Dave Grohl Reveals Fears Of Being Fired From Nirvana


Dave Grohl revealed in a new CBS Sunday Morning interview that he didn’t want to bring too many of his songs to Nirvana, as he didn’t want to rock the boat, and referenced a joke about drummers being fired for bringing in song ideas.

“When I recorded what became the first Foo Fighters record, I didn’t think it was a record. I just wanted to get up and go out and play something, even if nobody ever heard it. Long before then, I had been recording songs on my own, and never letting anybody hear them, because I didn’t really think they were that good.

I didn’t like my voice, I didn’t think I was a songwriter, and I was in a band with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. I didn’t really want to rock the boat. That’s the famous joke, what’s the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? ‘Hey guys, I’ve got some songs I think we should play.’ So I just kind of kept it to myself.

But there was someone who we knew from Seattle, after Kurt died he wrote me this card: ‘I know you don’t feel it now, but someday the music is going to come back, and it’s going to heal you.’”

Watch the video clip below.

  • Raj

    Na given Cobain’s state of mind at the time and all the things going around Kurt I think they would have either broken up/taken a hiatus. Had Cobain not died I think Dave’s ideas were going to be more incorporated for the future Nirvana albums.

    • Steve Pawlenko

      I agree with the fact that they put Marigold as a B-side on one of the singles they knew Dave could write songs too. I always liked that song from the first time I heard it.

  • Olga Stewart

    I am glad that person sent a card to Dave.

    It obviously was a great help to him (Dave).