The World According To Dave Grohl

10/05/2011
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(Gibson) Dave Grohl is rock and roll's finest ambassador. He's a man on a mission to spread the good word that, "Rock is not dead." It's why he decided to eschew modern methods and record the Foos' latest album, Wasting Light, in his garage. It's why he played fans' garages leading up to the release of the album. It's why he recruited former Nirvana buddy Krist Novoselic for the pain-drenched, bare-bones, "I Should Have Known."

Yes, Grohl, above all, is a true believer in rock. In the following quotes, the frequent Les Paul and Firebird player talks about the Nirvana days, starting Foo Fighters and the subsequent Foo mania.

On Nirvana's quick rise to fame after the release of Nevermind on Sept. 24, 1991, as told to Jon Stewart during a broadcast on SiriusXM in 2011. "[It went from] people you would expect to see at a Nirvana show to ... people that just looked normal. I was introduced to anxiety through Nirvana. I used to trip out on the responsibility of it."

On Foo Fighters' early band troubles, as told to SPIN in 2005 " In '97, when we were making our second record, everybody was quitting the band; I was going through a divorce and living in [former Scream bandmate] Pete Stahl's back room in a sleeping bag. At night, I would sit down and write out all of my problems. 'This member's leaving. This member's quitting.' You know, charts and pie graphs. Just to single them out and work through them one at a time." more on this story

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