Dave Grohl continues to make the podcast rounds in support of his Sundance-christened, star-studded Sound City documentary. The Foo Fighters frontman’s latest stop? Comedian Chris Hardwick’s weekly Nerdist podcast, where the ex-Nirvana drummer discusses his new film but also opens up about going solo after Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994.
“At that time I didn’t really want to think about Nirvana,” Grohl says. “It was heartbreaking. We were fucked up by what happened. So it was just, 'I gotta keep playing music, I gotta keep playing music.’” The Sound City Players leader continues, saying, “I didn’t know how to stand with a guitar or sing — it was so awkward. It was fucking so weird. But it was perfect because the last thing I wanted to do was be a drummer at that time. I didn’t want to play an instrument that would remind me of my friend who died.”