Dave Grohl discussed always fearing the end of his career in Nirvana and Foo Fighters based on his father’s advice he gave him years ago in a new AD on the Radio interview.
“Believe me, my Dad, he was a bad ass, and a super smart dude, and a wicked musician with perfect pitch. So he didn’t take any of this lightly, and one of his friends that he grew up with was a famous drummer in Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass. When his friend passed away he kind of had nothing. He spent all his money, so he kind of blew it.
So when Nirvana became popular my Dad was like, ‘Dude, look, listen. This is what happened to my friend, you know this ain’t going to last, you better treat every single check like it’s your last one, and don’t mess around.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’ I honestly did, and to this day, I still feel that way. I feel like, okay, well this is going to be the last record, this is going to be the last record.”
Dave, you don’t have anything to worry about! Foo Fighters are currently on their most successful North American tour, and are bigger than they’ve ever been. Listen to the full interview below.