Considering Nirvana were the utmost voices of the grunge generation, it’s fair to say they’re pretty synonymous with angst. Although there have been countless books, documentaries and investigations into the inner-workings of the legendary band, the only real authority on what it was like to spearhead a movement are the members themselves.
In a recent interview with GQ, Dave Grohl revealed what he believes to be people’s biggest misconception about the band is. During the chat, Grohl explained that he thinks most people have the wrong idea about what it was like to be in Nirvana, saying that fans may have come to believe it was a “bummer” to be in the band.
“It wasn’t always a bummer. There were times when it was so outrageously hilarious and fun” said Grohl. He also noted that Kurt Cobain had an “amazing” sense of humour, and praised Krist Novoselic as being “one of the funniest people you’ve ever met”.
“Kurt had an amazing sense of humour, and Krist Novoselic, if you’ve ever spent time with him, is one of the funniest people you’ve ever met.”
He did shed light on the darker times, saying that being in the band was like “living in a loud, distorted version of Monty Python – when it gets dark it gets fucking dark”, adding “most people imagine that it was “Oh, fuck” all the time, but it really wasn’t”
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It was also revealed that a song Grohl once wrote for David Bowie is finally seeing a release, however, the track has apparently been given to an “unnamed band”.
“I tried for years, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We tried it, kind of worked on it, then I actually contacted Bowie about doing it together for this movie soundtrack, that didn’t work out. He didn’t like the movie, it wasn’t me, it was the movie.
“Then I started working on it again, and I then gave it to another band, who hasn’t used it yet.”