Dave Grohl Interview 2019
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He is arguably one of the most successful artists of modern times. He went from playing 500 capacity shows with Seattle Grunge icons Nirvana to selling out stadiums around the world and headlining some of the biggest festivals on the planet. One festival close to his heart is the UK’s Reading & Leeds Festival, which Foo Fighters are again scheduled to headline on Sunday 25th August 2019.
Grohl reveals some of his appreciation for Kurt as a musician when discussing Smells Like Teen Spirit. “Kurt had a beautiful grasp of songwriting in its simplicity and depth”.
“We spoke to each other in the rehearsal room at volume 10 as we were playing. I knew when the verse was coming because I could see Kurt’s foot getting close to turning off the distortion pedal. We would watch each other’s body language and the song built into this crescendo, then exploded.”
“It wasn’t an intentional battle cry. It was a piece of the puzzle. What teenager didn’t want to start a riot in the fucking high-school gymnasium? We all did. At that point, we just kept our heads down and played shows. Our expectations were not lofty. Fuck no. All I wanted was my own apartment so I didn’t have to sleep on Kurt’s couch any more”
Grohl also mentioned he’s basically best buddies with Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age. “Josh is one of my best friends,” he says. “We’re like brothers. We go out and have waffles together. We ride motorcycles. There is nobody I’d rather play drums with. He’s the guy.”
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