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.”