Dave Grohl Reveals How He ‘Survived’ Nirvana Unlike Kurt Cobain


Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl discussed being in Nirvana in a new PBS interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“Being in Nirvana at such a young age, I was 21 or 22 years old when the band got popular. That’s a heavy trip for a kid to go through at that age. It was overwhelming at times. When it was overwhelming, I would just come back here to Virginia and go back to the bedroom that I grew up in. I had a way to weather all of that and survive it.”

PBS pointed out that Kurt Cobain did not. He also further discussed his upbringing in the Virginia music scene.

“I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna put on a show at 16 years old in some VFW Hall in Maryland and put up the flyers, and hire the PA. I’m going to start my own band, I’m going to record a record all by myself. I’m going to keep pushing it, because I honestly believe I can do it.”

Watch the full interview with Dave Grohl on PBS below.