Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has revealed what exactly led to the formation of the band after the death of Nirvana star Kurt Cobain.
The legendary musician joined Sophie Ellis-Bextor, comedian Greg Davies and Paralympian Kadeena Cox on the famous red chairs.
Dave explained: ‘The three and half years I was in the band was a lifetime. So much changed in that time, not just in music but in the world.
‘It was a beautiful time, a renaissance, and an emotional awaking when people felt it was okay to be themselves. It was amazing.’
However, when his bandmate Cobain died in 1994, this prompted a huge change for Dave as he struggled to know what to do next.
He continued: ‘When Kurt died, and it all ended I didn’t know what to do with my life.
‘I couldn’t listen to music anymore because it hurt too much so I tried to escape and went to Ireland to soul search,’ he added, much to the delight of the show’s host.
It was during this trip he experienced a moment which prompted him to make a huge decision about his future.
‘I was trying to figure out my life when I picked up a hitchhiker who was wearing a Kurt Cobain T-shirt and I thought, “Even in this remote place I can’t outrun life.”
‘So, I went home and started over with the Foo Fighters. I needed to survive and get on with life!’
Dave explained he thought the idea of being a drummer – which had been his childhood dream – was completely ‘unattainable’ before going to his first-ever punk rock gig.
By the time the musician was 18, he had left school and was touring the world before finding fame with Nirvana and later forming Foo Fighters.
The Graham Norton Show airs Fridays at 10:35pm on BBC One.
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