DAVE GROHL DISCUSSES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIRVANA’S NEVERMIND

Dave Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters members recently did an interview with Kerrang magazine.  They talk about getting back together to make the new Foo Fighters album, taking time off to avoid the public getting sick of them, and more.  Here is a quote where Dave Grohl talks about why he chose to reunite with Butch Vig and Krist Novoselic for the album, and the significance of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Also credit FooArchive.com

Were you surprised just how much has been made of Krist Novoselic’s guest spot on the album?
Dave: “No, I’d have to be pretty stupid to think it would go unnoticed! When we recorded [Word Forward and Wheels, for the Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits album] with Butch last year I had so much fun just being in the studio with him again, and it reminded me of making Nevermind in 1991, not the music, just the experience of being with Butch. We’d talked about making an album together for years, and after recording those two songs I thought, okay, it’s time. And then I realised that it’s also going to be the 20th anniversary of Nevermind. But making this album with Butch in this way and having Krist come down and play on it is all for the sake of not being scared of that. Does that make any sense? Ultimately what we’re doing here isn’t meant to recreate what happened 20 years ago, it’s more of a reminder that we’re here for the same reason, and we’ve all survived and we still love making music the same as we did 20 years ago. I know that when the album comes out a lot of the focus will be on the fact that Butch and I are working together again after 20 years and that Krist Novoselic is playing bass on one song, but it’s a Foo Fighters record, it’s not a Nirvana record, and it’s important that people realise that I’m here to make a Foo Fighters record and not a Nirvana record. Krist and I are still great friends, we talk all the time and see each other a lot, and there’s no question that this year will be a big year for Krist and I because of that anniversary, but what we’re doing here isn’t about that.”

  • not4you

    pffff, i respect everything Grohl is doing (like every band this blog is about) but hey, im tired of all this stupid words abt celebrationof them surviving, frikkin heroes…they better take a look to the dict for what this word is about..dont use strong words in trying to describe your life in the showbiz…no ones pushing you to do all the stupid stuff ur doing while being young…

    dont get me wrong, as i said i respect Grohl for the music he’s making and i think its a quality…just think of what youre talking bout, sometimes its a non-sense

  • vinny

    Dave Grohl is the musician that everyone in the music industry should strive to be. Jack White as well. I’m not a huge of his ,but between him and dave they are just so talented.

  • Robert

    Dave Grohl is talent musician for sure and respected as well. I am glad him and Krist are celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nevermind in a different way instead just doing a wash up reunion without Kurt. And keeping contact with Krist on frequent basis and having be a guest on the new Foo Fighters album for one song is great.

  • Nicb115

    2nd that vinny. Although I am a huge fan of whatever jack white puts out. Butch kinda looks like Kurt. It’s kinda weird. I wonder how Kurt would have aged. Old like kris or younger like Dave.

  • Chris

    Lol, ‘notforyou’… Read the second paragraph you wrote, go back and read the first, then please laugh at yourself and think about taking your own advise… That’s hilarious, I mean a ‘non-sense’…

  • not4you

    hmm, so u think it makes sense to call it a survival???!!! he was at war or something?? ok, pls explain me then what hes reffering to?? hes still alive after what???