FOO FIGHTERS SINGER-SONGWRITER DAVE GROHL TELLS “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” HE COULDN’T LISTEN TO MUSIC AFTER THE DEATH OF NIRVANA BANDMATE KURT COBAIN
Dave Grohl, the founder of the hit rock band Foo Fighters, went into a dark period and couldn’t listen to music after the suicide of friend and Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain, he tells Anthony Mason in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, July 8 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Cobain was found dead of a gunshot wound in his Seattle home in April 1994. At the time, Nirvana was one of the biggest bands in the world.
“Just lost,” Grohl tells Mason of the time after Cobain’s death. “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.”
Later, Grohl quietly began writing songs and making music by himself. That work led to the creation of the Foo Fighters. Led by Grohl, the band has earned the Best Rock Album Grammy four times, a record. The band also earned the Best Rock Song of the Year Grammy for “Run,” off of its latest record, Concrete & Gold.
Asked about the great reviews for the album, Grohl says it’s “weird.”
“Ages ago, when I was a kid, my dad said, ‘You know, this isn’t going to last, right? Savor every check like it’s the last one you’re ever gonna make,’” Grohl tells Mason. “And every time we make a Foo Fighters record, I think, ‘Well, if this were the last one…’”
Grohl also talks with Mason about the band, surviving a fall during a concert, life as a member of Nirvana and forming the Foo Fighters.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.