October 25, 2021 7:32 pm
El frontman de Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, has recently been opening up about his stage as a drummer for Nirvana, in which he began his successful stage as a musician when he was barely twenty years old. The one from Ohio was a faithful follower of rock and roll since he was a child, and that background greatly influenced his ideology around music, as he tells in his new autobiography, ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’.
In another of the many interviews he has conducted to present the book, Grohl has told the BBC the problem that arose due to Nirvana becoming such a big band, even though today he loves to play big arenas. “It’s the best of the best”, has said. “When you play a song that everyone knows and have everyone sing in unison, it’s a magical feeling. It’s really a celebration of that kind of live, tangible, communal experience that I think as human beings we really need. “
But that kind of understanding has come from long experience as a musician, and Grohl is now 52 years old. Before, when I was young, things were different. “As a child I had posters on my wall of Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, AC / DC and other giant stadium rock bands. For me, that was the incredible fantasy, it seemed that they were almost not human “, has told about his vision at the time.
“Then the first time I saw a band live, it was a punk rock group in a tiny club in Washington. There were only 50 or 60 people and the songs were only a few minutes long. That was my introduction to rock and roll, but there was something about its raw simplicity that made me think, “Oh, this is real,” so I forgot the whole stadium thing. “
But then came Nirvana, the success of ‘Nevermind’, and, of course … the forgotten dream came true, something that made him enter “Unstable ground”. “You end up in this kind of ethical conflict”, has pointed out. “But I’m one of those people who just wants to share everything with everyone, whether it’s pain or fun, a song or a drink. So, I think that in the end I have reached a point where I have reconciled with it and I have gotten fully involved “.
Despite everything, Grohl has recently talked about the problem of rising to fame so quickly, something that he has valued as especially hard for the leader. Kurt Cobain, which was, for him, the one “Carried the weight on his shoulders”.