Rock legend Dave Grohl has opened up about the “dysfunctional” workings of Nirvana and the band’s traumatic end after just four years.
In an exclusive interview with the Big Issue’s Jane Graham, Grohl penned his Letter To My Younger Self and spoke about struggling at school as a teenager, his close relationship with his mother and meeting Paul McCartney.
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The Foo Fighters frontman described the relationship he had with his Nirvana bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. He said while musically the trio was a “match made in heaven” there were sometimes awkward moments.
“Of course we loved each other. We were friends. But, you know, there was a dysfunction in Nirvana that a band like Foo Fighters doesn’t have,” he said.
“You also have to realise, from the time I joined Nirvana to the time it was over was only about four years. It wasn’t a long period of time. Was I close to Kurt, as I am to Taylor Hawkins? No.”