Dave Grohl confesses he "still can't listen to Nirvana"

Nirvana 24/05/2018

In a recent interview with GQ, Dave Grohl revealed how much he's still hurting from the loss of his friend and bandmate Kurt Cobain.

Cobain took his own life in 1994, 21 years later their Nirvana tracks hit Dave Grohl too hard for him to be able to listen too them voluntarily. 

For years I couldn’t even listen to any music, let alone a Nirvana song, 

“When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart. I don’t put Nirvana records on, no. Although they are always on somewhere. I get in the car, they’re on. I go into a shop, they’re on. For me, it’s so personal.”

“I remember everything about those records; I remember the shorts I was wearing when we recorded them or that it snowed that day. Still, I go back and find new meanings to Kurt’s lyrics,” he continued.

“Not to seem revisionist, but there are times when it hits me. You go, ‘Wow, I didn’t realise he was feeling that way at the time’.

“Nirvana, for me, was a personal revolution, I was 21. You remember being 21? You think you know it all. But you don’t. I thought I knew everything. And being in Nirvana showed me how little I really knew.

“They were some of the greatest highs of my life, but also, of course, one of the biggest lows.”