Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Dave Grohl About Nirvana

If you ever meet frontman Dave Grohl and get scared to ask him about his former band , this is what he had to say to Spin magazine on the subject: “There are times, on tour, where people will ask questions or wanna know what it was like in 1991, or if the box set will ever come out, or how’s the court case going. I think a lot of people are afraid to ask me about it, just because of obvious reasons, the demise of the band, or just feeling intimidated, not knowing what to say. Sometimes people are afraid to ask about it. Sometimes when I do interviews, people will ask me questions about Nirvana, and they don’t say the word Nirvana. They use the term ‘previous band.’ So they’ll say, ‘Well, in your previous band…’ It’s funny to me, because–I don’t consider it a curse. It’s not something I dislike talking about. There are things I’d prefer to keep personal, to keep to myself, but, I mean, sh**, you can’t deny it. It was such a huge part of my life. There’s not one day that goes by that I don’t think about it. Every day I think about it, just like every day you think about your family, or whatever, it’s just a big part of your life. When the Foo Fighters first started doing interviews, we didn’t do interviews for a long time, because we knew what people wanted to talk about. And so we tried to avoid it as much as possible. It’s just a matter of how people go about it.”

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