Dave Grohl appeared on CBS Morning Show over the weekend, and talked about his struggle to create – much less listen – to music after Kurt Cobain’s suicide.
“Still, to this day, whenever I see a new artist that’s young that blows up and becomes gigantic overnight, I kind of get worried for them,” he said. “I don’t think anybody’s cut out for it.”
How did you do up there?
“I was the kid with long hair in my face behind drums that looked like washing machines, and I could walk in the front door of a Nirvana gig and not really get noticed. So, I didn’t have to suffer a lot of the pressures that Kurt did as the frontman.”
It was a four-year rocketship ride aboard what became one of the biggest bands in rock history. At the height of it all, in 1994, Cobain took his own life.
Where are you right after Kurt dies?
“Just lost,” Grohl said. “I went through a really dark period where I couldn’t really even listen to the radio because it broke my heart just to hear music.”