If everybody put their heads together, and really wanted to do something like that, I’m sure we could do it. It’s not impossible, it’s just a matter of when or why.”
Simmons then asked if the ‘rights were screwed up.’ Grohl responded, “I have to be perfectly honest, I don’t understand it. I have kept myself blissfully outside of most of the business stuff that we do, conceptually I have the same manager for 30 years, I’ve had the same accountant for 30 years, I’ve had the same monitor guy for 30 years. We all started in the f***ing van, and here we are. So we learned everything along the way, and we learned to love each other and become this family.
So anything we do, we kind of protect what we have. But I still to this day, I don’t want to know about money. I know it sounds shitty, but I never had any when I was young. Mom was a public school teacher, lived in a house in Springfield, Virginia, lived in a Furniture Warhorse. Wanted to go to Parsons to be a commercial art design guy, too f***ing stupid, too f***ing poor, that wasn’t going to happen.
So I played drums in a punk rock band, and worked at the furniture store, and was totally f***ing happy, I didn’t need more. Then when the the whole thing went nuts, I thought this is f***ing cool.”
He later said, “With the Nirvana stuff, it’s complicated obviously, it’s more complicated than most situations. But anything is possible if people actually want to do something. But I wouldn’t f***ing direct it, that’s for god damn sure.” Foo Fighters recently dropped a Nirvana reunion tour bombshell.