Dave Grohl Reveals What He Stole For Nirvana Classic


During a recent live conversation in Toronto, Dave Grohl revealed that he stole his mother’s pants for promotional photos and videos surrounding the releasing of the seminal Nirvana classic Nevermind in 1991. Grohl made the revelation over the weekend during the live conversation with Virginia Hanlon Grohl, his mother, who published the book From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.

The Toronto Sun reported:

Dave lifted the sweat pants that his mother wore as the girls JV soccer team coach. “If you see any old Nirvana photos right before (our breakthrough second disc, 1991’s) Nevermind came out, around that time, I had these blue sweatpants with white stripes down the side, those were my mother’s coaching sweatpants,” said Dave. Added Virginia: “And that’s the first time I’m learning that. I wondered where they went.”

Former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg recently published the Kurt Cobain book Serving the Servant. Forward wrote about the book:

In 1992, concerned about Cobain’s heroin abuse, Goldberg and others set about getting him and his wife, indie-rock icon Courtney Love, into rehab. After a few false starts, Goldberg called Buddy Arnold, born Arnold Buddy Grishaver in the Bronx in 1926. A former jazz saxophonist and member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Arnold had become a drug counselor specializing in helping musicians get straight after decades of his own heroin addiction, which had resulted in 34 narcotics arrests.

Although ultimately his drug addiction would be his undoing, Cobain instantly hit it off with Arnold. As Goldberg writes, “Even though he was several generations older than Kurt, Buddy was palpably different from conventional authority figures. He never name-dropped and had exactly the kind of unpretentious sweetness that got through to Kurt.”

Read more: https://forward.com/culture/423264/kurt-cobain-yiddish-buddy-arnold-nirvana-danny-goldberg/