Long before the internet we kept our media on physical mediums. A tape cassette, maybe a reel-to-reel. And like anything thing, they could get lost. Buried in a box. A few moves later you don’t know where you placed it and it’s gone.
That’s what had happened to an old interview with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain in 1991. Belgian Public Television and Radio dusted off a long forgotten old interview they had with the grunge rocking legend. They wrote at the start of the clip: “A few years before his death, Studio Brussel got the chance to interview Cobain on ‘De Vooruit’, in Ghent on November 23rd, 1991. He was there with his band Nirvana after they just released their second album Nevermind. For more than 25 years the interview got lost in the huge archives of the Belgian public television and radio. Until today!”
In the interview, Cobain discusses how happy he is to have Dave Grohl as the drummer. He then chirps the previous drummers saying they all “pretty much sucked.”
Kurt Cobain didn’t always love Dave Grohl. Consequence of Sound reminds us of an old 2005 interview Dave Grohl did with Rolling Stone where Grohl related that he often overheard Kurt voice his displeasure with his drummer.
“the times when Kurt was really unhappy with the way I played drums. I could hear him talking about how much he thought I sucked. But he’d never say it to me. If I’d confront him about it – ‘Is there a problem? If you want me to leave, just ask’ – he’d say ‘No, no, no.’ Most of that happened later, around In Utero. That’s when I think Kurt became unhappy with what was happening in the band.”
He talks about their writing process, touring, and then ends with his thoughts on anger and violence.
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