“I met Neil Peart for the first time at rehearsal. This man was as influential to me as any religion. And he said, ‘So nice to meet you, can I make you a coffee?’ And he made me a coffee. Later on that night, I went to dinner and had a couple glasses of wine and I started fucking crying, because my hero made me a coffee.” - Dave Grohl shares his biggest moment from last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony
“Back Catalogue: Nirvana,” Blender, April 2008
Every once in a while we talk about [performing Nirvana material]. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn’t make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, ‘Yeah, what would we do?’ I said: ‘God, what if we were to do ‘Milk It’ from ‘In Utero’ with Polly singing?’ We all looked at each other like, ‘Woah, that would be amazing…’ and then she couldn’t do it!
I can truly say out loud that ‘Gangnam Style’ is one of my favorite fucking songs of the past decade. Is it any better or worse than the latest Atoms for Peace album? Hmmm… paging Pitchfork! We need you to help us determine the value of a song! Who fucking cares?
There’s a reason why the Foo Fighters don’t blast out Nirvana songs every night: because we have a lot of respect for them. You know, that’s hallowed ground. We have to be careful. We have to tread lightly. We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn’t really come up, or it just hasn’t felt right. And we did have an idea for the London gig that maybe [Sound City Players] would do a Nirvana song, but it didn’t pan out. The person we wanted to do it with wasn’t available.