Cape Town - Dave Grohl never imagined Foo Fighters would be as successful as Nirvana and opened up about how painful it was listening to music after Kurt Cobain's death.
In an interview by Eve Barlow published on The Guardian's website on Friday the world famous songwriter explained how hard his journey after Nirvana was and what it took to record The Foo Fighters' debut self-titled album.
Dave explained his feelings at the time, saying: "After Nirvana ended, I didn’t wanna play music. I sure as fuck didn’t wanna go be someone’s drummer. I knew that it would remind me of Nirvana. I’m very proud. Nirvana changed my life forever but there were times when I wanted to escape it. Just picking up an instrument or turning on a radio made me so sad. Then I realised that doing the thing I’d always done – go to a basement, record by myself – might restart my heart."
He said absolutely: "I didn’t imagine I was gonna pick up where Nirvana left off. I didn’t imagine myself to be Freddie Mercury."
On Saturday The Foo Fighters performed at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and received rave reviews. Soon the rock band will be headlining Reading and Leeds.