Dave Grohl has admitted he “still dreams” about taking part in in Nirvana.
The Foo Fighters rocker – who was the drummer within the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ grunge icons till frontman Kurt Cobain’s tragic death in 1994 – solely ever performs the group’s tracks dwell with former bandmates Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and visitor vocalists like Joan Jett, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark.
He advised Classic Rock journal: “I wouldn’t feel comfortable singing a song that Kurt sang. I feel perfectly at home playing those songs on the drums. And I love playing them with Krist and Pat and another vocalist.
“I nonetheless have desires that we’re in Nirvana, that we’re nonetheless a band. I nonetheless dream there’s an empty area ready for us to play.
“But I don’t sit down at home and run through ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by myself. It’s just a reminder that the person who is responsible for those beautiful songs is no longer with us. It’s bittersweet.”
Now, Grohl is waiting for Foo Fighters’ upcoming 10th studio album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, which has been described as a celebration file.
He defined: “I thought rather than overcomplicate things and try to make this riffy prog record, which is a type of music we love, let’s simplify everything and make the choruses bigger and the grooves fatter and the tempos more up, so people will bounce around for three hours when we eventually get to play it live.”
The 51-year-old musician in contrast the brand new file – which is about to be launched subsequent month after being delayed as a result of pandemic – to ageing mother and father carrying garments “they shouldn’t wear in public”.
He joked: “You know when your parents start getting older and wearing things they shouldn’t wear in public? That might be what the Foo Fighters are doing right now.”