At this point in his career, Dave Grohl has become a rock statesman: an artist who most of us came to know during his time as the drummer for the iconic grunge group Nirvana, and has since forged a path for himself as the frontman for Foo Fighters, one of rock’s major acts.
Serving as the recent guest for Sam Jones’ interview series Off Camera, Grohl went into detail about his musical journey thus far, discussing everything from what he’s done with the Foo Fighters to his role in Nirvana. Separated into 10 parts, the interview is pretty revealing, as Grohl opens up about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s passing, and how he still deals with it.
“When Kurt died, I woke up the next day and thought, ‘I’m lucky to be alive,'” says Grohl. “So much that still, to this day, I feel that every morning when I wake up, because it’s so strange to think that person was just here and now they’re gone. And I’m still here? And maybe tomorrow I could be gone as well? It was a profound revelation I had the day after he died and it changed everything.”
He continues, “It honestly changed so much of my life that I felt the most important thing was just appreciating being alive, good day or bad day. But after Kurt died, I really felt that way, like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna try this. What do I have to lose? I’m gonna start this band and then I’m gonna be the singer.'”
Check out the rest of the videos at The Off Camera Show‘s YouTube.