This year marks the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s landmark second album, Nevermind, and Dave Grohl is yet to plan a celebration.
The rock legend recently sat down for a conversation with NME in promotion of Foo Fighters latest record, Medicine at Midnight. During the interview, the anniversary of Nevermind was brought up, and Grohl was asked whether he was scheming any celebrations to honour the milestone.
Nevermind, released on September 24th 1991, marked the band’s first full-length offering with Dave Grohl on drumming duties, joined by Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic.
Turn out, it’s not something that’s been on his mind, though Grohl is certain that the legacy of the record will be commemorated somehow.
“Anniversaries are funny because they just keep on happening over and over, but no we haven’t discussed it,” he revealed. “I’m sure there’s some conservation going on somewhere about how to celebrate Kurt’s music thirty years later. But I don’t know anything specific, I really don’t.”
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In the same interview Grohl admitted that he never really thinks about what Kurt Cobain would have thought about his work with Foo Fighters.
NME brought up a 2019 interview with Paul McCartney for Uncut magazine, that saw the Beatle admit that he constantly muses on how John Lennon would have perceived McCartney’s songwriting of today. When asked whether Grohl experiences the same phenomena with Cobain, he explained: “No, I don’t – and I’ll tell you why!”
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“For 25 fucking years, that’s been something I’ve been judged by and from the get-go, you have to realise that it’s a dangerous place to be,” Grohl continued. “You can’t create or judge anything by someone else’s standards.”
Foo Fighters released their tenth studio album, Medicine at Midnight, on February 5th. We sat down with the band to discuss their latest offering in-depth — you can read the feature here.