Dave Grohl felt lost in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain's death

Publish Date
Monday, 29 March 2021, 8:35AM
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Dave Grohl has admitted that the death of his Nirvana bandmate - who committed suicide in April 1994 - turned his life "upside down" and he wasn't sure what to do with himself for "months and months and months" afterwards.

He recalled: "I didn’t really have a plan. When everything’s sort of turned upside down, and shaken up like that, you just wake up every day thinking, ‘Who am I, where am I, what am I doing?’

"I remember the day after Kurt died, how strange it felt to wake up knowing he wasn’t with us anymore, and that I had another day. Like, okay, so what am I going to do with today?

"I believe it was then that I started to realise, oh okay, you have to do everything once again. Meaning, like, I have to make a pot of coffee and this is my first pot of coffee since Kurt’s gone. I have to go upstairs and get dressed. This is the first thing I’ll wear since Kurt has been gone. It goes like that.

"I honestly don’t know what I did. It was months and months and months."

Dave is now one of the most popular musicians in the world, but at the start of his career, he felt "self-conscious" about his on-stage performances.

He told 'Reel Stories': "For years, I was so self-conscious on stage, like ‘I know I don’t sound good, but how do I look? How do I hold my guitar? Do I do it like this? How do I move?'

"I wasn’t ever in the moment, I was just so afraid. And then something clicked, where I was like ‘You know what? I’m not wasting this moment on being nervous, or scared. I’m gonna walk out there like Julius f****** Caesar.'"

This article was first published on BANG Showbiz and is republished here with permission.

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